astragon announces firefighting simulation based on Unreal® Engine 4
Moenchengladbach/Germany, June 10, 2016 – astragon Entertainment and developer Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware are happy to announce their joint new simulation project Firefighting Simulator today.
Firefighting Simulator will be developed using the Unreal® Engine 4 and takes the player into a gripping US scenario, where he will not only encounter originally licensed US fire engines and authentic rescue equipment but also a bustling American metropolis.
Here, the virtual firefighter will fight the flames in diverse and challenging missions, while having the choice to play either alone in the single-player mode or in the game’s multiplayer. The release of Firefighting Simulator is scheduled for 2017.
Dirk Walner, CEO astragon Entertainment GmbH: "With Chronos we were able to win a highly-talented team for the development of Firefighting Simulator. This game is a great example of our ambition to establish a new generation of firefighting simulations. All firefighting enthusiasts can look forward to a gameplay experience that is exceptional in both fun and quality."
Tim Meyer, CEO Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware UG: “We are very happy to announce our cooperation with astragon Entertainment as well as our joint game Firefighting Simulator today. The whole Chronos team still has a lot of plans for this ambitious project and is looking forward to the next exciting months of the development. With the Unreal® Engine 4 as its basis we will deliver a game that is both graphically appealing as well as of top-quality and which will win over players and firefighting fans alike with the fun gameplay experience they have been waiting for all this time.”
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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/