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Secret Files: Sam Peters - The backstory comics

Publisher Deep Silver and developer Animation Arts today released a two-part comic recounting the events preceding the story of Secret Files: Sam Peters, released on October 18, 2013. Learn how Max Gruber helped reporter Sam Peters break free of captivity on what was supposedly an uninhabited island.

The comics can be downloaded from the official website: http://secretfiles.deepsilver.com/en/news/news_9.php

The point & click adventure offers several hours of playing time and is available on download platforms for € 9,99 Euro/£7.99 GBP

In Secret Files 2, journalist Sam Peters had to save herself and get from an island back to the mainland – but that is only the beginning. A whole new adventure is starting for Sam!

The reporter is already on the trail of the next hot story: Scientists in Africa have discovered changes in the genetic codes of aquatic animals. Their home, Lake Bosumtwi, was formed over a million years ago through the impact of a meteor. Could it be that alien life forms made it to Earth that way?

That would make a sensational front-page story for Sam and her grumpy editor-in-chief at the science magazine "Uncharted". But it actually looks like Sam will have worse problems in the jungle than the lack of a duty-free shop next to the airstrip in the bush: The legends of the Ashanti in Ghana tell of humanlike creatures that lurk in the trees at night, drag off their victims to their dens and suck their blood: the Asanbosam. When an expedition disappears in the rainforest, Sam must decide how far she is prepared to go to bag this incredible story...

About the Secret Files series

The predecessor games Secret Files: Tunguska, Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis, and Secret Files 3 were all top sellers and won numerous awards: Comenius EduMedia Award for computer games with competence-enhancing potential (Secret Files 3), Giga-Maus by Eltern Family software award (Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis), children's software award TOMMI (Secret Files: Tunguska), and many more.

Animation Arts in Halle, Germany, has been developing these showcase projects within the adventure genre for years, just like this latest installment. The Secret Files titles count among the best-selling adventure games in Germany, and are frequently distinguished by the trade press.

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About Deep Silver

Deep Silver develops and distributes interactive games for all platforms. The Deep Silver label means to captivate all gamers who have a passion for thrilling gameplay in exciting game worlds. Deep Silver works with its partners to achieve a maximum of success while maintaining the highest possible quality, always focusing on what the customer desires.

Deep Silver has published more than 200 games since 2003, including its own brands like the open world extravaganza Saints Row, the zombie action franchise Dead Island, the grim post-apocalyptic future of the Metro series and action packed role-playing from the Sacred world. Upcoming highlights from Deep Silver include Dead Island: Epidemic and Sacred 3. Deep Silver also owns the development studio Volition based in Champaign, IL, USA. For more information please visit www.deepsilver.com

Koch Media is a leading producer and distributor of digital entertainment products (software, games and films). The company's own publishing activities, marketing and distribution extend throughout Europe and the USA. The Koch Media group has more than 19 years of experience in the digital media business, and has risen to become the number one distributor in Europe. It has also formed strategic alliances with numerous games and software publishers: Bethesda, Capcom, Kaspersky Labs, NC SOFT, Sega, Square Enix and Tecmo-Koei, etc. in various European countries. With Headquarters in Planegg near Munich/Germany, Koch Media owns branches in Germany, England, France, Austria, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, the Nordic regions, Benelux and the United States. www.kochmedia.com

About Animation Arts

The German software house Animation Arts has racked up plenty of experience in games development. Since its foundation in 2003, the company has worked on titles such as Port Royale 2, Vermeer 2, Darkstar, and Holiday World. The multiple award-winning adventure Secret Files: Tunguska was developed in 2006, in cooperation with Fusionsphere Systems, followed by Secret Files 2: Puritas Cordis in 2008, and then by Secret Files 3. Following the release of the successful adventure game Lost Horizon, Animation Arts is currently working on the sequel, Lost Horizon 2, as well as Secret Files: Sam Peters. www.animationarts.de


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