IN HONOR OF VETERANS DAY, KUMA RELEASES PLAYABLE RECREATION OF ONE OF THE WWIIÂ¹S MOST SIGNIFICANT BATTLES
New York (November 10, 2006) â This Veteranâs day, Kuma Reality Games honors Americaâs fighting men and women, both past and present, with the release of âBattle of the Bulge,â an all-new multiplayer âgame-isodeâ that coincides with the November 10 episode of âShootout!â on The History ChannelÂ®. Kuma Games (www.kumagames.com) is also hosting two multiplayer events this weekend, inviting gamers to join the âPrize Giveawayâ server for the opportunity to play and win. Players can participate in two team-based, red-on-blue multiplayer games, where the gamer with the highest score from each team wins, scoring a DVD of âWWII: The Pacificâ from The History Channel.
The first episode of âBattle of the Bulgeâ takes players back to December 16, 1944, re-creating the opening of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II. It accompanies the episode airing tonight on The History Channel where a lightly-armed team of 18 Intelligence and Reconnaissance soldiers must fend off a surprise attack by hundreds of Hitlerâs soldiers in the village of Lanzareth. The tiny platoon courageously holds their position, killing over 500 German troops before running out of ammunition and being captured. Subsequent episodes ââFoxholeâ and âScoutââ will be released Friday, November 17th and Friday, November 24th respectively.
Kumaâs online games released simultaneously with episodes of âShootout!â allow viewers and gamers the opportunity to watch the show and then âliveâ the historical event by playing a 3D game re-creation. Viewers of the show can log onto www.History.com or www.KumaGames.com and download the online game for free immediately after each episode airs. Kuma is expanding on this extraordinary âwatch and playâ experience by bringing together the gaming community to participate in exciting multiplayer events.
âShootout!â examines, dissects, and re-creates some of the most famous battles in history, from the Wild West to Guadalcanal to Fallujah. Using heavy 3D CGI animation sequences, players can experience the thick of battle from the point of view of the historical participants themselves.
Tune in to âShooutout!: Battle of the Bulgeâ Friday, November 10 at 8:00pmET/PT on The History Channel, and play the re-creation of the episode online at www.history.com or www.KumaGames.com.
Be a part of Kumaâs Veteranâs Day multiplayer events on Saturday, November 11 and Sunday, November 12 from 4:00-5:00pmET at www.KumaGames.com.
KUMA, LLC., is the industry leader in the new market for Episodic Video Games â intense and powerful, up-to-the-minute 3D game experiences delivered to PCs in weekly episodes. Using groundbreaking technology, Kumaâs free games are inspired by just-released TV shows or films, real world news events, and pop culture happenings. The episodic games are a thoroughly unique user experience and present distinct marketing advantages for TV partners, advertisers, content owners and distributors. Kuma has extensive experience in developing accurate re-creations of military events. For over two years, Kuma\War has expanded the boundaries of news reporting through accurate and timely re-creations of real-world military events through its episodic game series KUMA\WAR, now in its 79th episode. KUMA\WAR is widely recognized for its accuracy and immersiveness, and is used by the US ARMY for training purposes.
Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York, is a privately held company.
About The History Channel
The History ChannelÂ® is one of the leading cable television networks featuring compelling original, nonfiction specials and series that bring history to life in a powerful and entertaining manner across multiple platforms. The network provides an inviting place where people experience history in new and exciting ways enabling them to connect their lives today to the great lives and events of the past that provide a blueprint for the future. The History Channel has earned three Peabody Awards, three Primetime EmmyÂ® Awards, ten News and Documentary EmmyÂ® Awards and received the prestigious Governor's Award from the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences for the network's Save Our HistoryÂ® campaign dedicated to historic preservation and history education. The History Channel reaches more than 90 million Nielsen subscribers. The website is located at www.History.com.