KALICANTHUS ANNOUNCED A DISTRIBUTION DEAL

Milan, March 2010 - Kalicanthus Entertainment ( www.kalicanthus.com), leading Italian massive multiplayer online games (MMOG) developer and publisher, announced today that it has secured a distribution deal with Software Discount 99 for Germany, Austria and Switzerland for its massive multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG) Craft of Gods.

Ivana Soddu consulting, the international sales&marketing agency based in Hamburg ( soddu@soddu.com) who already supported NC Soft’s market entry in Europe, negotiated the deal on behalf of Kalicanthus Entertainment and will be taking care of all distribution partnerships for Europe and Russia.

“We’re really excited to start collaborating with Software Discount 99 for the distribution of Craft of Gods” stated Fabrizio Calì, Kalicanthus CEO.“We’re confident that with the help of Software Discount 99 and its experienced sales team we can bring a great MMO gaming experience to all the players in the G/A/S territories”.

“Signing Craft of Gods is a major step forward for us in dealing with exclusive new titles and bring them successfully to market. We are thrilled about the opportunity to use our long year experience of the interactive entertainment business to distribute a MMORPG with good potentials such as Craft of Gods and enter another market sector with very interesting growth perspectives” says Gerd Severin, Software Discount 99 Founder and Managing Director.

Created by Russian developer studio Cyberdemon, Craft of Gods is a new 3D fantasy MMORPG based on Slavic mythology. Set in a huge world with 25 different maps, Craft of Gods provide players with a great Realm versus Realm (RvR) and Player versus Player (PvP) experience, but it will also appeal to Player versus Enviroment (PvE) oriented gamers. Players can choose between 6 different races divided into 3 factions (Light, Darkness and Neutral) and create their character that can then be completely customized; in facts there are no classes in Craft of Gods, only skills: each player can choose from 14 schools of skills, each containing 15 powers– for a total of 210 different skills that assure a great depth of customization.

Craft of Gods is now in Open Beta stage and will be launched in Q2 2010.

To learn more about the game and register for Open Beta please visit www.craftofgods.eu

About Software Discount 99

Software Discount 99 is a publisher and distributor of Computer and Console Games in the G/A/S territories. Founded in 1997 by the experienced game veteran Gerd Severin, former Managing Director of Electronic Arts Distribution Germany and Austria, Software Discount 99 has been successfully distributing numerous Budget titles across all platforms as well as major re-launches. The sales force, former Bertelsmann/ Rough Trade (now Good to GO) is composed of well experienced sales professionals with best grown retail relations. Since 2009 Software Discount 99 is expanding its activities into New Title, Full Price and Online distribution.

About Kalicanthus

Kalicanthus Entertainment is an MMOG developer and publisher, leader in the Italian market. The company was founded in 2006 by a group of passionate and experienced MMO players and former employees of another MMO company, who joined forces to create a new, big Italian referral point for the MMO market. Since 2007 Kalicanthus is expanding its operations in Europe and internationally with the launch of new MMO games; Kalicanthus was also the first western company to publish exclusive Russian massive multiplayer online games.


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