Ship Sim Extremes developer recognized at world’s second largest maritime exhibition

NEW YORK– November 6, 2009 - Developers VSTEP further established themselves as the leading European developer of professional simulators and virtual programming software this week at Europort 2009, one of the largest maritime exhibitions in the world. Their award winning professional maritime simulator Ship Simulator Professional was selected for the opening ceremony of the show. The Prime Minster of the Netherlands, Jan Peter Balkenende, officially opened the exhibition by sailing through the virtual Port of Rotterdam using VSTEP's simulator.

“Our extensive knowledge and experience in creating award-winning simulation tools for flexible, low cost professional maritime training, has given us a perfect base for our entertainment series of Ship Simulation games”, said Frank Dolmans, CMO of VSTEP.“Our games offer a unique blend of authentic maritime experiences with challenging, fun and unexpected gameplay bringing out the inner master mariner in every gamer”, he continued.

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Besides professional maritime training simulators, VSTEP has also successfully created the Ship Simulator game series. The next installment in the series is Ship Simulator Extremes, where VSTEP are challenging virtual captains and ship lovers worldwide to take the helm and show if they have what it takes to be a real ship captain! Ship Simulator Extremes is scheduled for release in Q2 2010. To keep up with the latest news about this title, please visit: http://www.shipsim.com.

About Ship Simulator Extremes

Have you ever wondered how it feels to sail a half-million ton supertanker through the perfect storm or to take on illegal whale hunters in the Antarctic? Feel the rush of serving as a coast guard as you evacuate an island threatened by a disaster. With missions based on actual events that take place in realistic environments and locations from all over the world, Ship Simulator Extremes has you endure extreme conditions, fight the elements and face all of the challenges associated with being a ship captain with a wide range of vessels to control, including hovercrafts, coast guard interceptors, mammoth tankers, tugs, cruise liners, and many others.

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 VSTEP

VSTEP is a leading European developer of professional simulators and virtual training software. Since the founding in 2002, numerous training applications for leading industry clients and governmental organizations have successfully been completed. A true pioneer in the creation of innovative simulation and virtual training, VSTEP has provided solutions for maritime professionals, port authorities and governments worldwide. More information on http://www.vstep.nl.


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