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25th August 2008

The Adventure Company Ships Murder in the Abbey for Windows

August 25, 2008. Toronto, Canada: The Adventure Company, a leading worldwide publisher of interactive entertainment software, today announced Murder in the Abbey for Windows® has shipped to retail stores in North America. The title will sell for a suggested retail price of $19.99 USD.

“Murder in the Abbey is a fresh approach for adventure gamers,” said Brian Gladman, Product Manager at The Adventure Company. “The game offers a remarkable reproduction of a medieval abbey, with stunning architecture and works of art. Players will have 60 locations to explore in a unique cinematic presentation which combines 2D and 3D graphics.”


Monks, murder, and above all, suspense…

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22nd August 2008

Tank Universal Ready For Battle

Montreal – August 22, 2008 Meridian4 and Dialogue Design are pleased to announce that their highly-anticipated and critically acclaimed Indie title; Tank Universal is now available for download on most digital channels.

“After much hard work, a little digital elbow grease and in conjunction with our publishing partner, Meridian4 – Dialogue Design is thrilled to announce that today is the day for the release of our much-awaited indie tank blasting title Tank Universal.” said Phil Jones of Dialogue Design, “Interest has been strong in the lead-up to the game’s release and we would like to thank all those who pre-ordered and to wish everyone good luck (and good aiming) in the virtual tank battles ahead!”

“As I have stated before, we instantly took a liking to Tank Universal when it was shown to us. Its unique look, its gameplay features and the fun factor were all present. Now that gamers and the press have a chance to play it, I know it’ll become an instant Indie classic.” said Andy Sher, CEO at Meridian4.

Tank Universal is available now for $9.99 on most digital online channels including Steam, D2D, Impulse, GamersGate and many more.

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20th August 2008

Crash Bandicoot: Mind Over Mutant Details Released

Details and facts about the upcoming addition to the Crash Bandicoot franchise were released this week at GC Leipzig.

Publisher Sierra Entertainment
Category Action
Developer Radical Entertainment
Format Xbox360, Wii, PS2, DS, PSP

Product Overview
In Crash Bandicoot: Mind over Mutant, a rejuvenated Neo Cortex is taking over the world one brain at a time! Cortex and N. Brio devise a new kind of evil; a text-messaging, do-anything device which controls both mutant and bandicoot minds. Armed with his quick-wits and lightening agility, Crash must free his friends, the titans and save the day!
Product Features
• Mutant in Your Pocket! – Not only does Crash keep the ability to control his enemies when he jacks them – now he can store his favorite monsters in his pocket, upgrade them and utilize their powers when they are most advantageous

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19th August 2008

Pacific Storm Available On Steam

Montreal – August 19, 2008Meridian4 and Buka Entertainment of Moscow, Russia are pleased to announce that the long-awaited sequel to Pacific Storm; Pacific Storm Allies arrives on Steam with an unforgettable mix of real-time strategy and blistering arcade combat, recreating World War II’s most heated battles.

Save 10% off the regular price of $9.99 for Pacific Storm Allies when you buy before August 25th or save 20% when you buy the two titles; Pacific Storm and Pacific Storm Allies as a bundle pack. Gamers can visit the games section of Meridian4’s web site or Steam for further information.

About Pacific Storm Allies

Experience large-scale naval and air operations of the Pacific as either the United States, Imperial Japan, or new playable nation – the UK. Marvel at the enhanced 3D visual engine complete with detailed damage modeling. Settle disputes via diplomacy or battle. Or assume direct control over stunningly-rendered ships and planes to personally annihilate your adversaries. From the US to USSR, Germany to Japan, new missions, tactical maneuvers and multiplayer modes offer armchair admirals greater excitement than ever.
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16th August 2008

Meridian4 Inks Deal For SpaceTrader

Montreal– August 16, 2008 – Meridian4 is pleased to announce that they have signed a publishing agreement with Hermitworks Entertainment Corporation of Grande Prairie, Alberta for their unique, habit-forming Action-Trading game; Space Trader.

“We’re really excited to be working with Meridian4. They share our vision in offering players a unique game play experience. We’ve changed the rules of traditional action games to challenge both new and veteran players and Meridian4 supports us in this.” said Cameron Tofer, President and Co-Founder of Hermitworks Entertainment.

“When we were first presented Space Trader, we were thrilled to see a small, independent developer, close to home producing such a unique title.” said Andy Sher, CEO of Meridian4, “With its clever mix of FPS and Trading, we were, as I’m sure gamers will be, hooked immediately.”

About Space Trader
In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

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13th August 2008

Bioware Taking Dragon Age: Origins To The World’s Marquee Game Conventions

BioWareEdmonton – Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc., will be presenting their upcoming dark heroic fantasy Dragon Age™: Origins publicly for the first time ever to fans at Gen Con in Indianapolis, Indiana, the GC Developers Conference in Leipzig, Germany and the Penny Arcade Expo in Seattle, Washington.

Coming from behind closed doors and onto the show floor, BioWare is thrilled to reveal the heart-pounding demo that wowed international media at E3 2008 to the eager fans at Gen Con Indy, August Dragon Age14-17, 2008, at the Indianapolis Convention Center in Indianapolis, Indiana. This marks the very first public appearance of Dragon Age: Origins ever, with fans able to get a first-hand look at some of the exciting combat, devastating magic and credible digital actors that make up this epic adventure.

Dragon Age: Origins will then cross the ocean to Leipzig, Germany, to reveal itself to eagerly awaiting European fans at the GC Developers Conference, held August 20-22, 2008, at the Leipzig Exhibition Center. Dragon Age: Origins project director and executive producer Dan Tudge will be conducting behind closed doors demos to the press, revealing new details about combat, exploration, dialogue, the game’s origin stories and a few other juicy surprises not to be missed! BioWare’s community team will also be there to demo Dragon Age: Origins in a special lounge for invited members, fans and leaders of international EA community sites, August 22-24.
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7th August 2008

XGen Studios Challenges Castle Defenders

Indie Game Developer XGen Studios Challenges Players to Defend Your Castle

Edmonton, Canada – Repel attacks from swarms of invaders, earn powerful spells, and gain upgraded arsenals with the release of XGen Studios‘ hit WiiWare™ title, Defend your Castle™. Developed by a small team with big ideas, the game invites up to 4 players to become commanders of their kingdom and fight off relentless hordes of invading enemies through a mixture of cooperative and competitive play. Immense masses of invaders employ many types of soldiers in their quest to seize the domain. Will players and their courts rise to the challenge, or stand aside as they raze the castle to the ground?

XGen Studios Inc., acclaimed casual game developer, is pleased to announce the release of Defend your Castle on Nintendo’s downloadable game service WiiWare in Europe & Australia today.

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29th July 2008

Mass Effect Expansion Now Available For PC


Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. ( NASDAQ: ERTS ), has announced that “Bring Down the Sky,” the first piece of downloadable content for the award-winning space epic Mass Effect™, is now available for owners of the PC game version to download free of charge.

Fully optimized for the PC, “Bring Down the Sky” is the first in a series of planned downloadable content that will further expand the Mass Effect story and universe. It includes a new uncharted world that introduces the deadly Batarian alien race, approximately 90 minutes of new gameplay and an original soundtrack. Instructions on how to download and install the new content are available on the Mass Effect downloadable content page. “Bring Down the Sky” is currently available for international languages including English, Spanish, Italian and German, with additional language versions coming soon.
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22nd July 2008

DreamCatcher Launches Orb Site

Press Release – Toronto, Canada: JoWooD Productions and DreamCatcher Games, leading publishers of interactive entertainment software around the world, today announced the official website for The Orb and the Oracle has been launched. Fans of the Dungeon Lords fantasy RPG series can access the website to find screenshots, videos, artwork, wallpapers, music and more.

The community based website contains message boards and will be frequently updated with the latest news on the game’s development. Screenshots and videos will provide RPG fans with their first glimpse into the next installment in the Dungeon Lords saga.

Game Features:

• A massive fantasy world filled with non-stop action and meticulously detailed indoor and outdoor environments. Explore shrines, campsites and country cottages throughout the vast rolling countryside, mountains, woodlands, swamplands and more.
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21st July 2008

Go! Go! Break Steady Available This Wednesday

Press Release – VANCOUVER — Little Boy Games announced today that “Go! Go! Break Steady” will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT). “Go! Go! Break Steady” features an original style combining rhythmic beat-matching with match-3 style puzzle game play. Choose your character and then make them dance to the beat while solving increasingly challenging puzzles. Developed by Little Boy Games, Inc. and published by Microsoft, “Go! Go! Break Steady” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Key Features:

Original game play including beat-matching and puzzle-solving
Unique visual style including over-the-top, hand drawn animation
Multiplayer versus and cooperative local and multiplayer action via Xbox LIVE
Catchy hip hop soundtrack with 20 different songs

“Go! Go! Break Steady” is the debut title from Vancouver-based independent game studio Little Boy Games.

“What really makes this game stand out is its b-boy stylings. The characters are colourful and fun, the animations OTT, and the beat-matching pitched at just the right difficulty. The music is toe-tappingly infectious, with just enough scratching and dope beats to have you popping and locking the hours away.” – X360 Magazine

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