Black Chicken Studios Announces the Release of College Durand: Hope's Shield Endures!,

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San Diego, CA– March 28, 2011– Black Chicken Studios is delighted to present our seventh free DLC for Academagia: The Making of Mages, Hope's Shield Endures!

King Durand was first to the battlefield, and the last to leave it: his courage, fortitude and eternal hope in the face of despair were legendary. When called by his people to face the Dragons, he was the only of the nine Kings to be wholly without fear or doubt. And when the Dragons fled from his armies, it was Durand who gave chase.

But can courage become foolishness and hope turn to folly?

This DLC includes:

·         7 new Adventures, set around the College of Durand: the Academagia has more than one test of courage!

·         20+ new Events, dealing with the bravery and trials of the Students of Durand

·         1 new Skill, many Items, and lots of new Abilities, Actions, Locations and Spells for new ways to establish your Character in Elumia

Additionally, Mod Tools are available so that players can create their own stories, mysteries and magic!

Academagia: The Making of Mages retails for $24.95 and includes all the fun and adventure of the original game with all new content from College Durand: Hope's Shield Endures! as well as our six previous free content releases . It is available from www.academagia.com as well as through digital distribution at Beamdog, GamersGate and Impulse.

Want to try before you buy? Check out a free demo of Academagia: The Making of Mages at www.spoon.net/Academagia.

About Academagia

Academagia is a 2D life simulation PC game for audiences ages 9+, and is parent and child friendly. Our game rewards relationship building, research and knowledge, and encourages the player to create their own individual story each time they play. Role-playing, thoughtful choices and a bit of whimsy permeate game play, and is intended to provide a refreshing alternative to the more violent, destructive and derivative titles in the marketplace.

About Black Chicken Studios

Black Chicken Studios, Inc, was formed in 2007 to provide interesting and novel alternatives to mainstream games, offering experiences which promote creativity, reward knowledge and inspire imagination. It is especially our goal to create games wherein challenges can be overcome by study, diplomacy and character. Our company has an inclusive content philosophy, and makes a practice of incorporating as much work as possible from independent writers and artists.

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