NEW YORK - November 13, 2012 - Wadjet Eye Games, publisher of retro-styled adventure games including Gemini Rue and Resonance, is now taking preorders for their next release, Primordia, at http://www.primordiagame.com. The first commercial project from indie developer Wormwood Studios, the cyberpunk-themed Primordia will release as a PC download on December 5, 2012.
What happened to the humans? Set in a post-apocalyptic world strewn with cast-off machines, Primordia tells the story of Horatio Nullbuilt, a stoic robot who values his solitude and independence. Horatio spends his days studying the Book of Man, sparring with his droid companion Crispin, and tinkering with the airship they call home -- a peaceful existence that becomes threatened when a rogue robot steals the energy source that the pair needs to survive. When Horatio and Crispin's search for energy brings them to the dazzling city of Metropol, the simple quest to recover their stolen power core leads to unexpected discoveries about Horatio's origins and a new understanding of the legendary humans who walked the earth before him.
Starting today at http://www.primordiagame.com/preorder, Wadjet Eye is offering two preorder deals in anticipation of the game's December 5 release:
- Digital Download: For $8.99 (10% off the game's usual $9.99 price), customers can reserve a DRM-free copy of Primordia to download on December 5. The digital preorder includes a free MP3 soundtrack.
- Limited Edition DVD: For $19.99, customers can purchase a DVD version of Primordia that includes the MP3 soundtrack, concept art, a behind-the-scenes video with voice recording footage, and other digital goodies. Free worldwide shipping is included, along with DRM-free download access to Primordia on December 5. This limited edition DVD will only be sold during the preorder period and is expected to ship in time for the holidays.
" Primordia has one of the most evocative art styles I've ever seen -- art that tells half the story. It somehow turns a barren wasteland and corroded metal into something very beautiful, and from the very first screenshots, I needed to know how the world got that way," says Dave Gilbert, founder of Wadjet Eye Games. "Thankfully, the rest of the game is just as intriguing. The guys at Wormwood have put an amazing amount of heart, energy and passion into Primordia and it shows. I feel honored to have this game as part of our catalog."
More Primordia details, including screenshots and a new trailer, are available at the official website ( http://www.primordiagame.com). Journalists who wish to request a review copy in advance of the December 5 launch should contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Wormwood Studios
Wormwood Studios is a team of three experienced developers committed to creating games with powerful narrative and artistic content. Before teaming up on Primordia, Victor Pflug, Mark Yohalem, and James Spanos worked on a variety of published games including Dragon Age: Origins, Heroes of Newerth, Kohan II: Kings of War, and numerous freeware adventure games. In creating Primordia, the Wormwood team drew upon each member's broader experience: Yohalem is an attorney, a former Supreme Court law clerk, and a published author; Pflug has worked for years in oil paints and other artistic media; and Spanos holds a PhD in electrical engineering. Law, art nouveau, and real-world engineering challenges are woven throughout the fantastical world of Primordia.
About Wadjet Eye Games
Founded in 2006, Wadjet Eye Games has developed a reputation for producing award winning and critically acclaimed adventure games for the PC. Committed to creating unique character-driven game experiences around recognizable brands, Wadjet Eye has recently expanded to support and publish games by other independent developers. The company's award-winning portfolio includes The Shivah and the Blackwell series, both of which have garnered Game Developers Choice nominations, Puzzle Bots, which was selected for the Penny Arcade Expo's PAX 10 showcase, IGF Student Showcase winner Gemini Rue, and the critically acclaimed Resonance. For more information, visit http://www.wadjeteyegames.com.