Interplay inks deal with FormGen to distribute previews of CD-ROM software.
IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nov. 1, 1995--Interplay Productions Wednesday announced an agreement with FormGen Inc. to distribute Interplay's interactive previews of entertainment and educational software to retailers nationwide.
The agreement calls for the distribution by FormGen Inc., a Scottsdale, Ariz., distributor of shareware and preview software, to be co-exclusive.
"We are confident that this distribution arrangement will allow Interplay to expand our current customer base several-fold," said Kim Motika, Interplay's vice president of sales. "FormGen has secured prime merchandising areas within retail stores which will serve to build more awareness for our products and have a profound effect on our bottom line."
FormGen will begin distribution of several of Interplay's hit titles soon, including Virtual Pool(tm), Stonekeep(tm), Descent(tm), Dungeon Master In the Dungeons & Dragons (D&D) role-playing game, the Dungeon Master (abbreviated as DM) is a selected participant who describes the game to the other players. II(tm) and Frankenstein: Through The Eyes Of The Monster(tm).
"The FormGen/Interplay alliance not only strengthens our position as the shareware industry leader, it illustrates the essential importance of shareware as a powerful marketing tool," said Jim Perkins, president of FormGen Inc.
FormGen is an Ariz.-based marketer of innovative PC software, specializing in entertainment software for the consumer market. FormGen's strategic partnerships with Apogee, 3D Realms and Terminal Reality Inc. allow for the marketing of ultra-realistic 3D games, such as Rise of the Triad Rise of the Triad: Dark War (acronym is ROTT) is a first-person shooter video game that was first released on February 17, 1995 and developed by Apogee Software (now known as 3D Realms). : Dark War, Terminal Velocity terminal velocity
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Founded in 1983, Interplay Productions is a company dedicated to manufacturing and distributing a wide range of award-winning entertainment and educational software designed by gamers, for gamers. Interplay, MacPlay (the company's Macintosh division), VR Sports (the company's sports division) and its affiliates release products for IBM (International Business Machines Corporation, Armonk, NY, www.ibm.com) The world's largest computer company. IBM's product lines include the S/390 mainframes (zSeries), AS/400 midrange business systems (iSeries), RS/6000 workstations and servers (pSeries), Intel-based servers (xSeries) and compatibles, CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
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In 1995, Interplay acquired Shiny Entertainment, makers of the world-wide hit video game Earthworm Jim(tm). Interplay's OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) The rebranding of equipment and selling it. The term initially referred to the company that made the products (the "original" manufacturer), but eventually became widely used to refer to the organization that buys the products and division represents over 200 titles from publishers including Davidson & Associates Inc., Viacom New Media and Accolade to hardware manufacturers. Interplay titles include Descent(tm), Cyberia(tm), Virtual Pool(tm), Dungeon Master II(tm), The Legend of Skullkeep, Stonekeep(tm), Battle Chess(r) and Loaded(tm). More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available through the company's worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com.
CONTACT: Interplay Productions
Kirk Green, 714/553-6655