Micro Application to publish Dreamfall: The Longest Journey in Europe

Micro Application to publish
‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’ in Europe

Publishing deal set for the
highly anticipated action adventure

Durham, USA – June 23, 2004 – Funcom
announces that the French software publishing leader Micro Application will
publish ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’ in Europe, Australia, New Zealand and
the French speaking part of Canada. Funcom will handle the publishing rights in
North and South America, the Nordic region, and Asia.

“The amazing first images we saw of
‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’ strengthened our belief in the creative talent
of Funcom,” said Rémy Poirson, Director of Game Marketing at Micro Application.
“Micro Application’s long-term goal is to become a significant pan-European
publisher of triple-A games on PC and consoles. We are certain ‘Dreamfall’ will
help us in achieving our goals, while improving our European publishing

“We are very pleased to have Micro
Application on board as our publishing partner,” said Trond Arne Aas, CEO and
President of Funcom. “From our partnership on Anarchy Online we are well aware
of Micro Application’s unique strength in publishing and distribution. Together
we will make sure that Dreamfall becomes a smash hit in Europe.”

The first playable version of
‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’ was shown at E3 2004, and received great
acclaim from the gaming press. The game won “Best Adventure Game of Show” awards
from GameSpy, GameSpot and IGN.

JOURNEY’ – Scheduled for a fall 2005 release, ‘Dreamfall: The Longest Journey’
is a highly anticipated action adventure game for PC and console. The game is
set in the same universe as the original ‘The Longest Journey’, globally hailed
as one of the finest adventure games ever made. In ‘Dreamfall: The Longest
Journey’ Funcom focuses on strong gameplay with action elements, an involving
story, stunning and exotic locations and believable characters, wrapped in a
unique and magical ambience. The game features unparalleled 3D visuals, advanced
character and facial animations and surround audio. The setting is an original
and epic blend of near future science fiction and magical fantasy, ensuring a
wide-ranging gameplay experience where literally everything is possible. The
first playable version of ‘Dreamfall’ was shown at E3 2004, where the game
received the prestigious “Best Adventure Game of Show” awards from GameSpy,
GameSpot and IGN. See www.dreamfall.com 
for more information.

ABOUT FUNCOM – Funcom is an
independent developer and publisher of computer and console games with a focus
on Action Adventure and Massively Multiplayer Online Games (MMOG). Funcom has
provided outstanding entertainment since 1993, and continues to expand its
track-record of 23 released games to date. Recent successes include the
multi-award winning The Longest Journey, the award winning and critically
acclaimed Anarchy Online – The Notum Wars and the heralded masterpiece Anarchy
Online – Shadowlands. For corporate information please visit
www.funcom.com . For information about
Anarchy Online visit
  . For information about Dreamfall: The Longest
Journey visit www.dreamfall.com 

1981, Micro Application is the #1 publisher of general public software, software
support books and PC related consumeables (paper and ink) throughout the
French-speaking territories, and has extensive market leader experience in
publishing and distribution. Since 1997 Micro Application have been fully
committed to internal publishing of software across a broad specter, including
development tools, digitial technologies, edutainment, learning, home
productivity, 3D architecture, Web creation, Internet, grapchics and more.
Following the French success of the RTS “America” in 2001, and “Journey to the
center of the earth” in 2003, Micro Application established their own games
publishing division. In 2004 Micro Application will release at least 6
internallly published titles, covering genres like racing , RPG, adventure and
FPS. Micro Applications long-term aim is to become a significant pan-European
publisher of triple A games. For more information visit