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Death To Spies and Fantasy Wars in B&D

Death To Spies and Fantasy Wars, two recently released titles, are now also available through our Buy & Download online distribution system.

1C Opens Online Conference with the Leader of Rig'n'Roll Team

Leading Eastern and Central European publisher 1C Company is pleased to announce that it will have an online conference with Igor Belago, leader of SoftLab-Nsk. SoftLab-Nsk is the development studio behind the critically acclaimed Hard Truck franchise and is currently working on the third game in the line-up - Rig’n’Roll.

The online conference starts today on February 12. Readers may ask any question they want to Igor simply by posting them in the correct forum. The developers will choose the most popular and interesting questions and Igor Belago will answer them on 1C's official forum.

To participate in this conference forum members must read the conference rules and post their questions here on the forum. Questions will only be accepted until February 22. After this date Igor and his team will start answering the posts in order.

Brand new Theatre of War demo released

1C Company released the updated Theatre of War Demo. This demo is built with "Uber" (v1.10.0.81) patch and includes a new advanced Line of Sight system, better AI behaviour and improved combat and weapon modelling.
The demo features new playable battle taken from the German Panzer Lehr Campaign. There are also 5 playable tutorial missions designed to introduce the player to basic and advanced features of gameplay.
Please download the Theatre of War Demo (v1.10.1.81) from here. File size: 588 MB.

New game version offers much better performance over the original demo and other improvements that have been introduced into the game over the past few months. This single player demo features 5 tutorial missions that cover the basics of gameplay, unit control and camera behaviour as well as more advanced topics like Line of Fire and Line of Sight. In addition to the playable tutorials there is also one playable mission from the new German Panzer Lehr Campaign.

U-Turn Brings Best Titles from 1C Publishing EU to the Mobile Platform

U-Turn a.s, a developer of innovative mobile applications and games, and 1C Publishing EU, an established European based developer and publisher of PC games, announce a cooperative agreement that will see 1C games: UFO: Afterlight, El Matador and the upcoming title NecroVisioN delivered on to the mobile platform.

To read the full Press Release click here.

1C Announces Men of War

1C Company today announced the development of its new World War II strategy game Men of War.

Men of War is the sequel to the critically acclaimed Soldiers: Heroes of World War II and Faces of War and is scheduled for a summer 2008 release around the world.

Men of War takes place in Europe during the height of World War II. The story unfolds across three different campaigns played out through the eyes of Soviet, Allied and German soldiers. Each campaign has its own structured timeline bringing a different story of the war to life spanning across Russia, North Africa, Ukraine, Greece, Germany, Italy and the Pacific. The main Soviet campaign sees two student comrades, Smirnov and Kuznetzov, join the army and quickly become brothers in arms as they rise through the ranks and experience the rigors of war.

Read more about the game here.

Theatre of War All Inclusive "Uber" Patch released - BATTLEFRONT VERSION ONLY

This 1.20 Gigabyte sized free patch packs an extraordinary amount of content including an all new Battle Generator, Map Editor, two new playable campaigns, new single player mission, new multiplayer maps, new multiplayer game modes, new Internet Game Browser, updated Line of Sight system and improved AI behavior and performance increases across the board. Grab it today and play Theatre of War like you have never played it before! Download the All Inclusive Uber Patch here.

Note: This patch only works for "Theatre of War" version distributed by BattleFront! Patch for other versions is coming soon.

Fantasy Wars Map Editor Available

1C Company announces that the long-awaited map editor for the critically-acclaimed strategy game is now available and is absolutely free. An easy-to-use tool will allow gamers to create stunning new battlefields.

The map editor is available for download at the Fantasy Wars web page or web site. Fantasy Wars is available from all major retailers in North America and Europe and at the new 1C online store at

Fantasy Wars Wrap Report

Wrap report dedicated to Fantasy Wars has been published by RPG Vault. Many notable facts about the game's development were uncovered there. "Well, our aim was to make the best fantasy war game ever", comments Alexey Kozyrev, the leader of 1C:Ino-Co development team.

"We wanted to create something that would attract new gamers to the genre, and remind hardcore players of their past days and the titled they played then. We tried our best not to disappoint them, and to make them really excited about the gameplay."

Please read full text of this detailed report and find out how were Fantasy Wars created here.

1C Company Launches Online Distribution Service, Contest Follows

After updating its online presentation last year, 1C Company now also launched the “Buy & Download” section of the website. Visitors can choose any of the 23 titles introduced at launch...

To win free downloads click here.

To Buy & Download click here.

To read the full Press Release click here.

Death to Spies reviewed in The Washington Post

The Washington Post has published an article about Death to Spies, a stealth action game set during World War II. "If you're looking for a challenge, Death to Spies is for you" is mentioned in the article.

"Levels are open-ended; you complete your objectives however you can. Take out a guard and steal his uniform. Requisition a vehicle and cruise into secure areas stealthily, or speed up and crash through patrols as if they were bowling pins." The author summarizes that "if you have the patience, Death to Spies is a lot of fun".

Please read full article here.