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  Successful Relaunch of Jagged Alliance Online on Steam
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06/21/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Eschborn, June 21, 2013: Barely three weeks after the relaunch of Jagged Alliance Online on Steam, bitComposer Games, gamigo AG, and Cliffhanger Productions already have a proven record of success.

The recent relaunch of the game on Steam ushered Jagged Alliance Online directly into the top 5 most popular Steam DLCs in the free-to-play category, and even pulled ahead of some of the most recently launched MMOs. At the same time, the Steam launch paved the way for record profits on a monthly basis. The massive stampede of players onto the server is further evidence that gamers have really taken to Jagged Alliance Online . The Cliffhanger Productions team is already at work allocating extra capacity, and is engaged in intensive dialogue with players themselves – a service that many players especially value.

According to Wolfgang Duhr, Member of the Board of Directors of bitComposer Entertainment AG:

“We are really happy about the rapid success of Jagged Alliance Online and would like to congratulate the Cliffhanger team on the successful relaunch.”

The strategic reorientation of the game has already proven itself through a total overhaul of the monetization concept, which provides both paying and non-paying players an optimal game experience. According to Jan Wagner, Director of Cliffhanger Productions, “The Steam launch was a real challenge for us, and a total success. The enormous amount of feedback from the players has given us the incentive to build on this success and continue to improve Jagged Alliance Online.”

About Jagged Alliance Online

In Jagged Alliance Online , the player can undertake assignments all over the world in PvP battles or in missions in order to improve his or her team, get the best equipment, and put together the toughest squad of mercenaries in the world. The new 3D graphics, the tried and true Jagged Alliance game mechanics for tactical turn-based battles, over 40 mercenaries, and over 500 different weapons and other equipment make Jagged Alliance Online the best that turn-based strategy has to offer.

All players can battle others in challenging PvP duels or work together with their alliances to conquer warzones in PvE. Jagged Alliance Online also includes an optional CAMPAIGN PACK, which allows players to immerse themselves in a high quality single player world, experiencing dozens of challenging missions across the globe. The CAMPAIGN PACK works like a normal download game: buy it once, and play it forever with no further purchase necessary.   The entire game is available ‘fair to play’ on Steam. This means that every piece of equipment in the game can be attained just by playing, without in-game premium currency: everything can be found or earned in-game. The mercenary squad is of course fully operational in both game modes!

More information on Jagged Alliance Online can be found at: www.cliffhanger-productions.com

KEY FEATURES

      Free PvP and separate campaign mode

      Top 3D graphics quality based on the Unity3D game engine

      Over 40 mercenaries with individual characteristics

      Over 500 different weapons and pieces of armor 

      Your own headquarters with diverse upgrade options

      Warzone Events in which players compete in PvE

      Extensive crafting system for improving weapons and armor

      Alliances and regular events

      Almost one hundred different missions and maps

      Over 60 different opponent types with their own individual tactics

Jagged Alliance Online is © 2011 - 2012 gamigo AG and Cliffhanger Productions, licensed from bitComposer Entertainment AG, developed by Cliffhanger Productions Software GmbH. Jagged Alliance is a registered trademark of bitComposer Entertainment AG.

About Cliffhanger Productions

Cliffhanger is an interactive entertainment company specialized in free-to-play games for a new generation of gamers.  We’re talking gamers who crave fun and excitement, and won’t settle for anything less than the very best. Our titles combine social and browser games’ accessibility with traditional games’ depth and challenge. We love graphics. We’re big on immersion. We thrive on story. We strive for deep and satisfying gameplay.  But most of all, we care about what gamers want.

About bitComposer Games

bitComposer Entertainment AG publishes all its retail products for PC, console and handheld platforms under the label bitComposer Games. bitComposer Entertainment AG is based in Eschborn, Germany, and is an independent publisher of PC and computer games. The company focuses on the international commercialization of entertainment products for the classic PC, console and handheld platforms, while its subsidiary, bitComposer Online GmbH, has been set up to specialize in the rapidly growing online games market. bitComposer Entertainment AG works with experienced development teams and service providers worldwide to develop in-house projects, licensed titles and commissioned productions. For more information on bitComposer, please visit:

www.bitComposer.com

Über die gamigo AG

Since its foundation in 2001, gamigo has grown quickly to become one of the leading publishers of free-to-play online games in Europe. More than 10 million players are registered to play its wide selection of client and browser-based games. One of the keys to gamigo’s success is the broad spectrum its portfolio spans, with games from a variety of genres designed for many different age groups. gamigo has something for everyone. The company, whose headquarters are in Hamburg, Germany, employs more than 80 staff members and 300 volunteers. In 2010 gamigo ventured across the Atlantic and opened a branch office in New York in order to bring highlights such as  Loong: The Power of the Dragon, King of Kings 3 and Golfstar to North America. A dozen new games are planned for release this year. Games that have already been launched will also be translated into additional languages and introduced to new markets.

Contact:

bitComposer Entertainment AG

Daniel Krauß

Mergenthalerallee 79-81

65760 Eschborn

Germany

Tel.:        +49 (0) 61 96 / 20 489 24

Mobil:    +49 (0) 152 345 27 872  

E-Mail:   Daniel.Krauß@bitcomposer.com

Web:     www.bitComposer.com