Nexway, the European leader of internet based digital content distribution, today announced its partnership with Kalypso Media, a major European interactive entertainment software publisher, for the global distribution of Kalypso video games.
With this partnership Kalypso Media has strengthened its online sales business worldwide and can now offer gamers the opportunity to download its flagship PC titles such as Imperium Romanum and Ceville via the Nexway network, a worldwide range of major portals and e-merchant sites managed by Nexways’s subsidiaries.
A rising demand for downloadable video games
Consumers are increasingly aware of the advantages of purchasing digital content online: at present, more than two-thirds of software buyers have stated they prefer acquiring a digital product by download rather than buying the boxed retail version. A number of analysts forecast that the increase in the popularity of software download will grow to 80% by 2010. Digital distribution could reach up to 40% of the PC game market (1.2 billion Euros in Europe) within the next four years.
Nexway, a crucial player in online video games
Kalypso Media have decided to make their flagship titles available for download using Nexway’s considerable experience. With a catalogue of more than 50 major publishers and 800 titles, Nexway are well established as a leading player in global digital distribution.
Now you can enjoy the power of being a Roman Emperor at the click of a button by downloading Kalypso Media’s smash hit city builder Imperium Romanum.
Imperium Romanum is a historical strategy game and one of Kalypso’s most successful products to date. Players get the opportunity to govern an ancient Roman province such as Alexandria or Hadrianopolis. As Governor you are responsible for the successful development of your city, via a careful balance of diplomacy, economic development and if necessary the use of your legions.
“We are proud to be Kalypso Media’s online global partner and to have the opportunity to distribute some of their great video games, notably the blockbuster Imperium Romanum and the upcoming title Ceville. We will also be distributing Winter Challenge, Campus, Theatre of War, Hollywood pictures, Star Assault, and Agon Lost Sword of Toledo, all well know high quality titles” says Francis Ingrand, VP Business Development, Nexway
“Our partnership with Nexway will enable us to benefit from its strong global Network. The Web and high speed Internet have drastically modified consumer trends and Nexway’s expertise will help us develop our online sales” says Charlie Barrett, Business Development Director, Kalypso Media
About Kalypso Media
Specialized in the publishing of interactive media - primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.
For more information see : www.kalypsomedia.com
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Nexway, a market leader in digital content distribution, is a Frenchcompany based in Nanterre created in 2002 by Gilles Ridel. Nexway is a European distributor and partner of digital content producers in the software, video games and music sectors. Nexway is a distributor through the network of online shops it manages on the major portals of the European Internet scene (Fnac, Orange, 01Net, Pixmania, Alice, Free, Darty, Alapage, Virginmega, ThePhoneHouse, RueDuCommerce, 3Suisses, ScoreGame, ElCorteIngles,…), and acts as a service provider / ASP integrator for publishers who thus benefit from Nexway’s e-commerce expertise. In this respect, Nexway offers a global service: creation and management of online shops, secure payment, administration of sales, customer support and customer relations, e-marketing operations, management of immediate deliveries through downloading, etc. Nexway is ranked in the Top 10 of Deloitte Technology’s 2007 Fast 50, and in the Top 100 of EMEA’s Fast 500 of fastest growing technology companies. For more information, see: www.nexway.fr
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