Viva Media Signs North American Deal with bitComposer for Cargo: The Quest for Gravity

New York, NY, February 3, 2011 - Viva Media announced today that they signed a North American publishing deal for CARGO: The Quest for Gravity!, an action-adventure game with a wacky twist. The game, unlike any other, uses real world physics in a topsy-turvy environment, and urges players to come up with innovative solutions to dynamic and exciting mind-bending puzzles.

Carlo Voelker, CEO of Viva Media, commented,“CARGO! is a great opportunity for us to work with bitComposer in releasing this incredibly creative and innovative game. CARGO! is certain to surprise many gamers with its truly fresh take on gaming.”

Wolfgang Duhr, CEO of bitComposer Games, says,“Viva Media is a very important partner for us and we are very glad to renew this partnership with the release of CARGO”

About CARGO!

Earth as we know it has been reduced to an island archipelago, full of color and Brats– a very small people who aren't bound by gravity and are free to float around at their own leisure. The Gods haven't looked too kindly on humanity, favoring the Brats and giving them reign over these islands for their own willy-nilly, topsy turvy pleasure. Play as Phlox, one of the last survivors on earth. In this role, your mission is to restore Gravity. By building ingenious inventions and vehicles, Phlox is able to dish out a healthy dose of fun for these Brats, the only ingredient that grounds them and will restore Earth’s gravity. The biggest challenge is to outwit the Brats, and even more difficult, to outwit the Gods.

Features

    <*>Unique and innovative game principle <*>8 hours of story gameplay, plus unlimited sandbox gameplay <*>10 different islands, a large underwater area, flying islands and numerous interior locations <*>Different seasons affect the gameplay and the handling of the vehicles <*>Car races over frozen seas, motor boat races, daring flight maneuvers and deep-sea excursions <*>Over 20 different building components that can be assembled to create crazy yet functional vehicles <*>The player's music can be used in the game <*>The physics-driven gameplay allows the player to find his own solution to each puzzle <*>Intuitive and easily accessible controls <*>Suitable for the whole family
About bitComposer

Based in Eschborn, Germany, bitComposer Games is an independent publishing company specializing in PC and video games. The team focuses on national and international marketing of entertainment products for the PC, consoles, and handhelds. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers in the implementation of their own projects, licensed products, and contract productions. More information on bitComposer Games can be found at:

http://www.bit-composer.com

About Viva Media

Founded in 1998, the company has grown to be a market leader maintaining a top 10 NPD ranking for the last several years. Viva Media products are found in most mass-market retail locations. The New York based company focuses on delivering quality and is dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards on a variety of platforms.

The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat, Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world's #1 chess software engine, the renowned car racing simulation games RACE, GTR Evolution, RACE ON and a variety of casual games including North American best sellers, Farm Frenzy, Treasure Masters, Inc. and the Treasures of Mystery Island.

For more information, please visit our website at www.viva-media.com

Contact: Andrew Emond Andrew@viva-media.com 


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