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New Range of games for Ascaron Entertainment

Range of titles signed from France's FHI for UK distribution, starting with Virtual Skipper 4.
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

Ascaron have today announced that they have acquired the exclusive UK sales and marketing rights for an exciting new series of titles in the "93 Games" range from FHI, the leading French Publishers, in 2006.

Ascaron will be representing FHI for Sales and Marketing in the UK in 2006, starting with the acclaimed Virtual Skipper 4 title, which already looks to be a great success with the UK Games and sailing Press.

Roger Swindells, UK Managing Director for Ascaron said:

'We are immensely pleased to have the opportunity to work with FHI on their forthcoming titles and believe that the quality of their products will speak for themselves. It's great to have such an interesting and diverse portfolio to work with and we feel confident that the previous success of earlier versions of such products as Virtual Skipper bode well for our successful partnership.'

In particular we are excited by the quality of code and presentations made by FHI of two titles scheduled for later in 2006:

  • "Runaway The Dream of the Turtle" which shows all the ingredients of being a most entertaining and rewarding adventure title. Response to the first trailer for Runaway has been excellent.
  • FHI's sequel to Sherlock Holmes: Sherlock Holmes - "The Case of the Silver Earring" which has all the indicators for being a fascinating and fast paced game that will excite and thrill the gamer

Cedric Lagarrigue, Chief Operating Officer for FHI added, "We were convinced by the unique expertise of Ascaron on the UK market and their excellent comprehension of our games and their positioning. These parameters are very important if you consider the great potential of titles they will distribute, the challenge we set them. Runaway, The dream of the Turtle is the sequel of an adventure game that has sold over 500000 units all over Europe. Since this game has never been released in the UK, we truly believe that Ascaron will successfully bring to the market this superb adventure game and its fun characters."

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh and Germany and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European Affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries.

"93 Games" a subsidiary label of FHI France, who have become, in just a few years one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC games in France. FHI is critically acclaimed and recognized for its savoir-faire and the numerous successes the company has achieved since its creation.

FHI has discovered and supported a large number of games, many of which have become references on the PC game market: hit titles such as Runaway, Trackmania, Cycling Manager, Virtual Skipper. FHI has constantly endeavoured to offer only high quality and original games. Today, FHI is present across Europe and in many countries throughout the world thanks to a strong network of partners and distributors.

FHI is headquartered in Pantin, near Paris, France.

Official Website: http://www.Focus-Home.com/

For further information about Ascaron Entertainment, please visit http://www.ascaron.com

For UK press enquiries please contact Ruth Fraser:

[email protected]

Tel: +44 1954 270599

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