For Immediate Release
Hamburg, Germany/Munich, Germany:March 23rd 2009. Deep Silver, the games label of Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and Daedalic Entertainment will publish the adventure game The Whispered World in 18 European territories.
German-speaking territories will see the PC game released in a lavish edition come end of May, with other territories, among them France, UK, Italy, Spain, Portugal and the Scandinavian countries to follow later this year.
The beautiful adventure game The Whispered World whisks the player away to a fascinating fantasy world. Sadwick is a young clown but often far from cheerful. One night, a strange blue creature speaks to him in a dream, and sends him on an adventurous journey. Many dangers await Sadwick, for the world he knows is doomed to crumble and fall.
“There is no better partner for publishing and distribution in the adventure genre than Koch and Deep Silver, so we are very happy about extending our collaboration. Together with A New Beginning, The Whispered World is the adventure gaming highlight of 2009 and has many players waiting on the edge of their seats“, commented Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment.
„We are very happy about expanding our cooperation with Daedalic Entertainment to The Whispered World. The intricately detailed graphics and the eventful adventures of Sadwick in this animate and lovingly crafted fantasy world are sure to capture adventure gamer hearts worldwide”, commented Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, on the collaboration.
In classic point&click tradition, gamers steer Sadwick and his companion Spot through the game. Little Spot never leaves Sadwick’s side and is integral to solving many puzzles. He can take on many different forms throughout the game, which the player can pick and choose at will, once they have been learned.
Hand-painted backgrounds filled with animated details and lovingly crafted characters in the style of classic animated movies like„Spirited Away” bring the story to life. The Whispered World mixes fairy-tale elements with melancholic tones to create a tale of epic proportions.
About Daedalic Entertainment
Daedalic Entertainment develops and publishes high-quality computer and video games worldwide, focussing on the production of entertainment software with strong narratives. The company based in Hamburg, Germany offers international partners services in the fields of development, publishing and consulting. With its talented internal team and an expansive network of experienced service providers, Daedalic is the ideal partnerfor games marketing, development and publishing.
Daedalic has successfuly marketed products like Ankh– Battle of the Gods, Benoît Sokal’s Sinking Island and eXperience112 and has won accolades, incl. two 2008 German Game Developers Awards for Edna&Harvey: The Breakout, its first internally developed title. Currently, the German company is developing the titles A New Beginning and The Whispered World, as well as additional new and innovative games.
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 80 games since 2003, including Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD), the successful Secret Files adventure series, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (co-published with Ascaron), and the Horse Life series of horse simulations. The company's own brands Risen (Xbox 360 and PC), the new role-playing game from the Piranha Bytes team, the urban MMO 7Million, the survival/horror game Cursed Mountain (exclusive on Wii), and the multi-platform action game Ride to Hell are currently being developed. Deep Silver's own production company in Vienna opened in 2007. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). 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, and the USA.