East India Company™ Video Developer Diary Launches on GameSpot

NEW YORK– May 13th, 2009– Paradox Interactive today announced the release of the first video developer diary for the upcoming PC title East India Company™. This first entry is part of an ongoing series to be released bi-weekly on GameSpot during the time leading up to the games launch. In the video developer diaries, lead designer Kim Soares of Nitro Games will give viewers a glimpse of East India Companys extensive features and share insights from the development process.

The first episode of the East India Company developer dairy is an overview of the game. In the entry, Soares explains how players will use battles and trade management to rule nations from Europe to the Far East. He also reveals the three primary view points available in the game: strategic level, which provides an overview of the world map, port level, which displays the seaport for a particular destination and tactical level, which shows a sea level view of naval battles.

Explaining Nitro Games motivation behind creating the video developer diary, Soares said,

“The East India Company community is growing rapidly and the thing we hear the most is show us in-game material. These videos were created as a response to that request, giving players a good overview of the different aspects of East India Company by showing them how things work in the game.”

To watch the first video developer diary for East India Company, please visit:

http://www.gamespot.com/pc/action/eastindiacompany/video/6209550

East India Company scheduled for release in Q3 2009 and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. The PC title will be available for digital download on leading digital distribution platforms.

About East India Company™

East India Company is a naval war strategy game based on the 18th century East India Companies. Players will attempt to build the world’s most powerful trading empire in a breathtaking cinematic environment. Offering both single and multiplayer modes, players will fight, manage and rule nations from Europe to the Far East using a wide array of ship classes. The game will feature fierce naval battles and direct command of individual ships.

For more information about East India Company, please visit the official website at http://www.eic-game.com

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About Nitro Games

Nitro Games Ltd. is a Finnish game developer that produces high quality video games for worldwide distribution. Since it’s founding in 2007 the company has grown rapidly and become one of the largest game development studios in Finland producing games for both PC and Next-Gen console platforms.

The company focuses on creating interesting titles with strong intellectual property values. Company offices are located in Kotka and Helsinki, both in southern Finland. The development team is comprised of skilled professionals who know what it takes to make a game that is fun to play and easy to sell.

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About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Elven Legacy, Mount&Blade and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

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