Futuremark and Fatshark present Frontiers Free Weekend November 4–7 on Steam

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HELSINKI, FINLAND– November 1, 2010– Futuremark® Games Studio and Fatshark today announced the Frontiers Pack, a special game bundle that includes multiplayer shooters Shattered Horizon™ and Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. From November 4–7 both games will be free to play on Steam during the Frontiers Free Weekend letting friends enjoy combat from the frontiers of the Wild West to the depths of space. In addition the Frontiers Pack will be on sale during the event for just $12.49, a saving of more than 60% over the regular cost of the two games when bought separately. 

Shattered Horizon is an innovative multiplayer first person shooter that immerses you in the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space. The game recently started an open beta that adds AI bots to the game for the first time. These bots will be available on special servers during the free weekend to help new players learn the unique tactics possible when playing an FPS in zero gravity.

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is a third-person shooter that delivers an intense team-based multiplayer experience. Relive the violent era of the Wild West with adrenaline-fuelled action and fast-paced gunfights. Engage in gritty battles in beautifully rendered classic Western settings. Players test their mettle in genre-specific game modes and levels tailor-made for satisfying team play. Lead and Gold recently had a new map and game mode added and now has dedicated servers available.

Frontiers Free Weekend on Steam:

Starts 23:00 GMT Thursday November 4

Ends 21:00 GMT Sunday November 7

Players can start pre-loading the games from Wednesday evening.

Weekend Sale on Steam:

Shattered Horizon: $9.99 (SRP $19.99)

Lead and Gold: $7.49 (SRP $14.99)

Frontiers Pack, includes both games: $12.49 (SRP $24.99)

Shattered Horizon on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/18110

Lead and Gold on Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/app/42120

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About Shattered Horizon

Shattered Horizon is the innovative first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space.

- Multiplayer first-person shooter set in near-Earth space 40 years from now.

- Experience intense zero gravity combat and complete freedom of movement. Use your rocket pack to fly freely through space then land on any surface.

- Join your friends in action-packed 32 player battles fighting across eight space based levels from hollowed-out asteroids to the ruined remains of the International Space Station.

- Screenshots and trailers: http://shatteredhorizon.com/media

About Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West

Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is a third-person shooter that delivers an intense team-based multiplayer experience.

- Four playable characters with different strengths and weaknesses, adding depth and variety

- A multitude of different game modes and settings, all with a distinct feeling of the Old West, providing increased longevity

- Unique reward system that rewards players who play as a team through the use of the Synergy system

- Easy pick-up-and-play controls

- Screenshots and trailers: http://www.fatshark.se/leadandgold

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon™ is the studio's first self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated Teen by the ESRB and 16 by PEGI. The game carries the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit

http://www.futuremark.com

About Fatshark

Fatshark is a Swedish game development studio located in Stockholm comprised of experienced and skilled developers with experience from several AAA titles. Fatshark is currently working on Bionic Commando Rearmed 2 for Capcom. Follow Fatshark on Twitter,  www.twitter.com/fatsharkgames and www.fatshark.se

About Paradox Interactive

Paradox Interactive is the publisher of Lead and Gold. Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2.

© 2010 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™ and Futuremark® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Games Studio

Jaakko Haapasalo, Director

Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT+2)

Email: jhaapasa at futuremark dot com

Fatshark

Martin Wahlund, CEO

Phone: +468205170 (GMT+1)

Email: martin at fatshark dot se 


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