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Sarbakan Teams Up With Breakthrough New Media to Bring Online WWII Multiplayer Game

Sarbakan, a Canadian one-stop multiplatform game development service provider, has signed an agreement with Breakthrough New Media to develop a downloadable multiplayer game inspired by Breakthrough Films & Television's six-part documentary series on the Second World War entitled For King & Country.

Recently aired on History Television, For King & Country received rave reviews and high ratings.

Scheduled to go gold next spring, For King & Country: Operation Victory is a six part episodic downloadable online game dedicated to Canada's military experience during the Second World War. Every episode focuses on a particular battle or a given aspect of the Canadian's involvement in WWII. The turn-based gameplay will put emphasis on strategy and stealth/action objectives.

"We are thrilled to be working with Breakthrough New Media on this project", says Guy Boucher, Sarbakan's president and executive producer. "We are convinced that players all over the world will greatly enjoy For King and Country - Operation Victory. This multiplayer multi-episode downloadable game accurately captures the intensity and emotion of Canada's operations in Western Europe in much the same spirit as Breakthrough Films & Television's renowned documentary series".

"Working with Sarbakan on For King & Country: Operation Victory is an exciting opportunity for us", says Dorothy Vreeker, producer for Breakthrough New Media. "We are both committed to producing an original, exciting game that focuses on real Canadian stories and events".

For King & Country: Operation Victory has been made possible through the generous support of the Telefilm New Media Fund, the Bell Broadcast and New Media Fund and History Television.

About Sarbakan

Founded in 1998, Sarbakan is an independent animation and game one-stop shop that provides full multiplatform development services to Hollywood's most important studios and brand owners. Ranging from concept to full deployment, our services are available for any Web, wireless, ITV, gaming console, PC or animation project. Sarbakan regularly works with clients such as Warner Bros, WB Kids, America Online, Viacom, the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Groupe TF1 and The National Film Board of Canada. Website:

About Breakthrough New Media, Inc.

The interactive division of Breakthrough Films & Television, Breakthrough New Media is one of Canada's most successful companies at producing innovative, convergent websites and games based on their television properties. Visit

For more information contact:

Jill Spitz

Director of Publicity

Breakthrough New Media

Eric Gagnon

Director of Communications


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