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Deep Silver Releases City Building Simulation "City Life"

FURTHER DEAL WITH MONTE CRISTO

BASINGSTOKE, England (November 10th 2005) - KOCH Media hereby announces the successful conclusion of another deal with French publisher MONTE CRISTO: The games label DEEP SILVER has secured co-publishing rights to the city building simulation "CITY LIFE". KOCH Media will be distributing the title "City Life" in Germany and the UK under the label Deep Silver.

"City Life" is a modern city building simulation in a detailed real-time 3D view. The game allows building and managing 21st century cities in animated environments full of special effects. At the same time, the interests of six different population groups must be considered. "City Life's" 3D engine even allows zooming right into the heart of the city to watch life in the city from the perspective of its inhabitants.

"City Life" will be released in the 2nd quarter of 2006.

Features:

  • Huge 3D city building simulation with a high-end 3D engine
  • Hundreds of selectable buildings
  • Six population groups with different needs
  • Total freedom of design: elements can be placed as desired
  • Map editor for creating customised maps

Published by MONTE CRISTO & DEEP SILVER and distributed exclusively by KOCH Media, "CITY LIFE" is set for launch Q2 2006.

-ENDS-

For all UK press enquires relating to "CITY LIFE", please contact:

MEDIA CONTACTS:

DAVID BLUNDELL,

HEAD OF PR

+44 (0) 8700 276 530

David.Blundell@kochmedia.co.uk

NEIL PULLMAN,

PR EXECUTIVE

+44 (0) 8700 276 533

Neil.Pullman@kochmedia.co.uk

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver is KOCH Media's premium games label. Deep Silver has been collaborating with international developers and publishers since 2002 to publish creative and innovative computer and video games. The multi-award-winning X2 and the daring Singles have already put Deep Silver at the top of the charts. Pipeline projects include co-publishing titles with Sunflowers (ANNO 1701, ParaWorld) and JoWooD (SpellForce 2, Gothic 3, etc). www.deepsilver.com

About KOCH Media

KOCH Media, founded in 1994 by Franz Koch and Klemens Kundratitz, is a leading marketer of games and utility software. The enterprise also publishes PC games and software. KOCH Media Home Entertainment has also published and distributed DVD movies since autumn 2003. KOCH Media maintains branch offices in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, France and United Kingdom.

About Monte Cristo

Monte Cristo, founded ten years ago, has become a respected player in the sector of management and strategy games. Its titles, including Desert Rats vs. Afrika Korps, Fire Department 1 & 2, Medieval Lords, Platoon, The Partners, Wall Street Trader and Economic War, have resonated with gamers in Europe and beyond. Monte Cristo is currently focusing its production and design resources towards life simulation, builders and tactical management with the intention of reaching a larger international audience.

www.montecristogames.com.

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