astragon Entertaiment GmbH and GAMBITIOUS digital entertainment conclude publishing contract
Mönchengladbach/GERMANY, May 17th, 2016 – astragon Entertainment GmbH today officially announced the conclusion of a publishing agreement with GAMBITIOUS digital entertainment. With this agreement astragon ensures the Europe-wide exclusive rights in retail for publishing and distribution of the upcoming construction- and economy simulation Transport Fever from the Swiss developer studio Urban Games, which was already announced a few days ago. In specific this agreement includes all countries of the EU, Switzerland, Norway, Russia, and Turkey. In 2014 astragon already obtained the distribution rights for the successful predecessor Train Fever.
Transport Fever is the official successor of this exciting logistics simulation. Besides the trains and rail transport already known from Train Fever, Transport Fever
will also include the transport of goods via ships, trucks and planes and thereby allows to develop a significant more complex and multi-facetted transport and economy system.
In total the new simulation will contain over 120 detailed recreated trains, trams, trucks, busses, ships and planes and it will cover 150 years of transport history like its predecessor. In Transport Fever players will also be able to choose between an American and an European setting. For both scenarios there will not only be one individual campaign with challenging missions, but also the option for an endless game. The release for Transport Fever is planned for fall 2016.
Dirk Walner, CEO astragon Entertainment: „We are very happy about the continuation of the successful cooperation with GAMBITIOUS digital entertainment and the team of Urban Games Ltd. Already Train Fever knew how to enthuse not only the trade media but also players across different genres and cross-generational and has an extremely big and active fan community. With Transport Fever Urban Games now created a more complex and demanding simulation and we are convinced that not only the consistent fan community will be impressed by this title.”
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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/