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SAGA Online - Manage, Trade, Fight

The free-to-play real-time strategy game SAGA Online from Silverlode Interactive is set in a continuous online world with a traditional fantasy setting populated by characters such as elves, orcs, dragons, dwarfs, and giants. Players get to create their own realms and do battle or trade with one another. Two main aspects dominate gameplay in SAGA Online.

The first is the management of one or several nations. When managing nations, players can examine the situation of their people, determine activities for peasants and workers, and trade resources, troops, and spells at the market. Players of SAGA Online also get to organize in guilds in order to support each other and take part in guild wars that yield many new resources for the victors.

The second great aspect of SAGA Online is found on the battlefield. Here, players send their units to take part in massive online combat, as seen in LAN games or the online battles of most RTS games.

Every SAGA Online user can create up to five nations with his or her account. However, collector's cards, which hold troops or spells, are assigned to the player's nations individually. Thus, a card assigned to nation A is not available for any of the player's other nations. This means commanders have to disband an active army before they can use this particular card for any of their other nations. As the game progresses, troops gain experience. Battles make them stronger, improve their skills and lead to new armor and weapons. Players can purchase booster packs in order to add to their forces. These packs remain the user's property, but can be exchanged with other SAGA Online players for troops or resources. Moreover, armies can be adjusted to suit a particular nation type, which is determined individually at the start of the game. Players choose from among various available troops and spells compatible with their nations to find the ideal combination.

For more information on SAGA Online, or to sign up for the current Open Beta, please visit the official website www.playsaga.eu.

The SAGA Online World is a traditional fantasy setting with characters like elves, orcs, dragons, dwarves and giants. In the free massively multiplayer online real-time strategy game, players create their own kingdom, battle or negotiate with each other and can cooperatively complete quests with friends in order to earn experience and loot. The free to play MMORTS SAGA Online offers, among other things, over 1000 quests as well as six fractions, each with its own unique units and individual playing style. SAGA Online features many of the success factors of massively multiplayer online games: thus there are guilds, raids, a live auction house for exchanging cards, equipment upgrades, collaborative team quests, looting of treasures and so on. This combines the game with real-time strategy features, like city planning, resource management and warfare. At the same time, SAGA Online, unlike many other real-time strategy games, is set in a persistent world that never rests– not even when the player logs off.

About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires. Deep Silver products are designed to equally appeal to pros and beginners, children and adults.

Deep Silver has published more than 100 games since 2003, including S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky, the Chernobyl shooter, and the X series of space combat trading games. Plus own brands like the action role-playing game Sacred 2: Fallen Angel, the Horse Life series of horse simulations, the survival horror game Cursed Mountain and the role-playing game Risen. Furthermore, in March 2010 there followed the action adventure game adaptation of the popular TV series Prison Break on PS3, Xbox 360 and PC. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Nintendo, Mindscape, Dark Energy, Asylum, bitComposer, Kaspersky Labs, Nero, Cyberlink, Cakewalk, Gotham New Media, Accountz, Tuneup Utilities, AVG Technologies, Mr Site, and many more. Headquartered in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in United Kingdom, France, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the USA. www.kochmedia.com

About Silverlode

Silverlode Interactive is a growing game studio outside Salt Lake City, Utah, founded by movie industry professionals. Silverlode’s flagship title, SAGA, is set to revolutionize RTS gaming.

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For further information please contact

Racheal Phillips

Community and Online Entertainment Manager

R.phillips@kochmedia.com

If you are interested in a SAGA Online partnership, e.g. a revenue share model, please contact: Rachel Phillips at r.phillips@kochmedia.com

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