Montreal, Quebec, Canada– July 08, 2009– Meridian4 ( http://www.meridian4.com) has signed a multi-title digital publishing agreement with RTL interactive Games Publishing ( http://www.playtainment-games.com), a subsidiary of RTL Television in Germany and part of Europe’s leading entertainment network RTL Group, to release four titles into North America.
The titles covered in this agreement include: the crime-solving action arcade racing game sequel; Crash Time 2, the very unique racing team management game, aptly named Racing Team Manager, the third sequel in the very successful sports series; Biathlon 2009 and to make you forget about the scorching hot Summer heat, the market leader in winter sports compilations; Winter Sports 2009– The Next Challenge.
Birgit Hönsch, Head of Games Publishing&Licensing at RTL interactive comments:“We are happy to enlarge our games’ presence in the North American market due to this agreement with Meridian4 and are confident in establishing a long lasting partnership.”
“We met RTL at one of the many Game Connection events that we attended and were very impressed with the quality of their games, but like a lot of games from Europe, they didn’t have a lot of exposure here in North America. We wanted to correct that situation and have started with these four games.” said Andy Sher, CEO at Meridian4.“We are very excited to be working with RTL and hope that the North American gamers enjoy these games and hopefully many more titles from this partnership.”
About Crash Time 2
Solve criminal cases on the streets as a member of the autobahn police force - or freely explore the open game world on your own while chasing frantic racers. Escorting politicians or transport precious goods. With fully destructible cars, arcade gameplay, outstanding graphics and stunning slow-mo effects Crash Time 2 puts you right in the driver seat, ready to burn rubber.
About Racing Team Manager
Take control of a racing team of your own. Excel in clever negotiations with drivers, suppliers, and sponsors. Participate in the research and development of new cutting-edge technology, and create an ideal setup.
As the boss of the team, you get to decide on the right strategy and manage the success of your drivers on racing weekends. You keep an overview during training, qualification, and actual races.
About Biathlon 2009
With realistic gameplay, more depth and even more action, Biathlon 2009 raises the bar forthe hyped biathlon genre once again. The 3rd sequel of the successful Biathlon series is totally reworked and features improved graphics, special effects, sound and gameplay.
About Winter Sports 2009
Welcome to the world of winter sports! Winter Sports 2009 invites you to go for records in ten main disciplines: Halfpipe Snowboarding, Alpine Skiing, Ski Jumping, Speed Skating, Biathlon, Bobsleigh, Luge, Skeleton, Figure Skating and Curling. Compete with your friends by playing one after the other or by using a Split-Screen to face each other directly. Or challenge the computer and attain the highest position on the podium!
Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. A new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers, Meridian 4 aims to actually form a partnership– a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for developers’ products. For more information, visit http://www.meridian4.com.
About RTL interactive Games Publishing:
The Games Publishing division of RTL interactive GmbH (RTL Games GmbH until December 31, 2008) is responsible for the entire computer and console games business of the German RTL media group. The team designs and publishes video games for different types of gamers and focuses on the mass market of arcade and casual games. Further, individual titles by the Games Publishing Unit appeal to fans of adventure, fantasy and role playing games.
Generally, RTL Games is aiming to serve all console platforms as well as PC with its future projects. In the market, the games publisher operates with a consistent three label strategy: Games with a direct connection to television and especially family friendly titles are released by the label Playtainment. The brand RTL Sports encompasses successful sports video games. The label Black Inc. appeals to fans of adventure, fantasy and role playing games, providing high-quality, complex premium titles especially for core gamers. For further information please go to http://www.playtainment-games.com.