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HISTORY Egypt - Engineering an Empire

Turn-based strategy TV tie-in coming to PC, DS and PSP early next year.

Slitherine, an independent publisher based in the UK, and Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, have announced "HISTORY™ Egypt – Engineering an Empire" for PC, Nintendo DS™, and Sony PSP™. Scheduled to release in early 2010, the title is the first in a series of turn-based strategy games based upon the HISTORY television series "Engineering an Empire".

“HISTORY Egypt – Engineering an Empire” allows players to build their own empire from the foundation to the height of its power. Acting as the leader of a territory from the Egyptian Empire, players manage all aspects of its rise, from economic growth to political power, the development of armies, and expansion into other regions by methods such as war and diplomacy.

To provide the historical backdrop for gameplay, the game incorporates footage from the “Engineering an Empire” television series. Each episode of the program looks at the history and culture of a great civilization through the prism of its engineering accomplishments.

Empires are controlled using three main views:

Campaign Map: shows the entire game world, including mountains, forests, coastlines, oceans, rivers, cites, and armies.

City Map: gives players an overview of the structure and role of a town within the empire, and provides a basis for economic decisions.

Battle Map: to be used when diplomacy has run its course or when a city is being attacked, resulting in turn-based combat.

All nations, cities, armies, and events were carefully researched to ensure historical accuracy. The game is accessible for new users, while offering deeper gameplay for expert players.

"HISTORY Egypt – Engineering an Empire" for PC, Nintendo DS™, and Sony PSP™ is due for release in Q1 2010.Please find attached Nintendo DS™ screenshots for your viewing.

About Koch Media

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, PC Tools, Net Nanny, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, AVG Technologies, Eleco, Mr Site, Braingame, Mindscape, Slitherine, RTL, Blade Interactive etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Slitherine

Slitherine is a privately funded and independent UK developer and publisher. Slitherine is dedicated to bringing highly playable and approachable strategy games to the mass market with a specific dedication to history of all ages. Slitherine Software is uniquely placed to deliver due to its experience within the industry and also the wider gaming community.

Internet site - www.slitherine.com

About HistoryTM and History HDTM

HISTORY™ and HISTORY HD™ are the leading destinations for revealing, award-winning, original non-fiction series and event-driven specials that connect history with viewers in an informative, immersive and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. Programming covers a diverse variety of historical genres ranging from military history to contemporary history, technology to natural history, as well as science, archaeology and pop culture.

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For further enquiries, please contact:

Koch Media Slitherine

Suzanne Panter, UK PR Manager Marco Minoli, Marketing Director

The Bullpens, Manor Court Via Cottalorda 20

Herriard, Hampshire, 21022 Azzate / Varese

RG25 2PH Italy

s.panter@kochmedia.com press@slitherine.co.uk

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