London, England, 23 March 2007.
SCI-FI-LONDON is delighted to announce that JoWooD Productions, one of the world's leading developers and publishers of entertainment software, today confirms that they have signed up to become the "official video games partner" for this year's SCI-FI-LONDON, the UK's only dedicated SF and Fantastic film festival, 2 - 6 may 2007.
JoWood Productions have a number of forthcoming PC titles which will form part of the festival line-up, including: Sam and Max, Genesis Rising, Spaceforce - Rogue Universe, and Dawnspire. In the next few weeks new titles will be announced including a critically acclaimed game coming soon to consoles.
Louis Savy, festival director said
" Each year, we choose one publisher to become part of the festival line up and Jowood's titles - fit perfectly with our core audience. We are also extremely pleased to have secured this dynamic gaming publisher as our sponsor."
Richard Grantham UK sales director Jowood Productions said.
"JoWooD are delighted to be involved with such a prestigious event as SCI-FI-LONDON. The month of May used to be a key focal point for the games industry where we would meet journalists, buyers and most importantly generate public and industry awareness for forthcoming products. With the demise of E3, it has become more important to find opportunities or events where we can communicate directly with core audiences and the SCI-FI LONDON film festival presents JoWooD with a fantastic opportunity to promote our key brands."
As part of the deal, a teaser will be presented before each film at the festival; this will be in the form of an exclusive trailer showcasing all aspects of the games. Genesis Rising, Spaceforce - Rogue Universe, and Dawnspire will also be featured along side Alienware in a pre-awareness campaign for the festival; this involves a 100,000 leaflet campaign in London at retail outlets and all major forthcoming events. The leaflet will detail a competition where people will have the chance to win an Alienware rig and copies of the games. To enter the competition, they can go directly to the official festival site www.sci-fi-london.com or
About the festival
SCI-FI-LONDON is the UK's only dedicated festival of science fiction and fantastic film. Held annually at the APOLLO WEST END, the festival screens world and UK film premieres, documentaries and a selection of classic SF titles. SCI-FI-LONDON also has a strong international shorts programme and screens a short film with every feature.
The next festival is 2 - 6 May 2007. www.sci-fi-london.com
MOVIES ALREADY CONFIRMED INCLUDE:
PLANE DEAD (USA 2007)
PARAGRAPH 78 (Russia 2007)
RUN ROBOT RUN (Canada 2006)
FUTURE BY DESIGN (USA 2006)
DONE THE IMPOSSIBLE - the story of Firefly (USA 2006)
CAPTAIN EAGER (UK 2007) - World premiere with Tamsin Greig and Mark Heap
THINGS TO COME (UK 1936/2007) - World premiere of the original 102 minute version
RECON 2022 (Canada 2006)
TAXIDERMIA (Hungary/France 2006)
EDMOND (USA 2006)
PAPRIKA (Japan 2006)
About the games:
Sam & Max: 2nd part of the very famous Sam & Max brand - Original Game created by LucasArts. Sam and Max are back in all a new adventure. Retail version consist of a package of six on-line episodes and extra content. In the first episode, the former child stars of the Soda Poppers TV show are wreaking havoc in the neighborhood! But is there a dark force behind the Poppers' baffling antics. Using only their wits and a slew of heavy household objects, it's up to Sam & Max to save the day! Superb dialog - outrageous humour with plenty of zaniness.
Genesis Rising is a futuristic 3D RTS game that integrates the best elements of role-playing games within the context of a fast-moving real-time strategy game. Three thousand years in the future, the human race has conquered most of the Universe. They consider themselves a divine race, and think of all aliens as inferior; those that do not obey are punished or destroyed. The dominion of the Human race was insured by organids - genetically designed organic machines, easily adaptable to any enemy strategy.
Spaceforce - Rogue Universe has an open ended, beautiful and innovative 3D space environment with 2000 missions, 46 star systems, planets, moons, asteroids, comets, black holes and star bases, which are open for exploration, trade, crafting, diplomacy and battle. Choose your role randomly between trader, spy, soldier, scientist, headhunter, doctor, pirate, policeman or simply an adventurer or follow the path of the enthralling storyline.
Dawnspire, a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world, focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill. There will be four classes (Templar, Deep Elf Reaver, Aramasi Shadowblade, Orcish Witch) two different games modes (Team Deathmatch and Relic Conquest), and full community support such as guilds functionality, friends lists, and global character rankings.
About JoWooD Productions Software AG
Shares of the JoWooD Productions Software AG are traded at the Vienna stock exchange, JoWooD is one of the leading publishers of computer- and videogames. JoWooD develops and publishes state-of-the-art entertainment software for all major existing and coming systems. JoWooD`s games are distributed in all territories by a worldwide net of distribution partners. Please visit the homepage www.jowood.com for further information.