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IncaGold Secures Licensing

by Thomas on July 31, 2001 @ 6:07 p.m. PDT

IncaGold Secures Licensing Deal with MTH Electric Trains(r) for RailKing(r) Model Railroad Simulator. Read pressrelease below!!

IncaGold Secures Licensing Deal with MTH Electric Trains(r) for RailKing(r) Model Railroad Simulator.

Columbia, Maryland - IncaGold is excited to announce that it has inked a long-term licensing deal with the model train technology leader M.T.H. Electric Trains(r) to use their RailKing(r) line of trains in IncaGold's highly promising PC CD-ROM title, RailKing(r) Model Railroad Simulator. The agreement will provide IncaGold use of official RailKing(r) track, train sets, and accessories as models for the game, as well as the leading RailKing(r) brand.

Due to hit shelves in time for the holiday season, this game allows all the fun of model railroading right on the comfort of your PC! Designed using the LithTech Development System, the game lets players design and operate a model railroad from scratch using the official RailKing(r) model specifications within a virtual, 3D, fixed dimension layout. Multiple camera angles are possible, including a view from atop the locomotive. Trains in the game feature all of the advanced technology and realism RailKing(r) is famous for, especially the full digital sound of bells, whistles, chuffing timed to the speed of the train, and full passenger station announcements. The game also features the ability for players to re-create their own RailKing(r) model railroad in the real world through a detailed encyclopedia, which includes a printable parts list.

When asked about the agreement, Ryan Hagan, President of IncaGold USA and producer of the title, stated that, "We are really excited at the overall potential for this game. People love model trains, and with the Christmas season just around the corner, it is important to effectively tap into such a diversified market niche during such an intense buying time. This is the perfect opportunity for both companies to cross-market into new territories and achieve additional revenue."

RailKing(r) is the traditional toy train line from M.T.H. Electric Trains(r). RailKing(r) trains use high-tech features and realistic railroad detail to create "Fun in Action." With a focus on technical innovation and high product quality, RailKing(r) trains have set the standard in model railroading. Over the past eight years, M.T.H. has revolutionized the toy train marketplace, rising to the dominant position while doubling the overall size of the market. RailKing(r) Ready-To-Run train sets include such features as digital sound, remote control, snap-together track, lighted passenger cars and cabooses, all-metal steam locomotives with puffing smoke, and a CD-Rom with track-planning software. RailKing(r) fits big train action into small spaces.

"We're thrilled to be partnering with IncaGold on the RailKing(r) Model Railroad Simulator," says Andy Edleman, Vice President - Marketing at M.T.H. "We believe this is a great chance to introduce gamers and railroaders to each others' hobbies, while continuing our tradition of technical innovation."

Hagan reiterated that, "When looking at potential partners for this project, M.T.H. was a natural fit. Our organizations share common philosophies about what end users want, be it trains or games. We see great things with this partnership."

Our North American publishing partner will be named soon and others are quickly following the trend and asking for the game around the world. IncaGold's Managing Director, Richard M. Holmes is really pleased at the response for the game and optimistic for its future. "Over the past few months, we have been engaged in a variety of discussions around the world and the response for this game has been excellent. This is one of those items that just sells itself."

For additional information on Rail King(r) and M.T.H. Electric Trains(r), please visit their website at www.railking.com. Additional information about IncaGold and details of its assortment of partnerships and agreements is available at www.incagold.com.

ABOUT M.T.H. ELECTRIC TRAINS M.T.H. Electric Trains(r) has grown rapidly since 1993 to an 80+-employee company headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, with production facilities throughout Asia. M.T.H. makes the most technologically advanced model trains available, while remembering that quality, value, and variety are the keys to satisfying consumer demands.

ABOUT INCAGOLD IncaGold is a worldwide leader in the development and publishing of casual gaming entertainment. Founded in 1996, the company operates sales and development offices in Brazil, Canada, Finland, New Zealand, Slovakia, Switzerland, United Kingdom and in the United States.

 

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