Construction Simulator 2
astragon and Caterpillar Inc. announce cooperation
Moenchengladbach/Germany, May 24, 2016 – astragon Entertainment GmbH, weltenbauer. Software Entwicklung GmbH and Caterpillar Inc. are happy to announce today the conclusion of a cooperation regarding their upcoming game Construction Simulator 2. This partnership with the well-known manufacturer of construction and mining machines and its vehicle brand Cat® will expand the game’s vehicle fleet by 15 new construction machines and offer an even greater immersive gameplay experience to the player.
The vehicle pool of Construction Simulator 2 will include amongst others the articulated dump truck 745C, the backhoe loader 430F2, the heavy-duty vehicle CT660, the mobile excavator M318F and various other building machines. Cat® construction machines distinguish themselves by their superior quality, as well as their enormous reliability and durability in land development, on construction sites and many other ranges of use.
Tim Schmitz, Head of Products at astragon Entertainment GmbH: “Thanks to the license partnership with Caterpillar Inc. our Construction Simulator 2 will be equipped with the largest vehicle fleet in the Construction Simulator brand’s history. We are convinced that we will once more be able to offer a top quality gaming experience to our fans and are looking forward to our cooperation with Cat.”
Kenny Beaupre, Brand Advocacy and Licensing Manager of Caterpillar Inc.: “I'm excited for Construction Simulator fans to experience the power of Cat® machines through this rich gaming experience. I’m also impressed with the level of detail and the quality of play. This collaboration represents our brand well.”
The release of Construction Simulator 2 on iPhone®, iPad® as well as smartphones and tablets using Android™ is scheduled for the 4th quarter of 2016.
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About astragon Entertainment GmbH and astragon Sales & Services GmbH
The astragon Entertainment GmbH and the astragon Sales & Services GmbH have emerged as the core of the newly created astragon group formerly consisting of the two games publishers astragon Software GmbH (founded in 2000) and rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (founded in 1998) in July 2015. Today, the astragon group is the second largest producer and marketer of computer games in Germany (number of units CD-ROM/DVD as per GfK Media Control, complete annual evaluation 2015).
The main focus of the group’s product range lies with casual games and technical simulation games for PC. Adventure games and economy simulations complement astragon’s diverse portfolio. The popular game series “Big Fish Games“, “play+smile“ and “Best of Simulations“ form three strong umbrella brands by astragon in retail market. Additionally to the distribution to retail partners in the German language area by the astragon Sales & Services GmbH, products are also marketed internationally under license and via download by the astragon Entertainment GmbH. Games for consoles, mobile devices as well as smartphones and tablets complete astragons product range. For more information, please visit http://www.astragon-entertainment.de/en/.
weltenbauer. Software Entwicklung GmbH is a developer of computer games, interactive applications and visualizations. Since 2006 weltenbauer. has implemented a great variety of projects in the games, serious games and interactive segments. This has enabled the team to gain extensive experience in multi-platform development for mobile devices, consoles, desktop systems and browsers. The weltenbauer. team consists of twelve permanent employees and free-lance experts from the fields of 3D computer graphics, conceptualization, real time and web development. Find more information on www.weltenbauer-se.com and www.facebook.de/weltenbauer.
About Caterpillar Inc.
For 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. Customers turn to Caterpillar to help them develop infrastructure, energy and natural resource assets. With 2015 sales and revenues of $47.011 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments - Construction Industries, Resource Industries and Energy & Transportation - and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment. For more information, visit caterpillar.com. To connect with us on social media, visit caterpillar.com/social-media.