Paradox Continues Community-Friendly Ways with Independent Multiplayer and Matchmaking Support

New York– November 18, 2009. Paradox Interactive continues to show its community focus by bringing multiplayer and matchmaking support to its games via GameRanger, the longest-running multiplayer online gaming service that offers free support for more than 600 games on PC and Mac.

The announcement advances Paradox’s strategy of meeting the needs and desires of its dedicated fan community, further demonstrated by the recent release of For the Glory: A Europa Universalis Game and the upcoming release of Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game, two strategy titles developed by teams forged within Paradox’s fan community. GameRanger technology allows players of these and other games to easily connect and interact with each other in a friendly environment without the network problems usually associated with multiplayer games.

“GameRanger offers a highly competitive set of features for multiplayer gaming, and we’re very happy to offer support for many of Paradox’s games through the service.” said Mattias Lilija, Associate Producer at Paradox Interactive.“It’s now even easier for players to experience the excitement and suspense of multiplayer gaming in strategy titles like Crystal Empire Games’ For the Glory and BL-Logic’s Arsenal of Democracy, both of which were– like GameRanger– created by passionate, independent teams focused on delivering what gamers want.”

“As a committed PC publisher, Paradox has a keen understanding of its loyal community, and I'm pleased to be working with them to provide painless matchmaking for their strategy gamers" said Scott Kevill, president of GameRanger Technologies.

GameRanger can be downloaded for free at http://www.GameRanger.com. For the Glory: A Europ a Universalis Game is now available for $19.95 at major digital distributors as will the upcoming game Arsenal of Democracy: A Hearts of Iron Game.

More information on For the Glory can be found at: For the Glory

More information on Arsenal of Democracy can be found at: Arsenal of Democracy

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Penumbra series, Supreme Ruler 2020, Elven Legacy, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

About GameRanger

GameRanger is the longest running multiplayer matchmaking service, having originally opened to Mac gaming in 1999. In November 2008, GameRanger expanded to PC gaming and now offers full lobby support for over 600 games -- significantly more than any other multiplayer service -- and is rapidly becoming the preferred choice of gamers for playing their friends online. GameRanger Technologies is located in Perth, Western Australia. Visit www.GameRanger.com for more info and follow @Gameranger on twitter


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