Moscow, April 12, 2012. Nival and KranX Productions are pleased to announce the release of King's Bounty: Legions on Kongregate’s online gaming platform. The popular gaming portal is a leading destination for everything from simple arcade games to hardcore RPG titles.
"King's Bounty: Legions coming to Kongregate is a new stage for introducing our game to worldwide audience. Even at prelaunch process we were extremely excited about friendly and professional approach from platform. And we’re happy to see hundreds of thousands players exploring world of King’s Bounty: Legions. We like real games as much as they do, "says Andrey Kuzmin, president of KranX Productions.
King's Bounty: Legions is the world's first 3D social strategy game and was named "best game for social networks” by KRI in 2011. Built on the Unity development engine, the game features rich 3D graphics ins a browser game, almost indistinguishable from other games in the King’s Bounty series. King's Bounty: Legions featured the first opportunity on Facebook to fight your friends in real time PvP-battles.
“While creating King’s Bounty: Legions, we wanted to reach a worldwide audience of core-gamers. The early response from Kongregate users placed us in the site's top games, indicating that we’ve chosen the right strategy and the right partner for that”, - says Ivan Fedyanin, the executive producer of King's Bounty: Legions.
Recent updates to the King's Bounty: Legions were aimed at further developing the RPG component. Loot you earn during battles can now be used to create equipment for the player's avatar. Gamers can craft swords, helmets, shields and armor to help build a powerful Legionnaire army.
“We are thrilled to bring an awesome game like King’s Bounty: Legions to Kongregate’s audience of hard core gamers”, says Jim Greer, CEO and co-founder of Kongregate. “This is another example of a world-renowned title migrating from leading social networks onto our gaming-focused platform where over 80% of our users have the necessary Unity plug-in to play these 3D games.” Jim adds that “King’s Bounty: Legions is a great game that combines turn-based strategy with console quality graphics; a perfect fit for our audience of 17 million unique monthly gamers.”
Before Kongregate, the turn-based strategy game was only available on Facebook and Odnoklassniki in Russia, where games are not the primary focus of the users. Access to a dedicated gaming audience on Kongregate, combined with their reputation and history of successful launches and promotion, will open new opportunities for the development of King's Bounty: Legions while increasing its audience.
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Nival is a global games developer and publisher of cross-platform online games with extensive experience in strategy games development and massively multiplayer online games publishing. Nival is headquartered in Moscow and was founded by Russian games industry veteran Sergey Orlovskiy, who currently serves as company president. With offices in Santa Monica, Calif.; Kiev, Ukraine; Minsk, Belarus and St. Petersburg, Russia, Nival currently has more than 300 employees and four development studios. Since 1996, Nival has developed several popular games, including Heroes of Might and Magic V, Blitzkrieg, Silent Storm and Etherlords. Nival’s internal development studios are focused on major cross-platform online and mobile projects, including the innovative and award-winning cross-platform action strategy game Prime World. Nival’s publishing division localizes popular online games for the Russian market from international game developers in US, Europe, South Korea and China. For more information about Nival, please visit www.nival.com.
Kongregate is a leading browser-based game site with over 16 million monthly unique visitors who spend more than 28 million hours playing per month. As part of the GameStop Corporation network, the site features a unique community and social platform including achievements, profiles, chat, messaging, forums, and levels into a cohesive and addicting experience. Kongregate shares revenue from advertising and virtual goods directly with developers who have uploaded games to the site. Advertisers include brands like Electronic Arts, Sony Pictures, Sprint, Frito Lay, Axe, Xbox 360, Nokia, and Toyota. While all games on Kongregate are free, the site also features a virtual currency called Kreds, which can be used to unlock additional features in select games. Based in San Francisco, CA, the company was founded in 2006 by brother-and-sister team Jim Greer, a game industry veteran, and Emily Greer, an interactive marketing executive.
About KranX Productions
KranX Productions is a development studio and production house founded by the well-respected Russian computer game developer Andrey “KranK” Kuzmin. KranX has turned its primary focus to the development of online games and currently has a team of more than 30 developers with experience in developing full-scale titles for PC and console platforms. For more information about KranX Productions, please visit www.kranx.com.