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    Paradox Interactive Acquires Strategy Developer AGEOD

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    Paradox Interactive Acquires Strategy Developer AGEOD


    NEW YORK – December 17, 2009 - Paradox Interactive, the leading PC strategy publisher, announced today that it has acquired full ownership of AGE Studio, parent company of renowned French development studio AGEOD. This acquisition merges two titans of the strategy gaming community and adds a variety of upcoming titles to the expanding Paradox Interactive portfolio.


    “We have played and enjoyed AGEOD’s titles for years and greatly respect what they have achieved as a development studio. We see this acquisition as an opportunity to make AGEOD’s titles accessible to a wider audience on the global market,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive. “AGEOD will continue to operate as a self-run partner studio, with its own line of products based on the AGE-engine and its own development team while Paradox will assist with our publishing resources and networks,” Wester continued.

    “This alliance will allow AGEOD to expand our audience and availability via Paradox’s worldwide network as well as obtain skills and expertise that our limited means prevented us to achieve on our own,” Philippe Thibaut, lead game designer and co-founder of AGEOD noted. “We will concentrate on our core expertise of product development and be able to offer our customers brand new strategy games as early as 2010, with the same level of care and dedication that we have for the past 5 years.”

    Philippe Malacher, Head of Development and co-founder of AGEOD, added, “We are confident that, ultimately, all strategy game customers will be the primary beneficiaries of this partnership that will allow us to build more extensively on our past successes and on Paradox’s invaluable preponderance on the marketplace.”

    The first title to release under this new alliance is Rise of Prussia, scheduled for a Q1, 2010 release. For more information, please visit www.ParadoxPlaza.com, follow us on twitter @pdxinteractive.com or join the community on our Facebook fan page.
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    Great move. I relish the day I see Frederik shaking the hand of Sid Meier with the headlines

    "Paradox Interactive Acquires Civilization Series"

    Then it shall become "Johan Andersson's Civilization 5" :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by PANGI View Post
    my nightmares have come true
    Sorry to hear that.

    Personally, I think this is a very good match for all involved

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolt View Post
    Great move. I relish the day I see Frederik shaking the hand of Sid Meier with the headlines

    "Paradox Interactive Acquires Civilization Series"
    Ahem. I think that would excite me just a little too much...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    Sorry to hear that.

    Personally, I think this is a very good match for all involved
    Good to have you back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    Sorry to hear that.

    Personally, I think this is a very good match for all involved
    I hope so...i hope AGEOD will only benefit from this and keep up its superb work as so far.
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    As the communique says... Same people, same line of products, same game engine ... No reason to fear the worst. And perhaps this time our great games at AGEOD will be known throughout the solar system, or even multiverse!

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    This is going to take some getting used to, I have to say.
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    Welcome aboard
    I figured I would see this one day, and if it helps you guys at AGEOD sell some more games, then I'm all for it.

    But we want rafiki back. I'm surprised Paradox did not put that in the contract.
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    I don't know.

    Just felt appropriate somehow.
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    Does this mean Paradox will one day take over EA?

    Can we expect "alternative history sports games" one day?



    I see (in french) that AGEOD has quite a few titles I recognise, nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dr. Zoidberg View Post
    Welcome aboard
    I figured I would see this one day, and if it helps you guys at AGEOD sell some more games, then I'm all for it.

    But we want rafiki back. I'm surprised Paradox did not put that in the contract.
    You should be happy, you got a double combo... AGEOD bought by Paradox and rafiki is back... you can't complain...
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    Great move. And definitely better than the other way round.
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    First AGEOD, next...the world?

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    Wow! Great news on a great purchase. PI has become a strategy giant indeed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mikebloke View Post
    Does this mean Paradox will one day take over EA?

    Can we expect "alternative history sports games" one day?
    I for one would like to beat ze germans on my xbox in "Summer Olympics: 1936"

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    Quote Originally Posted by rafiki View Post
    Hehe, but I *am* here, aren't I
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