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TKO looks to Iron Will to operate its Ashen Empires MMOG as it further concentrates on the Wireless, Handheld, PC & Console video game software arenas

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. – November 30, 2004 – TKO Software announced today that it entered into an agreement whereby Iron Will Games of Austin, Texas will assume full operational responsibility for its MMOG (massively multiplayer on-line game) title, Ashen Empires.“

The folks at Iron Will have expressed an interest in an arrangement for some time”, stated Jacob Hawley, TKO’s CEO. “Given their talent and, most important, their passion for the Ashen Empires brand, this is a great move for the game’s community as well as TKO Software and Iron Will.”

Doug Gesler, co-founder of Iron Will Games, remarked “We are passionate about Ashen Empires. And given that our entire team once worked on the title’s original release, we are excited about growing the game, its world, and the on-line community moving forward.”

About TKO Software
TKO Software, Inc. develops interactive entertainment software and services for any electronic device, anytime, anywhere. The company produces new technologies, IP and state-of-the-art games for PCs, consoles, and wireless & handheld devices. The company was established in Santa Cruz, CA in mid 2001 and employs over 150 staff across offices in Santa Cruz, CA, Dallas, TX and Dublin, Ireland. More information about TKO Software is available at

TKO, TKO Software and the TKO Software logo are the trademarks of TKO Software, Inc.

About Iron Will Games
Iron Will Games is an independent game studio in Austin, Texas. Established in 2004 by a group of game industry veterans, Iron Will Games, is owned and staffed by passionate gamers who played major developmental roles for titles such as Deus Ex: The Conspiracy, Deus Ex: Invisible War, the Ultima series, the Front Page Sports series, and Fireteam. More information about Iron Will Games is available at



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