HELSINKI, FINLAND– JUNE 15, 2009– Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that they are seeking PC gamers to test their zero gravity first-person shooter, Shattered Horizon. Gamers can sign up for the private beta test at the official website.
Shattered Horizon, first announced at the Leipzig Games Convention last year, sees players fight to survive in the aftermath of a catastrophic Moon mining accident that throws billions of tons of rocky debris into near-Earth space. Futuremark has released two new screenshots showcasing the game’s unique zero gravity environments.
“Playing a multiplayer FPS in zero gravity offers gameplay possibilities that simply cannot be found in conventional shooters,” said Antti Summala, Lead Game Designer at Futuremark Game Studios.“I invite every gamer looking for an FPS that offers something new and different to sign up for our beta test.”
The beta is open to PC gamers from North America and Europe aged 18 and above. The minimum hardware requirements are Windows Vista, DirectX 10 graphics card, dual core processor, Steam account and a broadband Internet connection. No previous beta testing experience is necessary, just enthusiasm and time to play.
Beta testers wanted, sign up now: www.shatteredhorizon.com
Information for Editors
Futuremark Games Studio will be previewing Shattered Horizon to selected audiences from August 19 23 at gamescom in Cologne. To arrange a meeting, please contact Jukka Mäkinen. A press kit and further information is available from the official website.
Shattered Horizon official website http://www.shatteredhorizon.com
“Breaking News” teaser trailer http://www.gametrailers.com/game/shattered-horizon/10127
GC08 press release http://www.futuremark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/53949
Futuremark Corporation http://www.futuremark.com
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About Futuremark® Games Studio
Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon is the studio’s first game, announced at last year’s Leipzig Games Convention. The game has not yet been rated by ESRB, PEGI or other rating bodies.
About Futuremark® Corporation
Futuremark® Corporation is the world’s leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and is best known for its benchmark products, including 3DMark® and PCMark® with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com
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