CHAPEL HILL, NC - July 23, 2008
Merscom announced today at the Casual Connect show in Seattle that it has partnered with GAMEINVEST to publish Sarah’s Emergency Room, a next-generation time management game, for digital distribution on the online console networks and PC platform. Merscom’s production team, which worked on the hit title Dairy Dash, will work closely with GAMEINVEST on the marketing and distribution strategy to ensure Sarah’s Emergency Room is embraced by casual gamers. Sarah’s Emergency Room will be available this September.
“Our past successes with time management games will allow us to help GAMEINVEST make this title exactly what the market is looking for,” explained Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom,“Sarah’s Emergency Room has the chance to redefine the entire time management genre.”
Sarah’s Emergency Room casts players as Sarah, a young nurse who has recently graduated from college and is struggling to start her career. Her dream is to manage an emergency room in a big city hospital. In a twist of fate, Sarah is hired for a nursing position at a small town hospital in Maryville, Arkansas where she discovers that managing an emergency room is a bit harder than she expected. Sarah is the central element in the game, tending to all patients who walk through the door. She brings prescriptions to the different triage centers, takes X-rays, diagnoses patients, administers treatments and even assists in the operating room. Play through the game’s narrative to the exciting conclusion– will Sarah’s career as a nurse be a success?
Key Features include:
- Fun and fast-paced next-gen time management
- 7 hospitals, 9 levels of difficulty per hospital
- Multiple on-screen levels– manage different floors in bigger hospitals by taking patients up and down the elevators
- 3D graphics
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Overplay, MediaArt, Absolutist and MDNA Games. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information visit www.merscom.com.
Based in Portugal, GAMEINVEST is an investor, developer and publisher dedicated to creating interactive entertainment for everyone. Founded on the principle that games have popular reach across all age groups, GAMEINVEST is focused on producing original titles that engage wide-spread international markets and all types of players. Currently supported by€3MM in private investment funding, GAMEINVEST is a forward-looking company poised to expand the audience and acceptance of the interactive entertainment medium as both an art form, and a leisure activity. With more than a dozen games in production for a variety of market segments, the company is pioneering new ways for games to become popular, mainstream entertainment for all. For more information please visit: www.gameinvest.net.
Lloyd Melnick, Merscom
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Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint for GAMEINVEST