COLOGNE – August 17, 2011 – Centauri Micro Games, a new development team obsessed with retro gaming, is revealing the first details of their upcoming space epic, PROJECT MERCURY. The game will release for iPhone / iPod Touch in November 2011, with versions for XBOX 360 (XBLIG) and Commodore 64 following in Spring 2012.
Deep Space. 25th Century. In a distant solar system, a civilization of humans lives on a series of planets known as The Ten Colonies. They are part of Project Mercury, a project created by Earth scientists to colonize other planets. Zoe was a trading vessel in charge of delivering a very important message to Earth Embassador Graystone. While cruising through space, the crew detected a derelict ship. Duram was the only crew member allowed to investigate the abandoned ship. While searching for clues that could explain what happened, Dahlz raiders appeared on the viewscreen and managed to ambush and destroy Zoe. As the only surviving crew member from Zoe, the player in the role of Duram swears revenge! But it's a big and dangerous Universe, and the battle has just begun...
PROJECT MERCURY combines old school RPG-inspired gameplay with strategy and action elements. Its epic plot, retro graphics and chiptune music, make PROJECT MERCURY a retro gaming feast for iPhone / iPod Touch / XBOX
360 (XBLIG) and Commodore 64.
Starting in September, a series of short stories based on the PROJECT MERCURY universe will be available for purchase at Amazon and App Store.
PROJECT MERCURY is being shown to the press for the first time at this
week’s GamesCom convention in Cologne, Germany. For more information
regarding PROJECT MERCURY and Centauri Micro Games, visit
About Centauri Micro Games
Centauri Micro Games is an independent video game team with a profound
love for retro gaming. Centauri Micro Games focuses on creative projects
that combine old school gaming values with the opportunities afforded by
touch devices and the online market. Their upcoming first game, PROJECT
MERCURY, will launch for iOS, XBOX 360 (XBLIG), and Commodore 64. To
learn more, visit their website at http://www.centaurimicrogames.com