Alpha Polaris to release at retail 31st August 2012

For Immediate Release - 28/8/2012 - Merge Games are bringing Indie hair raiser Alpha Polaris to retail August 31st 2012. Nominated in the 2012 European Game Awards in the Best Adventure Game Category, Alpha Polaris’ immersive storyline is sure to intrigue and scare you in equal measures!

Feast your eyes on the stunning snow and mountain visuals and beautiful polar bears.  Unpeel the complex layers of morality built into this horror adventure game. Excellent voice coaching and character animation give this adventure game a very realistic feel, unusual to the genre.

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Game Info

In the midst of the snowfields of Greenland lies  Alpha Polaris™, an American oil research station. High above, the ion storm of the century is gathering, bringing about a strange intermixing of reality and night terrors. It is up to Rune Knudsen, a Norwegian biologist, to take on a desperate struggle against fear and death, and to face the primordial force lurking beyond the veiled sky.

Key features:

·         Mature, character-driven storyline

·         Streamlined point & click interface

·         Puzzles are an integral part of the story

·         3D characters in beautiful, pre-rendered scenes

·         Full spoken dialogue

·         1280x800 widescreen resolution

·         Expressive, hand-drawn dialogue portraits

·         Atmospheric soundscape including original soundtrack

Quote from Luke Keighran of Merge Games

“The team here at Merge thinks this is a fantastic title. It’s great to see games with multi-faceted storylines. This isn’t a straight forward horror adventure game. It sensitively questions the balance between global warming and human greed- it certainly got us thinking as well as making the hairs on our necks stand up! It’s not hard to see why this game has a great following already. We love to support the PC Indie scene as it produces gems like this!”

Merge Games Info

 About Merge Games - Merge Games, based in England, is a developer and publisher of independent games titles for the retail and digital marketplace. We support our projects with bespoke marketing and PR plans for both the launch and the lifetime of the game. The key to our success is that we give each project a very personal and tailored solution, from a talented, experienced and passionate team. . For further information and opportunities please contact luke@mergegames.com

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