Alpha Prime Goes Gold

Montreal, Quebec, Canada– October 4, 2007– Meridian4 today announced that the updated and improved North American version of IDEA Games’ upcoming first-person shooter, Alpha Prime, has gone gold and has been sent to manufacturers. Alpha Prime will be available at retailers across North America and at leading digital distribution outlets like, Steam and Direct2Drive on November 6 for a suggested price of $19.99.

“Working with IDEA Games and Black Element has been great and all of the modifications for the North American audience went smoothly. Making Alpha Prime Vista compatible and adding full screen anti-aliasing has opened the game’s market and makes the game look fantastic,” said Jeff Giasson, Production Director at Meridian4.“Together with the visuals and the improved gameplay tweaks such as auto-aiming when leaning, adding damage when throwing objects and general combat balancing adjustments, Alpha Prime looks and plays fantastic.”

Somewhere deep in space, on the lifeless asteroid Alpha Prime, something has gone terribly wrong… The miners were warned that the mysterious element known as hubbardium was too dangerous to excavate, but the lure of unimaginable wealth was too strong. Now, something has happened to them and it’s up to the player to save them and face an unknown threat. Armed with an assortment of hi-tech weapons and the ability to hack into the station’s own automated defenses, their mission is simple; get in, get the survivors and get out!

Features of Alpha Prime include:

    <*>Make your way through 10 levels of fast-paced, unrelenting action including mining station, spaceship hangar, magnetic railway and asteroid surface. <*>Non-playable characters aid you in your mission to save the miners and get off the asteroid. <*>Battle countless enemies including Special Forces soldiers, robots and deranged miners. <*>Unleash your arsenal of 8 futuristic weapons including pistols, shotguns, machine guns, grenades. <*>Use vehicles to move to different locations quickly. <*>Hack into devices including robots, surveillance cameras, security systems, doors, etc. <*>Bullet time allows players to temporarily slow down the action and get the upper hand. <*>Connect three screens with Matrox TripleHead2Go™.

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About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. A new 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

About IDEA Games

IDEA Games is an Independent Developers Association, founded by three computer-game development studios: ALTAR games, Black Element Software and Bohemia Interactive Studio. IDEA Games saves its members money as well as precious time, allowing developers to concentrate on the matter they do best– game development. They employ industry veterans with vast experience in the field of game design and production as well as computer-game sales/marketing, publishing and distribution. IDEA Games offers to its members a wide range of services, including legal, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, business plan creation, and representation at industry fairs. For more information, visit

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