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Koch Media
Type Ltd.
Founded 1994
Headquarters United Kingdom Hampshire, United Kingdom, UK
Key people Craig McNicol, CEO
Industry Interactive entertainment
Revenue € 231 million (2007)
Employees 300+ (2008)
Website Koch Media official website

Koch Media is a media enterprise started in 1994 by Franz Koch and Dr. Klemenz Kundratitz.

Koch Media produces and markets software, games, cinema and DVDs. Sales, marketing and distribution cover Europe and, since April 2008, the USA. Koch Media's head office is in Planegg, Munich, with offices in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy and the USA. As a producer of computer games, Koch Media goes by the name Deep Silver.

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History

  • 1994: Founding of the group Koch Media Holding, Hoefen (Austria), and establishment of subsidiaries in United Kingdom, Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
  • 1995: Signs exclusive distribution contracts with National Geographic, and EMME Interactive. Publishes first “multimedia titles”
  • 1996: Signs exclusive distribution contracts with Peter Gabriels “realworld studios”, Letts, and Hutchinson Encyclopaedia
  • 1997: Moves to 30,000 sq. ft. office and warehouse facilities in Basingstoke. Signs exclusive contracts with Cybermedia (later acquired by Mcafee).
  • 1998: Moves into games distribution for the first time signing an exclusive distribution deal with Blue Byte (later acquired by Ubisoft) for its renowned Settlers series.
  • 1999: Appointed by Dixons Stores as its partner for software referrals whereby all new software is recommended to be supplied by Koch Media.
  • 2000: Signs the London Racer series from Davilex. The series will go on to sell over 1 million units in UK retail. Appointed as Lego Media’s exclusive UK distributor. Appointed as Steinbergs exclusive partner in the UK.
  • 2000: Opening of Koch Media srl in Italy.
  • 2001: Appointed by Nintendo as a distribution partner for the UK.
  • 2002: Deep Silver established as a hard core gaming publisher, with its first title developed by the Bitmap Brothers. Acquires the Europress company from Atari.
  • 2003: Signs distribution deal with Ascaron.
  • 2005: Deep Silver publishes its first console titles, Europress announce collaboration with Nestle to publish a “Smarties” branded game on Playstation 2. Also sign exclusive distribution contracts with Onspeed and the Roland owned music software company “Cakewalk”. Koch Media finishes the year as the 19th largest publisher in the UK.
  • 2005: Takeover of the French company “SG Diffussion” and conversion to KOCH Media SAS in Paris, France by 1 January 2006.
  • 2006: Koch Media appointed as Nintendo’s preferred distribution partner in the UK.
  • 2007: Deep Silver Vienna is born. The former Rockstar Vienna team concentrates on the production of high-quality titles for consoles.
  • 2008: Koch Media opens a North America office in Los Angeles. This office serves as the center of sales and marketing activity in North America, as well as a conduit to developers there.
  • January 2009: PROEIN S.L. has changed to Koch Media S.L.U.
  • July 2009: Koch Media announced their expansion into the Benelux region by opening a dedicated office.

Deep Silver

Logo used for the Deep Silver label

Deep Silver is Koch Media's video game label. Founded in 2002, it has already published and co-published some major titles.[1] The British headquarter is based in Basingstoke, UK. Deep Silver has released around sixty games since 2003.

In 2007, Deep Silver Vienna was started by the founders of the Rockstar Vienna team, Hannes Seifert and Niki Laber, and concentrates primarily on developing and producing full-price titles for consoles.

Games

  • Wildlife Park 2: Crazy Zoo - PC (B-Alive)
  • Wildlife Park 2: Marine World - PC (B-Alive)
  • World Snooker Championship Real 2008 (Multi)
  • X2: The Threat - PC (Egosoft)
  • X3: Reunion - PC (Egosoft)
  • X3: Terran Conflict - PC (Egosoft)

Let's Play

Let's Play is Deep Silver's range of Nintendo games for the 6 to 12 year old demographic.

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Deep Silver
Founded 2002
Located Basingstoke, United Kingdom

Deep Silver is a Koch Media's video game label. Founded in 2002, it has already published and co-published some major titles. It's based in Basingstoke, United Kingdom. Deep Silver has released around sixty games since 2003.

In 2007, Deep Silver Vienna was started by the founders of the Rockstar Vienna team, and concentrates primarily on developing and producing full-price titles for consoles.

Games

  • Anno 1701 (co-published with Sunflowers) - PC
  • Birth of America - PC
  • City Life (co-published with Monte Cristo) - PC
  • CrossworDS - NDS
  • Crusty Demons (co-published with Sunflowers) - PS2
  • Cursed Mountain - Wii
  • Dawn of Magic - PC
  • Earth 2160 (co-published with Zuxxez) - PC
  • Gothic 3 (co-published with JoWooD) - PC
  • Heart Of Empire: ROME - PC
  • Horse Life - NDS
  • Mage Knight Apocalypse (co-published with Namco) - PC
  • Panzer Elite Action - PC, PS2, Xbox
  • ParaWorld (co-published with Sunflowers) - PC
  • RfB - Rush For The Bomb - PC
  • Rhodan - PC
  • Ride To Hell - PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Rush for Berlin - PC (Stormregion)
  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel - PC, Xbox 360, PS3
  • Secret Files: Tunguska (co-published with Sunflowers) - PC, Wii, DS
  • Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis - PC
  • Spellforce 2 Add On - PC
  • Singles: Flirt Up Your Life - PC
  • Singles 2: Triple Trouble - PC
  • Spellforce 2 Gold - PC
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky - PC
  • Trackmania Sunrise Extreme - PC
  • The Fall: Last Days of Gaia - PC
  • The Guild 2 (co-published with JoWooD) - PC
  • The Hustle: Detroit Streets - PSP
  • U-Boat Battle In The Mediterranean - PC
  • War On Terror - PC
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (co-published with Namco) - PC, Xbox 360
  • Warhammer: Mark of Chaos - Battle March (co-published with Namco) - PC
  • Wildlife Park 2 - PC (B-Alive)
  • Wildlife Park 2: Crazy Zoo - PC (B-Alive)
  • Wildlife Park 2: Marine World - PC (B-Alive)
  • World Snooker Championship Real 2008 (Multi)
  • X2: The Threat - PC (Egosoft)
  • X3: Reunion - PC (Egosoft)
  • X3: Terran Conflict - PC (Egosoft)
  • Prison Break - PS3, Xbox 360.

Let's Play

Let's Play is Deep Silver's range of Nintendo games for the 6 to 12 year old demographic.

  • Let's Play Fashion Designer (2008) Nintendo DS
  • Let's Play Firemen (2009) Nintendo DS
  • Let's Play Mums (2008) Nintendo DS
  • Let's Play Pet Hospital (2008) Nintendo DS, Windows
  • Let's Play Schools (2008) Nintendo DS
  • Let's Play Shops (2008) Nintendo DS

Pages in category "Deep Silver"

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  • Sacred 2: Fallen Angel







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