JUST A GAME GmbH & STRATEGY FIRST RESPOND ON DEEP BLACK
Berlin Publisher Takes Legal Action Against Russian Development Studio
Berlin. Oct. 19, 2011
Just A Game GmbH (“JAG”) announces that it has taken legal action sanctioned by the order of the Regional Court of Berlin against Biart Studio LLC (“Biart”). JAG has obtained a restraining order against Biart and with this legal procedure the German based publisher counters the recent assertion made by the Managing Director of Biart, Mr.Konstantin Popov regarding the publishing rights of ‘Deep Black’ (PC).
The Regional Court of Berlin acknowledges that the statements made by the developer against JAG and their strategic partners are damaging to the company’s business and reputation.
Along with the disparaging public remarks, the developer, Biart are in breach of their contractual obligations to JAG. The injunction made and sanctioned by the Regional Court prohibits Biart and its Managing Director Mr. Konstantin Popov from publicly disparaging JAG and their strategic partners, and from publicly denying the publishing rights of “Deep Black” (PC). Failure to comply will result in substantial fines, up to a detention order.
JAG is the licensed world wide publisher (Excluding CIS states of former Soviet Union) of the PC software title “Deep Black” and has sub-licensed the title for the North American Territory and worldwide digital distribution on Steam to publisher Strategy First Inc.
“The decision made by the Regional Court was expected and we want to make the situation transparent for all involved parties” comments Peer Fischer, Director of Legal & Business Affairs at JAG on the legal injunction. “The decision is to be understood that the developer is to meet its contractual obligations and provide open and direct communication with Just A Game”
“We fully support Just A Game in their current dispute We look forward to Just A Game and the developer finding an acceptable solution so that all contractual obligations are fulfilled. We are eager to offer this exciting and highly anticipated game to the public. ” Commented Strategy First Director Emanuel Wall
about Just A Game GmbH
Just A Game GmbH is a Berlin based computer and video game publisher, operating across worldwide markets. A subsidiary company of Bob Mobile AG, Just-A Game has a strategic focus on two areas of business, one of which is direct sales to end-users of browser based multiplayer and social games as well as innovative mobile games. Just A Game’s other activity is in the area of licensing and publishing classic ‘offline’ games for next generation consoles and PC for both retail markets and digital distribution. You can find out more about Just A Game GmbH and its current publishing roster at www.just-a-game.com.
about Strategy First Inc.
Strategy First Inc., Is a worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC and Social Networks Founded in 1990, the Company is well known for its proprietary groundbreaking titles, such as the award winning Disciples, Jagged Alliance as well as the continuing development of the Space Empires series of games. Strategy First continues to publish many of the industry’s major titles, winning numerous awards for games such as “Hearts of Iron”, and “Galactic Civilizations.” Recent offerings include top releases such as “S.C.S. – Dangerous Waters™”, “Space Empires V.” , the “Flatout” series and “Armada 2526”. The Company provides a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. Find out more at www.strategyfirst.com
about Deep Black
Deep Black is a 3rd person action shooter that features extensive game play. 40 single player missions and 4 different environments that offer a mix of both land and underwater Real 3-D graphics. Experience an immersive storyline that takes place in the depts. of the ocean. Gamers will confront terror, mystery, espionage and bio-terror all from the comforts of home