1C Company is one of the biggest publishers of third party games in its native Russia but it's also got several internal game development studios. One of those teams created the original Theatre of War in 2007, a WWII themed RTS that focused on the European portion of the war. The game was published via download and mail order by Battlefront.com in the US and later was released to retail stores by CDV.
Now 1C Company is working on the sequel, Theatre of War II: Africa 1943, that changes the game's setting to the North African portion of the conflict. Once again Battlefront.com will offer the game via download and mail order for the US market and it's currently schedule for released before the end of 2008. Big Download got some answers to their questions about the game from David Philippov, the head of internal game development at 1C Company.