VIVA MEDIA ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN DEAL FOR SHADOW HARVEST: PHANTOM OPS

New York, NY USA OCTOBER 4, 2009— Viva Media and Black Lion Studios announced today that they signed a North American publishing deal for Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops. Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker commented,“We are very excited to work with Black Lion Studios. Their experience and attention to detail delivers level of game quality that is unrivaled. Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops offers an incredible story that depicts realistic global conflicts in scenarios set in the near future.”

Black Lion CEO Martin J. Schwiezer stated,“We look forward to working with Viva Media and anticipate a very successful release in the US for Shadow Harvest Phantom Ops.” The game is slated to launch in North America on February 2, 2010.

About the Game

Shadow Harvest: Phantom Ops takes place in the year 2025 as the world is shaken by numerous conflicts over the control of dwindling natural resources. Greedy warlords and dictators of 3rd world countries thirst for advanced weapons systems and never before have arms dealers been so profitable.

Players will be immersed into highly detailed environments in Somalia, Cuba and the city of Dubai. The central characters, Myra Lee and Aron Alvarez are operatives of a secret US military intervention unit, called the ISA. Both agents are relentless warriors with unique and deadly battle skills.

About Black Lion Studios

Black Lion Studios is a gathering of highly professional and veteran game developers with the declared goal to create the ultimate gaming experience. The company is an independent game development studio, set to exclusively create AAA-content for today’s leading entertainment platforms. Black Lion Studios was founded in early 2007 by Martin J. Schwiezer, who is in the industry since 1991 and who was also the founder, managing director and lead visionary of Reakktor, the company that developed Neocron, the world's first cyberpunk MMORPG. Martin J. Schwiezer also wrote the initial concept for Reakktor's upcoming Sci-Fi MMORPG Black Prophecy and was the executive producer of the ultra-realistic racing sims GTR and GTR2. 

About Viva Media

Viva Media LLC is a New York based company dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat, Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world's #1 chess software engine, the renowned car racing simulation games RACE, GTR Evolution, RACE ON and a variety of casual games including the best seller, Treasure Masters, Inc. For more information about Viva media, please visit www.viva-media.com


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