New York – June 16, 2009 – GamersGate, a leading platform for digitally distributed PC games, today announced its partnership with Magitech Corporation, an independent PC game developer renown for its work in RTS games, to publish Magitech’s Sango 2 and Takeda 3 on GamersGate’s digital distribution platform. Sango 2 is a historical war game based on the Chinese classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms, and in Takeda 3, you take command of the powerful Daimyo, feudal lord of one of 25 historical clans of feudal Japan; engaging in diplomacy, managing your castles and territory, and commanding your armies in epic real-time 3D battles.
"Working with Magitech will provide our users with a unique set of high quality, historical real-time strategy games," said Theo Bergquist, CEO of GamersGate. "Part of our philosophy is to support independent developers and providing Magitech with a commercial outlet is a great achievement for us."
Sango 2 features immersive and highly detailed real-time 3D battle terrains based on actual Chinese landscapes. Players can control large numbers of units through chain-of-command-style fighting, trap enemies, and use tricks to gain a strategic advantage. Make use of the Tech Tree screen to choose from 3 unique forces—Sky, Earth, and People—to upgrade your nation, and vie for political supremacy.
Takeda 3 features thirty-seven realistic castles based on the historically accurate layout of Feudal Japan. Immersive 3D terrains offer dynamic views of battles and weather effects like fog, rain, and snow can influence the outcome of the battle. In Palace Mode, you can plot out extensive strategic plans by tracking your relations with other clans, your trade ties and by making offerings to the Emperor. The most masterful leaders will rise to the rank of Shogun and conquer all of Japan.
"Bringing our critically acclaimed titles to GamersGate is an incredible opportunity to reach a new audience, and build our community of fans," said Ming-Sheng Lee, CEO of Magitech Corporation. "We’re optimistic about the support GamersGate is providing, and appreciate the effect digital distribution has had on the independent development community."
For more information, or to download Sango 2 and Takeda 3, visit: http://www.GamersGate.com
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Magitech Corporation was founded in 1993, in Toronto, Canada. For over a decade, Magitech worked on several projects including several RTS games. In 2001 Magitech was one of the top ten finalists of the Independent Game Festival for Takeda. Over time Magitech has built a strong technological foundation on PC RTS engines, with path-finding, AI development and 3D battle terrains. The Magitech Team is currently developing a sequel to Strength & Honour, which will be released in the summer of 2009.
About Sango 2
Sango 2 is a historical real-time strategy game based on the Chinese classic, Romance of the Three Kingdoms. Your mission is to expand your nation, take control of all twenty-eight castles, and reunite China. People from Chinese history are your subjects and your enemies. Take advantage of the intelligence of a famous advisor, and the combat skills of a famous general. Use Sun Tzu's military strategy on the battlefield and when dealing with enemy nations. Challenge yourself and see if you truly understand the Art of War.
About Takeda 3
Takeda 3 is the latest in the Takeda series of games, based on the life and times of famous 16th century Samurai Lord, Takeda Shingen. In Takeda 3, you take command of the powerful Daimyo, feudal lord of one of 25 historical clans of feudal Japan; engaging in diplomacy, managing your castles and territory, and commanding your armies in combat. With effective planning and tactics you can defend your territory, defeat your enemies, and eventually rise to the rank of Shogun—military protector of all Japan!
PR and Marketing Manager, GamersGate