bitComposer Games and Sproing bring the Nintendo DS classic to PC and iOS
ESCHBORN, Germany - March 6, 2014 - Hardcore strategists and hobbyists alike are in for a real tactical fireworks display, as bitComposer Games and Sproing announced today that Panzer Tactics HD, the popular hex map strategy classic from 2007, is coming to PC and iOS in Q2 of this year. Featuring a full graphical makeover with the familiar tactical depth that made the 2007 version so popular. For more information, please visit: http://www.panzertactics.com/
In 2008, Panzer Tactics for the Nintendo DS won the German Developer Award for the best console game.
Panzer Tactics HD offers all the tactical depth and the hard-hitting gameplay of the original with progressive levels of difficulty and three single-player campaigns with over 60 hours of gameplay to provide a real challenge.
"The strengths of the game clearly lie in the almost limitless variety of tactical possibilities and its demanding level of difficulty," said Harald Riegler, CEO of Sproing. "Nevertheless, the changes will be more than visible. All maps and units have been completely remodeled, and weather and terrain significantly affect the battlefields, thus strategy for the next move. In short, with Panzer Tactics HD, we are taking the game to a new level."
About Panzer Tactics HD
In 1939, German troops attack Poland and plunge Europe into the World War II. Panzer Tactics HD picks up the story here, giving you the chance to experience intense battles in three extensive campaigns with more than 150 units and countless tactical options, offering hours of gaming fun. Relive the offensive of the German troops, the Soviet counter-attack and the liberation of Europe by the Allied Forces across three campaigns.
Prove yourself against opponents in more than 30 missions with additional scenarios. Varying terrain, weather and the morale of your troops turn each battle into a challenge, ensuring that no two matches are alike. The enemy will mercilessly exploit any tactical misstep in order to defeat you!
· Three exciting single-player campaigns on the sides of the Germany Army, the Soviet Red Army and the Western Allied Forces.
· More than 30 nerve-wracking missions, including covert operations behind enemy lines.
· Over 150 different units at sea, on land and in the air.
· Thrilling tactical battles: Turn-based battles with great depth.
· More than 30 heroic officers that help motivate your units.
· Use different terrain, weather and the seasons to your advantage.
· Challenging battles: Each turn must be carefully considered and can be the deciding factor between victory and defeat.
· High replay value: Fight exciting battles in scenarios against the AI.
About bitComposer Entertainment
bitComposer Entertainment AG is an independent PC and video games publishing company based in Eschborn, Germany. The company focuses on the national and international marketing of entertainment products for the classic PC, console and handheld platforms, while its subsidiary, bitComposer Online GmbH, specializes in the fast-growing online games market. bitComposer draws on experienced development teams and providers from across the globe to realize its in-house projects, licensed products and commissioned productions. Further information about bitComposer can be found at www.bitComposer.com.
Sproing is Austria‘s leading game developer, and a leading independent studio focused on the creation of Free-to-Play games, located in the center of Vienna. Founded in 2001, the studio successfully shipped more than 50 console games, and in 2010, began leveraging that experience to become a major creator of Free-to-Play games. The studio’s first browser game, SkyRama, was a massive hit. Sproing currenty released the newest browser game Asterix&Friends. Our team of over 80 developers is working on several still unannounced browser, mobile and tablet based Free-to-Play games for various top-tier publishers. Sproing is proud to have successfully worked with partners such as Activision, Bigpoint, Gameforge, Ubisoft, Deutsche Telekom among others. The team is highly passionate about its games and aims to bring fun, deep and exciting gaming experiences to the market.
For more information on Sproing please visit www.sproing.com and www.facebook.com/sproing
GameSessions is About to Change How Players Discover Games
Publishers will soon have a new way to introduce their titles to consumers via a new service for game trials with instant unlock on purchase
SHEFFIELD, England - March 5, 2014 – Soon, there will be a new way for gamers to preview great PC games, running on their own PCs, before they part with their money. All of this is made possible by GameSessions, a new service giving players a chance to try full games first, with super-fast downloads based on new technology, and where publishers can choose what aspects of the games to highlight.
“No one would preview a movie by listening to just the soundtrack, and no one would try and sell a new album with just a listing of the lyrics. So how come game publishers have to rely on video to sell their great new games,” said Ed French, CEO of Tangentix Ltd.
Better yet, GameSessions allows players to move from trial to purchase instantly, in game, without waiting for a disk to be delivered or a different version to be downloaded.
GameSessions is about to launch a public beta so everyone can see what the experience can offer. The company will be announcing an amazing line-up of partners in the coming weeks and months who are working with the team to bring great games to gamers everywhere.
“Gamers should always be allowed to try a game before they buy since it’s the best way to introduce players to a title. Through great gameplay, great games sell themselves so it’s a more natural process than video or screenshots,” continued French.
GameSessions is from Tangentix Ltd, a team of keen and bright programmers, who also happen to be gamers, based in the UK. It has been born from new mathematics from the University of Bradford and a series of patent-backed innovations that change the way games are discovered, delivered and purchased.
Tangentix has some key industry visionaries on board as well. Chris Deering, the former head of Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (PlayStation) serves as chairman of the board and Ian Livingstone, of Games Workshop and Eidos fame is also a board member. Chris saw the massive benefit of game demos during the early console launches and is passionate about this huge step forward from the experience of demo games historically. Tangentix is also backed by some fantastic investors who’ve provided the money to transform the way users find PC games.
“Every entertainment industry needs a preview medium: PC gaming has a real need to find its own,” commented Chris Deering, Chairman of Tangentix Ltd. “For games that don’t utilize the Free-to-Play approach, GameSessions is going to be that medium.”
NOTE to Media:
[BIG UNVEILING AT GDC SAN FRANCISCO]
A press meeting will be held at 4:30pm on Wednesday 19th March at the GameSessions suite at the St Regis Hotel, San Francisco- only yards away from the Moscone Center where GDC is taking place.
Assets are available at: http://www.gamesessions.com/home/press
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International Digital Entertainment Agency (IDEA)