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Free-to-Play Online Games Line-up

Swedish developer/publisher ventures into free gaming.

NEW YORK – January 26, 2011 – Paradox Interactive today announced three new free-to-play online games that will launch on the Paradox Connect platform in 2011. The titles, Salem, Gettysburg: Armored Warfare, and Hearts of Iron: The Card Game were revealed late last week in New York City at the annual Paradox Convention. The three new games complement the previously announced Paradox Connect title in development: Dreamlords: Resurrection.

"The reaction of the media to the Paradox Connect line-up has confirmed that we’re on track with our strategy of creating and publishing games that appeal to the core gaming audience,” said Tom Söderlund, Project Lead for Paradox Connect. “By embracing games that take risks like permadeath in Salem and free collectibles in our online trading card games, we’re sure that Paradox is bringing something exciting and new to online gaming in 2011 and beyond.“

The announced 2011 Paradox Connect line-up includes:

Salem – A free-to-play crafting MMORPG title set in a mythical version of New England. Gettysburg: Armored Warfare – A free-to-play FPS/ RTS hybrid. The game is set during an alternate version of the Civil War and includes tanks, zeppelins, a wide variety of firearms and much more. Hearts of Iron: The Card Game – A browser-based, free-to-play digital collectable card game based on the Hearts of Iron franchise. Dreamlords: Resurrection – A free-to-play Massively Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy (MMORTS) game. Players can get into the beta now by following Dreamlords online at: The Paradox Convention is held annually in January and offers press and partners the opportunity to preview the publisher’s upcoming projects. The next major event on Paradox’s agenda is GDC 2011 in San Francisco.

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About Paradox Connect

Paradox Connect is the umbrella brand for all Paradox Interactive’s online activities and aims to give every Paradox player a stronger online identity. Building on their large community, Paradox Connect includes Paradox Achievements, integrates social media, downloadable content in various formats and more. Paradox has also started publishing online games as part of the Paradox Connect initiative.

About Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis, Crusader Kings, Victoria and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Mount&Blade series, The Kings' Crusade, Majesty 2, Cities in Motion and Magicka. Paradox made an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit and follow and

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Project Lead for Paradox Connect

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