Fledgling Danish computer game company Zero Point Software has appointed a new chairman of the board, David T. Hansen, to head negotiations with international game publishers. Zero Point Software is currently developing its first product, Interstellar Marines, which is scheduled for launch in 2010. Last year, the Danish firm released a trailer of the game, which has been downloaded a million times.
David T. Hansen, the new chairman of Zero Point Software, and managing director of Novo Nordisk Scandinavia AB, says: "We are aiming for a premiere in 2010, but the first demonstrations distributed to game publishers have received overwhelming feedback. So we are already starting negotiations which were planned for October. The game will be the largest Nordic science-fiction game at the high end of the scale."
Hansen is also in contact with investment funds to raise the necessary capital for development and publication of Interstellar Marines. Since Zero Point Software was founded in 2004, the firm has gained DKK 3 m (USD 540,000) from private British investors and a UK company owned by a Danish businessman.
"By broadening our circle of investors we are less dependent on publishers, which normally handle publications but also take over the rights. That is one of the difficult challenges. Our margin will be significantly greater, if we can keep more [of the rights] ourselves," comments Hansen. The news was reported by Berlingske Tidende and Erhvervsbladet.