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1C Company Acquires Akella’s In-house Development Studio!

1C Company, the leading Eastern and Central European publisher, is pleased to announce that it has acquired Akella’s “Sea Dog” in-house development studio.

The Sea Dog team is comprised of experienced developers who contributed to the creation of such hits as Sea Dogs, Pirates of the Caribbean and Age of Pirates: Caribbean Tales. Within Akella, this development studio has become one of the few Russian teams successfully developing games for the Xbox and Xbox 360.

The team is currently working on the Age of Pirates: Captain Blood project that will be released on PC and Xbox 360. The acquisition of Akella’s development studio is another step to build upon 1C’s status as a leading developer and publisher of entertainment software.

Once the current project is completed, 1C’s newly acquired studio will develop a wide range of innovative titles for multiple game platforms. According to the agreement between 1C and Akella, Akella has acquired the worldwide publishing rights to PT Boats: Knights of the Sea.

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is a breakthrough action simulation featuring torpedo boats in World War II. Akella was previously developing the title when 1C was a co-publisher and investor. This title has approached a closing stage of its development and has recently been successfully presented at NVIDIA’s Editor’s Day as a next-gen technology product. It will become the first Russian title to be released in both DirectX 9 and DirectX 10. PT Boats: Knights of the Sea makes a successful contribution to keeping Akella’s traditions as a leading naval game developer alive. It is destined to become one more hit in Akella’s top lineup of products.

The successful series of pirates titles will be continued by another of Akella’s studios and a new announcement will follow shortly.

Fantasy Wars Diary #2

RPG Vault published the second part of Fantasy Wars Developer Diary.

This time it covers multiplayer, localization and other aspects of the game. For example - receiving the Best Strategy 2007 Award at KRI 2007 (Russian Game Developers Conference). Click here to read the diary and view exclusive screenshots and photos from the 1C: Ino-Co development studio.

The Tomorrow War Interview

Polish game website Gry.02.Pl has published an interview with Yury Nekrasov, the leader of Crioland – developers of the space sim The Tomorrow War

The article covers such topics as gameplay, storyline, combat system, locations and many others. Please read the full interview in English and Polish here

Theatre of War became one of the year's best PC games

French game magazine PC4War published a full-length eight-page material dedicated to real-time strategy Theatre of  War.

Giving the opportunity of a new vision of World War II Theatre of War is named one of the best PC games of 2007 and received 8.5 out of 10. PC4War also made a tactical guide dedicated to Theatre of War. Read more about Theatre of War in the October issue of PC4War (#29).

Cryostasis: the Sleep of Reason Preview

Hooked Gamers published a preview based on the live build of Cryostasis: the Sleep of Reason. The game is described like a sci-fi / horror FPS with an intriguing psychic twist, set almost forty years ago, in 1968 in the Arctic Circle.
Read full preview on Cryostasis: the Sleep of Reason here.

New Screenshots from Rig'n'Roll!

New images from Rig'n'Roll appeared in the Gallery section. The game is the third one in the famous Hard Truck series. This time the world is true-to-life. Players can race high-powered Semis along thousands miles, visiting such cities like San-Francisco, San Diego, San Jose, Los Angeles and many other Californian cities.

Rig'n'Roll delivers players the ultimate truck driving experience with authentic models of trucks and their interiors. Check the new screenshots here.

Fantasy Wars Behind Scenes!

We are glad to invite you to the world of Fantasy Wars, the game is ready to reveal its secrets. Find out all about the development of this award-winning turn-based strategy game at RPG Vault!

Read all about character animation, why one of the heroes reminds the developers of Michael Jackson. Discover the secret of mystery the Big Red Button and find out much more about the development of Fantasy Wars!

Fantasy Wars diary can be found here.

New Star Wolves 2 Screenshots!

New screenshots from Stars Wolves 2 are available here.

Star Wolves 2 is a 3D space RPG with deep strategy and tactical elements. The game thrusts players into a world of freelance space hunters during a time of war for the all-powerful Empire. Human space pirates, rogue AI computers that rebelled against humanity and Aliens roam space in search of easy prey and planets to conquer. Please check your local retailers for the game.

Two New 1C Titles Ship to Retail Stores Across North America!

1C Company and Atari, Inc. announced today that both Fantasy Wars and Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey for Windows PC have shipped to retailers across North America.

Fantasy Wars is rated "T" for Teen and is now available at a suggested retail price of $39.99. Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey is rated “M” for Mature, and is now available at a suggested retail price of $19.99. Both titles were produced by 1C, a leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe.

"The blending of turn-based strategy and role-playing elements in Fantasy Wars and action and role-playing elements in Swashbucklers is sure to captivate gamers," said Todd Slepian, Producer, Atari, Inc. "The release of these two titles solidifies our relationship with 1C and our commitment to distributing fun-filled games."

You can read about Fantasy Wars here, find out more about Swashbucklers: Blue vs. Grey here.

New Screenshots from Rush Hour: Streets of Moscow!

New screenshots from the game are available in the Gallery section! Rush Hour: Streets of Moscow is a sequel to the racing game Adrenalin. This time the show is over and Rush Hour hits the streets of Moscow. This is the world of reckless high-speed races during rush hour, crazy stunts and nighttime drag competitions.

You can find the screenshots from the Streets of Moscow here.