Ottawa, Canada, June 5, 2002 – As part of its restructuring plan, Sirtech
Canada Limited has signed an agreement with Strategy First Inc. to manage all
business matters connected with the Jagged Alliance series. The series consists
of Jagged Alliance 1, Deadly Games, Jagged Alliance 2, and Jagged Alliance:
Unfinished Business, released in 1995, 1996, 1998, and 2000 respectively.
“The Jagged Alliance series has been a world-wide hit, and has had a
tremendous following among end-users,” said Robert Sirotek, Vice President of
Sir Tech. “We did not want to leave our loyal fans of the series without
ongoing support, so we entered into a partnership with Strategy First to provide
end-users with this service. Strategy First will provide us with access to
distribution channels, and bring the series under ‘one roof’ to permit
better quality control and management of the franchise. It is always better that
a franchise of this size and quality be managed from one source.”
“Strategy First is delighted to be managing Sirtech’s Jagged Alliance
franchise,” said Don McFatridge, President. “We have been fans of the
franchise for years, and look forward to bringing the series back into the
retail channel now, and extending the title with new products in the years to
As part of the agreement with Sirtech, Strategy First will handle all sales,
distribution, and end-user support of Jagged Alliance’s back catalog.
In addition to the agreement made with Strategy First to manage the Jagged
Alliance franchise, another partner is being sought to handle the Wizardry
franchise in the same manner. “Announcements will be made public when a home
for select Wizardry back-catalog products is found,” said Robert Sirotek.
Sirtech Canada is the creator and developer of Jagged Alliance 2, Jagged
Alliance 2: Unfinished Business, Jagged Alliance: Deadly Games, and Nemesis: The
Wizardry Adventure. Sirtech Canada is currently working on Jagged Alliance
3andthe widely anticipated Wizardry 8.
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, Nexagon: The Pit and
Zero-G Marines. 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.