Press release

Koch Media & Black Eye Games Announce Partnership for Siege Survival: Gloria Victis

Playable Demo Available As Part Of Steam Game Festival

Koch Media and Black Eye Games are delighted to announce a partnership for the upcoming digital PC release of Siege Survival: Gloria Victis, which will be released under its Ravenscourt games label.
Set in the Middle Ages Siege Survival: Gloria Victis has you leading a group of civilians to try and survive the brutal siege of your city. Scouring the city for resources, this management strategy game has you crafting supplies and keeping the troops well stocked to prevent the city from being overrun.
The game will be a key title in the Steam Game Festival: Spring Edition, which runs from 3 February at 18:00 GMT – 9 February at 18:00 GMT and will feature a fully playable and new updated demo allowing players to experience the first days of the siege, taking them through the basic tutorials of gathering, crafting and exploration as well as allowing them to explore part of the besieged city; the full campaign will take you through 30 days.
Siege Survival: Gloria Victis is slated for release in Q2 2021.
Commenting on the partnership Black Eye Games’ CEO, Jan Grochowski, said:
“We’re delighted to be working with Koch Media. This partnership will give us access to a global market with dedicated teams in all the major territories. The work on Siege Survival: Gloria Victis was started by an external team 2 years ago, with full support and supervision of Black Eye Games. Now, after successfully merging both teams and starting the partnership with Koch Media, we secured the future development of both Siege Survival and our startup project, Gloria Victis MMORPG. We hope players trying our demo during the Steam Game Festival enjoy playing it as much as we’ve enjoyed making it.”

Daniel Emery, Senior Global Communications Manager with Koch Media said they were ‘delighted’ at the joint venture:
“We are delighted to team up with the team in Lublin, Poland - Black Eye Games -  for this upcoming release. The medieval management survival game Siege Survival: Gloria Victis fits perfectly into our broad portfolio of quality games for gamers under the new Ravenscourt portfolio. Our teams in Munich and around the world are going to support the Dev team with all of our local and global publishing and marketing experience.”

Game Overview
Set in the same medieval environment as the Gloria Victis MMORPG - with its gritty realism, player driven economy and warring factions with swords and shields a plenty -  the game sees your country being invaded and your city under siege; your group of civilians are trapped in the last remaining stronghold and are hanging on for dear life. Although you don’t participate in the fighting directly, the fate of the city is in your hands.

  • Scavenging: Venturing out from the safety of your keep, you have to explore the ransacked city at night to collect raw materials, abandoned goods and weapons that you need to survive and hold out long enough for the reinforcements to drive away the attackers.
  • Crafting & resource management: You need better weapons, a roof over your head, hot food and all the other trappings that just existing entail; and the only way you’ll get these is if you and your team craft them. But resources are scarce and you’ll need to manage them wisely to make it through in one piece.
  • Surviving: Defending what’s left of your city are a few tired troops in dire need of arrows, weapons and armour; along with treatment for the wounded. You need to keep this squad supplied and supported in every way possible ahead of their battles every few days; otherwise the enemy will storm the keep. Not only that, but you have to avoid the enemy soldiers when you go out into no man’s land every night.

Surrounding all this are numerous tough moral choices, tasks and a woven narrative that will take the player on a journey through Edring.

About Black Eye Games
Founded in 2012, Black Eye Games are a team of developers based in Lublin in Poland, releasing their first title – the MMORPG Gloria Victis – in June 2016. Originally created remotely and “after hours” by an independent team of 7 developers with no initial budget, the game sold hundreds of thousands of copies since launch and has continued to expand its community and player base year after year.
About Koch Media
The Koch Media Group is a global developer, publisher and distributor of video games, VR games, gaming hardware and merchandise.
The group’s publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe, America, Australia and Asia. Koch Media has more than 25 years of experience in the digital media business and has risen to become a leading global publishing partner. The Koch Media Group runs a multi-label strategy with fully owned publishing units such as Deep Silver, Milestone, Vertigo Games and Ravenscourt which publish games for consoles, PC and VR platforms across all physical and digital channels.
Additionally, as global publishing partner Koch Media has formed long-term multi-national publishing collaborations with numerous game publishers including Bethesda, Capcom, Codemasters, Konami, Koei Tecmo, Sega, Square Enix, Warner Bros and many others. With its parent company in Höfen, Austria, and the Publishing HQ in Munich, Germany, Koch Media owns local publishing companies in Germany, UK, France, Spain, Italy, Sweden, the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland, Poland, Australia, the United States as well as Japan and Hong Kong.
The Koch Media Group owns seven game development studios: Deep Silver Volition (Champaign, IL / USA), Deep Silver Dambuster Studios (Nottingham / UK), Deep Silver Fishlabs (Hamburg / Germany), Warhorse Studios (Prague / Czech Republic), Milestone (Milan / Italy), Voxler (Paris / France) and Vertigo Games (Rotterdam /The Netherlands). Additionally, the Koch Media Group collaborates with numerous independent development studios around the world.  
Part of the Koch Media Group is also Koch Films, a European independent film distributor with business primarily in Germany, Switzerland, Austria and Italy as a cinema, TV, online and Home Entertainment distributor. The Koch Media Group also owns Gaya Entertainment, a leading video game merchandise company in Munich, Germany, and the Quality Assurance Facility in Olomouc, Czech Republic.
Koch Media is an Embracer Group company.