Haarlem, The Netherlands– 5 October 2010– Premier PC videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive and indie game development studio Wax Lyrical Games today announce their publishing agreement for the point-and-click adventure game for PC 'Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok'.
In Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok, players will investigate an abandoned monumental pleasure dome by the name of Utopia, the life work of Baron Wittard that sadly never reached its grand opening. Armed with nothing but a camera and torch, players will have to face the lurking horrors of this desolate place and find out what dark secret the Baron kept from the world.
"Baron Wittard is one of those adventure games that looks like it was made to be published by Iceberg Interactive. The wheels to set this project in motion was the success of other UK horror adventure games that we have released in the past such as Barrow Hill and Dark Fall, while puzzle-wise it draws inspiration from other genre classics such as The 7th Guest," says Erik Schreuder, CEO at Iceberg Interactive. "We felt that this was a very promising combination and hopefully the people that finish the 30 hour trip that is Baron Wittard, will agree with us that this mix has resulted in a top notch adventure gaming experience."
"Baron Wittard is an adventure game for fans of the classic point and click puzzlers," says Alan Thorn of Wax Lyrical Games. "It features three classic ingredients: it offers the player a mystery to solve, gives them an expansive and colourful environment to explore, and populates that environment with all kinds of brain-teasers and surprises".
This press release is accompanied by four exclusive screenshots, which can be downloaded at www.iceberg-interactive.com.
The deal includes retail and non-exclusive digital rights for all of Europe and various other territories. Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok is planned for a pan-European release in February 2011.
About Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok
The eccentric architect Baron Wittard has built something really special: a city inside a building. This monumental pleasure dome, called 'The Utopia', features 1000 apartments, a shopping mall, and hundreds of offices and leisure facilities. All under one roof. Its grand opening was supposed to have been two years ago. That event never happened. A chain of mysterious events has now left the Utopia abandoned and silent. People have gone missing. Electromagnetic disturbances are increasing. These happenings all point to Wittard's desolate Utopia. Armed with only a camera and a torch, you must journey there alone to explore its winding corridors, its secret passageways, and its gloomy halls. Local townspeople say Wittard kept a terrible secret. They speak fearfully of someone or something malevolent lurking at his city. They say it is waiting and growing in power. They say time is running out...
For more information please visit the official website at www.wittardgame.com.
Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok features
- <*>Explore the ruins of a decaying building and uncover its terrible secret*> <*>Non-linear gameplay: explore at your own pace*> <*>Experience urban decay in high resolution graphics*> <*>Eerie and mysterious soundtrack with full musical score*> <*>Discover a massive world in First Person Perspective*> <*>Use skill and cunning to search for clues and solve puzzles*>
About Wax Lyrical Games
Wax Lyrical Games is an independent game development studio founded by Alan Thorn and Marlies Maalderink. Committed to developing thought-provoking and unusual games, Baron Wittard: Nemesis of Ragnarok is its first title. For more information, visit www.waxlyricalgames.com.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a premier videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. The company is staffed with a mix of industry veterans and upcoming young talent, has offices in key locations across Europe and has established relevant partnerships all over the globe, both for digital and retail releases. Hence why Iceberg is a great alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. Iceberg focuses foremost on PC gaming and is among the market leaders for the following niche genres for PC: simulators, adventure and MMO/action games. For more information visit www.iceberg-interactive.com to keep up with the latest breaking news.