KALYPSO AND STARDOCK TO BRING LOCALISED NEW SINS EXPANSION PACK TO EUROPE

Worms/Bracknell, 16th February 2010.

Kalypso Media are pleased to confirm their continued European publishing agreement with Stardock Entertainment by bringing localised German and French versions of the second Sins of a Solar Empire expansion pack, Diplomacy to market. Diplomacy will be available exclusively online via download from Stardock’s Impulse digital distribution store ( http://www.impulsedriven.com) from late February 2010.

The Diplomacy expansion pack is available in English, German and French languages and will be fully compatible with the localised retail versions.

About Sins of a Solar Empire

The award-winning Sins of a Solar Empire developed by Ironclad Games sees you as the leader of one of three civilisations embroiled in a galactic war, fighting for survival of your entire race against relentless foes. Your success will depend on your ability to manage your empire and command your vast fleets of starships to victory. Players will colonise new worlds, develop extensive trade networks, conduct research, fortify their empires with the powerful starbases and fleets of ships, plus control the galaxy using the unique diplomacy system that reacts dynamically to the players actions.

New Diplomacy features:

• All new diplomacy and relationship system, including a new diplomatic tech tree.

• Build relationships with your neighbors to earn their trust and form powerful pacts.

• Unique diplomatic system makes each faction come to life based on players’ actions

• Powerful new diplomatic tools: establish technology treaties, metal and crystal pacts, and more.

• Create missions for other players and reward them for their efforts.

• Deal with pirates that are deadlier, and potentially more useful, than ever before.

• Two new difficulty levels for an even greater challenge.

• Two new victory conditions: Diplomatic and Allied.

• Enhanced AI makes the enemy more ruthless than ever before!

Diplomacy is developed by Ironclad Games and requires the most up to date version of Sins of a Solar Empire and Sins of a Solar Empire: Entrenchment to play. For more information on the game please visit www.sinsofasolarempire.com and for all the latest information from Kalypso Media visit www.kalypsomedia.com

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For more information please contact

Mark Allen

Head of PR, Kalypso Media

T: +44 (0) 1344 382 148

E: mark.allen@kalypsomedia.com

About Kalypso Media

Specialising 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. In 2009 Kalypso Media Inc. was established in the USA headed up by Deborah Tillett. Kalypso Media also own two development studios, Realmforge Studios GmbH and Gaming Minds Studios GmbH both of which are located in Germany.

For further information see www.kalypsomedia.com

About Stardock

Stardock is one of the world’s leading developers and publishers of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the highest rated and best selling PC strategy game of 2008 as well as the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience. Learn more about Stardock by visiting www.stardock.com.

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. 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.


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