Prague, Czech Republic, November 8th – Bohemia Interactive, the award winning Czech independent development studio and Valve Corporation, a developer of leading-edge technologies and software, are pleased to announce today an agreement to deliver future Bohemia Interactive games via Steam. The range of Bohemia´s famous Arma 2 military simulators, which are already available for digital download, are enlarged by four new titles which are available now!
" We are thrilled to join up with Steam and to increase our cooperation to deliver our games through this powerful digital platform, reaching millions of players worldwide" said Marek Spanel, CEO of Bohemia Interactive. And continues " Steam is the biggest player in terms of global, digital distribution and by taking this step to sign more of our games for distribution via Steam, we're pleased to achieve a status of official publisher which will help us to more effectively reach a large and passionate gaming audience"
The new Bohemia games coming to Steam include:Pound of Ground – crazy story driven 3rd person action shooter with tons of zombies. Alternativa – classic adventure game set in a dark future. Pat & Mat – a kid's puzzle game based on a popular animated TV series. Fish Fillets 2 - cult puzzle title with two fish secret agents. Developed by recently acquired experienced team Centauri Production, Pound of Ground, Alternativa and Pat & Mat support Steam Cloud, a set of services for Steam that store application data online and allow players to save their game’s progress on one computer, then seamlessly resume from that save point on another computer, Pound of Ground will also deliver support for the popular gaming feature Steam Achievements.
Recently released standalone expansion pack to the leading PC military simulator Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and the DLC Arma 2: British Armed Forces are available to Steam gamers all over the world.
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About Pound of Ground
Pound of Ground, crazy 3rd person shoot 'em up with red car and LOTS of zombies. The game combines action elements – a wide range of finely tuned weapons, varying boss fights and immense, non-stop battles with swarms of the undead, a strong story with many unexpected twists and peculiar characters - all packed together in a cartoon graphic style.
Alternativa is a classic point&click adventure game based on an original sci-fi/cyber-punk script. The story is composed of a number of shorter stories that lead us through the lives of individual characters, as well as the fictional world of the future. Non-linear storyline full of unexpected turns, at times spine-chilling atmosphere, logical tasks, historical and scientific facts – Alternativa is all of that.
About Pat & Mat
Pat & Mat is a casual game created for small kids and their parents, featuring a never used before brand for video-games, along with a perfect reconstruction of the stop-motion TV series assets in an interactive world. The player, taking control of the Pat & Mat characters, solves various tasks in the game. The very basic controls are similar to “point-and-click” adventure games.
About Fish Fillets 2
Fish Fillets 2 is a sequel to the underwater puzzle game which features two talking fish secret agents.
About Bohemia Interactive
Established in 1999 in Prague, Czech Republic, Bohemia Interactive is an independent game development studio that focuses on developing original state of the art computer entertainment and simulation software, including the research of proprietary advanced real-time 3D graphics, artificial intelligence and physical simulation technologies for real-time interactive environments.
Operation Flashpoint*, Bohemia Interactive's debut game published by Codemasters in 2001, became the No. 1 bestselling PC game around the world and has won many international awards, including “Game of The Year” and “Best Action Game.” Over two million copies of Operation Flashpoint have been sold since its release.
Bohemia Interactive’s second major release, ArmA: Armed Assault, followed in 2007 and sold over half million copies on PC through various local publishing partners.
Arma 2, the latest hit in the series of realistic military simulators, released worldwide during summer 2009 was placed in the top positions of official PC charts around the world immediately following its release. Arma 2 won "Most PC" Game in the 2009 PC Gamer Awards.
Following the release of Arma2 was the standalone expansion pack Arma2: Operation Arrowhead, the massive expansion was strongly received by both critics and fans alike, reviews considered it as surpassing the previous title and building on the strong Milsim heritage. “Armaverse” was then expanded further by the hugely popular British Armed Forces (BAF) DLC released in 2010.
Bohemia Interactive won the Best PC Game Developer award for 2001 at London’s ECTS exhibition and Rookie Studio of the Year award at GDC 2002.
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Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996 and based in Bellevue, Washington. The company's portfolio of entertainment properties includes Half-Life®, Counter-StrikeTM, Day of Defeat®, Team Fortress® and Portal. Valve's catalog of products accounts for over 20 million retail units sold worldwide, and over 80% of PC online action gameplay. In addition, Valve is a developer of leading-edge technologies, such as the Source game engine and Steam, a broadband platform for the delivery and management of digital content. For more information, please visit www.valvesoftware.com.