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JoWooD and Ravensburger Finalize Publishing Deal

by Thomas on Jan. 9, 2002 @ 5:12 p.m. PST

JoWooD Productions Software AG and Ravensburger Interactive Media GmbH have signed agreement for the distribution of the following titles - RIM Battle Planets, Aquanox, S.W.I.N.E., Etherlords and Car Tycoon. This diverse range of titles includes assorted product genres - from 3D action-shooters to business simulation.

Fishtank Interactive, Ravensburger's software entertainment label, has built a good reputation in German-speaking territories, especially with Aquanox - and has now passed on the distribution rights for the titles in the UK, Scandinavia, Benelux, Spain, Portugal, Latin-America, Mid- and Eastern Europe (except for Hungary, Poland and Russia)* over to JoWooD.

"The co-operation with JoWooD is of the utmost importance for us, since it covers exactly those gaps in our global distribution network that are important for a truly global presence of our young label Fishtank. This cooperation is a strong illustration of our business vision as a German publisher with games of international format and potential. We are looking forward confidently as the portfolio of upcoming releases for this year 2002 includes 8 high quality games to be published by Fishtank Interactive." according to Managing Director of Ravensburger Interactive, Thomas Kirchenkamp.

Andreas Tobler, JoWooD's President and CEO said, "This agreement is a positive beginning for the year 2002. We are now able to offer a comprehensive product portfolio to a great market, with Ravensburger's trust in our distribution and marketing channels. What is so special about this co-op is the fact that one of our very own development studios created one of the titles - Aquanox. As last year, we continue to pursue further distribution deals."

Ravensburger Interactive Media GmbH is joining the already high-profile list of JoWooD partners, consisting like Disney or Phenomedia, participating in the great experience of JoWooD in publishing interactive entertainment.

*Africa, Malta, Australia, New Zealand, UK, Irland, Italy, Italian Switzerland, Netherlands, Flemish Belgium (Benelux), Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Finland, Iceland, Czech Republic, Slovakian Republic, Hungary (all titles except S.W.I.N.E.), Slovenia, Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Macedonia, Albania, Bulgaria, Romania, Geece und Cyprus (all titles except AquaNox), Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Iran, Iraq, Kuwait, Dubai, Saudi Arabia, Oman, Bahrain, Yemen, Egypt, Sudan

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