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DORADO GAMES AND INNOVA WILL ENTER THE RUSSIAN MARKET

2015-04-15

Valletta, Malta. Apr 15th, 2015 Independent games developer and publisher Dorado Games is proud to announce a partnership with Innova , the leading publisher of Massively Multiplayer Online Games in Russia and the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS). With the new partnership, Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor, the high-end 3d action- management game will be released to Russian-speaking territories across all major platforms, including browser, mobile and PC client. Innova is granted exclusive publishing rights for Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor in its territory as part of the agreement, and ensures that local customer support and payment gateways will be provided for the game. Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor is available using a free-to-play model with premium sales, yet following the recent trend to fair and balanced gameplay mechanics to all players. In Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor, the objective for the player is to become the top Lanista, or gladiator owner, in the Roman Empire. Starting his business with a small Ludus Gladiatorius, providing cheap entertainment to the people on the fringes of empire, he needs to train, heal and equip his gladiators so they stand a chance in the coming games. Gladiators Online is an action-management game where every detail counts and the life of the player’s fighters depend on tactical as well as economical decisions. Pitching player against player in deadly show-fights, gladiators will get wounded or even die in the arena – all to the greater glory and profit of the player’s House. Using the income from these games, players will be expanding their businesses, hiring expert staff, buying fresh talent, and creating a winning team to carry them all the way to the top – to Rome. Through the partnership, online players in various international territories will have full access to the game in Russia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine and Uzbekistan, as well as the disputed territories of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. About Dorado Games Since 2007 Dorado Games is designing, developing and marketing digital online games with a focus on mid core players from all over the world via the internet and mobile devices. Collectively, the founders (Nick Porsche, Simon Dotschuweit) have worked on more than 60+ titles across all platforms. Nick’s latest success being the critically acclaimed MMO Battlestar Galactica Online with over 17M users, which was developed for Bigpoint in collaboration with Universal Studios. Dorado Games currently has offices in Malta, Hong Kong and Sweden, and is working with external partners in the US, Germany and Poland. About Stillfront Group Stillfront Group´s Business concept is to develop, publish and operate online social games, console/handheld games and digital entertainment. The company has offices in Umeå & Linköping, Sweden, Hamburg, Germany, Malta and Hong Kong, China with more than 50 full-time employees. Stillfront Group’s online gaming branch is a pioneer online game developer specializing in creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. Online activities also include social gaming community sites and MMO development. The console branch of the company Coldwood is producing blockbuster titles to the PS3, PC and Xbox platforms, with Publishers like Sony Entertainment. About Innova The pioneer in the Russian online entertainment industry, Innova has taken an active role in the development of the domestic MMO games market by bringing high quality services and AAA titles to Russia. The company’s portfolio includes several established games such as Aion, Lineage II, PlanetSide 2 and other well-known titles enjoyed by players all over the world. Innova provides a full range of game publishing services – from an online game platform to a proprietary anti hack shield Frost. With a talented team of employees, the company aims to bring the Russian online entertainment industry to a new level of quality and to always be one step ahead of expectations. Presscontact: info@doradogames.com  

DORADO GAMES - GLADIATORS ONLINE COMBAT EXPANSION

2015-03-31

Valletta, Malta. March 31st, 2015 Since November, Gladiators Online has come a long way. Having analyzed 10 million game sessions and closely monitored player feedback and survey results, the team is very excited and proud to share with you the very first screenshots of their new Combat Expansion, offering enhanced player involvement and awesome new content and features. Success now depends on player strategy and prowess as the Combat Expansion includes 10 tactical skills to manage per gladiator in the game. Gone are the days of random quick-time events as players now decide when to unleash hell upon opponents! Today, the first playable version of the enhanced Combat Expansion is available to tryout first- hand, offering a fully interactive battle arena experience, where the player directly influences the outcome of the combat. Players can learn and then activate their gladiators’ special skills, overpowering opponents with amazing moves and gaining fans along the way. Skills and combat-flow have gone through an overhaul and been redesigned, and Gladiators Online now offers an even greater gameplay experience than ever before. About Dorado Games Since 2007 Dorado Games is designing, developing and marketing digital online games with a focus on mid core players from all over the world via the internet and mobile devices. Collectively, the founders (Nick Porsche, Simon Dotschuweit) have worked on more than 60+ titles across all platforms. Nick’s latest success being the critically acclaimed MMO Battlestar Galactica Online with over 17M users, which was developed for Bigpoint in collaboration with Universal Studios. Dorado Games currently has offices in Malta, Hong Kong and Sweden, and is working with external partners in the US, Germany and Poland. About Stillfront Group Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood, Dorado Games and PowerChallenge and the games Call of War, Supremacy 1914, Unravel, ManagerZone and Gladiator Online. The Group was formed in 2012 with a head office in Sweden and has operations in Sweden, Germany, Great Britain and Malta. Stillfront Group aims to become one of the leading game developers and publishers in Europe. Press contact: info@doradogames.com  

BYTRO LABS TO RELEASE NEW GAME DURING Q2 2015

2015-02-10

Hamburg, Germany. Feb 10th, 2015 Stillfront Group's Hamburg based developer Bytro Labs is announcing a new game will be added to it's release roaster for Q2 2015, more details to be released shortly. About Bytro Labs Bytro Labs GmbH is an award winning company, which develops and publishes technically sophisticated, browser-based and mobile online games. By now, the games have over 3 Million registered users and are available in fifteen different languages. Bytro Labs was founded in 2009 by Felix Faber, Tobias Kringe and Christopher Lörken. They were decorated as 'Founders of the Month' in June 2010 by the state of Baden-Württemberg and with the 'Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars' award by Deloitte in the fall of 2012. About Stillfront Group Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood, Dorado Games and PowerChallenge and the games Call of War, Supremacy 1914, Unravel, ManagerZone and Gladiator Online. The Group was formed in 2012 with a head office in Sweden and has operations in Sweden, Germany, Great Britain and Malta. Stillfront Group aims to become one of the leading game developers and publishers in Europe. Presscontact: press@bytro.com Phone: +49 (0) 40 36 90 54 05  

BYTRO LABS THIRTY KINGDOMS LAUNCH SUCCESSFUL

2014-12-01

Hamburg, Germany. Dec 1st, 2014 Today, online games developer Bytro Labs announced that the newest addition to its lineup: "Thirty Kingdoms" has had a successful initial launch and continues with strong growth into 2015! About Bytro Labs Bytro Labs GmbH is an award winning company, which develops and publishes technically sophisticated, browser-based and mobile online games. By now, the games have over 3 Million registered users and are available in fifteen different languages. Bytro Labs was founded in 2009 by Felix Faber, Tobias Kringe and Christopher Lörken. They were decorated as 'Founders of the Month' in June 2010 by the state of Baden-Württemberg and with the 'Technology Fast 50 Rising Stars' award by Deloitte in the fall of 2012. About Stillfront Group Stillfront Group is an independent games developer and games publisher with a portfolio of high quality games that build long player relationships. The Group includes Bytro Labs, Coldwood, Dorado Games and PowerChallenge and the games Call of War, Supremacy 1914, Unravel, ManagerZone and Gladiator Online. The Group was formed in 2012 with a head office in Sweden and has operations in Sweden, Germany, Great Britain and Malta. Stillfront Group aims to become one of the leading game developers and publishers in Europe. Presscontact: press@bytro.com  

GLADIATORS ONLINE OPEN BETA AFTER SUCCESSFUL EARLY ACCESS!

2014-11-26

Valletta, Malta. Nov 26th, 2014 Dorado Games, the Malta-based games developer (www.doradogames.com) and part of Stillfront Group, has just beta released its newest massively multiplayer game across all browsers, after two months of fruitful stealth mode early access development with the community. Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor brings the thrill and excitement of ancient blood-sports to the MMOG Colosseum – including their "Free-to-Die Permadeath Feature". Inspired by franchises such as Starz Spartacus: Blood and Sand(TM), the high-end 3D combat-management game hosts deadly arena fights for gold and fans, PvP swearing, and multiplayer slave auctioning. In Gladiators Online: Death Before Dishonor the players role is to become the top Lanista, or gladiator owner, in the Roman Empire. Starting with a small Ludus Gladiatorius, providing cheap entertainment to the people on the fringes of empire, he needs to train, heal and equip his gladiators so they stand a chance in the coming games. Gladiators Online is a manager type game where every detail counts – and the life of the players fighters depend on his economic decisions. Pitching player against player in deadly show-fights, gladiators will get wounded or even die in the arena – all to the greater glory and profit of the players House. Using the income from these games, players will be expanding their businesses, hiring expert staff, buying fresh talent, and creating a winning team to carry them all the way to the top – to Rome. From adjusting specific workout routines and specialized equipment giving the men an edge in the bloody sands, to hiring the right trainers and courtesans, the players job as Lanista will encompass all levels of planning and financing. Providing a level playing field with fair chances for all, Gladiator Online allows players to influence the show aspect of each fight through special skill driven quick time events, contesting the opposing players fans. The game matchmaking service ensures that all four gladiator classes are evenly paired within their ten game levels, matching and simulating a visceral 3D arena combat with repeatedly deadly outcome. From fans and riches to leaderboards and gladiator leagues players will be progressing through ten tiers of amazing new skills, staff and arenas, choosing from hundreds of items when upgrading and equipping their fighters. Journalists interested in further information or additional assets are welcome to contact Shuxian Guo, VP Biz Dev, by sending an email to info@doradogames.com. Members of the press are likewise encouraged to visit the following Hotlinks for recent news and updates: www.doradogames.com About Dorado Games Since 2007 Dorado Games is designing, developing and marketing digital online games with a focus on mid core players from all over the world via the internet and mobile devices. Collectively, the founders (Nick Porsche, Simon Dotschuweit) have worked on more than 60+ titles across all platforms. Nick’s latest success being the critically acclaimed MMO Battlestar Galactica Online with over 17M users, which was developed for Bigpoint in collaboration with Universal Studios. Dorado Games currently has offices in Malta, Hong Kong and Sweden, and is working with external partners in the US, Germany and Poland. About Stillfront Group Stillfront Group´s Business concept is to develop, publish and operate online social games, console/handheld games and digital entertainment. The company has offices in Umeå & Linköping, Sweden, Hamburg, Germany, Malta and Hong Kong, China with more than 50 full-time employees. Stillfront Group’s online gaming branch is a pioneer online game developer specializing in creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. Online activities also include social gaming community sites and MMO development. The console branch of the company Coldwood is producing blockbuster titles to the PS3, PC and Xbox platforms, with Publishers like Sony Entertainment. Presscontact: info@doradogames.com  

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