LISBON, Portugal - Nov. 4, 2008
GAMEINVEST, Portugal’s leading video game developer, today announced that production for the digital distribution version of Emergency Hospital is complete, and the fast-paced hospital time management game is set for release on November 26. Formerly titled Sarah’s Emergency Room, the newly renamed time management game will be published by Merscom for Xbox Live Arcade and PC download platforms. Emergency Hospital will be distributed through leading portals including RealNetworks, Big Fish Games™, and Oberon Media, with a full list included below.
"Digital distribution of our game titles is essential to GAMEINVEST's vision of creating accessible, interactive entertainment for everyone," said GAMEINVEST General Manager Mariana Cardoso. "Working with Merscom will enable us to reach worldwide audiences with our newest title, Emergency Hospital."
"From the graphics and the gameplay to the characters and the storyline, Emergency Hospital has the ingredients for success," said Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom.“Also, we incorporated feedback from gamers to determine a game name that would really resonate with our audience.”
Emergency Hospital casts players as Sarah, an ambitious young nurse who suddenly gets a taste of thrilling emergency room action when she accepts a mysterious management position at a small hospital in Arkansas. Players control Sarah as she frantically diagnoses patients, prescribes medicine, assists in the operating room, and runs back and forth between the waiting room and examination rooms to keep track of troublesome patients. With nine difficulty levels for each of the game’s seven hospitals, and several floors of patients in each hospital, Emergency Hospital provides hours of frenzied fun for gamers of all ages.
Emergency Hospital will be distributed through leading portals, including: RealNetworks, Big Fish Games™, Oberon Media, Shockwave®, Trymedia, ArcadeTown, Boonty, Gamefools, PlayFirst®, iWin, Zapak and Reflexive® Entertainment.
For more information on Emergency Hospital and the latest screenshots, please visit http://www.gameinvest.net/pr/emergencyhospital .
Based in Portugal, GAMEINVEST is a developer dedicated to creating interactive entertainment for everyone. Founded on the principle that games have popular reach across all age groups, GAMEINVEST is focused on producing original titles that engage wide-spread international markets and all types of players. GAMEINEST is supported by private investment funding from a leading Portuguese bank, Banco Comercial Português (BCP), and venture capital firm, Inovcapital. Certified by IAPMEI as an“IAPMEI Innovation Company” and recognized for their contributions to the industry, GAMEINVEST is a forward-looking company poised to expand the audience and acceptance of the interactive entertainment medium as both an art form, and a leisure activity. With several games in production for a variety of market segments, the company is pioneering new ways for games to become mainstream entertainment for all. For more information, please visit: www.gameinvest.net.
Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including GO! Games, Reflexive Entertainment, Absolutist and Overplay. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information, visit www.merscom.com.
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Kate Pietrelli, GAMEINVEST
Lloyd Melnick, Merscom
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