CURSE LIFTED FROM ASYLUM - Asylum Entertainment signs its first original title to newcomer publisher, Wanadoo Edition.
Curse will be published by Wanadoo Edition, the newly-founded entertainment software publishing division of the French Internet giant Wanadoo (a division of France Telecom and owner of the UK’s largest Internet Service Provider, Freeserve).
With a storyline based around the mysterious disappearance from a museum of a priceless Egyptian statuette, Curse is a compelling action adventure game that takes its players on an adrenaline-pumping race against time.
Asylum Entertainment is in the advanced stages of development of this engrossing gothic adventure game for PC and next generation console platforms.
Simon Bailey, Managing Director of Asylum Entertainment says: “We are delighted to be providing Wanadoo Edition with one of the major titles which will spearhead its push into the UK games market. Asylum Entertainment is known for delivering quality titles, and Curse will certainly be no different. We have put together a great team to work on Curse and I’m confident that they are going to create something very special.”
Emmanuel Olivier, CEO of Wanadoo ’s video games activity, adds: “Everything that we have seen thus far on Curse gives me the utmost confidence that Asylum is going to produce something exceptional. We are very excited that we will be publishing such an innovative title. We look forward to developing a long and solid relationship with the Asylum team.”
Curse: The Eye of Isis will be published by Wanadoo Edition in the autumn of 2002.
Asylum Entertainment was formed in 1988 by four individuals who share a passion for games and technology. Their combined experience in 3D technology, game design and development, audio sound and music provided the incentive to form the company. With a 50-strong team, their vision is being realised - to develop exciting and creative games. They work closely with BBC, Lego, Vivendi Universal, and Wanadoo Edition and have the following licenses Teletubbies, Sabrina, Dr. Who and a unique interactive 3D prototype of a BBC flagship brand which has reached first phase completion. This next generation offering is due to be launched on PC later this year.