Jagged Alliance and Space Empires coming to a Facebook near you....

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Strategy First, the company that published both Jagged Alliance and Space Empires has recently announced a partnership with Nvinium Games.  The new working relationship between these companies will initially focus on bringing the classic turn based strategy games to common social networks, starting with Facebook.  While tentative release dates or plans have been announced, you can be assure that the effort is already under way for these projects.
Strategy First Enters Into Strategic Relationship with Nvinium Games

Companies to Work on Releasing Space Empires and Jagged Alliance for Social Networks

MONTREAL,CANADA, December 16, 2009 – Strategy First, an international digital publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, and Nvinium Games announced a strategic relationship whereby Nvinium will develop and market new versions of Strategy First’s best selling franchises Space Empires and Jagged Alliance for social network platforms. The initial deployment of these games will be as Facebook applications.

The original Space Empires released in 1993, has become one of the top 4X strategy games and has spawned four sequels. The award winning series most recent iteration, Space Empires V, with completely updated UI takes the player into a real-time rendered 3D universe. Space battles play out with incredible detail and realistic effects in a huge living and breathing galaxy. The series has received countless recognition for its creativity, originality, and mod-friendly environment. This series has maintained a very strong fan base of supporters and young developers who anxiously await each new game.

The original Jagged Alliance game was released in 1994 and has spawned five sequels. The franchise title, Jagged Alliance, describes the cutthroat relationships between members of a lethal mercenary team whose only true allegiance is to the highest bidder. Each a specialist in his or her own discipline, these operatives know that in order to survive their missions they must rely on but never dare trust each other. The team is assembled from the best of the best by the Alliance of International Mercenaries, an apolitical private organization with its own covert agenda. Jagged Alliance has a cult following with 1.5 million units sold since inception.

“We are delighted to team up with Nvinium to bring our flagship franchises into the new and exciting world of social network games. There has been a dramatic shift in the industry toward the online free to play micro transaction model and we believe that with this alliance we will be at the forefront of this new movement. Nvinium’s success in the space makes them an ideal partner to bring our award winning games to a much broader international audience,” said Emanuel Wall, President of Strategy First.

Matt Abrams, Chief Executive Officer of Nvinium, said “We are extremely excited to work with Strategy First on this venture. Space Empires and Jagged Alliance are well respected franchises and we look forward to introducing them to the social gaming community in the future.”

About Strategy First, Inc.

Strategy First Inc. is a leading worldwide digital publisher of entertainment software. Founded in 1990, the company is well known for its proprietary groundbreaking titles, including the award-winning Disciples, Jagged Alliance and Space Empires series of games. The company provides a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience on digital platforms. For more information, go to www.strategyfirst.com.

About Nvinium Games, Inc.:

Founded in 2008, Nvinium Games is a social media developer and digital distribution company servicing the on-line gaming community. It recently launched UW-Covert Ops (http://apps.facebook.com/uw-covertops/), a military themed game for Facebook, which is an extension of its popular text based MMORPG UnforgivenWar. The Nvinium network includes games and sites such as MMOFury.com, Unforgivenwar.com, MafiaChaos.com, Contractedassassin.com and Stumpygames.com. For more information, go to www.nvinium.com.