Category Archives: Russia
Wed, Sep 16, 2009 | 17:19 BST
A government-backed program for the game industry is to be implemented by the end of October in Russian, just before the very first developer’s conference is to take place in Dubna, which is in the Moscow Provence.
Called the National Russian Association of Game Industry, it along with the All-Russian Conference on Game Industry, are striving to pit Russia as a nation of global game development and are using the conference as a way to reach out to the gaming industry as a whole.
The Federal Agency for Management of Special Economic Zones, the State Academy of Innovations, and the Ministry of Education and Science of the Russian Federation announced the event which takes place October 27-29.
More through Gamasutra.
Mon, Jul 06, 2009 | 12:22 BST
Russian cosplayers have taken the entire concept to a ludicrous level yet again, this time “doing” Fallout 3 with an OCD-level of dedication. Check out a ton of shots of the Brotherhood of Steel and other people that should have stayed in a videogame walking round abandoned eastern locales on English Russia.
The last game to get this style of treatment from the Russian mentalists was S.T.A.L.K.E.R. They may have been Ukranian, though. We don’t want to offend anyone. Especially not this lot.
Fri, Feb 06, 2009 | 06:55 GMT
EA’s released Warhammer Online in Russia, as confirmed by this press release.
“‘WAR is Everywhere’, and now that WAR has launched in Russia, that statement rings even more true than before,” said Mythic boss Mark Jacobs.
“We encourage gamers throughout Russia to take up the cause, and fight alongside their friends on the front lines of the definitive RvR experience!”
The release should hopefully bolster what appears to be a dwindling userbase for the MMO.
Tue, Nov 11, 2008 | 15:39 GMT
Codemasters is to translate all its major upcoming games into Russian as part of a “global drive,” the firm announced today.
Rise of the Argonauts, Damnation and Operation Flashpoint 2: Dragon Rising are all getting the Cyrillic treatment.
“Codemasters has targeted Russia as a front-line territory, key to our overall EMEA strategy” said Codemasters’ Axel Herr, probably while thumping a table.
“Localisation and tailoring of content is key to our emerging market strategy and Codemasters is keen to continue leading the charge in these fast-evolving markets.”
Press release after the link.
Thu, Aug 14, 2008 | 10:44 BST
Codemasters Online has inked a deal that will see Game Factory Interactive publish NetDevil MMO Jumpgate Evolution in Russia.
No release date’s been given. Read the press release after the break to check we’re not lying.
Thu, Aug 07, 2008 | 09:41 BST
MCV’s reporting that World of Warcraft and the Burning Crusade expansion have launched in Russia.
Blizzard announced only last week that the game was to hit Russia in August.
“The launch of the Russian-language version reflects our continuing commitment to make World of Warcraft even more accessible for gamers throughout the world,” said Blizzard boss Mike Morhaime.
“We also hope that providing a fully localised version of the game will further enhance the gameplay experience for our enthusiastic Russian community.”
More through the link.
Thu, Jul 31, 2008 | 18:52 BST
Both Funcom and Blizzard have announced Russian release dates for their spearhead MMOs today, with Age of Conan hitting the country in “late 2008″ and WoW getting all vodkarish in August.
The new WoW release is the fifth European-language version, complementing the existing English, French, German, and Spanish versions. More here.
Age of Conan is to be distributed in Russia by 1C. More on GameDaily.
Sat, Apr 12, 2008 | 19:30 BST
Valve’s upcoming zombie shooter, Left 4 Dead, will be released in Russia thanks to a partnership between the US company and local distributor Akella.
“Left 4 Dead is Valve’s attempt to fill gamers’ desire for a dynamic and engaging co-operative action experience,” said Doug Lombardi, VP of marketing at Valve. “This has been validated by the press, who are calling it one of the most anticipated titles of the year. We will be working closely with Akella as we prepare the launch of Left 4 Dead in one of today’s fastest growing gaming markets”.
The game launches worldwide this autumn. Press release after the link.
Sat, Feb 02, 2008 | 21:29 GMT
MMO developer Turbine’s done a deal with IT Territory to distribute Lord of the Rings Online in Russia and Eastern Europe. The game, currently operating in the US, Europe, Australia, New Zealand and Japan, is the well-received online adaptation of Tolkien’s fantasy epic. Who knew Russians were bang into trolls? Turbine did, obviously.
No dates have been given for the new language releases, and no other details related to the current game were given in the press release. An official figure for those playing LotRO has been nonexistent since it launched in 2006. Codemasters Online Gaming, the title’s publisher in Europe, has been careful to never release a figure for reasons best known to itself. Probably best to not wave your willy in the face of the 10 million figure for WoW, right?
Lotro will be a big part of Connect 2008 in March, so expect more things hobbit then.