Dec 17, 2017 Last Updated 11:30 PM, Dec 15, 2017

Excalibur Games Welcomes Mashinky to Simulation and Management

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Banbury, Oxfordshire – 5 th October 2017

STRAIGHT FROM THE DEVS: Former Mafia II, Mafia III and DayZ developer Jan Zelený partners with Excalibur to digitally distribute transport strategy game Mashinky. Developer Jan Zelený, who has previously worked as a programmer on Mafia II, Mafia III and DayZ, has teamed up with Excalibur Games to sell Mashinky. The game is now available to purchase at https://www.excaliburpublishing.com/products/mashinky, and will release in Early Access tomorrow, Friday 6th October 2017.

The simulator challenges players with building and managing a railway company – laying down tracks on procedurally generated terrain, researching and buying vehicles and transporting passengers and cargo take centre stage in the challenging Mashinky. Construction mode will take players into an isometric view, allowing them to easily build their railway network, while the rest of the game takes place in a beautiful 3D world.

The partnership with Jan Zelený to digitally sell Mashinky is a hallmark of Excalibur Games’ dedication to being the home of simulation and management games, and this is just one of our 3rd party endeavours.

About Excalibur Games

Excalibur Games is the publishing arm of parent company Contact Sales Ltd, which was founded in 1997. Excalibur Games has moved forward to release its own original products, in addition to widely recognised licensed titles. European Ship Simulator, World Ship Simulator, Better Late Than DEAD and Counter Terrorism Unit have all been published digitally on Steam, and physically for retailers. Excalibur has worldwide MicrosoftTM Xbox One, SonyTM Playstation 4 and NintendoTM Switch publisher status. The publishing house has recently announced Shoppe Keep and Circuit Breakers for Xbox One and PS4, and have already released Laser Disco Defenders for Sony’s flagship console.

Excalibur will also continue to license high-end simulation franchises such as Euro Truck Simulator and American Truck Simulator, from highly acclaimed developer SCS Software.

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