SAGA Online: Great Dragon contest started

Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, today launched an in-game contest in the European Closed Beta of SAGA Online. The Great Dragon contest will run until the end of the beta phase.

The Great Dragon Contest offers participants of the current testing phase a chance to win a "great dragon" for the Open Beta. The only other way to obtain this rare unit in the game is to purchase a booster pack, and it is also one of the most powerful units in SAGA Online. All players who go into battle with new nations starting April 1, 2010, automatically enter the contest. The 25 nations who obtain the most XP (experience points) during the contest win.

The world of Saga Online is a traditional fantasy setting populated by characters such as elves, orcs, dragons, dwarves, and giants. It is a free-of-charge, continuous massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game where players get to create their own realms, do battle or trade with one another, or set out on cooperative quests with their friends in order to earn experience and loot. Among other things, the free-to-play MMORTS offers more than 1,000 quests and six factions, each with their own unique units and individual styles of play. Saga Online incorporates many successful elements of massively multiplayer online games: there are guilds, raids, a live auction house where players can exchange cards, equipment upgrades, team quests, plundering of treasures, and so on. All of these are interwoven with features of real-time strategy such as city building, resource management, and warfare.

SAGA Online combines challenging RTS gameplay with digital collector's cards in a continuous online world.

Deep Silver's massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game SAGA Online is scheduled to be launched throughout Europe in the second quarter of this year.

To sign up for the Closed Beta and to find more information about the game, please visit www.playsaga.eu.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 80100 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, and own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the company’s own brands like, the successful Secret Files adventure series, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii) and Risen, the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team for Xbox 360 and PC. Own brands like the Urban MMO 7Million and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed.. Furthermore, in March 2010 there followed the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break will be released on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Silverlode

Silverlode Interactive is a growing game studio outside Salt Lake City, Utah, founded by movie industry professionals. Silverlode’s flagship title, SAGA, is set to revolutionize RTS gaming.


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