Montreal, Canada - November 11, 2005 - Software publisher Strategy First, Inc. a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSTR), and top Russian publisher 1C Company are happy to announce that "Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath" has gone gold and will be released at the end of the month. "Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath" is an interesting mix of real-time and turn-based global strategy. Players are thrust back into a world ravaged by military and political confrontation. This 1962 shows no peace, only brutality and warfare as Gamers must fight to survive in this vastly different interpretation of events.
"I am pleased to announce that Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath has gone gold," said Pro Sotos, Business Development Manager at Strategy First. "With its combined real-time and turn-based action, "Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath" is a game that will be a sure hit with strategy gamers everywhere."
"We are happy that "Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath" will soon hit North American store shelves," said Nikolay Baryshnikov, International Sales Director at 1C Company. "This game has already attracted the attention of European fans and I'm sure it has the potential to nail down its success overseas."
About Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath
Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath is a real-time strategy game combined with a turn-based global tactical mode, forcing players to use tactical troop movements while managing their resources and armies. It offers gamers an alternative interpretation of the events that followed the famous global stand-off on the small island nation. "Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath" will be available for purchase at all major retailers for a suggested retail price of $39.99; Rated Teen by ESRB.
- Varied types of weapons and equipment - helicopters, rockets, reconnaissance troops, etc.
- Radioactive contamination zones that have an influence upon military equipment and troops.
- Alternative history timeline assuming The Cuban Missile Crisis provoked a nuclear disaster in 1962.
- Combines both turn-based strategy mode and Blitzkrieg's real-time strategy mode.
- Dozens of missions through four sides of the conflict (USSR, French and German Alliance, China, American and British Alliance).
- Maximum usage of Blitzkrieg engine potential.
- In the turn-based strategy mode, every single turn is limited, adding realism to the whole experience of the game.
- Non-critical additions, such as optional missions, add depth to gameplay.
For more information on "Cuban Missile Crisis: The Aftermath" please visit: http://www.strategyfirst.com/en/games/CubanMissileCrisis/
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of interactive entertainment products and business software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading Russian company publishing and distributing computer games in the former USSR. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack and Pacific Fighters. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 20 leading Russian independent development studios and has produced over 50 projects for PC and consoles.
More information about the company is available at http://int.games.1c.ru.
About Strategy First
Strategy First, Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the Company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry such as "Supreme Ruler 2010" and "Disney's Aladdin Chess Adventures" and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as "O.R.B." and "Disciples II". After winning numerous awards for games such as "Disciples: Sacred Lands", "Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns", "Steel Beasts", "Galactic Civilizations", and "Jagged Alliance", Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com .
About Silverstar Holdings Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company, focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high growth fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by Internet and other technology related platforms. It currently owns Fantasy Sports, Inc., a dominant provider of fee based NASCAR related and other fantasy sports games, Strategy First Inc., a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC, as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband, a fab-less semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry. www.silverstarholdings.com
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