“The past two years have been incredibly successful for us, “said Don McFatridge, President of Strategy First. “We are looking forward to solidifying more relationships with other developers and industry partners and also meeting those partners that we have not yet had the opportunity to meet in person. E3 is a great avenue for us to do that.”
Strategy First has become one of the largest independent publishers in the industry. It was recently named one of the Top 50 Software Publishers in 2001 by PC Data and has expanded its operations into the worldwide market by building partnerships with leading European publishers, such as Wanadoo, Arxel Tribe, Pan Vision and Nobilis. The company will be meeting with international developers to evaluate potential titles for their third party lineup and will also be solidifying distribution agreements and various marketing relationships.
Strategy First will also be presenting some of its 2002 titles on the show floor. Among the titles being shown are:
- O.R.B., a highly anticipated 3D real-time space strategy game;
- G.I. Combat, a 3D RTS title from the designers of the Close Combat series;
- Strike Fighters: Project 1, a multi-faceted flight-simulator that features one of the most versatile combat aircrafts of all time, the McDonnell Douglas F-4;
- Celtic Kings: Rage of War, a real-time strategy game that blends role-playing and adventure elements with innovative gameplay;
- Prince of Qin, an action RPG that unfolds during the historic Qin Dynasty;
- Nexagon: The Pit, a 3D real-time tactical game that transports players to a futuristic world unlike any other;
- Steel Beasts II, the sequel to the award-winning Steel Beasts;
- World War II Online, the massively multiplayer online game which unfolds during the relentless period of WWII.