Montreuil (France), March 25, 2013. Following the acquisition of the French “Joystick” brand, publisher Anuman Interactive now unveils the “Joystick Replay” label, that will include remastered versions of classic games that have marked the video game history.
With its "Joystick Replay" games, Anuman Interactive materializes a first project with the famous (in France) "Joystick" brand. Other projects are currently under reflection. With this brand, the publisher wishes to have a new public discover, and the most nostalgic rediscover some of the arcade greatest titles, as well as console or computer games from the 8 and 16 bits era. Those modernized original creations will keep their initial concepts and their accessibility.
Stephane Longeard, CEO at Anuman Interactive, explains “we thought it was consistent to associate our retro-gaming titles to Joystick, a brand that reminds us of the simmering of video games at the end of the 80s. We are delighted to be able to offer modern versions of some titles that have accompanied our youth, at the same period as the legendary 250 issue French video game magazine.”
The "Joystick Replay" titles will be available at first on PC, Mac, iOS and Android on various associated downloading platforms.
Following this announcement, the first four official “Joystick Replay” labled titles will be revealed this week, marked by the San Francisco GDC.
The two first titles to join "Joystick Replay" are the platformer "Prehistorik" and the shoot’em up "Fire and Forget : The Final Assault".
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About Anuman Interactive
Created in 2000, Anuman Interactive is a French publisher of software, applications and video games for the general public, and is best known for its Architecture, Highway Code and Creative Activities titles. With the experience and know-how of its teams, Anuman Interactive has widened its sphere, which mainly includes practical and edutainment titles, and now encompasses adventure video games, an industry in which it is becoming a major international player, thanks to the Microïds (Amerzone, Dracula, Still Life, Syberia) brand.
At the end of 2009, Anuman Interactive joined the Media-Participations group, the 3rd largest publishing group in France and the top comic book publishing group in Europe, as a subsidiary company, and has shared its multimedia expertise with the different companies within the group to consolidate its progress in the development of new technologies.
Today, Anuman Interactive develops, publishes and distributes applications, as well as video games, on a number of different platforms (PC, Mac, Consoles, iPhone, iPad, Android etc.), thanks to a rich and varied license catalogue. As both a major player in Apple's AppStore, and as the partner of globally known download platforms like Steam or Big Fish, these are certainly exciting times for Anuman Interactive!
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