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Bohemia Interactive Acquires Altar Games, Black Element Software And Centauri Production

by Rainier on Sept. 30, 2010 @ 9:14 a.m. PDT

Independent development studio Bohemia Interactive, known for its military simulator games Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and Arma 2, announce completion of full acquisition of Eastern European development teams Altar Games, Black Element Software and Centauri Production.

All four original development studios will continue operating both individually and cooperatively on various projects, as parts of Bohemia Interactive.

Game development stands and falls with the skills, vision and enthusiasm of its developers” said Marek Spanel, Bohemia´s CEO and continues “this acquisition strengthens our studio by adding extremely experienced and talented developers from three different teams at Altar, Black Element and Centauri. It is true milestone in our company’s history.

Bohemia Interactive is well known for its military simulator games such as Operation Flashpoint: Cold War Crisis and the military simulator of 2009 Arma 2. The recently acquired development teams bring with them a wealth of talented and experienced professionals in strategy, action, RPG and adventure genres. Altar Games known for its strategy titles Original War and the UFO Trilogy (UFO: Aftermath, UFO: Aftershock and UFO: Afterlight); Black Element have a great sense for action as shown in games Shade: Wrath of Angels and Alpha Prime; Centauri Production are talented authors that focus on adventure titles such as Memento Mori as well as games for children or family games. This important step elevates Bohemia into one of the biggest independent development teams in the region.

IDEA Games continue as partner in charge of business development, marketing, PR and legal services for enlarged Bohemia Interactive.

Recently released standalone expansion pack to the leading PC military simulator Arma 2: Operation Arrowhead and DLC Arma 2: British Armed Forces will be followed by new titles in the near future:

  • Pound of Ground: crazy action game from a 3rd person view with tons of zombies.
  • Carrier Command: Gaea Mission, action game with strategic elements, based on the ground breaking classic.

Bohemia Interactive is also working on continuous support and new development of its award winning line up of military simulation games.

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