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PAN Licenses Rock Manager To Mindscape

by Rainier on Nov. 15, 2001 @ 12:37 p.m. PST

Leading Nordics computer games publisher, PAN Interactive today announced a major UK licensing deal with Mindscape UK for the highly anticipated rock'n'roll sim management PC CD-Rom game - Rock Manager. The game will be launched in the UK in March 2002.

Says Karin Björkin, PAN Interactive's International Sales Manager - " We are extremely pleased with the co-operation with Mindscape. We are also confident they will do excellent job marketing and distributing the game in the UK. "

"It's also good to be able to announce a UK publisher and release date," adds Björkin. "We have literally been bombarded with questions from consumers of when the game will be released. Thousands of people are going on to the rockmanager.net official website and they can't wait to get their hands on the game."

Rock Manager has created an enormous buzz since it was unveiled at E3 last May.

Not only has it captured the imagination of the music industry, but it has also tapped a nerve amongst computer gamers. Anyone who has a place in their heart for the rock'n'roll comedy movies like Spinal Tap and Wayne's World will want to own a copy of this game.

"Rock Manager has certainly captured the moment," says Nick Naylor, Mindscape UK's Managing Director. "The game is clever, funny and totally unique. Unlike many computer games, the writing is very cutting edge and tongue'n'cheek. We've decided to hold back the release until March 2002 because we want to implement a massive marketing and PR campaign that'll do the game justice."

Rock Manager challenges music biz wannabees to develop a successful rock or pop act. The game features funky cartoon-style characters and different musical styles such as rock, pop, hip-hop, thrash metal, punk, nu metal, electonica and even country and western.

The objective is to recruit band members, record an album and make a hit record - all the things a real band manager would do. Unlike the ultra serious footie manager games, Rock Manager is very entertaining and heaps of fun. The game features nine characters including a shy musical genius who has no charisma, and a gangster's spoilt, prima-donna daughter who happens to be ugly and untalented.

See our previously posted Rock Manager screens .. Click HERE

Read our previously posted Rock Manager Q&A .. Click HERE

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