A Vampyre Story
's publisher has a name today, the Germany based Crimson Cow
. While the publisher's CEO is noticeably not a self-proclaimed doctor, it does have some things going for it, such as having an actual and respected history of producing adventure games. Check out their site
for a tiny bit of info. It's confirmed that Crimson Cow has the worldwide publishing rights. The speculative release for the game right now is Q4 2007. A Halloween release, perhaps? Anywho, keep your eye on both companies, as we're sure to be hearing more as production kicks into high gear.<:MORENEWS:>
Here's the press release from Crimson Cow's English language site
:Crimson Cow and Autumn Moon Entertainment sign worldwide publishing deal
The Hamburg-based publisher Crimson Cow today announced that a publishing agreement has been signed between Autumn Moon Entertainment and Crimson Cow. Through the agreement, Crimson Cow has secured the worldwide rights to the adventure "A Vampyre Story" which is currently under development by Autumn Moon Entertainment. Both companies are pleased to be able to pool their many years of experience in the creation and publication of excellent adventures.
?A Vampyre Story? has been written by Bill Tiller, the founder of Autumn Moon Entertainment. A former employee of Lucas Arts, Tiller won himself a place in the hearts of adventure fans through his work on titles such as Steven Spielberg's The Dig, the legendary The Curse of Monkey Island, and Indiana Jones. A Vampyre Story combines modern 3D animations with the qualities of classic 2D adventures and exceptional style.
The point-and-click adventure "A Vampyre Story" tells the story of the beautiful, gifted opera singer Mona De Lafitte, whose life is brought to an abrupt end by a vampire baron named Shrowdy von Kiefer. Henceforth, she is doomed to a miserable existence as the unwilling companion of the vampire in his gloomy castle. Fate smiles on her briefly when her undead captor is destroyed. Seizing the opportunity, Mona runs away from Baron von Kiefer and tries to fulfill her dream of singing at the Paris Opera. Accompanied by her mischievous bat Froderick, Mona must face a number of challenges in her odyssey and learn not only to accept her vampire nature, but also to use the abilities she has acquired to her advantage.
Karsten Otto, managing director of Crimson Cow GmbH, is looking forward to the release next year: "We are convinced that an outstanding interactive story and excellent art design are at the heart of every exceptional game. A Vampyre Story embodies both, and we are proud to be able to contribute to the worldwide revival of the unique, exciting experience of the adventure genre in 2007."
Bill Tiller, CEO and Creative Director of Autumn Moon Entertainment, is also pleased about the deal: "My long-standing experience in this industry has taught me above all: Key to the success of any production is a team that believes in the project from day one, and that can focus all of its know-how and passion. Only then does a great idea become a great game! In Crimson Cow we have found just the right partner, and together we will publish an absolutely top product.?
For more information about A Vampyre Story as well as the first images, please visit the official AVS teaser site http://www.amegames.com/vs/
About Crimson Cow:
Crimson Cow was founded in 2002 in Hamburg (Germany) and is a publisher of high quality, sophisticated interactive entertainment. Among other titles, Crimson Cow has the German licenses for the enormously successful "Runaway" (2002) and the innovative "Fenimore Fillmore: Wanted" (2004), both of which contributed significantly to the revival of the adventure genre. Since the foundation of Crimson Cow, approx. 10 titles have been published or are in preparation, including the undisputed market leader in cycling games, the "Pro Cycling Manager" series. For more information and contact details, please visit www.crimsoncowgames.com
About Autumn Moon Entertainment:
Founded in 2004, privately owned Autumn Moon Entertainment, LLC develops original entertainment products for computer, console, and other media. Autumn Moon's main focus is on creating beautifully rendered and funny linear games with complex and intriguing stories for audiences looking for an alternative to main stream games. The company's goal is to combine the traditional story telling style of Disney animated movies, with the humor and game play of Lucas Arts' early adventure games, and combined with our own unique senilities to create a fun and fulfilling entertainment experience. Autumn Moon's production team consists of experienced entertainment veterans, many of whom worked at Lucas Arts and other leading studios. The talented AME team is very passionate, intelligent, hard working, and funny, with a lot of experience in creating dramatic entertainment, including plays, games, animated movies, books, live action movies and comic books. Autumn Moon's founder, Bill Tiller, has consistently won awards and rave reviews for his work on such Lucas Arts titles as Steven Spielberg's The Dig, Rebel Assault, The Curse of Monkey Island, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Guild Wars, and EA's The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers.