"In a year in which people from Ascaron
#91the westernmost point in the Czech Republic#93 to #268ierna nad Tisou #91the easternmost point in Slovakia#93 are commemorating the 100th anniversary of the birth of Czechoslovakia, the SIAF is celebrating the unique history of Czechoslovak aviation.
Ascaron Entertainment, based in Coleshill, is handling the UK release of A Vampyre Story developed by Autumn Moon Entertainment, a company founded by ex-LucasArts employee Bill Tiller.
Ascaron has become one of the leading European "boutique" developers and publishers of games for the PC, with many successful titles including Patrician, Port Royale, Dark-Star One and SACRED.
Ascaron also has development studios in Berlin and Guterslohand Aachen in German.
RATING: 9/10 - Warrior spirit Sherlock Holmes: Nemesis (Ascaron, PC, pounds 29.99) It's rather ironic that two 'Conans' should make it into the same column this week.
For those of you who may have checked out Dracula: Origins, it's another in the Ascaron series which has done a good job of making a convincing and compelling adventure game.
Encore, Minneapolis, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ:NAVR), has signed an exclusive North American agreement with UK-based Ascaron Entertainment UK Ltd.
Said Eric Paulson, Navarre's president and CEO, "We are thrilled that Ascaron has entrusted the success of 'Pirate Hunter' and "Patrician III" to Encore.
Ascaron Entertainment GmbH, a privately owned developer and publisher based in northern Germany, has been developing entertainment software for a variety of hardware platforms since its inception in 1991.
RATING: 6/10 - Cruise control Dracula: Origin (Ascaron
, PC, pounds 19.99)
The region is also host to international offices for Datel Design and Development, Ascaron
UFO AFTERLIGHT, Ascaron
, PC, pounds 29.99 VERDICT: ***