- Publisher IGP Blazes The Path To Global Expansion: Tremendously
Successful North American Pre-order Campaign Cements Infinite Game
Publishing as Canada's Fastest-Growing Online Game Publisher -
MONTREAL, Oct. 16, 2012 /CNW Telbec/ - Infinite Game Publishing (IGP),
Canada's fastest-growing independent publisher of online games, and
MechWarrior Online™ developer Piranha Games today announced results of
its MechWarrior Online Founder's Program: The pre-order program for
MechWarrior Online achieved more than $5 million in sales since it
first went on sale in July. Beginning soon, MechWarrior Online will be
available for all PC gamers to play at www.mwomercs.com as it transitions into the Open Beta phase.
MechWarrior Online represents the first of three premium online games to
be published worldwide by IGP, opening first in North America.
Bolstered by high demand for top-quality online digital entertainment,
startup publisher IGP has grown its Montreal-based headquarters to more
than 50 people in the past year. It continues to recruit top industry
talent as it prepares for global expansion.
Russ Bullock, president of Piranha Games, lauded the program's success,
"Working together with IGP, we maximized the value for fans
participating in the MechWarrior Online Founder's Program by offering
three tiers to suit different player's needs. Ultimately the program
was a categorical success and we couldn't be happier with the sales and
important player feedback we've received."
"The success of the Founder's Program reinforces IGP's vision to help
independent developers build exceptional games with the right economic
model for the global marketplace," said Nick Foster, CEO of IGP. "We
are in a unique position to be able to deliver a pipeline of high
quality, innovative content for online game players."
"The Founders are helping us fund, develop and support the game in order
to deliver the best online gaming experience," said Kelly Zmak,
President of IGP. "The tremendous success of the MechWarrior Online
Founder's Program demonstrates how passionate the fans are for the
MechWarrior franchise and reflect our management team understanding the
rapidly changing online game industry, the fastest-growing sector of
In addition to MechWarrior Online, IGP has announced two additional
free-to-play games this year which have already been labeled as
white-hot brands by top industry media: MechWarrior™ Tactics (www.mwtactics.com and Sins of a Dark Age www.sinsofadarkage.com), both of which are currently in late alpha testing and will launch
Open Betas later this year.
About MechWarrior™ Online
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar
war, MechWarrior™ Online puts you in command of the most powerful war
machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot
your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role;
upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you
creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next
opponent. MechWarrior™ Online delivers a rich online experience,
rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills,
unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in
gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute
detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your
progress with other players. Visit www.mwomercs.com.
About Infinite Game Publishing
IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment.
Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP's
leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with
best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers
everywhere. All of IGP's games are free to play, and make money through
the sale of virtual items in-game.
About Piranha Games Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan
Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has
worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed® and Transformers® 2:
Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.
Official Web sites: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.
www.mwomercs.com www.mwtactics.com www.soada.com
SOURCE: Infinite Game Publishing (IGP)
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