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Necrovision Developers at GC

An anticipated first person shooter Necrovision will be shown at upcoming Games Convention in Leipzig among other 1C titles planned for release in the next couple of months.

Right on the show, Necrovision developers Wojciech Pazdur - project manager and Kamil Bilczynski - lead designer will be present in person for possible interviews and more detailed look on the game. For media requests, please contact 1C PR representatives on the booth H1L40.

1C Announces Games Convention 2008 Lineup

1C Company unveiled today its top titles to be shown at Games Convention 2008 in Leipzig.

The current lineup includes first-person shooters, RPG/ turn-based strategy, real-time strategy and racing titles. 1C will bring to Leipzig brand new builds of King's Bounty: The Legend and Men of War. King's Bounty: The Legend is set in a fantasy world of fearless knights, evil mages, wise kings and beautiful princesses. Men of War takes place in Europe and North Africa during the height of World War II, the story unfolds in three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. 1C will also showcase new builds of Cryostasis, NecroVisioN, 4x4 Hummer, Death Track: Resurrection and two new console titles - Captain Blood and IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey. The first playable build of Theatre of War 2: Africa 1943 will also make its debut at Games Convention 2008. It is a sequel to Theatre of War, one of the most historically accurate RTS games dedicated to World War II ever published. Along with the playable builds listed above 1C will have their latest demos available on site. Assets for these and all other games from 1C 2008-09 lineup will be on the digital press kit at the booth. 1C Company will be located at booth D31 in Halle 5 and booth L40 in the Business Center of the Leipziger Messe.

1C and BATTLEFRONT.COM Announce Theatre of War II: Africa 1943

One of the most accurate WWII simulations ever produced spawns a sequel. Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company and Battlefront.com, an independent internet publisher and developer of war and strategy games for the PC since 1997, announced the sequel to Theatre of War, one of the most historically accurate RTS games dedicated to World War II ever published. As with its predecessor, Theatre of War II is being created by one of 1C’s own internal development studios.

Theatre of War II covers the events of 1943 during the operations in Tunisia. Recovered from losses after their defeat at Al-Alamein, Germany’s Africa Korps, supported by an Italian military contingent and new powerful weapons, marched against the Allies. The German troops were commanded by General Rommel and had the chance for a quick victory. However, their military operations were severely prolonged, and the plans of the German general were about to fail. Players will have the option to lead the German Africa Korps of Rommel in their last full-scale attack or be at the head of the opposing English and American armies, led by Montgomery and Eisenhower, during 15 missions in three campaigns. “In Theatre of War II we not only improved the graphics and the AI system, we added new units and features. We wanted to make a game that would exceed expectations of our fans,” said David Philippov, Head of internal Game Development at 1C. “After the original game was released we spent a lot of time reading comments and gathering opinions. I believe that Theatre of War II will become popular not only among old fans, but gain new followers. It is a real step forward for our team.” “When 1C approached us with their plans for a sequel, we knew that - just like with the first title that was successfully released by Battlefront.com - it would be a perfect fit for Battlefront’s lineup of Superior War and Strategy Games”, said Martin van Balkom, President of Battlefront.com. “1C’s dedication and love for even small details was apparent in the first game already, and the sequel is even more ambitious. We’re thrilled to be part of the ride and bring this game to our fans worldwide, via download as well as to stores.” The game presents more than 40 types of different vehicles, new types of units, improved graphics and sound, a new advanced visual system that considers observation angle and smoke screens, fights inside buildings and hand-to-hand fighting, a brand new interface, improved soldiers' AI, soldiers' independent search for cover and an improved infantry damage system. Special attention is being devoted to multiplayer and user created missions. Official website for more info, screenshots and discussion: http://www.battlefront.com/theatre-of-war-2

GamersGate Signs Exclusive Deal on Selected 1C Titles

Leading digital download portal GamersGate today announced the addition of yet another publisher giant that has joined the digital download network. The agreement between 1C Company and GamersGate covers 13 titles to be released between Q3 2008 and Q1 2009.

"This exclusive deal signed directly with 1C Company will ensure that GamersGate has first dibs on carrying strong titles from their portfolio, something that is imperative to our growth and will further strengthens our position as a leading download portal", - said Theodore Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate. "We are excited to bring all our major titles of 2008-2009 online at GamersGate. Nowadays digital download is becoming an important source of PC games' sales", - comments Nikolay Baryshnikov, International Sales Director of 1C Company. "This is a great opportunity to deliver our games to players all over the world." Titles to be released in the nearest future as part of the deal include: • Classic Car Racing • The Tomorrow War • 7.62 - High Calibre • Men of War • King's Bounty: The Legend • A.I.M. Racing • Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason • Streets of Moscow • Death Track: Resurrection • 4x4 Hummer • NecroVisioN • Tomorrow War: K-Factor • Chevrolet Racing

New Men of War Developer Video Update

A new format of Men of War developer updates consist of small tutorial videos. They will tell players about the game, its features and hints.

The game has an overwhelming level of details and it is hard to gain understanding of all of them when you’re playing Men of War for the first time. The videos will give players an idea how to play the game more and how to make it more fun! You can download the first hi-resolution video update (43.3 Mb) here or watch it on Youtube here. The video shows a fight between German heavy tank and US artillery. The main idea behind this trailer is to show that in Men of War even superior enemies which can't be defeated with weak weapons, can be actually stopped if you search for their weak points. You will see that US army M3 at-guns which were not capable of destroying the armor of the Tiger could stop German heavy tank by destroying its tracks first. The game opens a possibility to engage the enemy tank from different directions and take him out with alternative weapons or force the crew to retreat.

Theatre of War GoGamer Patch

Theatre of War patch for GoGamer version is now available for download.

The patch includes various improvements to the game code to increase performance and stability for regular, hyper threading and multi-core CPU's as well as vast enhancements and changes in the multiplayer mode. You can download the patch (1.2 Gb) here.

1C Company and BUKA Ltd. Announce Acquisition Deal

Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company officially announced today that it has signed an agreement in which it has acquired one of the largest Russian publishing and distribution companies, BUKA. 1C and BUKA are two of the most well known brands in the Russian games and multimedia market. Future cooperation opens new horizons for the strategic development of both companies.

A merger is currently not planned, but managers of both enterprises will try to make the best use of the synergy in their publishing, distribution and marketing activities. This approach will give both 1C and BUKA a chance to develop even faster, outstripping the market’s rate of growth. "BUKA is one of the oldest players on the Russian game market. I always admired the company, its corporate culture, staff, management and operational efficiency," said Boris Nuraliev, Director of 1C Company. "The mutual potential of 1C and BUKA opens new unique opportunities and will help us to achieve success on this challenging and rapidly growing market. It will be an honor for us to develop such a well-known and popular brand." "We have received offers from several potential buyers, however 1C's advantages were obvious. 1C is our long-term partner. We have experienced firsthand what 1C’s basic principles are – to be honest to partners, customers and employees," comments Igor Ustinov, Chairman of Board of Directors of BUKA. "We highly estimate our staff and the brand that we were developing through all these years. Therefore one of the main aims for shareholders was to leave the company in good hands."

IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey Preview

GameOn has published a hands-on preview of the flight simulation game IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey.

"Basically everything is coming together really nicely and is set to be a very strong title for the console market, definitely a game that I whole heartedly recommend in obtaining when it is released sometime in 2009", - summarizes the author. You can find the whole article here.

1C Games Designed Gadgets

There is a way to extend your exciting experience with 1C games much further. By boosting your iPod or Laptop’s appearance.

Choose your favourite design motive from selection of the most popular 1C games like UFO series, King’ s Bounty, Fantasy Wars, El Matador and many more. All available motives can be found at www.scribbleskins.com for immediate download and use. Using following promo code: 1CP4050 you will get 10% discount, so don`t miss your opportunity!

Men of War Single Player Campaign Screenshots

Four new screenshots from Men of War showing several single player missions are available in the Gallery of the game. You can find them and description here.