Stunlock Studios signs publishing deal with Funcom
Stunlock Studios AB, a start-up company based in Skövde, Sweden, has signed a publishing agreement with Funcom. Funcom will publish, operate and provide customer support for the multi-player arena game Bloodline Champions, which is currently in the later stages of beta testing. Bloodline Champions is an arena-based player vs. player game featuring unique and action-packed gameplay for up to ten people.
- Bloodline Champions is a game that we are very excited about. We have been testing the game extensively at Funcom and we enjoy its fast-paced, player vs. player action-focused gameplay, says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.
- We believe that the way Bloodline Champions executes this gameplay will appeal to a significant gamer segment. The game represents a complement to our large-scale MMO games and it will expand the product offering to our ever-growing online gaming community. The game fits well with the current trend of quick access online multi-player experiences, says Trond Arne Aas.
The best game
- Everyone at Stunlock Studios is very happy and excited to start this co-operation with Funcom", says Tau Petersson, CEO of Stunlock Studios.
- We met with several potential partners for our game, Bloodline Champions, but when we met Funcom we felt that they really understood our game and its needs. We believe that Funcom and Stunlock together can make Bloodline Champions the best game it can be, says Tau Petersson.
Funcom will also purchase a minority stake in Stunlock Studios AB. The company has exclusive ownership of Bloodline Champions. The remaining shares of the company are owned by the founders and employees of Stunlock Studios AB, and by Gothia Science Park Invest AB, a wholly owned subsidiary of Gothia Innovation AB (please see www.gsp.se).
Release expected late 2010
Bloodline Champions is expected to launch in late 2010. Gamers interested in participating in the ongoing beta can register at www.bloodlinechampions.com.
If you need more information on Stunlock Studios, Bloodline Champions or more screenshots of the game, please contact CEO Tau Petersson, cell +46 702-266972.
Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC and consoles. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include ‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’, ‘The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit. For information about Funcom games visit www.anarchy-online.com www.dreamfall.com, www.darkdaysarecoming.com or www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
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