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JoWood's Lineup for the ECTS

by Rainier on Aug. 23, 2001 @ 2:32 a.m. PDT

JoWooD Productions will be showing off its key forthcoming titles for autumn and Cristmas at ECTS 2001, ExCeL, London Sunday 2nd September – Tuesday 4th September 2001.

Visitors to JoWooD’s ECTS booth (no. 1615) will get sneak previews of highly-anticipated historic rally sim, Rally Trophy; real-time strategy hit-in-the-making, World War III - Black Gold and the sequel to the business strategy smash, Industry Tycoon 2. There will also be an appearance by Belfast-born rallying legend, Paddy Hopkirk who will be on hand to relive the glory days of 60’s rallying and demonstrate his driving skills with Rally Trophy’s Mini Cooper, the car he drove to victory in the 1964 Monte Carlo Rally.

Rally Trophy is a rally sim for the PC with a difference. Instead of the modern, run of the mill WRC cars found in nearly every other rally game on the market, Rally Trophy features the illustrious cars of yesteryear. From the Mini Cooper 1275S and the Renault Alpine A110, to the Ford Escort MK1 RS2000, the Ford Lotus Cortina and the Lancia Stratos, in Rally Trophy, players will be able to pilot eleven timeless classics from the golden age of rallying. Already generating huge interest among the racing sim community, the all-new version to be shown at ECTS is set to continue the trend.

From the developers of the hugely successful Earth 2150 and The Moon Project comes World War III – Black Gold, the first real-time strategy game for the PC with a realistic, contemporary setting and fully 3D environments. Too often in the past, strategy games have been set in fantasy worlds or scenarios of the distant past or future. Not so with World War III – Black Gold, which eschews gargoyles and blasters in favour of real-world units and weapons from the 21st century and a political scenario that blurs the line between fantasy and reality.

Following the huge success of ”Industry Giant” and “Industry Tycoon” (almost 1,600,000 units sold worldwide), JoWooD Productions are soon to release a sequel – Industry Tycoon 2. This involving business simulation begins at the turn of the century and ends in the year 1980. As in its predecessor, the player slips into the role of an entrepreneur trying to create an enterprise of global extent.

The player is responsible for the purchase of raw materials, processing, distribution and sales. A strategy game of extraordinary depth and beauty, Industry Tycoon 2 looks set to improve on its forerunner in every way.

Managing Director of JoWooD Productions UK Ltd., Vip Patel said: “We’re excited to be showing off our latest games at Europe’s biggest industry show. Our line-up at ECTS this year consists of some of JoWooD’s best titles ever.”

ECTS 2001 takes place at ExCeL in London’s Docklands from 2nd – 4th September 2001.

JoWooD Productions UK Ltd. of Harrow, Middlesex, is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software AG, a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange, which is rapidly establishing itself as a leading force in the video games industry. Its strategy is to identify, develop and publish internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing next-generation gaming platforms. JoWooD Productions has in-house development facilities in Vienna and Ebensee, Austria and a fast growing roster of exceptional subsidiary studios, including Wings Simulations, NEON and Massive Development in Germany.

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