Montreal, Canada. June 13, 2007– Game publisher Meridian4 and developer Frozenbyte are pleased to announce the signing of a North American publishing agreement to publish their new game in the Shadowgrounds franchise; Shadowgrounds Survivor.
"Frozenbyte is very happy to continue our co-operation with Meridian4. We are talking to a number of publishers all over the world currently, but it was an easy decision to get Meridian4 onboard as the first official publisher. They are a perfect partner for us and we look forward to making Shadowgrounds Survivor a tremendous success together!" said Lauri Hyvarinen, CEO of Frozenbyte.
“Meridian4 is thrilled to be working with Frozenbyte again and is excited to be diving into the Shadowgrounds’ universe once again. Shadowgrounds was a surprise hit with critics and gamers alike last year and we are confident that they will return in droves for more non-stop shooting action.” said Andrew Sher, CEO at Meridian4,“Shadowgrounds Survivor will follow in its predecessor’s foot steps and become an instant hit with gamers.”
Shadowgrounds Survivor is a spin-off/sequel to the underground PC hit Shadowgrounds and will be available at retail outlets and online later this year.
Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The acclaimed atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original Shadowgrounds make a triumphant return armed with a new feature set!
- <*>3 playable characters, each with impressive new tactics*> <*>RPG-like upgrade system for weapons and characters; including special attacks such as the all-engrossing Napalm Flame and the mighty Brute Slayer*> <*>New gameplay features such as the Sentry Turret and the powerful Mech!*> <*>Campaign mode short of filler and full of action, running parallel to the Shadowgrounds story and expanding it to new locations, including snow and ice environments, gritty sewers and the suffering New Atlantis colony*> <*>Survival modewhere the player is pitted against hordes of alien monsters– the clock is ticking and they just keep on coming!*> <*>New graphics enhancements, including raging snowstorm effects, new weapon effects and much more!*> <*>Integrated physics that bring the world alive with hundreds of physics objects, taking the destruction to the next level*> <*>New original soundtrack composed by praised Shadowgrounds composer Ari Pulkkinen*> <*>On-disc Editor tools, sample missions and modding Wiki for easy modding; take part in the Shadowgrounds mod community and create mods for the Campaign or the Survival mode– or just enjoy the results of others!*>
Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard work and innovation can deliver inspiring and fresh games. Highly-acclaimed PC action title Shadowgrounds was Frozenbyte's debut game and the story continues in 2007 with Shadowgrounds Survivor. In 2008 the company will break new ground with a brand new unannounced project.
Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership– a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.