Rising Star ICI Joins Interactive Magic Family
I-Magic Online Created As Result of Merger
"We are extremely impressed with ICI's innovative Internet technology," said Interactive Magic's Chairman "Wild Bill" Stealey. "By combining our two companies, we will quickly become a dominant force in the Online/Internet Gaming Industry. ICI has developed proprietary software that will give us an immediate edge over the competition. By this time next year, we intend to have at least six realtime games being played directly over the Internet."
ICI is best known for WarBirds -- the award-winning flight simulation game that allows 200 players to fly against each other over the Internet. WarBirds was recently named "Online Game of the Year" by PC Games Magazine. ICI is also preparing to release Planetary Raiders, a much anticipated space simulation game that will allow thousands of players to compete via the Internet.
"We currently have people from every part of the world playing WarBirds directly over the Internet," said Robert Salinas, ICI's V.P. of Marketing and Sales. "In fact, last week we had players from Australia, Japan, Germany, and Brazil all flying in the same fighter squadron. Our breakthrough technology provides for smooth gameplay over the Internet with only a 9600 baud modem requirement."
Interactive Magic, which is
well established in the traditional computer retail market, has offices in
Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, England, and Germany. Under the
agreement, ICI will be renamed I-Magic Online and will become a wholly owned
subsidiary of Interactive Magic. I-Magic Online will be headquartered from
the current ICI facility in Grapevine, Texas.
Interactive Magic is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and is
dedicated to developing and publishing high quality multimedia games for the
Internet, Online and CD ROM markets.
Interactive Magic is based in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina and is dedicated to developing and publishing high quality multimedia games for the Internet, Online and CD ROM markets.
All content Copyright © 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997 Coming Soon Magazine, Inc. All