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German Railroads Comes To North America

Last updated Thu, 06 Jul 2017 19:41:15 GMT
Originally posted on Sun, 21 Sep 2003 21:03:00 GMT

Publisher Strategy First has announced an agreement with German developer German Railroads to bring two add-ons for MSTS to the North American market. German Railroads 1 and German Railroads 2 will ship in the first and second quarters respectively of 2003.  For more information, click on Read More.

Montreal, Quebec. January 16 , 2003 – Strategy First, leading worldwide publisher and developer of PC games, is happy to announce they have signed a publishing agreement with German developer German Railroads to bring two new add-ons for Microsoft® Train Simulator to the North American market.

“We are very excited about our new partnership with German Railroads,” says Steve Milburn, Director of Marketing for Strategy First. “The add-ons they have created for MSTS® bring a very unique setting to the market.”

"We are very pleased to be working with Strategy First,” says Ernst Tollknaepper of German Railroads. "With such a competitive partner it is a big opportunity for us to serve the huge North American market. We are very optimistic about this relationship."

This partnership will see two new Microsoft® Train Simulator Add-Ons, German Railroads 1 and German Railroads 2, coming to the North American market in 2003. This series of add-ons focuses on the historical German railroads and features tons of fun activities, a variety of rolling stock, interactive and animated objects and special themes (ie. the 70s).

German Railroads 1 is scheduled to ship in Q1 2003.

German Railroads 2 is scheduled to ship in Q2 2003.

For more information on these titles, please visit


About German Railroads

German Railroads is one of the first commercial developers of add-ons for the Microsoft Train Simulator. Founded in January 2001, the company has published two routes under the brand name German Railroads. After a very successful start in the German language area, they have translated their first Add-On into English and offered it in other European countries. This latest step into the international market is another milestone in the history of the German Railroads brand. Besides this core development, Ulf Freudenreich and Ernst Tollknaepper have also developed special solutions for other customers on the basis of the Microsoft Train Simulator. Today, German Railroads is one of the leading brand names in the Microsoft TS scene.


About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B., Disciples II and Nexagon: Deathmatch. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Europa Universalis, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns and Steel Beasts, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience.

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