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THE STRANGE HISTORY OF‘LEGIO’!

Introductory movie casts a light on to the hitherto unexplored origin of the strategic game of conquest

GDC San Francisco, March 24th 2009– Welcome stranger to the dark and gothic land of Belalegosia, where the game called Legio decides the fates of all. We hope you enjoy your stay! What is Legio you ask and from where did it originate? Why, allow us to show you by way of an introductory movie which reveals the rather twisted history of this anarchy ridden kingdom and the circumstances which gave birth to Legio, a turn based Strategy game for the PC from Paradox Interactive’s indie label, Mezmer Games, releasing in late Q2 priced at $19.99.

Behold the Legio intro trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ve0JVvFjC50

Developed by Swedish developer ICE Game Studios, the trailer for Legio chronicles how the populace of Belalegosia have been subjected to the misrule and stupidity of its twin sibling rulers Grubert and Violetta, starving and dying from disease, and how every decision they make, no matter the importance or triviality is made by playing the traditional and brutal game of conquest known as Legio!

Legio is a turn-based Strategy game for one or two players on the PC, taking place in the mythical kingdom of Belalegosia where magicians, warriors and monsters battle for dominion. An intense gaming experience which is best described as a cross between Chess and a turn-based Wargame, Legio requires careful strategic thinking, and rewards both courage and cleverness! With a straightforward goal of eliminating the other player’s army with your own, Legio is that classic example of a game which is easy to play but a challenge to master.

Read more about Legio and get in touch with the developers at: http://www.mezmergames.com/group/legio

Interview requests, please contact: pr@mezmergames.com

Mezmer Games

Mezmer Games is a new independent games label, focusing on great games from small game studios. As box retail is becoming increasingly expensive, sluggish, and non-eco-friendly, we help indie developers reach a large audience through download distribution. We work exclusively with digital distribution and alternative channels. With the Mezmer Marketing Machine, we give the indie titles the attention they warrant through clever marketing and PR. Mezmer Games is a wholly owned business unit of Paradox Interactive.

Read more:http://www.mezmergames.com

Paradox Interactive

Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy stable, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes original titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as the best published titles like Penumbra: Black Plague, Supreme Ruler 2020, and the greatly-anticipated Majesty 2– The Fantasy Kingdom Sim.

Read more: http://www.paradoxplaza.com

About ICE Studios

ICE Game Studios was founded in 2005 in Umea, Sweden. The company is an independent game developer, which mainly develops games from their own concepts. Their goal is to make state of the art games that will entertain experienced gamers and beginners alike. ICE Game Studios' staff has a broad experience from working with major AAA titles.

Read more: http://www.icegamestudios.com

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