1. Can you give us a brief introduction of Object Software?

Object Software Limited ("Object Software") is a PC game developer, with a Studio in Beijing's Haidian District that has over 100 employees engaged in game production. Object Software has been operating in China's capital since February 1995. Object Software specializes in PC games set in ancient Chinese historical contexts and is best known for "Fate of the Dragon," a real time strategy game set in the famous Three Kingdoms Period of China's history about 1800 years ago, which was released around the world by Eidos in March 2001.

2. What did you do before Fate of the Dragon?

Our first game was a DOS-to-Windows conversion of a game originally called Quarterpole that was renamed Hooves of Thunder. Microleague Multimedia owned this product, and we converted the code and did entirely new artwork. The game was released in North America in January 1996 and received favorable reviews from the media.

3. Before "Fate of the Dragon", what's your game you are mostly proud of?

"Metal Knight", it was a command & conquer style real time strategy game with robots and was an instant success on the Chinese Mainland market. Later in 1998 "Metal Knight" was licensed for sale in Taiwan and Hong Kong and was ranked by "Game World" in Taiwan as a 4 star game. In 1999 Metal Knight was released on the U.S. market by Global Village, Inc.

4. Usually, how long does it take to develop a game?

A typical game for the PC will take us around 2 years to develop.

5. Please introduce your major partners.

Eidos: Publisher of "Fate of the Dragon" (English, Traditional Chinese, Japanese, Korean, German, French and Spanish versions)
Strategy First: Publisher of "Prince of Qin", "Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs" and "Seal of Evil" (English version)
Capcom: Publisher of "Prince of Qin" (Japanese and Korea versions)

6. How about the full list of all your games?

From the latest down, the games we developed are: "World of Qin 2: Phoenix Dancing", "Dragon Throne Online", "Seal of Evil", "World of Qin", "Prince of Qin", "Dragon Throne: Battle of Red Cliffs", "Fate of the Dragon", "Metal Knight" , "Sport Pinball" , "Hooves of Thunder".