Anuman Interactive to co-produce "Red Johnson Chronicles: One Against All"
The second chapter of the saga will span all consoles for which it was developed
Montreuil (France). September 14th, 2012. In the wake of its global publishing partnership deal with Lexis Numérique for the PC version of the “Red Johnson Chronicles,” French publisher Anuman Interactive is now co-producing the second chapter of the saga across all the consoles (PS3 and Xbox 360) for which it was developed.
In mid-August, French software publisher Anuman Interactive announced it was signing a PC-only partnership and distribution deal for the adventure game "Red Johnson Chronicles."
Anuman Interactive now intends to go a step further by financially backing the development of the second set of chronicles “One Against All." The move makes Anuman Interactive the co-producer of the game’s PSN and XBLA versions.
Says Anuman Interactive’s CEO Stéphane Longeard: “The world of the ‘Red Johnson Chronicles’ really won us over. Critics and gamers alike reacted very favourably to the first ‘Chronicles’ all over the world. So, in accordance with our aim of becoming a major player in adventure video games, we decided to work with the Lexis Numérique studio in designing the second ‘Chronicles’ and financially backing the development and commercialisation of the game.”
Anuman Interactive’s VP Publishing Alain Milly adds: “Co-producing ‘Red Johnson Chronicles: One Against All’ for consoles is also our way of once again making our support for the French video games industry a concrete reality. France has enormous talent in the field and our mission as a publisher is to ensure games are finalised and marketed and to give them maximum visibility so that they reach their public in optimal fashion.”
For the record, the PSN version of "Red Johnson Chronicles: One Against All" will be published by Lexis Numérique while the XBLA edition will be distributed by Namco Bandai Games. Anuman Interactive will market the PC version of the game worldwide.
"Red Johnson Chronicles" for PC is scheduled for release in October 2012 and "Red Johnson Chronicles: One Against All" will be available from November 2012.
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About Lexis Numérique
With over nine millions games sold worldwide through contracts with prestige partners, Lexis Numérique is one of Europe’s main independent games development studios. It has created several best-selling children’s games like Uncle Ernest, Alexandra Ledermann, Imagine Fashion Designer – with 4 million units sold worldwide – and The PooYoos. Lexis Numérique also develops games for a wider public on PCs, consoles, tablets and smartphones (e.g. In Memoriam, The Experiment, Metropolis Crimes, and Red Johnson’s Chronicles).
Since its inception, Lexis Numérique has also operated as an interactive development consultancy. Its customers include La Grande Récré toy shop, Disney, Total, Henkel, DDB, Publicis and McDonald’s. Lexis Numérique’s complementary cross-cutting competencies make it one of Europe’s chief transmedia specialists, one example of which is its very ambitious project “Alt-Minds” due for release at the end of 2012.
About Anuman Interactive
Created in 2000, Anuman Interactive is a French publisher of software, applications and video games for the general public, and is best known for its Architecture, Highway Code and Creative Activities titles. With the experience and know-how of its teams, Anuman Interactive has widened its sphere, which mainly includes practical and edutainment titles, and now encompasses adventure video games, an industry in which it is becoming a major international player, thanks to the Microïds (Amerzone, Dracula, Still Life, Syberia) brand.
At the end of 2009, Anuman Interactive joined the Media-Participations group, the 3rd largest publishing group in France and the top comic book publishing group in Europe, as a subsidiary company, and has shared its multimedia expertise with the different companies within the group to consolidate its progress in the development of new technologies.
Today, Anuman Interactive develops, publishes and distributes applications, as well as video games, on a number of different platforms (PC, Mac, Consoles, iPhone, iPad, Android etc.), thanks to a rich and varied license catalogue. As both a major player in Apple's AppStore, and as the partner of globally known download platforms like Steam or Big Fish, these are certainly exciting times for Anuman Interactive!
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