"Reborn Horizon", the first winner of Computec's international developers competition officially launched on 6th February 2012. The browser game developed by Berlin-based SlipShift GmbH celebrated its international release at the same time by US publisher Digital Chocolate under the title "Reborn Empire".
The aim of the games developers competition "Make the Game" launched in January 2011, was to offer the most talented games developers in the world a new platform for their titles. Computec Media has now made a brilliant debut with the prize winner, "Reborn Horizon", developed by SlipShift in Berlin. Due to the enormous success of the game, the international sponsorship award will be seamlessly continued with "Make the Game 2012".
The game is internationally launched under the title "Reborn Empire", initially in English, French, Italian, Spanish and Portuguese, in cooperation with the well-known U.S. publisher Digital Chocolate which acts as the international publisher.
Hans Ippisch, COO of Computec Media, said: "The success of 'Reborn Horizon' in the open beta far exceeded our expectations. We are delighted that the game is launched officially at the same time as its international release under the title 'Reborn Empire'. We have found an ideal partner in Digital Chocolate."
Trip Hawkins, CEO and Founder of Digital Chocolate: "'Reborn Empire' is an outstanding game with great attention to details. We are thrilled to be publishing partners with browser game pioneers like Computec and SlipShift."
David Fox, VP of New Platform Development, Digital Chocolate: "A game both brainy and pretty like 'Reborn Empire' is the perfect addition to our growing portfolio of free, high-quality, browser games. We expect it to be a major addition to our burgeoning game site at DigitalChocolate.com."
Digital Chocolate, inc.
Digital Chocolate has rapidly emerged as a leader in cross-platform social games. Best known for Galaxy Life, Zombie Lane, Army Attack, Millionaire City, and MMA Pro Fighter, Digital Chocolate has been the fastest-growing maker of Facebook social games with virtual goods in 2010 and led all software companies in App Store downloads in 2009. Focused on original brands and technology for a wide variety of platforms, the company has made over 100 different award-winning games and works with 200 leading web and mobile channel partners in 80 countries. Digital Chocolate has operations in San Mateo, Seattle, Helsinki, Barcelona, St. Petersburg, Bangalore and Mexicali.
Computec Media AG is a group company of Marquard Media AG, Zug/Switzerland, which holds 95 % of the share capital. The media enterprise based in Fürth, Germany reaches an audience of millions every month with its magazines, digital media (DVDs) and online portals covering the world of electronic entertainment. Computec Media provides readers and users reliable information and insight on topics related to digital lifestyle, PC and video games, hardware, software, Movies/DVDs and kids' themes. The company currently has 155 employees.
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