"Black Prophecy" reveals its dark secret

Darmstadt, August 21st 2007– In“Black Prophecy” 10TACLE STUDIOS and developer Reakktor Media will for the first time be leaving space and time behind them at this year’s Games Convention in Leipzig. Today’s launch of the www.blackprophecy.com website reveals a number of secrets concerning the Action-MMO (Massive Multiplayer Online) title and shows some impressive images from the depths of space. As well as fighting epic multi-player battles and fulfilling exciting single-player missions players will experience a fascinating story from the pen of prize-winning German science-fiction author Michael Marrak. In addition to many roll-playing game elements and a comprehensive resource-management system the tactically demanding“Black Prophecy” also offers a tremendous depth of play and spectacular deep-space action for the PC.

By the mid 26th century humanity has conquered the universe and colonized countless planets. Yet life in space requires a great deal of adaptation. Bred for just these conditions, the cybernetically adapted Tyi and the biogenetically optimized Geniden have outgrown their creators to become the new ruling races. Their uncompromising battle for total mastery of space leads humanity into the sphere of influence of an ancient alien life form– a life form which tolerates no other cosmic civilizations but its own. In this battle against an overpowering enemy, players must first choose which of the two rival factions they wish to join as they try to save humanity.

Starting in the fall of 2008 the fascinating science-fiction universe from“Black Prophecy” will present players a complex online universe featuring cinema-quality space battles. A universe in which they fly their spacecraft alone, as a clan member or as part of a fleet as they fight political battles and prove themselves in the fight against extinction at the hands of the aliens. The search for their home world and the answer to their dark secret soon becomes a race to save all the races of mankind.

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Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europe’s leading independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG is a top international producer with a product portfolio covering all relevant, high-growth segments of the games market. Currently, some 390 employees work for 10TACLE STUDIOS AG at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava and Singapore. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG’s consolidated revenue increased by 64% to€29.285 million in 2006 (previous year:€17.896 million). During the same period, EBIT increased sharply by 180% to€4.708 million (previous year:€1.684 million).

About Reakktor Media:

Reakktor Media is based in Hannover, Germany and is a developer of international Massive Multiplayer Games. The studio is a subsidiary of 10TACLE STUDIOS and acts as a competence center for online games within the group.

The team led by CEO Holger Nathrath is also providing worldwide services for Massive Multiplayer Gaming and runs all necessary operations like game support, server hosting and payment solutions. Reakktor Media is the only German development studio of Massive Multiplayer Games and has a 15 years history in developing computer and video games on a high international quality level.

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