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Koch Media/Slitherine deal

Sales agreement signed for assorted countries.

Planegg/Germany, December 2008

Koch Media, a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products, and history specialist Slitherine, a UK-based independent developer and publisher, announced today that they have concluded an exclusive distribution agreement, according to which Koch Media will handle exclusive initial sales for six titles from the Slitherine catalog in Germany, Austria, Switzerland (including French and Italian versions), Scandinavia, Spain, the Benelux countries, the United Kingdom, and Australia.

Titles for PC, Nintendo DS™, Wii™, Xbox 360®, the video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®, PLAYSTATION®3 and PSP™ (PlayStation®Portable) include games from various Slitherine brands, such as HISTORY™ and MILITARY HISTORY™, the Horrible Histories™ and a game from Slitherine's agreement with the BBC.

Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO of Koch Media, comments on this cooperation: "In Slitherine, we gained a valuable partner with reputed brands and licenses. We are happy that we get to distribute these attractive, entertaining games with historical contents exclusively in the designated countries."

Marco Minoli, Marketing Director at Slitherine, said: “As a UK Developer we had already worked extensively with Koch over the years. Now that we have transitioned into publishing they were our distribution partner of choice and a natural fit. We are very pleased to be working with them on our 2009 line up.”

Details regarding individual titles will be released soon.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all computer and video gamers who enjoy and share a passion for thrilling gameplay in modern game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to professionals and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published around 40 games since 2003, including the most successful adventure of 2006, Secret Files: Tunguska, the bestseller ANNO 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers), the challenging CrossworDS knowledge puzzle game, the horse simulation Horse Life DS, and the soccer MMO World of Soccer Online. Current developments include Warhammer® - Battle March™ (in cooperation with Namco Bandai), the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel (in cooperation with Ascaron), S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the sinister Chernobyl shooter for PC, and the new game from the Piranha Bytes team. Deep Silver's own developing studio opened in 2007. For more information please visit

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and movies on DVD). The company's own sales activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, and it has formed strategic alliances with numerous software and games manufacturers: Ascaron, Braingame, D3P, G-Data, Gamelife, Kaspersky Lab, Lexware, Namco Bandai, Pinnacle, Square Enix, Sony Online Entertainment, System3, etc. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns publishing and distribution branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain and the USA.

About Slitherine

Slitherine is a privately funded company operating in the entertainment business with a core mission to delivering history-based products to the widest possible audience. Slitherine’s main focus is publishing and developing videogame, however Slitherine is also involved with book publishing, internet, board games and a wide array of consultancies to third parties. Slitherine is at the forefront of delivering entertainment through history and history through entertainment. Founded by wargaming world champions JD and Iain McNeil, the company works with key partners such as AETN, Osprey, Scholastic, Casemate Publishing and many others to deliver the best blend of historical accuracy in an exciting and entertaining way.


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