Meridian4 and Arberth Studios Scare Up a Deal!

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Montreal, Quebec, Canada– October 20, 2010– Meridian4 ( http://www.meridian4.com) is excited to announce that they have signed a digital publishing agreement with Arberth Studios ( http://www.arberthstudios.com) to publish their haunting adventure game; Rhiannon– Curse of the Four Branches Premium Edition.

“We see this new alliance with Meridian 4 as the ideal completion of our strategy for sales of Rhiannon in North America,” comments Karen Bruton, one of the three partners at developer Arberth Studios.“Meridian knows and understands the complexities, pitfalls and potentials of the North American market. We are confident in their ability and dedication in bringing our game to new audiences who have yet to experience our chilling, Welsh, supernatural mystery.”

“We are so pleased that we can make Rhiannon available to the wide audience that digital distribution provides. Arberth have created a game that weaves a deep and immersive storyline that has you hooked from the beginning. With the Premium Edition, they have listened to their community and have offered up features that increase the value of the gameplay. We know that this game is a‘must’ with any adventure fan.” said Andy Sher, CEO at Meridian4.

About Rhiannon

Rhiannon is hearing noises and seeing things she can’t explain. Living in her family’s remote farmstead miles from friends and neighbours and having ambitious, busy parents, Rhiannon is alone. Her parents believe her stories to be an overactive imagination and teenage angst. So the Sullivan’s decide to take their daughter away for a break and have asked you to look after their home.

The moment you enter, you suspect that something is not right. Rhiannon’s stories are true and the farmstead is engulfed in supernatural happenings as an ancient myth spills over into reality.

Discover dark secrets in this chilling point and click adventure as you encounter an ancient evil lurking in the walls of the home that holds a terrible connection to a timeless struggle between man and magic.

Features

·         Set in present day, the plot draws from ancient Welsh myths and legends

·         Explore the eerie Welsh farmstead, from the imposing house, to its extensive grounds and buildings

·         First-person point-and-click with approximately 20 to 30 hours of largely non-linear gameplay

·         Involved multi-threaded plot

·         Features classic themes such as: magic, paranormal phenomena, and technological gadgets

·         Interact with a comprehensive inventory of nearly 200 items

·         Engaging and unusual challenges, mostly plot and inventory driven

·         A haunting musical score will send chills up your spine

·         Solid chapter structure to the compelling and ultimately uplifting story

Premium Edition includes:

·         In-game tutorial

·         Interactive Map

·         In-game hint system

·         Improved navigation

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. A publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers, Meridian 4 aims to actually form a partnership– a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for developers’ products. For more information, visit http://www.meridian4.com.

About Arberth Studios

Arberth Studios is an independent computer games developer based in rural West Wales on the Celtic fringe of Britain. The company specialises in the point-and-click adventure genre, which is in the midst of a strong surge of renewed popularity. They are currently working on a new adventure– Coven: The Witching of Castle Avon. For more information visit www.arberthstudios.com


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