12th December 2008
Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Gammick Entertainment, a Spanish producer and developer of computer and video games, today announced the conclusion of a publishing agreement. According to this agreement, Koch Media will handle the world-wide publication, distribution and marketing of the Chess game "Fritz" for Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and PLAYSTATION®3. The console adaptation of This successful Chess simulation will be published under Koch Media's games label Deep Silver.
Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, comments on the new deal: "We are happy that the successful chess brand 'Fritz' will soon reach console enthusiasts as well." Dr. Kundratitz goes on to say: "The Chess program 'Fritz' has beaten the world's best players and, with its brand-new game modes, now aims to challenge console gamers as well."
The chess game "Fritz" teaches players the basics of the world's most famous board game in an entertaining way. It's a fun game that is exciting to play, easy to learn, and not at all easy to master.
"Fritz" for Nintendo DS™, Wii™ and PLAYSTATION®3 will be released in 2009.
The family-friendly, award-winning chess game "Fritz&Chesster" has already crossed to the console market, and has been available on Nintendo DS™ since October.
For further information, please contact:
Koch Media / Deep Silver
Amy Curtin ( firstname.lastname@example.org)
Head of Marketing and PR
Tel: ++44 870 027 6524
Christopher James Stevens ( email@example.com)
Tel: ++44 870 027 6505
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all computer and video gamers who enjoy and share a passion for thrilling gameplay in modern game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to professionals and beginners, children and adults.
Deep Silver has published around 40 games since 2003, including the most successful adventure of 2006, Secret Files: Tunguska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccer MMO World of Soccer Online. Current developments include Warhammer® - Battle March™ (in cooperation with Namco Bandai), the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (in cooperation with Ascaron), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the sinister Chernobyl shooter for PC, and the new game from the Piranha Bytes team. Deep Silver's own developing studio opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com.
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Ascaron, Braingame, D3P, G-Data, Gamelife, Kaspersky Lab, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns publishing and distribution branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the USA. www.kochmedia.com
About Gammick Entertainment
GAMMICK Entertainment S.L. is a videogame production company at the heart of the growing Spanish videogame sector. Gammick aims to oversee and nurture the productions of international video game development companies.
Gammick is based in Barcelona and is supported by one of the top five communications groups in the world. Gammick is committed to working with both development teams and international publishers. Our team includes specialists with up to fifteen years' experience in video game development, production and international distribution.
The production company has solid backing, extensive know-how and attractive production projects that confirms its potential. The twin premises of fun and profitability underline the company’s commitment to produce titles that are easy to play, with direct and immediate satisfaction for the player which ensures success for the publisher.
ChessBase GmbH., located in Hamburg, Germany, is a software company that for over twenty years has been developing chess databases, playing programs and chess training courses. ChessBase products have been translated into eight major languages and are used by chess professionals and amateurs alike all over the world. The best-known products are FRITZ, the children's program Fritz and Chesster and the world's largest chess server Playchess.com. ChessBase currently has twenty permanent employees, as well as a large number of authors and contributors, including World Champions Garry Kasparov, Vladimir Kramnik and Viswanathan Anand.
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