8th June 2010. Oxford, UK. Ant Games today announced its entry into the games industry as a worldwide publisher for games across all formats and genres, launching with two new titles–‘Fallen Earth: Blood Sports’ and‘Warbirds: Dogfights’ to be released for retail sale in June 2010.
Based in the city of Oxford, Ant Games is headed by Stewart Bell, industry stalwart and former UK Managing Director of legendary publisher Microprose.
“We’ve lined up an eclectic and varied range of titles– with a few exciting and surprising licenses– which we will publish and distribute at retail and through digital channels,” said, Stewart Bell, Operations Director, Ant Games.“The global games industry is experiencing an interesting and unique transitional phase which is throwing up some exciting opportunities for us.”
Ant Games has signed a distribution with Icarus Studios (Fallen Earth: Blood Sports) and JW‘Wild Bill’ Stealey’s Thriller New Media Partners for a series of four titles to be released during 2010 beginning with‘Warbirds: Dogfights.'
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About‘Fallen Earth’ (PC&Mac– inc iPhone App):
This award winning MMO has received wide critical acclaim from the US media since its release in late 2009.
‘Fallen Earth’ mixes first-person shooter-style action with role-playing game design. Set in the Grand Canyon in 2156, Fallen Earth explores a post-apocalyptic universe in which players must craft, trade, and scavenge through the wastelands of the American Southwest to unravel the mysteries of the deadly Shiva virus, the mysterious GlobalTech mega-corporation plans, and the factions of mutated survivors that compete for power and dominance over this new world. http://www.fallenearth.com
About‘WarBirds: Dogfights’ (PC&Mac).
‘WarBirds: Dogfights’, created by the award-winning developer of the world famous air combat simulation flying MMO games series, is a fast action military flying simulation game that gives player pilots fast-flying combat contests across the embattled skies of Europe and the Pacific.
Players can choose among 100 historically accurate aircraft to battle an armada of incoming aircraft in thousands of unique combat mission combinations. With Dogfight’s dynamic game engine, no two air battles will ever be the same.
The founder and CEO is games veteran JW“Wild Bill” Stealey who co-founded MicroProse (with games legend Sid Meier) and Interactive Magic, now known as iEntertainment Network. Mr. Stealey retired from the Air Force Reserve as a Lt. Colonel and Command Pilot. As CEO, Wild Bill has produced F-15 Strike Eagle, F-19 Stealth Fighter, Gunship, Silent Service, and Apache among other hit military action game titles. http://www.thriller-games.com
About Ant Games Ltd.
Oxford, UK. Ant Games Ltd is an independent multi format game publisher with a wide ranging line up of exciting products which are sold through distribution partners across Europe. The co-founder and Operations Director is Stewart Bell who also was the founding Managing Director of MicroProse Europe. www.ant-games.com