ISBIT GAMES and Deep Silver sign publishing agreement for mobile games [PRESS RELEASE]
Earlier today Intellecta-owned ISBIT GAMES signed an agreement with Deep Silver – acclaimed publisher of best-selling AAA-brands Dead Island, Saints Row, Homefront and Metro. Deep Silver will publish and market ISBIT GAMES’ next two mobile games, the first of which is scheduled to be released in Q2 2015.
While the deal itself has been closed with Munich-based premium games publisher Deep Silver, support and marketing of the associated titles will be handled by Hamburg-based mobile specialists Deep Silver FISHLABS. Under the agreement, ISBIT GAMES will be compensated for the development of the games and the two companies will subsequently share revenue from initial sales, in-app purchases and sales of ad placements.
Robert Andersson, CEO of ISBIT GAMES, says: "It’s fun and inspiring to be working with one of the world’s biggest game publishers. We entered into a dialogue with Deep Silver back in autumn and quickly saw that we complemented each other well."
Andreas Stecher, Director of Business Development and Sales at Deep Silver FISHLABS, says: "ISBIT GAMES combines amazing talent with a creative and innovative way of doing things. We are very pleased with this partnership and see great opportunities."
The first of the two games, a social media “duelling” game called Clashtag, is scheduled for launch in Q2 2015. A second title, which has yet to be announced officially, will follow at the end of the year.
About ISBIT GAMES:
Combining unique experience of both the gaming and communications industries, ISBIT GAMES is the ideal partner for companies that understand the power of gaming as a marketing tool. ISBIT GAMES offers game development and consultancy services, including user experience and game porting. ISBIT GAMES is jointly owned by River (75%) and Markus Koos (25%). www.isbitgames.com
About Deep Silver:
Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series and action packed role-playing from the Sacred world. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island 2 and Homefront: The Revolution. Deep Silver also owns the development studios Deep Silver FISHLABS in Hamburg, Germany, Deep Silver Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA, and Deep Silver Dambuster Studios in Nottingham, UK. www.deepsilver.com
About Koch Media:
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. www.kochmedia.com
About Deep Silver FISHLABS:
Deep Silver FISHLABS is Koch Media’s mobile unit operating under the premium publishing label of Deep Silver. With more than 10 years of experience in developing and publishing high-end 3D games for smartphones and tablets, the Hamburg-based studio has been spearheading one of the most exciting and fast moving branches of the entertainment industry for no less than a decade. Over the years, the 50-strong team of Deep Silver FISHLABS has assembled a multi-award-winning portfolio of critically acclaimed proprietary IPs like Galaxy on Fire - Alliances and Galaxy on Fire 2 HD as well as best-selling brand games such as Sports Car Challenge for the Volkswagen Group China. The studio’s titles are available for a broad variety of platforms including iOS, Android and BB10. All in all, Deep Silver FISHLABS’ games have generated a total of 120+ MM downloads to date. www.dsfishlabs.com
The Intellecta Group comprises the leading agencies Bysted AB, Bysted A/S, Hil-Anders Advertising Agency AB, Intellecta Corporate AB, ISBIT GAMES AB, Propeople Group ApS, Rewir AB, River Cresco AB, Unreel AB and Wow by Rewir AB. The Group employs around 400 people in Sweden, Denmark, the Netherlands, Germany, Austria, Bulgaria, Moldavia, Ukraine, Brazil, USA and China. www.intellecta.se