FRONTLINE Studios founding team is composed of business leaders with over 30 years of collective experience in the video game industry, having produced or overseen franchises including the Duke Nukem Trilogy, M&M's Brands, American Greetings, as well as several multi-platform titles such as the upcoming title, ARENA MORTE .
The acquisition will join together two of the fastest growing, most experienced videogame developers in Poland, bringing the best of FRONTLINE Studios' talent and innovation under the financial strength and stability of a publicly traded company, NICOLAS GAMES.
FRONTLINE Studios will continue to self-publishing its titles through its Digital Distribution models, and the studio will remain focused on its contracted development and publishing partnerships for its current and upcoming projects. In addition to contracted projects FRONTLINE has established distribution networks spanning all major gaming platforms, including the Sony Playstation Network (PSP, PS3), Xbox Live Arcade, Nintendo DSiWare, WiiWare, OnLive, Game Streamer, Facebook, Apple iTunes (Mac, iPhone & iPad), Real Networks, Google Android, and Intel's AppUp.
Marcin Michel, CEO of FRONTLINE Studios, commented on the transaction: "This is a great opportunity for us to concentrate on what we do best, making games. NICOLAS brings support through a well-managed and experienced partnership that is both respected and highly successful in our industry. We have been looking for the best way to support our growth, and we've been discussing funding opportunities with many investors, but this acquisition by NICOLAS Games turned out to be the most secure and best offer for us all. We will now have the financial and business resources to support our growth allowing FRONTLINE Studios to develop better and better games while following a vision mutual to both companies."
FRONTLINE will continue to operate as a 3 rd party studio and no changes will be made in the operations of the company as well as the development of its games. All the principals at FRONTLINE have made long-term commitments to NICOLAS, assuring they will continue in their roles developing top-tier games at the studio.
"We are very excited to have FRONTLINE under our wings!" said Tomasz Majka, CEO of NICOLAS GAMES. "We will now be able to fast-track development and extend the quality of all our projects. We will be able to leverage our work force and cross-platform development capabilities across multiple teams, as we will be bigger and stronger together. " - Mr. Majka continues.
About Nicolas Games S.A.
Established in 2004 in Poland, NICOLAS GAMES is a leading video game developer, publisher known for such titles as Half-Life 2, Clifford and Casper, , Sins of Solar Empire,. Company's market success as well as financial stability, allows for quick expansion into various gaming arenas and an extensive roadmap of games for platforms including PC, Playsation, X-BOX 360, Wiii and portable devices.
Nicolas Intoxicate - an internal Nicolas Games development Studio is about to release in 2011 a survival horror Afterfall:InSanity as an introduction to exciting journey through postapocalytic Afterfall Universe.
Nicolas Games, together with leading Polish universities, is effectively working on educating future game developers. Nicolas Games aims not only at providing end-users with productions of the highest quality, but also at helping the game market develop.
About FRONTLINE Studios - FRONTLINE Studios™ consistently delivers outstanding entertainment software products and tools. Over the last ten years, the company has steadily grown into one of the most talented and efficient independent developers in the entertainment software business, with offices in Florida and California and studios in Bydgoszcz Poland. The company's vision, as reflected in its name, is to bring together talented and motivated people to be on the "frontline" of creating cutting-edge entertainment software and solutions.