Haarlem, The Netherlands– November 19, 2008 – Adventure game fans across the United Kingdom and Scandinavia will be delighted to hear that Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals for Windows® has achieved Gold Master status. Published by Lighthouse Interactive and developed by White Birds Productions, Nikopol allows players to experience the fascinating and elaborate universe inspired by the famed Nikopol Trilogy graphic novel series and feature film Immortal, created by esteemed graphic novelist Enki Bilal. After a 30 year hibernation in space, your father returns to an authoritarian and decadent Paris, France. As Egyptian god Horus tries to install himself as overlord, your mission is not only to prevent him from carrying out his plans, but also to find your father who is under the sway of the cold-blooded and ambitious god. Nikopol: Secrets of the Immortals will be available at the Lighthouse Interactive European Web Shop and major retail outlets across the United Kingdom and Scandinavia beginning November 21, 2008.
Lighthouse Interactive is part of SilverBirch Inc.’s (SVB:TSXV) video game division.
It is the year 2023 in Paris, France– now ruled by a power-hungry dictator, it is a place where the fascist rich and the abandoned poor are separated by both a literal and figurative wall. As our hero Nikopol, you must thwart a dark conspiracy as one of the leaders plot to take control of Paris and its people, but the story takes a sharp twist. You receive shocking news that your father, Alcide Nikopol, an astronaut sent into orbital exile many decades ago, may be alive and hidden in the city's underground. At the same time an eerie and mysterious pyramid appears floating above the city and is said to be inhabited by powerful Egyptian gods; among them Horus, god of the sky. Your journey will be entangled with political intrigue as you are caught between two worlds… one of anarchy and one of immortality.
· A thrilling challenge set in a rich futuristic universe inspired by famed graphic novelist Enki Bilal
· As Nikopol, you must use cunning and logic to protect yourself from the Immortals' plans and thwart a dark conspiracy
· Interact with a cast of unique characters set in 6 different game environments
· Visually stunning graphics married with immersive gameplay
About White Birds Productions
White Birds Productions was created by Benoît Sokal to design, produce, and develop adventure video games with high added value gameplay and graphics. The universes created by the company are also available on audiovisual or in comic books. To find out more, visit www.whitebirdsproductions.com.
About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. is a leading digital entertainment company operating in the fastest growing sectors of the video game market. The company's video game operations include SilverBirch Studios, a video game developer; Red Mile Entertainment, a San Francisco based publisher of console games such as Heroes Over Europe and the exclusive worldwide license holder for Sin City; Lighthouse Interactive, a Netherlands-based publisher of pc games; and a co-venture with G4Box Inc. to operate licensed English language online multiplayer games. For more information see www.silverbirchinc.com.
About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive, a division of SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV), is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.
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