The long journey from Fantasy Wars to Elven Legacy

NEW YORK - April 17th 2009 - Paradox Interactive have today released the final post mortem Elven Legacy developer diary entry written by Lead Game Designer Max Bodrikov.

This last instalment goes behind the scenes on the how the game was shaped following on from the release of Fantasy Wars, the spiritual predecessor to Elven Legacy;

“One of the first considerations when approaching Elven Legacy was the plot. We didn’t want to simply repeat our previous efforts, and with a story following one race in particular, we were able to really focus in on a core set of characters and their histories. Since elves live for so long, we had plenty to work with in regards to providing for the heroes’ ambitions and motivations. It’s really the conclusion to a lot of stories that have long been in the making, and players get to live out the heroes’ last grasps for glory. Not only will gamers get to see all of the events in some exciting cut-scenes, but they will also get a little more of the history through bonus missions that are unlocked whenever they perform well - the culmination of events is really exciting.”

Read the complete diary entry at:

http://www.elven-legacy.com/index.php/developer/dirary8postmortem

About Elven Legacy

Elven Legacy is a fantasy strategy game that sends players on an epic quest aimed to restore the former glory of the Elven race. With multiple endings and tools that allow players to create their own missions, Elven Legacy will provide hours of exciting game play for strategy fans.

Elven Legacy is now available for a suggested retail price of $29.99 /€29.99.

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About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like the Penumbra series, Mount&Blade, Elven Legacy, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

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About Ino-Co

Ino-Co is a Krasnodar-based studio, founded in 2004 by a group of highly-experienced game developers from various teams, brought together by the paramount objective to create excellent games focused on the genre that they all know and love. The studio's previous development project is Fantasy Wars, published worldwide by Atari. 1C:InoCo is a subsidiary of 1C Company.

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1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.

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