GameSpy Arcade, developed by GameSpy Industries, will provide online matchmaking, chat, instant messaging and a whole slew of additional features to fans of Parkan. Iron Strategy. GameSpy Arcade is a free, downloadable available from www.gamespyarcade.com.
Adrian Lacey, UK/US PR manager commented "This is a superb opportunity to target millions of gaming enthusiasts within a powerful multiplayer environment. Together with Nikita we are maximising the potential of the game and giving players the diversity that they require and deserve."
"GameSpy is pleased to provide the online matchmaking solution for Monte Cristo Games and Parkan: Iron Strategy," said Mark Surfas, CEO/Founder of GameSpy Industries. "GameSpy Arcade is the Internet's leading online multiplayer environment, with millions of users to date. Using GameSpy Arcade, Monte Cristo Games will be able to take advantage of the widest possible exposure for its game."
Since 1991, Nikita Ltd. has been a Russian developer of computer games and edutainment software. Nikita's best result is "Parkan. The Imperial Chronicles," a first-person strategic game with action/space simulator features. It was developed three and half years ago and was published in Russia in September 1997. Parkan has been recognized as Number One in the Top 100 CD-ROMs by "Home Computer" magazine (Russian edition) for six months and reached a maximum sales result in Russia that to this day has remained unbeaten.
About Monte Cristo Games:
After its creation six years ago, Monte Cristo rapidly became a leader in offline management and strategy games. Today, Monte Cristo boasts a catalogue of PC games and international distribution. Monte Cristo began by developing and publishing games designed to appeal to people interested in management and economics, but today, in order to appeal to a wider market, Monte Cristo has expanded its development and publishing portfolio to encompass simulation and strategy games.