Haarlem, The Netherlands– September 10, 2008– Today leading worldwide videogame Publisher Lighthouse Interactive, part of SilverBirch Inc.’s (SVB:TSXV) videogame division, announced that they have acquired the worldwide rights to the multiplatform game Pirate Party: Adventures of the Black Corsair. Developed by Virtual Identity, this family friendly action adventure‘party’ game for Nintendo Wii™ and DS™ is scheduled for worldwide release early next year. Six never-before-seen screenshots accompany this press release.
“2009 will be a significant year for us,” said Steve Wall, Vice President of Business Development for Lighthouse Interactive.“Given our recent acquisition by SilverBirch Inc., we now have the means to branch out into the console market. We are proud that Pirate Party will be our first of many console games to come and we are very happy to be working with the Virtual Identity team. Pirate Party has a wonderful mix of Adventure and party-style gameplay that gamers will love.”
“With respected publisher Lighthouse Interactive beaconing our way, we are confident that Pirate Party will be well received by a broad range of gamers,” said Alex Remotti, CEO of Virtual Identity.“Pirate Party has many unique features, but most importantly, it’s a‘fun’ game that people will enjoy.”
Pirate Party: Adventures of the Black Corsair invites players to become a marauding buccaneer in 17th century London. Double-crossed by their pirate Captain and branded traitors to their country, players will face countless perils as they struggle to clear their names and become the most famous Black Corsair– defender of the Crown. A fantastic new adventure is about to begin!
• Family friendly fun
• User-friendly and accessible for everyone
• The only‘party’ game that allows gameplay in versus, single, cooperative, and story modes
• Explore 3 vast worlds, including: London City, The Tower of London, and The Royal Court
• Interact with a cast of humorous characters
• Conquer mini-games to unlock special game features
• Easy-to-use In-Game HUD featuring a diary, log, map, inventory, and puzzles
• Save Points and Check Points are spread throughout each level
• Simple navigation made possible by positioning the main character on the Map
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About Virtual Identity
Virtual Identity is a growing game development company based in Milan, Italy. Their goal is to create amazing multiplatform games that incorporate both action elements and pure fun for a wide range of players. The key team members have over ten years of industry experience.
About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV) is a fully integrated developer, publisher and distributor of high quality interactive mediacontent and, through its Jambo Mobile division, provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile content. In addition, the company is a multi-platform video game developer and operates an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) game called Metin 2 (see www.metin2.us). For more information, please visit www.silverbirchstudios.com and www.jambomobile.com.
About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive, a division of SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV) is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure,Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.
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