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Akella to Publish in Russia

Posted by Jon Wood on Oct 20, 2005  | Comments

Akella to Publish in Russia - MMORPG.com

Pirates of the Burning Sea comes to Russia!

Akella to publish innovative MMORPG as Corsairs Online

(Seattle, October 20) Independent developer Flying Lab Software announced today a publishing agreement with Akella, Russia’s premier company for interactive gaming. Under the terms of the agreement, Akella obtained the exclusive publishing rights for the Russian Federation and CIS territories. Akella will release Flying Lab’s game Pirates of the Burning Sea under the title Corsairs Online in 2006, tying it to Akella’s Corsairs brand, well known throughout Russia. The agreement covers the complete Russian localization, the launch of localized game servers and further support by Akella for the territory.

“We have worked with Akella from the start of the project,” noted Flying Lab Executive Producer Russell Williams. “Their artists have modeled all of our gorgeous ships, drawing on their extensive nautical experience with titles like Pirates of the Caribbean and Sea Dogs. We’re very pleased to be working with them now as our Russian publisher.”

Since 1993, Akella has led the Russian entertainment software industry as both developer and publisher with a particular emphasis on sailing games. Their forthcoming titles include Captain Blood, Age of Pirates, PT Boats: Knights of the Sea, and Swashbucklers: Blue & Grey.

“The massive multiplayer games market in Russia is on the verge of explosive growth,” said Andrey Batanoff, leader of Akella Online, Akella’s online gaming branch, “and we’re constantly looking for the best MMORPG’s to deliver to Russian gamers. Pirates of the Burning Sea is a perfect example.”

Pirates of the Burning Sea is an MMORPG of naval combat and adventure in the Caribbean of 1720. Developed by Flying Lab Software, this title is now accepting applications for beta testing this fall at www.burningsea.com.

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