September 16, 2009
Got Game Entertainment Announces
North American Publishing Deal for “Wine Tycoon”
From plant to pick to press to
pour, run your very own French vineyard this October
Got Game Entertainment LLC today
announced a North American publishing agreement for “Wine Tycoon” (PC). Create
the vineyard of your dreams in 10 of the most important wine regions of France.
Commanding operations from your very own French chateau, you must build your
winery, plant and tend your vines through all four seasons of the year, and hire
staff to harvest and process your grapes. Produce 50 French wines such as
Bordeaux, Burgundy, Pinot Gris and Champagne from more than 40 different grape
varietals, all in the ultimate goal of becoming a wealthy wine baron. Making its
debut in October 2009, at approximately the same time as the grape harvest in
France, this full-bodied but wallet-friendly game will retail for $19.99 (USD).
“Wine Tycoon” is not yet rated by the ESRB.
In “Wine Tycoon”, as in reality,
each wine region has its own unique style and flavor, not only in appearance,
but also in the different traditional grape varieties grown and the wines made.
The two levels of game play – Career and Free Play, both with a tutorial for
those who want it – allow players to patiently develop their gaming and
wine-making skills, or roll up their sleeves and jump right in with just the
funds to start a vineyard from scratch. “Wine Tycoon” also features an
interesting and informative bonus Wine Encyclopedia with a glossary of wine
terms and concise descriptions of French wines, grape varieties and wine
From your chateau hub in “Wine
Tycoon”, you must manage operations at other locations around the vineyard, such
as at the fermentation building and the bottling plant. What variety of grapes,
grape juices and finished wines do you currently have? Check your stock.
Equipment must be maintained and repaired, and crops must be carefully tended.
Are your vines in need of pruning? Is the soil fertile and are pests under
control? And when harvest time comes around, are you prepared to hire your grape
“For many, wine is much more than a
drink with dinner, it is an all-consuming passion” said Howard Horowitz,
President of Got Game Entertainment. “For those dedicated wine lovers, as well
as avid ‘Tycooners’, ‘Wine Tycoon’ is the ultimate game.”
For more information on “Wine