astragon to Show Several New Sims at Gamescom

Monday, August 8th, 2016

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Firefighting Simulator

astragon are going to have an exciting show of games at Gamescom 2016 with several new sim titles. The one I’d like to focus on today is the Firefighter Simulation that is set to release sometime in 2017 for PC. You can read more about them all in the first press email below.

In an additional press release (also below) astragon announces Rosenbauer as first official partner for Firefighting Simulator. Now this is important because Rosenbauer is the is one of the world’s three largest manufacturers of fire-service vehicles. So they know what they are doing! In an interview with Scott Oyen of Rosenbauer America (which you can read in whole at the bottom of this article in the 2nd press release) they talk about the importance of realism.

What are the most important aspects of a firefighting simulation game in your opinion?

Scott: Being as close to real-life experience as possible. Astragon was very detailed about making sure all the buttons and switches did in the game exactly what they do in real-life.

I personally cannot wait to see how they integrate everything, and am hoping the realism continues into the daily actions as well as the vehicles.

PRESS RELEASE


Tractors, Excavators, Fire engines – and Syberia 3

astragon to show an exciting new range of games at gamescom 2016 in Cologne

Moenchengladbach/Germany, July 14th, 2016 – Numerous novelties, a broad range of exclusive materials and exciting first looks into the gameplay of several new simulation games, adventures and strategy titles will await visitors of publisher astragon Entertainment at gamescom 2016 in Cologne this August.

Next to Farming Simulator 17 by developer GIANTS Software, which will be released on PC and consoles this fall, there will be first insights into the gameplay of Construction Simulator 2 for mobile devices by the weltenbauer. developer studio.  With Transport Fever, the official successor of 2014’s Train Fever by Urban Games, as well as the business simulation Industry Manger – Future Technologies there will be two new economic simulations to be seen at the show.

World exclusive will be a first look into the gameplay of Firefighting Simulator, set to be released in 2017, and the industrial fishing simulation Fishing: Barents Sea. Fans of virtual police scenarios can be looking forward to astragon’s strategy game Police Tactics – Imperio as well as another exciting game, which will be officially announced shortly.

Friends of gripping adventure stories will be happy to see some fresh impressions of the long-awaited adventure games Syberia 3 and Yesterday Origins. Fast paced-racing action will be the motto of Moto Racer 4.

Media representatives and trade visitors will be able to obtain a general overview of the astragon portfolio during the official press conference on Wednesday, August 17th 2016. Place and date of the press conference will be announced shortly.

For in-depth insights into the games, developer interviews or face-to-face meetings with the astragon PR and marketing team, please do not hesitate to book an appointment via jeannine@freshpr.net. We are looking forward to meeting you in Cologne!

About astragon Entertainment GmbH and astragon Sales & Services GmbH

The astragon Entertainment GmbH and the astragon Sales & Services GmbH have emerged as the core of the newly created astragon group formerly consisting of the two games publishers astragon Software GmbH (founded in 2000) and rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (founded in 1998) in July 2015. Today, the astragon group is the second largest producer and marketer of computer games in Germany (number of units CD-ROM/DVD as per GfK Media Control, complete annual evaluation 2015).

The main focus of the group’s product range lies with casual games and technical simulation games for PC. Adventure games and economy simulations complement astragon’s diverse portfolio. The popular game series “Big Fish Games“, “play+smile“ and “Best of Simulations“ form three strong umbrella brands by astragon in retail market. Additionally to the distribution to retail partners in the German language area by the astragon Sales & Services GmbH, products are also marketed internationally under license and via download by the astragon Entertainment GmbH. Games for consoles, mobile devices as well as smartphones and tablets complete astragons product range. For more information, please visit www.astragon-entertainment.de.

PRESS RELEASE


astragon announces Rosenbauer as first official partner for Firefighting Simulator

Moenchengladbach/Germany, August 5, 2016 – astragon Entertainment GmbH and Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware are very happy to announce an official partnership with Rosenbauer, the world’s largest manufacturer of fire brigade equipment, today.

Their upcoming simulation highlight Firefighting Simulator is currently in development for PC using the Unreal® Engine 4 and will let the player slip into the role of an US firefighter. In this capacity he will face many gripping challenges, save lives and prevent calamities.

In addition to a broad range of partially licensed equipment, virtual firemen can look especially forward to originally licensed Rosenbauer America fire engines such as the faithfully recreated TP3 Pumper®.

Find the Firefighting Simulator: Rosenbauer TP3 Pumper® reveal trailer here on YouTube: https://youtu.be/n1mL72BwQuI

Interview with Scott Oyen of Rosenbauer America:

What has led to the cooperation with astragon’s Firefighting Simulator game?

Scott: astragon is a world-class simulation software developer/design firm. Rosenbauer America receives many requests to cooperate on special projects, however Astragon have demonstrated they protect our brand identity and make life-like simulations.

What are the most important aspects of a firefighting simulation game in your opinion?

Scott: Being as close to real-life experience as possible. Astragon was very detailed about making sure all the buttons and switches did in the game exactly what they do in real-life.

Are you already looking forward to seeing players engage with officially licensed Rosenbauer fire engines such as the TP3 pumper in Firefighting Simulator?

Scott: Rosenbauer is ecstatic about the new simulation software featuring the TP3 pumper and we’ll likely be engaged playing the game ourselves.

What makes the Rosenbauer TP3 pumper so special?

Scott: The TP3 for Rosenbauer is the culmination of a fully Rosenbauer built fire apparatus, from the chassis, body, and even the fire pump is produced by Rosenbauer, which in the US fire market is unheard-of from a truck manufacturer.

The release of Firefighting Simulator for PC is planned for 2017.

For more information please visit:

Homepage: www.firefighting-simulator.com

Facebook: www.facebook.com/FirefightingSimulator

Twitter: www.twitter.com/FirefightingSim

 

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About astragon Entertainment GmbH and astragon Sales & Services GmbH

The astragon Entertainment GmbH and the astragon Sales & Services GmbH have emerged as the core of the newly created astragon group formerly consisting of the two games publishers astragon Software GmbH (founded in 2000) and rondomedia Marketing & Vertriebs GmbH (founded in 1998) in July 2015. Today, the astragon group is the second largest producer and marketer of computer games in Germany (number of units CD-ROM/DVD as per GfK Media Control, complete annual evaluation 2015).

The main focus of the group’s product range lies with casual games and technical simulation games for PC. Adventure games and economy simulations complement astragon’s diverse portfolio. The popular game series “Big Fish Games“, “play+smile“ and “Best of Simulations“ form three strong umbrella brands by astragon in retail market. Additionally to the distribution to retail partners in the German language area by the astragon Sales & Services GmbH, products are also marketed internationally under license and via download by the astragon Entertainment GmbH. Games for consoles, mobile devices as well as smartphones and tablets complete astragons product range. For more information, please visit http://www.astragon-entertainment.de/en/.

About Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware

Chronos Unterhaltungssoftware has been founded in 2015 as a German developer studio with an international team. The Chronos team consists of games industry veterans who have worked in the past for companies such as Acclaim Entertainment, Ninja Theory and Crytek on popular games like FarCry, Donkey Kong Country or Heavenly Sword, as well as of young talents keen on winning their first stripes. Together, this makes for a creative mix of experience and innovation that helps us tremendously in the development of high quality virtual entertainment. Chronos aims to become the industry leader for firefighting simulations and to develop the best firefighting game in the market with the help of our community. http://chronos-unterhaltungssoftware.de/

About Rosenbauer

Rosenbauer is an internationally active corporate group that is a dependable partner of the fire fighting community all over the world. The company develops and produces vehicles, fire fighting systems, fire & safety equipment and telematic solutions for professional, industrial and volunteer fire services, as well as installations for industrial fire protection. Its ability to supply products from its own European, American and Asian production facilities enables it to cover all the main standards environments. With its own service and distribution network, the Group is an active player in more than 100 countries. As a leading international manufacturer of fire fighting equipment, Rosenbauer – with its many innovations – is a driver of technical progress in the fire fighting sector. With commitment and high capability, its over 3,000 employees all around the world work on products that stand out for their remarkable functionality and attractive modern design. The Rosenbauer Group’s annual revenues of € 785 million make it the world’s biggest fire equipment supplier. Now in its sixth generation, this exchange-listed family enterprise has been at the service of firefighters for more than 145 years. Customer orientation, innovational strength and dependability are the core strengths of Rosenbauer.

About Crystal Colwell

What's up everyone? Crystal here! I spend my time writing up the news for you all and keeping us all up to date with incoming game info from Japan. I do a little bit of everything else around here, too. 🙂 Happy Reading!