GTE Entertainment , and KidSoft, the trusted leader for kids' software, announced an agreement that will allow KidSoft to license and distribute three of GTE's highly acclaimed titles.
The agreement includes "TFX Tactical Fighter Experiment," a top-notch flight simulator featuring USAF flight spec models and five "real world" geopolitical scenarios; the Codie award-nominated "3-D Table Sports" with network capabilities that allow up to 16 players to play "SlamHockey," "Foosball" and "Power Hoops"; and the award-winning "FX Fighter," the first game to bring 3-D fighting action to the PC.
"What a great opportunity to be working with such a strong distribution partner," said Jason Salecki, OEM/licensing sales manager for GTE Entertainment. "With a retail presence in more than 25,000 stores nationwide, KidSoft will help to expand our presence in new segments of the market."
Beginning in October 1996, KidSoft will distribute GTE Entertainment's titles via rack programs in outlets such as Toys R Us, Egghead and other locations. Under the KidSoft label, these titles will sell at a suggested retail price of $12.99.
"We are pleased to be partnering with such a strong player in the entertainment software industry," said Vince Rossi, vice president of product marketing for KidSoft. "With the addition of these quality titles to our mix, KidSoft is well positioned within the entertainment category."
Based in Cupertino, Calif., KidSoft delivers quality software to computing families through multiple channels including direct mail and on-line. As the trusted leader for kids' software, KidSoft also licenses popular titles from leading software developers for distribution under the KidSoft name in retail stores nationwide.
Privately held, KidSoft holds key OEM relationships with Apple Computer and Motorola, as well as strategic financial partnerships with Ameritech and The Hearst Corp.
GTE Entertainment was founded in 1990 as a unit of GTE Corp., the largest U.S.-based local telephone company. Based in Carlsbad, GTE Entertainment, is a worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of digital entertainment.
GTE Entertainment has quickly established its presence in the interactive network entertainment market. Building on corporate technology and access to emerging networks, GTE Entertainment is poised to be a premier provider of on-line entertainment and multi-player gaming.
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