A First Glimpse into the New World of Shadowgrounds Survivor!

For Immediate Release

Montreal, Canada. August 13, 2007– Game publisher Meridian4 and developer Frozenbyte are pleased to announce a sneak peek at their new title in the Shadowgrounds series; Shadowgrounds Survivor.

“The calm before the storm is finally over and we’re very excited to show the teaser trailer to gamers all over the world. The game is shaping up very well and I can’t wait to show more of it soon!” said Lauri Hyvarinen, Frozenbyte CEO.

“Once we announced that we had signed on to publish Shadowgrounds Survivor, we were overwhelmed by the response to get a look at the new game. We listened and now’s your chance to see the game first hand in this teaser trailer.” said Steve Milburn, Director at Meridian4,“The trailer should show you just what the game has in store for you; new playable characters, new enemies, new battles… and that’s just a glimpse!”

Shadowgrounds Survivor is a spin-off/sequel to the underground PC hit Shadowgrounds and will be available at retail outlets and online later this year.

Shadowgrounds Survivor tells the story of three survivors who join forces with the last remaining human resistance in the heated battle against the ongoing alien onslaught. The acclaimed atmosphere and gameplay mechanics of the original Shadowgrounds make a triumphant return armed with a new feature set!

    <*>3 playable characters, each with impressive new tactics <*>RPG-like upgrade system for weapons and characters; including special attacks such as the all-engrossing Napalm Flame and the mighty Brute Slayer <*>New gameplay features such as the Sentry Turret and the powerful Mech! <*>Campaign mode short of filler and full of action, running parallel to the Shadowgrounds story and expanding it to new locations, including snow and ice environments, gritty sewers and the suffering New Atlantis colony <*>Survival modewhere the player is pitted against hordes of alien monsters– the clock is ticking and they just keep on coming! <*>New graphics enhancements, including raging snowstorm effects, new weapon effects and much more! <*>Integrated physics that bring the world alive with hundreds of physics objects, taking the destruction to the next level <*>New original soundtrack composed by praised Shadowgrounds composer Ari Pulkkinen <*>On-disc Editor tools, sample missions and modding Wiki for easy modding; take part in the Shadowgrounds mod community and create mods for the Campaign or the Survival mode– or just enjoy the results of others!

About Frozenbyte

Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard work and innovation can deliver inspiring and fresh games. Highly-acclaimed PC action title Shadowgrounds was Frozenbyte's debut game and the story continues in 2007 with Shadowgrounds Survivor. In 2008 the company will break new ground with a brand new unannounced project.

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership– a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.


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