20th April 2009– London, England. The UK’s favourite indie developer today announced it has regained all rights to the finished DS SKU of its critically-acclaimed DEFCON franchise.
As yet unpublished, the DS version was originally developed in conjunction with troubled distributor, Pinnacle.
Introversion anticipates considerable interest in the title, given the astonishing success of the DS hardware range worldwide.
“With the DSi flying off the shelves recently, we believe that there will be particular interest in a finished DS product with such a great track record, especially as the RTS/Strategy sector is so poorly served on the platform,“ said Mark Morris, Director at Introversion.
DEFCON is considered to be a classic Action/Strategy title in PC gaming circles, with a Metacritic score of 84 and average User Review on the site of 8.7.
Introversion has appointed veteran agents, Bad Management, to assist it in its discussions with, and evaluation of, potential publishing partners.
Said John Cook, Senior Partner at Bad Management,“In the current risk-averse environment, companies are placing a premium on finished products with a well-established brand and track record. DEFCON DS is a fantastic publishing opportunity, and we’re confident we will be able to find the right fit for Introversion.”
Specifically adapted for DS with full stylus control, a unique game-mechanic and all the chilling effects of the original Armageddon sim, DEFCON DS is expected to appear on the shelves worldwide in Q3 2009.
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DEFCON is an online, competitive, multiplayer strategy game simulating global thermonuclear war. The game, inspired by the 1983 cult-classic film, Wargames, superbly evokes the tension, paranoia and suspicion surrounding the Cold War era. DEFCON was an instantaneous success, receiving an enthusiastic reception from the world’s gaming media and an average of 85%+ in game reviews. PC Gamer UK described it as 'pure, deep, utterly unconscionable fun’; whilst IGN awarded DEFCON an Editor’s Choice Award and praised it as 'highly impressive'.
Heralded as 'the last of the bedroom programmers', Introversion Software is a UK based independent games developer and publisher. Founded in 2001 by three university students, and starting out with an initial personal investment of just£600, Introversion has gone on to produce four critically acclaimed titles; Uplink, Darwinia, DEFCON and Multiwinia. Their second title, Darwinia, was awarded three prizes at the 2006 Independent Games Festival Awards, and Introversion was recently voted one of the top 50 Best Games Developers in the world by PC Gamer (UK).” For more information on all of Introversion's projects please visit http://www.introversion.co.uk.