VSTEP Gives Fans a Peek at the Upcoming PC Title’s Features and Gameplay

NEW YORK– May 20, 2010 - Paradox Interactive today announced the release of the first developer diary for the upcoming PC title Ship Simular Extremes. This first entry is part of an ongoing series to be released bi-weekly basis leading up to the game's launch. In the developer diaries, Frank Dolmans developer at VSTEP will give readers a glimpse of Ship Simulator Extreme’s extensive features and share insights from the development process.

The first entry of the Ship Simulator Extremes developer diary goes together with the launch of the restyled website www.shipsim.com and is an overview of the game. In the entry, Frank Dolmans explains the challenges the development team faced early in the project and how they overcame them.

Check out the first developer diary for Ship Simulator Extremes here:

http://80.95.161.114/shipsim/forum/index.php/topic,18791.0.htm

Ship Simulator Extremes is scheduled for release in Q3 2010 and will be published worldwide by Paradox Interactive. The PC title will also be available for digital download on leading digital distribution platforms. VSTEP and Paradox Interactive have also released a set of screenshots to highlight the occasion, available via Paradox press FTP.

About Ship Simulator Extremes

Made by renowned simulator developer VSTEP, Ship Simulator Extremes offers exciting missions all over the world as you pilot an impressive array of vessels, and live the story of real ship captains. Gamers take on a wide range of true-to-life missions, ranging from confronting illegal whale hunters in the Antarctic, performing heroics as you evacuate an oil rig on fire, or help a stranded luxury cruise liner in distress. This all too realistic simulator is scheduled for release in Q3.

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

About VSTEP

Game developer VSTEP harnesses an exciting mix of commercial and serious game developers and has created successful simulation games as well as professional simulators and virtual training projects. VSTEP has created the bestselling Ship Simulator game series. A pioneer in the creation of innovative simulation and virtual training, VSTEP is a multiple winner of acclaimed governmental innovation prizes. The developer is based in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Read more: www.vstep.nl


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