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First gameplay video for Subject 13 released as Kickstarter campaign starts final sprint.

Linux version of 3D adventure game added to platform list if Kickstarter goal is met

Paris, August 01 2014 – Microïds, the indie publisher specializing in adventure titles, and noted game designer Paul Cuisset today revealed a new gameplay video of their adventure game, Subject 13 , focusing on some of the many puzzles the player will have to solve to progress in the scenario.

Microïds also announced today that the pleas of Linux fans have been heard and answered, with a Linux version of the game added alongside PC, Mac, and mobile platforms to be completed if the game’s basic Kickstarter goal of $40,000 is met. With six days to go, only roughly $13,000 additional pledges are required to meet the initial goal, with additional platforms such as Oculus Rift on tap if stretch goals are met.

In Subject 13 , players will take on the role of Franklin Fargo, a physics professor who has become a recluse after the tragic death of his fiancée. One morning, he wakes up in an abandoned underground scientific facility with no external contact other than a mysterious voice. The voice calls him "Subject 13." Fargo’s goal is to not only set himself free but discover the true reasons for his imprisonment—can he escape from the prison of his past?

Subject 13 is full of secret caches and mechanisms that the player must discover, analyze and activate. The game’s difficulty gradually ramps up as the story unfolds, promising a game open to all virtual adventurers. If the first puzzles serve as an introduction most players can quickly solve, completing the entire adventure should be a real challenge even for the experts.

The Subject 13 Kickstarter campaign will end on August 8. It more than ever needs the support of adventure game fans. We thank all current and future backers for their confidence in the project and also all those who share the news with their friends.

The video shows gameplay sequences still visually in development that does not represent the final quality of the title. It can be found on the Subject 13 Kickstarter page as well as YouTube.


About Paul Cuisset:

Born in 1964, Paul Cuisset is one of the most prolific French creators in video game history. As the co-founder of Delphine Software, he worked as a programmer, a game designer and/or a scriptwriter on titles as famous as "Future Wars: Time Travelers", "The Stealth Affair", "Cruise For a Corpse", "Moto Racer" and "Darkstone". In 1992, his classic action/adventure game, "Flashback", was listed in the Guinness World Records as the best-selling French game across the globe. In 2005, he created the VectorCell studio that developed "Amy" (PS3, Xbox 360) and the HD remake of "Flashback" (PS3, Xbox 360, PC). More details about Paul Cuisset’s creations can be found at http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Cuisset

About Microïds:

Formed in 1985 and based in Paris, France, Microïds is an independent publisher of multi-platform video games. Known for its excellent adventure titles, it represents Anuman Interactive’s video game business in all its forms. Managed by its creator Elliot Grassiano, Microïds continually expands its large game catalogue with genres as varied as adventure, management, simulation and action. Through its adaptations of iconic titles such as "Syberia" or "Amerzone" and its original creations including "Dracula 5: The Blood Legacy", "Haunted House Mysteries" and "Monument Builders: Coliseum", Microïds is today present on PC, Mac and tablets as well as iOS, Android, Tizen, Xbox 360 and PS3. Besides its original characters such as Kate Walker of "Syberia", Microïds also develops titles incorporating well-known properties such as Garfield and Lucky Luke. For more information, visit the official website www.microids.com, the Facebook Page at www.facebook.com/microids, Twitter at www.twitter.com/Microids_off or Pinterest at www.pinterest.com/microids.

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