Austin, TX, May 2, 2013  - - Stratotainment, LLC, a software developer and publisher of mobile games announced today that is has opened it's US headquarter in the Austin area.

Thomas Hertzler, Founder and CEO, stated, “I’ve been away from the Industry and Austin for a while. Once I’d decided to get back into games, I investigated other possible locations to set up Stratotainment. Austin was selected because it’s already established as a stellar hub for software talent and my previous software company was based here. I’m returning to a city that has consistently ranked high in the technology field, it welcomes new businesses and we hope to leverage some of the incentives to be here while hiring the local talent.”  

Stratotainment also announces the appointment of its’ Vice President - Mark Hall. Mark and Thomas are no strangers. Hall worked for Thomas Hertzler previously as V.P. Business Development in Blue Byte Software prior to the company being sold to Ubisoft in 2001. “Mark is an extremely talented and loyal professional, a combination not often found. He is capable of bringing our future catalog to market with strategic partnerships. The timing was right and he was available to jump on board from day one.”

Hall is excited to rejoin Hertzler in his new venture. “Thomas and I have known each other, and worked together, for a long time.  We accomplished some tremendous things at Blue Byte, so I was honored to join him at this new company.” Hall went on to say “My first order of business was to find us the best developer to bring Thomas’ vision to gamers worldwide.  We have a talented team working on a globally renowned intellectual property of ours.  We couldn’t be more pleased with their creative abilities and professionalism.” 

“Our motto, 'Gaming in the Cloud' which, as of today, is still more concept than reality, points the way to the future. I am convinced that cloud gaming is the future of games. Stratotainment will be there to bring it's own vision to this emerging technology.” Hertzler concluded.

The company’s official website will be launched May 2, 2013.

About Stratotainment

Stratotainment™ LLC, founded in 2012. Thomas Hertzler, Founder/CEO leads this brand new publishing and development company into the realms of Gaming in the Cloud™. Thomas Hertzler, game producer, publisher, designer and original co-founder/owner of Blue Byte Software, Inc. Best known for internationally award-winning The Settlers® Series and Battle Isle Series. © Copyright 2013 Stratotainment, LLC.  All rights reserved.  Stratotainment, the Stratotainment logo, and Gaming in the Cloud are trademarks owned by Stratotainment, LLC. All other trademarks are property of their respective owners.



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