505 Games to Publish Arctic Survival Horror Title Across Europe
505 Games today announced that it will be publishing the European release of the survival horror title, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, under the newly created 1C Label. Developed by Action Forms, Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason is due for release on PC in 2008.
The Arctic Circle, Russian North Pole station‘Pole 21’, 1968 - Alexander Nesterov is a meteorologist sent to investigate the final hours of the North Wind, an old nuclear ice-breaker trapped in an icy grave. This steel beast once fought for its country, but during a dangerous mission it drifted into an ice trap slowly freezing to death every living thing on board.
Alex must fight against the intense cold by finding any remaining heat sources as he investigates the final days of the North Wind and unlocks the mysteries within. However, Alex is no ordinary meteorologist as he possesses a unique‘Mental Echo’ ability that allows him to relive the final memories of the dead and change their actions in the past, changing their future. Nothing can prepare Alex for the truth he uncovers as he digs deeper into the history of the ship.
Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason takes players on a terrifying trip into the unknown as they explore the dark, frozen, claustrophobic corridors and unlock the shocking secrets of the North Wind.
- Terrifying first person survival/horror action gameplay
- Unique“Mental Echo” ability providing the player the chance to change the outcome of a character’s past
- Highly detailed levels based on a real Russian ice-breaker
- Battle powerful enemies, all with unique capabilities
- Non player characters help to reveal the true story
- Historically-authentic weapons
- Completely new physics and weather system with realistic ice, frost and snow with advanced character/object physics
- Unified dynamic shadowing system– fully dynamic, moving light sources, casting shadows on all objects
Cryostasis: Sleep of Reason, will be published by 505 Games for PC across Europe in 2008.
For more information please contact:
European Communications Manager
505 Games Ltd.
+44 (0)1908 607772
About 505 Games
505 Games, headquartered in Milton Keynes is dedicated to the publishing and international distribution of full price, mid-range and budget computer and videogames in EMEA (Europe, Middle East and Africa) markets and Australia. The current portfolio includes the best selling games Cooking Mama, ArmA: Armed Assault, Bust-a-Move and Armored Core and covers all gaming platforms, including next generation consoles like Sony PlayStation® 3, Nintendo Wii™ and Microsoft Xbox 360™. For More information on 505 Games and its products please visit www.505games.co.uk
About 1C Company
1C Company specializes in distribution, publishing and development of mass market software. Founded in 1991, 1C has become the leading publisher and distributor of computer games in Eastern and Central Europe. 1C Company is widely acknowledged as a game developer and has several internal studios. Internal developments of 1C include IL-2 Sturmovik, IL-2 Sturmovik: Forgotten Battles, Aces Expansion Pack, Pacific Fighters and Theatre of War. 1C Company works as a publisher and producer with over 30 independent development studios and has produced over 100 projects for PC and consoles. For more information please visit www.1cpublishing.com
About Action Forms
Founded in 1995, Action Forms is a proven game development company whichcreates innovative, high quality and well recognized computer games using its proprietary leading technology awarded“Best Technology” at Russian Game Developers Conference in 2006. Over last 11 years, Action Forms has developed a number of games for commercial distribution, including the 3D action games entitled Chasm - the Rift, trilogy of 3D hunting games entitled Carnivores, Treasure Island and recently released first person shooter Vivisector: Beast Within which had been awarded“Best sound” at Russian Game Developers Conference in 2004 and“Best FPS of 2005” at Gameland Award.