1C Company announced today that it has purchased Ino-Co development studio, which has brought us Star Wolves and Fantasy Wars. The merged company will be named 1C: Ino-Co
(For how long?) and is currently working on the sequel to Fantasy Wars called Elven Legacy. Check out all the details in the release after the jump:
1C Company purchases the Ino-Co development studio
1C: Ino-Co starts development of 2 new projects
MOSCOW, Russia - December 20, 2007 - 1C Company, the leading Eastern and Central European publisher, officially announced today that it has completed a deal to purchase one of the most famous Russian developers, Ino-Co. Ino-Co is creator behind the award-winning Star Wolves and Fantasy Wars. With this purchase 1C has increased its number of internal studios and recruited a team of highly experienced professionals.
1C is currently one of the largest publishers in the world by volume and areas served, this deal is the next step in strengthening 1C's position as a leading publisher, developer and distributor. 1C: Ino-Co (the official new company name) is working on the sequel to Fantasy Wars called Elven Legacy. This game is scheduled for a 2008 release. 1C: Ino-Co has also started working on two undisclosed projects based on a world class IPs.
1C: Ino-Co recently released Fantasy Wars for the PC. Fantasy Wars combines both classic turn-based strategy gameplay and modern 3D graphics so players can experience epic battles like never before. 1C is currently running a contest for Fantasy Wars where players can win a custom painted PC case. More information on the game and its new contest can be found at http://fantasywars.1cpublishing.eu .
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles.
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