Venatus Interactive Plc

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Venatus Interactive PLC: Venatus Interactive plc aquires a stake in the Munich based online games publisher European Games Group AG

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21.03.2012 / 10:14


London, March 21, 2012. Venatus Interactive plc, a holding company whose
investment focus lies primarily in the interactive gaming market announces
that it has aquired a stake in the online games publisher European Games
Group AG. Venatus Interactive's involvement in the Munich based company
comprises not only a financial stake, but also targets the useful synergy
effects that will result from the future partnership.
Venatus Interactive invests in ambitious emerging companies in the
increasingly growing interactive gaming market. The European Games Group AG
on the other hand, aids game developers in accessing global market entry by
taking over the financial and operative aspects required for the full
commercialization of the game. European Games Group AG was founded by the
content, marketing, and games experts Johannes Sevket Gözalan, currently
CEO of the company, and Justin Stolzenberg, who is responsible as COO of
the company.
Creative teams can devote themselves completely to the development of their
product as a result of the innovative joint venture model of the European
Games Group AG. With the European Games Group AG you have a partner that
can effectively market, monetarize, and expand the commercial scalability
and potential of the product; while the brandname, and the copyrights and
patents remain in the possession of the developer.
The European Games Group has just recently successfully brought the
superhero browsergame Hero Zero ( to market. Hero Zero
can currently boast 170,000 registered players after its recent launch on
January 18, 2012. The international rollout will commence in April in with
versions in the french, english, and polish languages.
Edward H. Pfeiffenberger, Managing Director of the Venatus Interactive plc
was quoted in response to their newest aquisition : 'The European Games
Group convinced us with their innovative concept which is the primary
reason for our teaming up with them. Aside from the successful economic
potential of this investment, we particularly look forward to the
synergistic effects that should prove a profitable venture for both
European Games Group CEO Gözalan added: 'We have a well-established,
competent partner on our side with Venatus Interactive plc that fits
perfectly into our business model. Our partnership will result in the fact
that many more creative and  technically versatile developers will be given
the chance for global success without having to sell themselves or their
product to large publishing houses.'

About Venatus Interactive plc

Venatus Interactive PLC was founded in 2010 with the purpose of investing
and taking part in the enormously exciting, high growth interactive
technology and social gaming industry, through direct investment in up and
coming companies identified and selected by our team as potential new stars
on the interactive gaming scene, and its ancilliary industries as well as
investment in current established gaming companies with a proven track
record of excellent returns.

About European Games Group AG

The European Games Group in its role as an entrepreneurial partner,
provides the domestic and international marketing and commercialization of
the online and mobile games of the independant game developers. Under the
direction of the online and marketing experts Johannes Sevket Gözalan und
Justin Stolzenberg, the European Games Group has been making it possible
since its inception in November 2010, for independent developers to operate
on a global basis, maximizing the commercial potential of their games
without having to relinquish any freedoms of control over the further
development of their product. There are currently six games in the Munich
company's portfolio, including among others, the military game
'Slick-sleeve' ( which was voted ,Browser Game of the
Year' 2011 und 2012 in the category 'Best Roleplaying Game', as well as the
very successful Superhero Roleplaying Game, ,Hero Zero'
( Gözalan and Stolzenberg worked previously together
in 2009 and were the driving force in the development of Shakes & Fidget
(, an international Blockbuster with more than 15 million
players worldwide. The online game won the German Developer Prize 2009 in
the category 'Best German Casual Game'.

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