Berlin/Malmö – August 8th, 2011 The Swedish developer Star Vault, veterans from DICE’s Battlefield and Hitman crews, and the world's premier games broker have announced a global exclusive cooperation for the much thought of next generation sandbox MMO Mortal Online at this year’s gamescom.
Despite the interest of many major publishers, OnLegends managed to secure the global exclusive licensing rights and is now teaming up with publishers from all over the world to ensure a broad international roll-out of the Swedish First Person MMORPG. Mortal Online offers an Unreal3-based open world where skills matter more than grinding - the first of its kind. The game has already attracted over 170k players without any marketing efforts, demonstrating the quality of the current version.
“Having the opportunity to work with such an innovative title and its highly-experienced, dedicated team is a massive opportunity for us and a big task for us to fulfill”, said Julian Migura, VP of OnLegends, when quizzed about the cooperation.
Star Vault - a handpicked team of industry veterans from all over the Nordic countries - realised the dream of founder Henrik Nyström to create a universe in which every player can freely evolve based on their own talent rather than going through the classic level-up process. “OnLegends is a company specialised in establishing a global media network to promote internationalisation of the games industry. […] I am very impressed with the way OnLegends works with us, they are very effective and it is clear they are the correct partner for us. I am looking forward to develop our collaboration together.”
OnLegends is currently working on supporting the global roll-out, featuring different regional partners and including major publishers in Asia, Europe and the Americas. Migura appeared very excited about the strength of their new license: “ We strongly believe that Mortal Online can play an important future role on both PC and console MMO markets and we expect Mortal to be one of the trendsetting next gen titles.”
The Berlin-based licensing and internationalization specialist will employ its international publishing network and is open to touch base with potentially interested partners at gamescom.
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About OnLegends GmbH
“OnLegends”, headquartered in Berlin, represents a combination of “online” and “legends” and is the premier global games broker.
The mission of OnLegends is to enable the opening of additional markets for game developers and, together with our local media partners, create internet legends. OnLegends seizes this opportunity and is opening the worldwide market while establishing the necessary contacts for license owners, and professionalizes the international market entry for the marketed products. OnLegends has been able to establish contact with these international partners due to the fact that, especially in South America, Western and Eastern Europe, Middle-East and large parts of Asia, close partnerships already exist and are active at this point in time.
OnLegends will exhibit at the gamescom in Cologne, and pleased to meet anyone interested in building a partnership for licensing purposes.
For further information please contact:
OnLegends GmbH, Kantstr. 98, D-10627 Berlin, Germany
Phone: +49 30 319984930
About Star Vault AB
Star Vault is a Swedish games company founded by its CEO, Henrik Nystrom who has over 10 years of experience within the MMORPG genre. The Star Vault team and advisory board today consists of hand-picked developers, 3D-artists and pipeline specialists, with considerable experience from all key areas in developing and launching MMORPG-games successfully. The advisory board alone has 30 years of experience in game development on positions such as technical director and lead programmer on various projects for example the AAA title Ground Control II. Star Vault has during the last 7 years been developing Mortal Online which was released in June 9th, 2010
For further information please contact:
Star Vault AB, Västergatan 18A, 211 22 Malmö, Sweden
Phone: +46 40 138940