Blind Mountaineer Blogs His Record Breaking Himalayan Ascent on Cursed Mountain website

Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, announces a cooperation with the renowned blind mountaineer Andy Holzer. Holzer will report on climbing Mount Cho Oyu in a blog at the official website http://cursedmountain.deepsilver.com for the exclusive Wii™ title "Cursed Mountain".

On April 19, 2009, the team surrounding blind mountaineer Andy Holzer set out for its greatest adventure so far– climbing Cho Oyu in the Himalayas, the world's sixth-highest mountain at 8,021 meters. The team of seven is planning to reach Cho Oyu's summit towards the end of May. For the first time in history, a blind mountaineer, Andy Holzer, will then stand on top of a mountain higher than eight thousand meters.

At the official website for the horror game "Cursed Mountain", which is also set in the Himalayas, Andy Holzer will report in his own blog on the incidents and encounters he experiences during his arduous ascent.

About Cursed Mountain:

Set in the late 1980s, gamers will take on the role of a fearless mountaineer as he climbs into the Himalayas on a quest to find his lost brother. As he ascends the mountain, he encounters an ancient curse: the souls of the people who died in that region are stuck in limbo, caught in the Shadow World. Villagers, pilgrims, mountaineers and Buddhist monks– dead but not yet reincarnated– are all that is left on the mountain.

Terrible visions will disorient him, and ghosts and demons block his path. But the question remains– is his brother still alive?

Cursed Mountain is set to be released in 2009.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), the successful Secret Files adventure series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the Horse Life series of horse simulations. The company's own brands Risen (Xbox 360 and PC), the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team, the urban MMO 7Million, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii), and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, theNordic regions, and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

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