-- Wins two of the most prestigious gaming awards --
Durham, USA– August 24th, 2007– Funcom and Eidos’ highly anticipated massively multiplayer online game‘Age of Conan: Hyborian Adventures’ has been awarded the prestigious, official‘Best Online Game of the Show’ award at the Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany. The trade show is one of the largest gaming conventions in the world and by far the largest in Europe, with all of the major upcoming game titles represented.
The award was won in competition with online games from all genres and across all platforms, and was presented by a jury consisting of gaming industry press and mainstream press.
Funcom and Eidos are also very proud to have won the OMEGA award for“Best Online Game”, presented by a German online games magazine association made up of the most important gaming media in Germany; including two of the largest gaming web sites. Other nominees for this award included:‘Warhammer Online’,‘Hellgate: London’ and‘Unreal Tournament 3’.
“This is a great honor to everyone working on‘Age of Conan’,” says Funcom CEO Trond Arne Aas.“These awards really show that our massive efforts are paying off and that the public, the press and the industry are recognizing the very strong qualities of the game.”
‘Age of Conan’ is heavily represented at this year’s Games Convention. The game is being shown in the Microsoft area, the Eidos area and behind closed doors to select press. Funcom is showing all new content, including player-versus-player sieges and mini-games.
“Siege warfare and player-versus-player battles are some of the most anticipated features in‘Age of Conan’,” says Game Director Gaute Godager.“We recognize the tremendous importance that Games Convention has in the industry and that is why we chose this to be the arena for first showing off these features, letting gamers play player-versus-player for the first time.”
‘Age of Conan’ is consistently mentioned as one of the most anticipated PC games in development. It has received numerous magazine covers and awards, including 'Best MMO of E3' awards from IGN, GameSpot, GameSpy and Yahoo.‘Age of Conan’ is a key title in Microsoft's Games for Windows line-up, as well as being a showcase DirectX 10 title for nVidia. The game is currently in general Beta and you can sign up at www.ageofconan.com.
ABOUT FUNCOM - Funcom is an independent developer and publisher of online games for PC, consoles and mobile platforms. Funcom has provided outstanding entertainment since 1993 and continues to expand its track-record of more than twenty released games. Recent titles include 'The Longest Journey', 'Anarchy Online' and 'Dreamfall: The Longest Journey'. For corporate information please visit http://www.funcom.com. For information about Funcom games visit http://www.anarchy-online.com http://www.dreamfall.com, http://www.darkdaysarecoming.com or http://www.ageofconan.com. Funcom is listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange under the ticker FUNCOM.
ABOUT EIDOS INTERACTIVE LTD - Eidos Interactive Ltd is part of SCi Entertainment Group Plc (SEG) one of the world's leading publishers and developers of entertainment software. Eidos consists of publishing operations across Europe and the US and several development studios including Crystal Dynamics, IO Interactive, Beautiful Game Studios, Eidos Hungary, Eidos Sweden and Pivotal Games. The Group has a valuable combined portfolio of intellectual property including: Tomb Raider, Hitman, Deus Ex, Championship Manager, Carmageddon, Battlestations Midway, the Conflict series and Just Cause. Some of the titles currently in development include: Kane&Lynch: Dead Men, Crossfire, Highlander and Age of Conan.
ABOUT CONAN PROPERTIES INTERNATIONAL LLC - Conan Properties International LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Paradox Entertainment Inc., controls rights to Conan, many associated characters and the Hyborian world, as created by Robert E. Howard and various rights expanded upon by acclaimed authors and artists. Many consider Conan to be the world's best-known fantasy character. For more information about Conan Properties International LLC, visit http://www.conan.com. For information about Paradox Entertainment Inc., visit http://www.paradox-entertainment.com.
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