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"PT Boats: Knights of the Sea" is going DirectX 10!

Moscow– June 29, 2007: Akella announces that their naval simulator,“PT Boats: Knights of the Sea” will take advantage of DirectX 10.

The usage of DirectX 10 and latest NVIDIA GeForce graphics processors will make the visual experience even more realistic and exciting. The“PT Boats” development team is working closely with NVIDIA engineers to ensure for NVIDIA GeForce users to have the best possible gaming experience.

“NVIDIA’s GeForce 8 Series GPU’s are being used as the reference graphics platform for development and testing making many enhancements possible in the DirectX10 version”– says Anton Kaplanyan, the lead programmer of the game.

With“PT Boats: Knights of the Sea” Akella aims not only to hit the hardcore gamers, but also the casual ones, by means of variety in difficulty and multiplayer modes.“Delivering the gameplay with great visual and audio experience is the key challenge for PT Boats developers. We are sure that our participation in NVIDIA“The Way It’s Meant To Be Played” support program and enabling latest GPUs features on DirectX 10 and DirectX 9 platforms will make the game even brighter for all the naval game fans to enjoy”, says Dmitry Arkhipov, Akella Development CEO.

We are pleased to announce the first achievements of this cooperation that can be viewed in the PT Boats: Knights of the Sea DirectX 10 vs DirectX 9 movie (WMV, 98.8 MB) available at http://www.nzone.com/object/nzone_ptboats_videos.html.

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea

Genre: naval action simulator

Platform: PC

Developer and publisher in Russia&CIS: Akella

World publisher: TBD

Release date: Q4 2007

PT Boats: Knights of the Sea is a naval action simulator that places gamers in charge of a mosquito fleet of the Allied Forces, Russia or Germany during the height of World War II. Take command of a boat and control each member of the crew. Shoot down aircrafts using machineguns, torpedo hostile destroyers and supply ships. Plan your attacks in tactical mode, then switch to action mode and lead your fleet to the victory. In fact, you can do whatever it takes to accomplish your mission. While advancing in rank you’ll get more boats and warships under your command.

Fight versus real opponents in multiplayer game. Align with your friends to create the best ship crew ever and beat the rival team in a fair battle!

About NVIDIA

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About Akella

Akella, founded in 1993 and headquartered in Moscow, Russia is a leading Eastern European developer, publisher and distributor of PC, video games and multimedia products. Akella’s own distribution network is rapidly growing and, to date, it covers all the CIS countries. A true world leader in naval games development, Akella is committed to constant capacity building. Currently more than 250 qualified employees and top managers are engaged into increasing Akella’s position as a powerful, reliable and interesting partner for Russian and international companies. Akella’s shareholders include Quadriga Capital (EBRD fund) and Intel Capital. For more information, please, visit www.akella.com.

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