LONDON, ENGLAND, October 31st, 2007– Empire Interactive, a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (NASDAQ: SSTR), today announced it is teaming up with established and well respected publisher Fireglow Games, to release Stranger the next title in their PC line up in the UK. A hybrid of the popular real time strategy (RTS) and role playing games (RPG), Stranger will combine the two popular genres to bring a unique gaming experience.
“We believe that Stranger is a strong title, which should be interesting for many exacting players. It's not easy to promote the product efficiently, and we sure that Empire is partner that is able to do this in right way in the UK”, said Ludmila Ludvig, Managing Director of Fireglow.
Become a stranger in the magical world, leading armies of mysterious creatures, and fighting for your immortal soul. In this epic story, where the forces of light and dark are not as divided as they seem, you must gain experience to extend your abilities, unravel secrets of the magic world, and crush your enemies either by skills or by using brute force. Some of the best heroes are at your service, and hordes of creatures are ready for you to lead them to victory. Battle tactics and planning strategy, use of diplomacy, gaining benefits from trading, the power of magic - all of these components will help you to accomplish your goals and achieve your desires.
With three intriguing heroes at your disposal the player will traverse deadly terrains, castles and dungeons in above ground and subterranean levels. With over 100 monsters, beasts and bosses waiting to assault your heroes and hold you from you goal you will need to use diplomacy with nomadic tribes and enlist their help to overcome the hordes that will assail against you.
The innovative magic system within Stranger will also increase your power. By utilising the three magical elements (red, green and blue) in the air around your heroes, you will be able to unleash powerful offensive spells on your enemies, and when near a forge you can combine magic with weapons to create thousands of new and more powerful magical weapons to wield.
• A unique blend of Real Time Strategy and Role Playing Game.
• Three intriguing heroes willing to perform your every order.
• Over 100 beasts and bosses to tackle on the field of battle.
• 30 sprawling levels to explore, including castles, dungeons and fantastical terrains.
• Unique magic system that allows you to harness the air around you.
• Use magic to cast offensive spells or to create magic weapons to wield.
• Up to eight players in head to head or team play multiplayer mode.
• Hunt down eggs and hatch them for special mounts that will enable you to gain access to otherwise unreachable areas.
• Use diplomacy to persuade tribal allies to join you in battle.
Stranger will be released on the 30th November for PC Compatibles at an RRP of£29.99.
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Notes for Editors
About Fireglow Games:
Fireglow Games® Publishing focuses on the marketing and promotion of first- and third party products, with the goal of North American and Western European market penetration through publishing and distribution agreements. Fireglow Studios has developed the Sudden Strike series: Sudden Strike, Sudden Strike Forever, Sudden Strike II, Sudden Strike– Resource War, Sudden Strike 3: Arms for Victory ( http://www.suddenstrike.com), and Stranger ( http://www.strangergame.com– an independent RTS/RPG brand). Fireglow subsidiary studio, Fireglow Casual Studio, founded in 2006, has developed Plumeboom: The First Trial and The Golden Path of Plumeboom ( http://www.plumeboom.com - a casual games brand). For more information about Fireglow, visit http://www.fireglowgames.com.
About Empire Interactive:
Empire Interactive is a leading publisher of interactive entertainment software that has been established for 18 years. Headquartered in the UK, Empire Interactive also has offices in the US, Germany, Italy, France and Spain. The company develops and publishes a varied range of titles for all current platforms in the US, Europe and Asia. Games such as Starsky&Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut have all enjoyed success across the world. Its budget label, Xplosiv, is one of the fastest growing in Europe. Further information about Empire Interactive and its products can be found at www.empireinteractive.com
About Silverstar Holdings:
Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high-growth retail-driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology-related platforms. It currently owns Empire Interactive PLC and Strategy First Inc. as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband.
Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Magnolia Broadband is a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions forthe cellular industry.
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