Strategic alliance between 10TACLE STUDIOS AG and CLIMAX Group Ltd.



    10TACLE STUDIOS AG / Strategic Company Decision; 10TACLE STUDIOS AG
acquired 29 % stake in CLIMAX Group

    DARMSTADT, GERMANY, August 6 /CNW/ - 10TACLE STUDIOS AG and the British
developer CLIMAX Group Ltd. have entered into a strategic partnership to
jointly develop computer and video games in specific genres. With this
agreement 10TACLE STUDIOS AG has decided as well to acquire within the coming
weeks a 29% stake in Climax Group ordinary shares.

    Currently both companies are working together on two titles of the action
and fantasy genre and have agreed to increase the intensity of cooperation
within the next months. The cooperation shall especially be extended to the
online-gaming-world which will be created in cooperation with the global brand
'MTV'. The online-gaming-world has already been announced in April 2007 and is
due to open its gates in 2008. For this project both partners offer ideal
conditions for a successful cooperation.

    The new alliance will furthermore enable 10TACLE STUDIOS and Climax to
significantly increase their development capacity and leverage substantial
synergy effects in the area of technology through which already agreed
contract volumes offered by third parties can be realised.

    'The agreed cooperation of our companies will form one of the biggest
independent development-partnership worldwide for next-gen, PC, video- and
online-entertainment. CLIMAX Group Ltd. has many years' development experience
and proven technology that it has built up over many years of successful game
development. CLIMAX is a developer for several prominent games publishers. The
two companies complement each other perfectly on the development and
production side. We are very glad that we have found such an experienced
partner to strength

    our development capacities and we are currently seriously auditing
further possibilities to integrate the CLIMAX Group Ltd. into our
organization,' said Michele Pes, CEO of 10TACLE STUDIOS AG, emphasizing the
major strategic importance of this partnership.

    Karl Jeffrey, CEO of CLIMAX Group Ltd.: 'We believe that 10TACLE STUDIOS
AG is the ideal strategic partner for Climax. Together, we are perfectly
positioned to deliver international next-gen projects of the highest quality
and to pioneer the development of advanced online gaming worlds and social
networks.'

    Background:

    Climax has over 15 years of experience in game development during which
it has developed many hit-game titles, some of which have sold over one
million copies. Climax has also brought famous brands into the computer and
video-games space. Climax currently has around 150 well experienced game
developers and partners with leading outsource companies. Over many years of
successful cooperation, Climax management has established strong partnerships
with market leading publishers.

    10TACLE group possesses a studio structure in Europe and Asia. With about
400 employees, it covers all essential areas of the games industry and is
currently handling a contract volume of about EUR 60m from external clients.
By providing its own refinancing and focusing strongly on its own technology,
10TACLE is independent from other companies in the industry. In addition, the
company was able to gain well-known partners of the Old Economy for
cooperation by its successful product strategy (e.g. MTV). In 2006, 10TACLE
made a turnover of EUR 29m and, according to its own forecast, will be able to
increase this figure to above EUR 50m in 2007.

    For further informations:

    www.10tacle.com

    www.climaxgroup.com

    About 10TACLE STUDIOS AG:

    Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE
STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europe's leading
independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games.
10TACLE STUDIOS AG produces top-quality products that meet international
development standards, and its product portfolio covers all relevant,
high-growth segments in the games market. Currently, around 390 employees work
for the Company at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in
Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava, Budapest and Singapore.
10TACLE STUDIOS AG's consolidated revenue increased by 64% in 2006 to
EUR29.285 million (previous year: EUR17.896 million). During the same period,
EBIT increased sharply by 180% to EUR4.708 million (previous year: EUR1.684
million).

    About Climax:

    Founded in 1988 by Karl Jeffery, Climax has grown to become the world's
leading independent video game developer. Recent releases include Who Wants to
Be a Millionaire for Buzz, PlayStation(TM)2 computer entertainment system and
PC and ATV Offroad Fury 4 & ATV Offroad Fury Pro. The company is currently
developing games across all platforms including Silent Hill Origins and Diner
Dash and is working with major worldwide publishers such as Microsoft, Konami,
THQ, Buena Vista Games and Eidos. Climax is headquartered in Portsmouth,
England. DGAP 06.08.2007

    
    Language: English
    Issuer: 10TACLE STUDIOS
    AG Goebelstr. 21
    64293 Darmstadt
    Deutschland
    Phone: +49 (0)6151 39 738 21
    Fax: +49 (0)6151 39 738 10
    E-mail: ir@10tacle.com
    Internet: www.10tacle.com
    ISIN: DE000TACL107
    WKN: TACL10
    Indices:
    Listed: Geregelter Markt in Frankfurt (General Standard); Freiverkehr
    in Berlin, Dusseldorf, Hamburg, Stuttgart
    




For further information:

For further information: 10TACLE STUDIOS AG Frank Holz, +49 (0)6151 39
738 21 ir@10tacle.com

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