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Bitmap Brothers and NiCE Team Up
By: Robert F. Ludwick | Other | Game Data | 8:06pm, August 21, 2003
20th August 2003, Wapping, London, UK

Legendary developers The Bitmap Brothers and award nominated online gurus Nicely Crafted Entertainment (NiCE) have today announced their intention to work together on a number of exciting new products sharing both IP and technology. Through their development joint venture, NiCE and The Bitmap Brothers are exploring new genres for MMOG entertainment as well as creating online versions of existing titles including Chaos Engine and Frontline Command.

Mike Montgomery, Managing Director of The Bitmap Brothers said "This is an exciting time for us and we're looking forward to this new venture hugely, Toby Simpson and his team are a great bunch and between us we aim to create some stunning titles. The quality of the AliceServer technology is incredibly impressive and I am looking forward to applying some of Bitmap's creative magic to a new genre."

Toby Simpson, Managing Director of NiCE said, "I grew up with The Bitmap Brothers titles on the Amiga, and having known Mike Montgomery for all these years it is enormously exciting to be working on these joint projects. Our revolutionary scalable AliceServer technology married with The Bitmap Brothers' product designs and development heritage will allow us to create MMOG titles that we'd all only previously dreamt of."

Both companies will be present at the inaugural London Games Market at the forthcoming ECTS event to talk to publishers.

About Nicely Crafted

Nicely Crafted Entertainment Limited (NiCE) is a privately held multi-player online computer games (MMOG) company based in Cambridge, UK. Nicely Crafted develops, markets, maintains and hosts the client / server games; players connect to the NiCE servers to play. NiCE has created Time of Defiance, a one-of-a-kind online massively multi-player strategy game in real time. Time of Defiance encapsulates large scale empire building where people play against other human beings.

With no "artificial limits", players are totally absorbed in the product, playing up to four weeks on one game. NiCE operates on a unique, proprietary software system, called AliceServer. NiCE aims to create virtual realities for entertainment that are indistinguishable from reality itself.

About The Bitmap Brothers

Founded in 1987, The Bitmap Brothers are one of the longest standing independent developers: a small, highly successful team with a history of creating unique, critically and commercially acclaimed IP. Continually striving for originality, attention to detail and new levels of playability, the company has been responsible for several of the games industry's most memorable titles.

Based in riverside offices in Wapping, East London U.K. The Bitmap Brothers most recent title, "WWII: Frontline Command", was received to high acclaim, and is currently selling well in all territories. As well as conversion work for Namco, the company is currently developing a number of exciting proprietary concepts, including a follow up to the Frontline Command and Speedball series of games
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