Announcement - Merge Games - Frozen Synapse: Collector's Edition coming to retail September 7th 2012 - For Immediate Release 20/

Frozen Synapse - a structure contained at sub-zero temperatures that permits a neuron to pass an electrical or chemical signal to another cell, or 2011’s critically acclaimed, multi award winning game brought to you by Mode7 to the sheer delight of the gaming world? You decide!  Awards include - Best New IP @ Develop awards 2012, PC Gamer – Strategy of The Year, Independent Games Festival Audience Award, Indiegames.com Strategy Game of the Year 2011; And, in our opinion the most prestigious of all – RockPaperShotgun’s Best Glowy Lines Award!

Merge Games are delighted to announce a Collector’s Edition PC/Mac version of Frozen Synapse for retail in the UK – included in the (fancy blue) box are – a Sticker, Postcard (both in the cyberpunk style we now know and love), Soundtrack, Extra Steam gifting key and the RED Expansion pack making this Collector’s Edition a must have for Frozen Synapse fans old and new.

To celebrate the September 7 th 2012 release of Frozen Synapse: Collector’s Edition, Merge Games are giving away a free copy – please go to their Facebook page for more information. Pre-order at http://www.mergegames.com/store/

Open Box Shot attached

Game Info:

Frozen Synapse is the ultimate tactical game on PC and Mac.

It brings the simultaneous turn-based strategy genre bang up-to-date and lets you give detailed, accurate orders to your squad: classic game play with a modern interface. Plan your moves, test them out, then hit the "Prime" button: both you and your enemy's turns are executed simultaneously. Competitive-but-intuitive multiplayer and a huge single player campaign mean that Frozen Synapse will give you hours and hours of tactical delight.

Key features:

§  Get a FREE full copy of the game, including the Red add-on DLC, for a friend with every purchase

§  5 challenging multiplayer modes, including the innovative bidding-based “Secure” and “Hostage Rescue”

§  55-mission single player campaign with dynamic dialogue and thrilling near-future narrative

§  Powerful Skirmish Generator

§  Facebook, Twitter and YouTube integration

§  15 Steam Achievements

§  Integrated IRC chat as well as various community features

§  Random generation combined with hand-crafted content means that levels and maps are different every time

§  Critically-acclaimed electronica soundtrack by musician nervous_testpilot

RED DLC Info

The multi-award-winning indie strategy masterpiece is back with a brand new expansion pack! Frozen Synapse: Red adds awesome features like co-op play against the AI and a brand new unit, as well as a selection of additional music tracks plus an exclusive single player campaign.

Key features

§  Full co-op for the single player campaign and all new single player content

§  A new unit (riot shield)

§  A new multiplayer game mode (“Upload”)

§  15 mission single player campaign

§  10 single player challenge missions

§  Three mutators (game play modifiers for advanced users)

§  6 additional music tracks by nervous_testpilot (2 previously available in the Humble Indie Bundle)

§  MP3 and FLAC download of all Frozen Synapse: Red music

§  Original music tracks “Deeper” and “Focus” unlocked during game play

§  “Impeccable Micro” - a chiptune album from _ensnare_ (MP3 and FLAC)

§  The infamous “Red Mode”...

Quote from Paul Taylor of Mode 7

"It has always been a dream of ours to see Frozen Synapse on the shelves of a retail store! Personally, I greatly look forward to touching the shiny box and endlessly boring my friends by pointing it out to them. This will be a great way for the game to reach a new audience and also an exciting *thing* for collectors of *things* to grasp and cherish."

Quote from Luke Keighran of Merge Games

“Anyone who knows anything about gaming knows Frozen Synapse, knows its quality and knows it deserves every accolade it has received. The calibre and intelligence  of this game is outstanding and without question it deserves to be introduced to a wider audience with a retail box edition. Mode7 have been a pleasure to work with, and we both look forward to seeing some very satisfied new players.”

Mode 7 Info

Mode 7 was founded in 2005 by Joint Managing Directors Paul Taylor and Ian Hardingham. We have a small core team and are backed up by a group of trusted freelancers. Our aim in life is to create fun, intelligent games that push the limits of what indie developers can achieve."

Paul Taylor: paul@mode7games.com

Merge Games Info

        About Merge Games - Merge Games, based in England, is a developer and publisher of independent games titles for the retail and digital marketplace. We support our projects with bespoke marketing and PR plans for both the launch and the lifetime of the game. The key to our success is that we give each project a very personal and tailored solution, from a talented, experienced and passionate team. . For further information and opportunities please contact luke@mergegames.com

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