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'Jagged Alliance' Franchise Licensed To Strategy First

by Rainier on June 5, 2002 @ 4:50 p.m. PDT

As part of its restructuring plan, Sirtech Canada Limited has signed an agreement with Strategy First Inc. to manage all business matters connected with the Jagged Alliance series. The series consists of Jagged Alliance 1, Deadly Games, Jagged Alliance 2, and Jagged Alliance: Unfinished Business, released in 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000 respectively.
“The Jagged Alliance series has been a world-wide hit, and has had a tremendous following among end-users,” said Robert Sirotek, Vice President of Sir Tech. “We did not want to leave our loyal fans of the series without ongoing support, so we entered into a partnership with Strategy First to provide end-users with this service. Strategy First will provide us with access to distribution channels, and bring the series under ‘one roof’ to permit better quality control and management of the franchise. It is always better that a franchise of this size and quality be managed from one source.”

“Strategy First is delighted to be managing Sirtech’s Jagged Alliance franchise,” said Don McFatridge, President. “We have been fans of the franchise for years, and look forward to bringing the series back into the retail channel now, and extending the title with new products in the years to come.

As part of the agreement with Sirtech, Strategy First will handle all sales, distribution, and end-user support of Jagged Alliance’s back catalog.

In addition to the agreement made with Strategy First to manage the Jagged Alliance franchise, another partner is being sought to handle the Wizardry franchise in the same manner. “Announcements will be made public when a home for select Wizardry back-catalog products is found,” said Robert Sirotech.

About Sir Tech

Sirtech Canada is the creator and developer of Jagged Alliance 2, JaggedAlliance 2: Unfinished Business, Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, and Nemesis: The Wizardry Adventure. Sirtech Canada is currently working on Jagged Alliance 3andthe widely anticipated Wizardry 8.

About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II, Nexagon: The Pit and Zero-G Marines. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience.

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