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Heroes of Annihilated Empires - Koch Media To Distribute HoAE For GSC

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

BASINGSTOKE, England (August 18th 2005) - Today at the Leipzig Games Convention, KOCH Media announced their partnership with GSC World Publishing to distribute the PC CDROM trilogy; HEROES OF ANNIHILATED EMPIRES, developed by GSC Game World. KOCH has secured the rights for UK, Germany and Italy. The Ukrainian developer is well known for the Cossacks and American Conquest series and are currently working on the highly anticipated title, S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Heroes OF Annihilated Empires is the pilot project of GSC World Publishing, the publishing arm of GSC. The game is anticipated for launch quarter one, 2006.

Heroes of Annihilated Empires is a fantasy-based PC CDROM game, blending the genres of real time strategy (RTS) and role play gaming (RPG). Players experience a living world, rich in magic and heroes; where mighty powers are involved in a global conflict. Huge armies are the forefront of the game, with thousands of troops battling on screen, capturing the feel of hit fantasy movies and their awe inspiring battle sequences. Armies are led into battle by hero characters, which can be focused upon in a RPG gaming style. An extensive arsenal of magic and character upgrades ensures a variety of game play, as players 'mould' their hero, as they accomplish hundreds of quests, both linked to the thrilling main story or side quests.

Published by GSC World Publishing, developed by GSC Game World and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, HEROES OF ANNIHILATED EMPIRES is set for launch Q1 2006. For more information on HEROES OF ANNIHILATED EMPIRES, visit the official website at:

http://www.gsc-game.com/index.php

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For all UK press enquires relating to HEROES OF ANNIHILATED EMPIRES, 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 GSC GAME WORLD:

Founded in 1995 in Kiev, GSC Game World is a leading Ukrainian computer game development company. Up to 1997 GSC Game World was preoccupied with creation of multimedia encyclopedias and edutainment programs, which were widely popular in Ukraine and Russia. Since 1997 the company has been putting its efforts purely into game technology and computer game development. The very first commercial game project of GSC Game World was the critically acclaimed and widely popular historical real-time strategy game Cossacks: European Wars, released in 2000.

Among the following projects released by GSC Game World there are Cossacks: The Art of War, Cossacks; Back to War, American Conquest, American Conquest: Fight Back, Codename: Outbreak, Hoverace, FireStarter, Alexander (based on the recent movie by Oliver Stone), Cossacks II: Napoleonic Wars. GSC Game World is currently working on highly anticipated S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Shadow of Chernobyl and Heroes of Annihilated Empires. The latter is the first game to be published by the publishing division of GSC Game World named GSC World Publishing that was launched in August 2004. www.gsc-game.com

ABOUT KOCH MEDIA UK:

Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a range of titles for home console gaming systems, and personal computers. Based in Basingstoke, under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming, lifestyle and educational software. Additionally it has exclusive distribution contracts with both games and software publishers who utilise KOCH's expansive sales, press and marketing resources to maximise sales success. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk

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