KOCH MEDIA EXTENDS COOPERATION WITH PUBLISHER KALYPSO MEDIA
Extensive Global Physical Publishing Agreement Signed
Sydney, Australia, March 31, 2020 – Koch Media and Kalypso Media extend their partnership and team up for a global physical publishing agreement. Building on a long-lasting relationship in the physical business sector throughout Germany, Austria, Switzerland, France, Belgium, Netherlands and Luxemburg, both companies reach new heights in their partnership by adding new markets and channels to the agreement. The Koch Media Group will take responsibility for all sales and retail marketing-related activities across the EMEA region, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand, as well as the Americas.
The agreement covers the full pipeline of products from independent strategy specialist Kalypso Media, including titles such as Port Royale 4, Spacebase Startopia, Dungeons 3, as well as the Nintendo Switch editions of Tropico 6, Railway Empire and Commandos 2 – HD Remaster, and many more.
“We are delighted to extend our partnership with Kalypso. Their rich and deep games line-up as well as the overall product quality of their games are a welcome addition to our retail offering across all our markets and territories. This wide-reaching and long-term business partnership leverages Koch Media`s strength and leading position in global partner publishing. All our teams are excited and looking forward to support the strong games from Kalypso with all our expertise”, states Dr. Klemens Kundratitz, CEO at Koch Media GmbH.
Simon Hellwig, founder and CEO of the Kalypso Media Group GmbH, adds: “Working with Koch Media has been beneficial for both businesses for more than 10 years now and the amicable partnership between the companies will be further strengthened with our most advanced cooperation to date. The increased scope in terms of territories, number of products and platforms is a good indicator of how much Kalypso Media has grown in recent years. This new distribution agreement will allow us to focus even more on the development and publishing of great strategy and simulation games thanks to Koch Media’s expertise in all relevant physical retail channels.”
About the Kalypso Media Group
Kalypso Media Group GmbH is a fully independent publisher, developer and marketer of interactive entertainment software with 100 employees in 8 locations in Germany, England and the United States, including Kasedo Games, Kalypso Media’s digital-first label, and three development studios – Realmforge Studios (Munich), Gaming Minds Studios (Gütersloh) and a third, as-yet-unnamed studio to be opened in 2020 (Greater Frankfurt area).
Specializing in developing strategy games for a global audience on all modern platforms, Kalypso Media’s IP portfolio includes the full rights to the Tropico series, Commandos, Port Royale, Dungeons, Sudden Strike, and Railway Empire. Kalypso Media’s recent releases are Commandos 2 – HD Remaster and Praetorians – HD Remaster. Upcoming releases include Railway Empire – Nintendo Switch™ Edition, Immortal Realms: Vampire Wars, Spacebase Startopia and Port Royale 4. Kasedo Games’ upcoming titles include Filament, Distant Kingdoms and console versions of Warhammer 40,000: Mechanicus.
More information about the Kalypso Media Group is available at www.kalypsomedia.com.
About Koch Media
Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (games, films and software). The company’s own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, North America and Australia. The Koch Media group has more than 20 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one publishing partner in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Kaspersky Labs, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Milestone, Sega, Square Enix, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarter in Höfen, Austria Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux, Australia, Czech Republic, Poland and the United States.