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remote control productions expands developer network with shareholding in TG Nord

TG North is part of the rcp family

PRESS RELEASE

Hannover/Munich, July 27th, 2012–Munich-based production house remote control productions GmbH expands its existing developer network with an investment in the browser game specialist TG Nord GmbH, Hannover. With this opportunity TG Nord will be able to use the services provided by remote control as a professional service provider in the area of producing, creative services and business development. Furthermore TG Nord will be able to take advantage of remote control production’s game developer network, comprised of 8 studios so far, to use resources optimally and exploit synergies within the network.

The development studio was founded in 2007 and consists of extremely experienced Flash-specialists who have grown into an interdisciplinary, agile team. Their first browser game– the hotel manager "Wewaii"–appeared in 2009 and has won several awards including“browser game of 2010” at the“German Computer Games Award” and“Best Game: Tycoon” from“MMO of the Year 2011”.

Bj?rn Lilleike, Managing Director at TG Nord GmbH:„We look forward to working with rcp, especially with their business development professionals. Our goal is to acquire new partners in international markets and to develop further opportunities in Germany for our future projects. Enormously important for us are creative suggestions that arise through the dialogue with studios in the rcp network.”

Hendrik Lesser, Managing Director of remote control productions GmbH:„With TG North, we gain a very experienced partner with a focus on strategy games in the lucrative field of the browser games business. TG Nord are not only present but also successful and we’re looking forward to working with them on their new innovative titles. The technical and production-related knowledge that TG Nord has collected during the development of Wewaii adds to the experience our teams collected and is of great importance for mutual growth. Finding new partners for the rcp network, remains strategically vital and exciting!"

About TG Nord GmbH

The TG Nord GmbH is a development studio for browser based online games. In August 2009 the hotel manager game“Wewaii” was published jointly with Travian Games GmbH and won several awards from 2009 to 2011, like the“German Computer Games Award” in the category“Best Online Game”.“Wewaii” is available free to play in several languages at www.wewaii.com.

Despite all the passion for the game itself TG North is a team using a very effective development process. Through agile and interdisciplinary team organization a high productivity and a high product quality is achieved.

Managing Director and Producer Bj?rn Lilleike started his games career in 1997 as a game designer for“Port Royale” and“Vermeer”. He worked as a senior game designer for the award-winning game“Anno 1701”.

Lead Game Designer Hans-Arno Wegner worked for games developers since 1995. He was Creative Director and Lead Game Designer for the critically acclaimed Action-RPGs“Sacred” and“Sacred 2”.

For further information: http://www.tg-nord.com

https://www.facebook.com/wewaiinews

About remote control productions GmbH remote control productions GmbH is an independent, internationally active production house, with an emphasis on mediation, development and production of entertainment software. With its extensive experience and far-reaching contacts, remote control productions acts as an important interface between developers, publishers, distributors and investors. Along with the services in the central areas of expertise such as business development, producing, sales, creative services and research, remote control is increasing its focus on developing, planning and designing its own projects. Among those projects are creations of new IPs, as well as company founding and the support of start-up teams where remote control provides not just strategic advice, but carries out operational tasks in order to ensure success. The production house was founded in 2005. Partners and customers of rcp are ProSiebenSat.1 Digital, Bigpoint, Ubisoft, Ravensburger Digital, BummFilm, dtp Entertainment, Take2 (selection).

For further information: http://www.r-control.de

http://www.facebook.com/remote.control.productions

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