Akella Announces Its GC Games Convention 2007 Lineup

Moscow - July 31, 2007: Akella is pleased to reveal the lineup of its products that will be showcased at the GC Games Convention 2007 that will take place on August 23– 26 in Leipzig, Germany. This year Akella’s products will be displayed in booth F60, Hall 1 of the Business Center.

The lineup contains both sequels of well-known games and new interesting developments of various genres. 13 key titles unveiled for this year’s GC include Disciples III, Jagged Alliance 3, Heavy Duty, Showdown: Scorpion, 2025: Battle for Fatherland, Numen, PT Boats: Knights of the Sea, A Stroke of Fate, Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel, The Bad, the Ugly, and the Sober, Inhabited Island: the Earthling, Empire Above All, and Prisoner of Power (all for PC platforms)

Akella’s GC lineup can be found below:

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea

Genre: Naval action simulator

Release date: Q4 2007

Take command of a boat and control each member of the crew. Shoot down aircrafts using machineguns, torpedo hostile destroyers and supply ships. Plan your attacks in tactical mode, then switch to action mode and lead your fleet to the victory. In fact, you can do whatever it takes to accomplish your mission. While advancing in rank you’ll get more boats and warships under your command. Fight versus real opponents in multiplayer game. The game takes advantage of dx9 and dx10.

Disciples III: Renaissance

Genre: Strategy

Release date: Q2 2008

Advances in gameplay and addition of new elements to the original ominous style of the Disciples world make the game even more vivid and interesting. The third part of this well-known sequel will enable a player to experience increased fluidity in multiplayer and less downtime in single-player.

Jagged Alliance 3

Genre: Tactical strategy with RPG elements

Release date: Q3 2008

After the main character’s success in the first two games, again, he is involved into the worldwide league of mercenaries. A player will experience more than a dozen non-linear missions that take place day and night no matter what weather conditions are. A realistic system of character and building damage makes the picture“flow” into one’s veins filling the heart with authentic horror and drive.

Heavy Duty

Genre: Strategy with action elements

Release date: Q4 2007

The planet where Heavy Duty is fulfilled is a unique, self-sufficient and realistic world. A player will be able to see mountain ranges, ice caps, feel storms in the atmosphere and…change the landscape influencing the environment by actions just like any person can do on the Earth. Any part of the planet becomes a war zone as monstrous aliens try to invade it– hot battles, ready-to-die characters and robot fights will leave this planet a real hell littered with their remains.

Empire Above All

Genre: action RTS

Release date: Q4 2007

To gain victory in Empire Above All, you’ll need to make lightning-fast decisions, command your soldiers, plan assaults to capture territory, and organize defenses to hold it. In the distant future, mankind has reached for the stars. A totalitarian government directs the exploration of space and the colonization of new worlds, while the empire’s armies suppress rebellions. Humanity is preparing to war against alien races... not knowing that it is itself alien in the universe.

Showdown: Scorpion

Genre: FPS

Release date: Q1 2008

After several major economical and political crises the world as we know it ceased to exist. The world is ruled by numerous gangs and terrorist organizations that are in control of dangerous biological weapons of alien origin. One of the best special agents, codename Scorpion, was assigned to penetrate within the veil of the enemy’s stronghold and investigate the case, exterminate the bio-weapon, and remain alive.

Prisoner of Power

Genre: FPS

Release date: Q3 2007

Elements of adventure and stealth were brought together in the creation of this first-person shooter, which is based on the popular sci-fi novel“Inhabited Island” by the Strugatsky brothers. It tells the story of a misfortunate who has been condemned to work on an alien planet for the rest of his life. But he defies this destiny and fights those who imprisoned him.

2025: Battle for Fatherland

Genre: Action

Release date: Q3 2007

Hostile invaders that are not so easy to fight with, fatherland suffering from pain and blood, the main character who turns out to be the last person in the world capable of managing this awful situation…what a compelling plot to take your breath away! A player can experience realistic robot movements, use diverse weapons and tactics, control an unforgettable character– a real trooper and fight for the native land.

Numen

Genre: RPG

Release date: Q2 2008

A beautiful world of Greek myths and legends, romantic ancient times…and fierce battles with monstrosities, bloody sacrifices and rituals make this game an epic adventure interesting to everybody. A player can choose 9 gods to worship and, depending on the god chosen, a character to lead to victory and prevalence over others.

A Stroke of Fate

Genre: Adventure

Release date: Q4 2007

This interactive detective story is framed in authentic surroundings of the fascist Germany in the 1940s. A gamer has a unique opportunity– to conduct a compelling investigation of the most mysterious secret veiled by the 20th century– Adolf Hitler’s preterm death.

Dead Mountaineer’s Hotel

Genre: Adventure

Release date: Q3 2007

Urgently called, a police inspector arrives at a hotel, but can’t find any crime. However, he feels some weird things occurring there. He decides to leave, but a snow avalanche makes it impossible for him to escape. Soon, the inspector has found a body of a dead lodger. Now everyone who lives in the hotel is under suspicion. The attractive and intricate investigation results in some unexpected mysterious final.

Inhabited Island: Earthling

Genre: Adventure

Release date: Q4 2007

In the golden age of humanity, the pilots of the Free Search Group journey widely around the universe. The main character, Max Kammerer, has crash-landed on the planet Sarraksh. Minutes later, his starship destroyed, our hero has become a prisoner on an alien world.

The Bad, the Ugly, and the Sober

Genre: Adventure

Release date: Q4 2007

This game will be very enjoyable for gamers who like“Western” films (e.g.‘The Good, The Bad and The Ugly’) or adventure games (e.g.‘Three Skulls of the Toltecs’,‘Another World’). The main character is a farmer called Jack, a former accurate shooter. One day an injured Indian, being chased by Black Bill’s bandits, comes to his ranch. Jack manages to save his life, but in return gets his farm burned down by the bandits.

About Akella

Akella, founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow, Russia is a leading Eastern European developer, publisher and distributor of PC, video games and multimedia products. Akella’s own distribution network is rapidly growing and, to date, it covers all the CIS countries. A true world leader in naval games development, Akella is committed to constant capacity building. Currently more than 250 qualified employees and top managers are engaged into increasing Akella’s position as a powerful, reliable and interesting partner for Russian and international companies. Akella’s shareholders include Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital.


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