VIENNA, Austria– December 4, 2008– Sproing Interactive Media GmbH, Austria’s largest game development company, today announced that its original WWII turn-based strategy game for the Nintendo DS, Panzer Tactics, won the 2008 Console Game of The Year Award at last night’s German Game Developer Awards. Voted on by a panel of publishers, developers service providers and the media, the German Game Developer Awards recognize games released in the past year that represent special merit in gameplay, design, innovation, interface, and quality.
“We’re extremely proud of the quality, innovation and overall gameplay experience that we delivered in Panzer Tactics DS and the recognition we’ve received from the German Game Developer Awards is a testament to the overall experience,” said Harald Riegler, CEO of Sproing.“We took a lot of risks to create an immersive game for a mass-market audience and the Console Game of The Year Award makes it all worth while. We look forward to the next project which gives us the opportunity to build upon this success.”
Panzer Tactics incorporates leading edge technology on the Nintendo DS including 4-player local network play, Wi-Fi connection for online multiplayer, rankings, matchmaking, and more than 100 hours of immersive gameplay.
Founded in 2001, Sproing Interactive Media GmbH is Austria's leading game development studio. The studio takes pride in its reliability and passion for quality which it has earned by shipping over 30 titles on all major platforms, including several German chart-toppers. A completely independent studio, financed with its own resources, over the last seven years the company has grown from the two founders to 50 employees and is one of the top development studios in the German-speaking territories. The team is currently working on Cursed Mountain as well as several other unannounced titles. The company develops games on all available console platforms as well as on the PC using its proprietary real-time multi platform WYSIWYG game technology“Athena.”
Key titles created by Sproing include: Panzer Tactics (DS), Undercover: Dual Motives (DS), Scotland Yard (DS), My Vet Practice (Wii), My Riding Stables (Wii), Best Friends: Dogs&Cats (PC, DS, GBA), Undercover: Operation Winter Sun (PC), Jacked (PC, PS2, Xbox, GC), Riding Star 3 (PC, PS2). Upcoming releases in 2009 are Beach Fun (Wii) and Cursed Mountain (Wii).
Sproing is a member of G.A.M.E. and TIGA. For more information on Sproing, please visit: www.sproing.com
International Digital Entertainment Agency
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