Santiago, Chile, January 22, 2009 - ACE Team, an independent video game developer based in Santiago, Chile, today announced that it will distribute Zeno Clash via Steam, Valve's digital distribution system and Direct2Drive, IGN's digital distribution marketplace in Spring 2009, for a value price of $20.00 USD. ACE Team has intentionally priced the game at only $20 in order to help give as many players as
possible access to its debut title. Zeno Clash is a PC-based
action/fighting game set in a punk fantasy world. The game is coming to Steam and Direct2Drivethis Spring and the developer is also in the process of identifying a retail publisher.
"It's very important for us at ACE Team that Zeno Clash reaches a broad amount of consumers", said Andres Bordeu, Co-Founder of ACE Team. "We want everyone to be able to play our title and setting a low price for the high production value that the game packs seems like the best way to share our bizarre and intriguing world. I think peoplewill be especially happy with the price during these hard times".
Zeno Clash was recently honored as a finalist in the 2009 Independent Games Festival (IGF) Awards for Excellence in Visual Art. Think Services (producer of Game Developer magazine, Gamasutra.com, and the Game Developers Conference) established the Independent Games Festival
in 1998 to encourage innovation in game development and to recognize the best independent game developers.
The Independent Games Festival (IGF) competitions have a diverse, leading set of judges which include representatives from the mainstream game industry, the press, significant independent gaming websites, as well as previous winners and finalists in addition to a number of indie veteran judges from previous IGF judging events.
Zeno Clash is a story driven game that uniquely blends the first person genre with the fighting game genre. Players will play the role of Ghat, the son of an impressive hermaphrodite creature called Father-Mother, whose children form the most powerful clan in the city of Halstedom. Ghat must escape from his family and start an incredible journey with his female companion Deadra, who will aid him in the dangerous lands of Zenozoik.
About ACE Team
ACE Team is an entertainment software developer based in Santiago, Chile. The company is committed to making unique games that will stand out for their originality and quality. In the expanding industry of PC and console gaming throughout the globe, ACE Team is aimed to be among the top independent game developers. Their high quality work, previous experience making games and involvement with the acclaimed Source Engine distinguishes them as the future leading developer of Latin America in mainstream games.