Expand your universe– Kalypso Media clarifies to publish 2 micro-expansion packs initially for Sins of a Solar Empire!

Bracknell, October 2008

Kalypso Media would like to clarify that they have signed with Stardock Entertainment to publish the first two micro-expansion packs for the hit space strategy PC game Sins of a Solar Empire. The first of these micro-expansion packs will be published in Q4 2008 for£7.99 and available exclusively via download from Stardock’s Impulse digital distribution store ( http://www.impulsedriven.com). Both micro-expansion packs will be available in German, English&French and will be fully compatible with the localized retail versions.

Sins of a Solar Empire, developed by Ironclad Games and published by Stardock Entertainment, which was brought to Europe by Kalypso Media has been a huge hit throughout Europe reaching second place in both the British and French PC game charts.

Sins of a Solar Empire has provided gamers with real-time strategy gaming in a new dimension. In Sins of a Solar Empire the future survival of the human race is at threat, with three mighty races fighting over control of the galaxy. Players have the opportunity to command one of these three races and attempt to survive and dominate the galaxy. Your success depends on your ability to govern your empire and to command your star-fleet. A finaly balanced combination of diplomacy, economics and military power are vital for gaining the upper hand and becoming Master of the Universe!

The first micro-expansion will include:

- Star Bases, which can be customized and upgraded over time

- Mine field designs specific to each race and essential for hindering and endangering enemy forces

- A new Subspace Inhibitor defense structure to slow enemy ships travelling through a gravity well

- Upgraded defense turrets with unique abilities for each race

- New artifacts and planet properties.

- And much more…

The first Sins of a Solar Empire micro-expansion will be exclusively available via download at the online platform Impulse in Q4 2008.

About Kalypso Media

Specialised in the publishing of interactive media– primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.

About Ironclad Games

Ironclad Games is an independent development studio headquartered in Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada. Team members' credits include the highly acclaimed Homeworld: Cataclysm for Sierra Studios, and Disney Interactive's Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon and the critically acclaimed Sins of a Solar Empire. Innovation, vision and excellence are the core values Ironclad stands by in their commitment to developing outstanding games. The company’s website is www.ironcladgames.com.

About Stardock

Stardock is a leading developer and publisher of PC entertainment titles and software products. Its games include the award-winning Galactic Civilizations and The Political Machine. Stardock is also a leader in digital publishing with its new digital distribution platform, Impulse which includes over hundreds of titles. Stardock’s PC software includes WindowBlinds, Object Desktop, MyColors and a host of other desktop customization software that is installed on over 10 million PCs worldwide. Stardock is a certified Microsoft Gold Partner. Its website is www.stardock.com.


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