Haarlem, The Netherlands– 11 April 2011– Videogames publisher Iceberg Interactive and independent publishing company bitComposer are pleased to announce that a publishing agreement has been reached for the dark, classic point-and-click adventure PC game Alter Ego. The territories covered by the deal include UK&Ireland, Scandinavia, Benelux, Greece, Australia/New-Zealand and various other overseas territories.
2D and 3D images of the pack shot for Iceberg’s retail release accompany this press release and are available for download here.
Iceberg Interactive Retail Sales Director Howard Newmark says:“ Alter Ego fits our portfolio well, since we have successfully published several other dark adventure games before it. The exciting thing for UK gamers is that it is set in 19th-century Plymouth, a proper English setting, with stunning visuals and a macabre and suspenseful story.
“With Iceberg Interactive we have found the ideal partner to distribute our products in UK, Nordic and Benelux, and we’re really looking forward to working with them.” said Wolfgang Duhr, Managing Director of bitComposer Games.
The dark storyline of Alter Ego begins as a strange aristocrat dies and his body goes missing. A series of gruesome murders shake a small town. Rumours of a supernatural monster abound, and this latest atrocity has the entire town shaking in fear. The local police are beside themselves and have made no headway in solving these crimes. Detective Briscol, a man of logic and principle, and Timothy Moor, a petty thief, become unlikely partners in solving the grisly murders.
Alternating between the complete opposite roles of Detective Briscol and Timothy Moor, players will investigate the strange events and gradually reveal a dark secret. After all, when evil has more than one face, you need more than one perspective…
Iceberg’s retail box of Alter Ego is Games for Windows certified, will include yet to be announced exclusive bonus goodies and is scheduled for release on 20 May 2011. Pre-orders are available in the Iceberg Webshop ( http://www.iceberg-shop.com/alter-ego.html). Alter Ego had its North-American retail release in July 2010, courtesy of interactive entertainment publisher Viva Media.
What the press is saying
“It is wonderful that there are still really entertaining games you can find in this genre.”– GamingXP (82%)
“… a very nice way to pass time, and a recommended adventure.”– AdventureGamers (3.5/5)
“ Alter Ego is a very well made adventure game and enjoyable to play. I recommend it without hesitation.”– JustAdventure.com (B+)
“… nearly hits the mark of perfection from beginning to end as a game for novice gamers.” - AdventureClassicGaming
“The game is comparable to a horror movie like it is adapted from‘The Black Mirror’.”– Gameolosophy
Alter Ego features
• A dark, macabre storyline that combines horror, adventure, and role-playing elements to create a gripping murder mystery
• By the developers of The Black Mirror
• Popular setting– England at the end of the 19th century
• Top quality cinematic cut scenes which drive the storyline with 2 playable characters
• Detailed 3D characters and hi-res backgrounds complete with realistic lighting and shadow effects
• Over 80 game locations in the town of Plymouth and the surrounding area
• Professional voice actors guarantee that this chilling adventure provides lots of thrills and a creepy atmosphere
For more information, please visit the gamepage here ( http://iceberg-interactive.com/games-mainmenu-27/405-alter-ego.html).
About bitComposer Games
Based in Eschborn, Germany, bitComposer Games is an independent publishing company specializing in PC and video games. The team focuses on national and international marketing of entertainment products for the PC, consoles, and handhelds. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers in the implementation of their own projects, licensed products, and contract productions.
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive ( www.iceberg-interactive.com) is an independent videogame publisher founded by an international group of games industry veterans that recognises quality games and their audiences. With key offices in the UK, Germany and The Netherlands, Iceberg has both a firm footing in, and a firm eye on, the vibrant European games market. We know where the market is headed and we adapt. We have partners everywhere. Hence why Iceberg is a great destination for PC game developers looking to bring their products to market, bricks and mortar or digital. Iceberg is currently among the market leaders for the following PC game genres: simulators, adventure, strategy and MMO/action games. Don't just play, play it cool!