Jagged Alliance: Back in Action will feature Steamworks

by: Travis -
Kalypso Media and bitComposer Games have announced that their upcoming tactical-RPG Jagged Alliance: Back in Action will incorporate the use of Steamworks in the game. Games that use Steamworks can be unlocked on Steam and thus not require the further use of a DVD in the drive. Gamers who purchase the game on Steam already enjoy this luxury along with the added benefits of automatic updating, voice chat, and Steam achievements.
 
We will soon be posting a preview of the game from a recent press event held by Kalypso Media. Jagged Alliance: Back in Action will be available exclusively for PC in February.
Jagged Alliance: Back in Action to Integrate Steamworks

Ridgewood, NJ, December 21, 2011 -   Kalypso Media and bitComposer Games are pleased to announce the integration of Valve’s Steamworks functionality in the upcoming tactical-RPG, Jagged Alliance: Back in Action. Kalypso will release Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, the latest title in the much-loved Jagged Alliance series of strategy games, in North America in February of 2012 for Windows PC.

As part of the Steamworks integration, when players buy Jagged Alliance: Back in Action on DVD, they can use the code supplied with the packaging to activate the game online via Steam, which unlocks the ability to play the game without having the DVD loaded on the PC at all times. The Steamworks integration will also provide for automatic game updating/patching, voice chat and Steam achievements.

Back in Action takes players to the fictitious country of Arulco, where a ruthless dictator has seized power and only a small group of rebels stand to resist him. Tasked with freeing the island from the dictator’s iron grip, players will command rebel and mercenary forces while using tactical, diplomatic and economic tools to keep troops supplied and ready for the next flight, all while commanding them directly in nail-biting battles.

Back in Action’s innovative “plan & go” combat system combines real-time strategy (RTS) with turn-based elements to guarantee that the intricacies of tactical warfare are rendered in dynamic, exciting gameplay. This challenges would-be commanders to master not only strategy and tactical combat, but also to maximize their team’s capabilities through RPG-like character advancement.
 
For more information about Jagged Alliance: Back in Action, please visit http://facebook.jaggedalliance.com.

About bitComposer Games

bitComposer Games is an independent publisher of PC and computer games based in Eschborn, Germany. The company focuses on the international marketing of software entertainment products for the classic PC, console and handheld platforms. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers worldwide to develop in-house projects, licensed titles and commissioned productions. For more information, please visit: www.bit-composer.com

About The Kalypso Media Group

Founded in 2006 in Germany by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek, Kalypso Media is a global, independent developer, marketer and publisher of interactive entertainment software with 120 employees world-wide

Along with Headquarters in Worms, Germany, the company has offices in the United Kingdom and the United States.  Kalypso Media also enjoys very strong global digital distribution through its Kalypso Media Digital Ltd. Subsidiary, and owns three development studios – Realmforge Studios GmbH, Gaming Minds Studios GmbH and Noumena Studios GmbH – and works with multiple leading independent developers.

Kalypso Media‘s recent titles include the critically acclaimed Tropico 4, Air Conflicts: Secret Wars and Boulder Dash XL for Xbox 360, and Dungeons – The Dark Lord for Windows PC. Upcoming multi-platform titles include The Dark Eye – Demonicon and Port Royale 3, along with Legends of Pegasus and Jagged Alliance: Back in Action for PC. Further information about Kalypso Media is available at http://www.kalypsomedia.com.
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