The new titles cover all genres from adventure, action and strategy through to sports and kids titles.
First titles to hit the streets will be Jerusalem, The Secret of the Nautilus and Monsterville in April, closely followed by Quiz Challenge Football, Zidane Football Generation and Agassi Tennis Generation in May.
Jean-Pierre Nordman, President of Mindscape, commented: "The Cryo products bring a great focus to our 2002 games line-up. We are delighted to be working with such a respected publisher with an impressive portfolio of titles. As an international publisher with over 10 years experience in the games industry we have a strong sales team, great knowledge of the local market and a solid relationship with the trade. We will be working closely with the team at Cryo to make sure these titles are a great success."
The deal includes:
Adventure games: Jerusalem, The Secret of the Nautilus, Thorgal and Salammbo.
Action games: Kaan Barbarian's Blade, Gore and Stealth Combat.
Strategy games: MonsterVille and Haegemonia.
Sports games: Zidane Football Generation, Agassi Tennis Generation, Fuel and Quiz Challenge Football.
Kids games: Pink Panther and Garfield.
Alain Briand, Cryo Trade Manager, commented: "The Mindscape/Cryo partnership covering the British market will open up immediate opportunities for Cryo's Kids and Adventure Games. Furthermore, Mindscape's strength and experience will also enable Cryo to market its full and diversified product portfolio."
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Mindscape is a leading publisher and republisher of innovative, interactive consumer software with millions of users worldwide. The company develops and publishes some of the best-selling consumer software under the brands: PrintMaster, Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing, Reader Rabbit, 3D Home Architect, Carmen Sandiego, Softkey, Zoombinis and The ClueFinders. Mindscape is also the licensed publisher of software under the Arthur, Scooby-Doo, Family Tree Maker, Cosmopolitan and Rock Manager brands. The company's products are distributed worldwide on PCs and Macintosh. Mindscape is the exclusive distributor of The Learning Company and Broderbund products outside of the US.
Cryo designs, develops and produces interactive games software for a wide audience. The company has developed an original range of software based on a number of multi-support products (PC, console, Mac and DVD). Listed on the 'New Market' of the Paris Stock Exchange since 8 December 1998, Cryo is focusing its developments on the online strategic domain with its internet subsidiary, Cryonetworks (onlie games, SCOL multi-user multimedia programming language), listed on the 'New Market' of the Paris Stock Exchange since September 2000.
Notes to editor:
Price points vary from £9.99 to £29.99
Jerusalem 25 April 2002
The Secret of the Nautilus 25 April 2002
MonsterVille 25 April 2002
Quiz Challenge Football 9 May 2002
Zidane Football Generation 30 May 2002
Agassi Tennis Generation 30 May 2002
Stealth Combat 30 May 2002
Haegemonia 13 June 2002
Gore 27 June 2002
Pink Panther 18 July 2002
Thorgal September 2002
Fuel October 2002
Salammbo October 2002
Kaan Barbarian's Blade November 2002
Garfield November 2002