Hamburg, August 18, 2010– An online version of the classic game Jagged Alliance will be released in 2011. Today bitComposer Games and gamigo announced that development of the browser-based tactical MMORPG (Massively Multiplayer Online Role-playing Game) has begun. Jagged Alliance Online will follow the same basic principle as its predecessors, keeping the popular mixture of tactics, strategy, role-play and management and transferring it to a modern MMO world. The game is being developed by Cliffhanger Productions and is a cooperation between bitComposer Games and gamigo.
Jagged Alliance Online will be built around the familiar Jagged Alliance games mechanics, which are a mixture of turn-based battles and real-time action. The player takes control of a group of soldiers, commanding them from an isometric perspective to complete tasks in order to earn cash as well as renown. If a player wants to stay on top, mercenaries will need to be trained and equipped with better weapons. If that's not quite enough, then mercenaries can be borrowed from friends or alliances can be formed with other players.
"The Jagged Alliance series is a cult classic and an online version has been on gamigo's wishlist for a while now," said Patrick Streppel, executive board member at gamigo. "So we're all the more excited to have the global rights to this exciting project and will do everything in our power to live up to fans' expectations!"
"We looked very hard for the right partner for this project and we're confident that this partnership lays the foundation for long-lasting cooperation," said Oliver Neupert, CEO of bitComposer Games. "gamigo has many years of experience publishing browser-based online games and thus is the ideal partner for us to ensure a successful international launch of Jagged Alliance Online."
Visitors to this year's gamescom will have the opportunity to register for beta testing of Jagged Alliance Online at gamigo's booth in hall 9.2, booth C-36.
Fans can stay up-to-date on all the latest developments on the official website and the all-new Facebook page.
About gamigo AG
gamigo AG, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Axel Springer AG, was founded in 2001 and has grown to become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play MMOGs in Europe. Since 2010, gamigo also publishes its games globally. A team of 100 employees works in the company headquarters in Hamburg and its satellite office in New York City. The key to success is the emphasis on publishing high-quality games supervised by first-rate community management. The portfolio includes games from all ends of the gaming spectrum - from Facebook games and browser-based games to elaborate MMORPGs.
About bitComposer Games
bitComposer Games is an independent publishing company for PC and video games with headquarters in Eschborn near Frankfurt in Germany. The company is focused on the national and international commercialization of entertainment products for PC, console and handheld consoles. bitComposer Games cooperates with experienced developer teams from around the world for the realization of its projects. More information about bitComposer Games can be found at www.bit-composer.com
About Cliffhanger Productions
Cliffhanger Productions is an independent production company for computer and video games. Formed in 2005 by a group of experienced industry specialists, Cliffhanger Productions offers a range of services to game publishers, game developers, license holders and investors, from industry-specific consulting to game production and marketing. Cliffhanger Productions has offices in Frankfurt, Germany and Vienna, Austria.