TOWSON, MD April 5, 2011– IGS Software has announced that it has entered into a partnership with Iceberg Interactive, of Haarlem, The Netherlands, to become the exclusive North American publisher of Ship Simulator 2008 Collector’s Edition, which was originally created by Dutch developer VSTEP. The Ship Simulator series is the most realistic product of its kind ever created.
Ship Simulator 2008 Collector’s Edition ? includes both Ship Simulator 2008 and the official Ship Simulator 2008 Add-On: New Horizons , which features exciting online and LAN multiplayer missions. The Collector's Edition is also packed with unique bonus material such as a 70+ page Captain's Journal of references and the“ Making of” video, which gives players the opportunity to sneak a peek behind the scenes during the creation of the series
Ship Simulator 2008 Collector’s Edition allows users to take control of a wide array of ship types - from massive cargo ships and ferries, to speedboats, yachts, water taxis and even the mighty Titanic. Players can sail into exciting international harbors such as San Francisco, Rotterdam, New York, Southampton, Marseille, Hamburg and others.? Extremely entertaining– but far more than a game -- Ship Simulator 2008 Collector’s Edition challenges armchair captains to maneuver their vessels of all sorts across the ocean and through crowded ports around the world.? The game will be available in popular software retail outlets across the United States as of April 26, 2011.
“With the unfortunate closing of Lighthouse -- the original North American? publisher of the Ship Simulator 2008 – we felt that this fine product never got the publicity and distribution it deserved, and we are delighted to be able to help our partner Iceberg Interactive with its re-release,” said IGS CEO and founder, Paul Lombardi.?“With the addition of the exciting new features found only in this Collector’s Edition , we feel that anyone with an interest in ships will be extremely pleased with this product.”
? Key Ship Simulator 2008 Features Include:
• Choose to take the helm of 24 vessels, ranging from superfast personal watercraft and powerboats to tugboats, to supertankers-- or even the legendary S.S. Titanic!
• Walk around on board any ship and examine everything in minute detail
• Sail through some of the world's most famous and detailed ports and locations, including Rotterdam, San Francisco and Marseille, or take on the wild storms of the open sea
• Sail together with your friends and other Ship Simulator fans in online multiplayer mode
• Customize gameplay to suit your skill level, from Beginner to Advanced.
•? Includes fast pick-up&play missions for the gamer, to extremely realistic simulation missions for real captains!
• Make use of advanced instruments aboard and experience the impressively realistic handling characteristics of each unique ship
Founded by game industry veteran Paul Lombardi in 2000, co-founder of Interactive Magic and an early member of the legendary Microprose team,? IGS Software has risen to fame over the past several years with popular game title such as Sail Simulator 2011 Deluxe Edition, MMO Fallen Earth,? and PC titles Gun Ship , Battle Squadron, F-15 Strike Eagle, Restaurant Empire, Commander-in-Chief?and the X3 series.? IGS has successfully published products including sports simulators, flight simulators, and science fiction-based games for over a decade.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive ( www.iceberg-interactive.com) is an independent videogame publisher founded by an international group of? games industry veterans, that recognises quality games and their audiences. With key offices in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, Iceberg has both a firm footing in, and a firm eye on, the? vibrant European games market.? We know where the market is headed and we adapt. We have partners everywhere.? Hence why Iceberg is a great destination for PC game developers looking to bring their products to market, bricks and mortar or digital. Iceberg is currently among the market leaders for the following? PC game genres: simulators, adventure, strategy and MMO/action games.
VSTEP develops professional simulators for fire-fighters and nautical training. Since its inception in 2002, VSTEP has completed 32 training simulators for customers like the Royal Dutch Navy, the Port of Rotterdam, Falck/Nutec, and the Dutch Railways. VSTEP's experience and core technology from these projects has been adapted to deliver a "true to their roots" simulator for the home PC user. In 2006, VSTEP amazed the simulation community with its revolutionary? Ship Simulator ? game. www.vstep.nl.
IGS Sales Contact:? Paul Lombardi, CEO IGS Software, at 419- 853-7349, or email to Igsgames@aol.com.
Media Contact:? Bruce Milligan:? Bruce@igs-games.com
IGS Website: http://www.igs-games.com
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