Haarlem, The Netherlands– 11 November 2009– Leading videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive and game developer Darkling Room have agreed to extend rights on various Dark Fall products published by Iceberg Interactive.
The highly anticipated Dark Fall: Lost Souls will now be published worldwide by Iceberg Interactive rather than just in Europe. That being said, no retail version is planned for North-America, but the many oversees fans of the Boakes games will be able to purchase Lost Souls via the Iceberg Shop (gone live yesterday, open for pre-order) or via electronic download.
Parties also agreed that Iceberg will publish the Lost Souls predecessor Dark Fall: Lights Out The Director’s Cut worldwide instead of just in the UK. The same goes for Adventures in Terror– British Horror Collection, in conjunction with Shadow Tor Studios. Adventures in Terror is a deluxe re-mastered collection consisting of Barrow Hill, Dark Fall: The Journal and Lights Out, as well as the original soundtrack CD of all games.
Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder said:“We are extremely pleased to be able to sell the Dark Fall games worldwide and look forward to launching them before the year ends.”
On the release date of Lost Souls he also shared the following information:“Jonathan is currently still finishing up the game. He intends for Lost Souls to be the final Dark Fall game in the series and wants to tie up all loose ends, hence why it is taking slightly longer to conclude. Rest assured that it will come this year though.”
The Lost Souls’s retail releasedate has now been put forward by Iceberg to December 4th 2009, however it may very well be that direct download versions will be available sooner than that.
About Dark Fall: Lost SoulsThe dead are waiting. They have stories to tell. Tales of darkness, loneliness and despair. Be careful you do not join them, as it could be an eternity until the next curious visitor opens that old, rotten door, to find you within. Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. What tale would you tell? Would you know how to explain what happened, that dark night when your curiosity got the better of you? Would you be able to speak its name... the ancient name... or would you simply warn the new arrival to beware... to beware the Dark Fall.
• A brand new (and final) Dark Fall™ horror adventure.
• From the pen of Jonathan Boakes, author of The Lost Crown.
• Explore a derelict train station&hotel, abandoned since World War 2.
• A new game engine allows full exploration and movement.
• Physically interact with the eerie setting, to really‘feel’ the place.
• Use light as your weapon and ally, to fight the darkness.
• Use Detective skills to solve an urban mystery.
• A hauntingly creepy stereo score that will chill and terrify.
• Explore the memories of the dead, in their own‘nightmares’.
• Discover the true identity, and power behind, the Dark Fall itself.
About Darkling Room
Darkling Room joined with Jonathan Boakes in Spring 2005, to pursue many shared interests, and construct projects with a shared passion, and devotion. Firmly based on England's South West coast, Darkling Room are proud to support contributions from London, Europe, the U.S. and beyond. With such an eclectic mix of work, output and association, a definite base of operations is essential. Cornwall offers clear, free spaces, fresh air, crystal seas and acres of inspiration, 3 hours from London. Acclaimed games by Darkling Room are the eerie Dark Fall series and ghosthunting adventure The Lost Crown. Also visit: www.darklingroom.co.uk
About Shadow Tor StudiosShadow Tor Studios was created in September 2004. Set-up by Matt Clark, Shadow Tor are based around the briny clifftops and caverns of Cornwall. The company utilise the inspirational Cornish landscape to craft exciting and detailed computer games, such as the horror thriller, Barrow Hill. Shadow Tor continues to recreate real locations and ancient Sites in Cornwall, in the highly anticipated sequel Bracken Tor, scheduled for release in 2010. Also visit www.shadowtorstudios.co.uk
About Iceberg Interactive
Iceberg Interactive is a fast expanding videogame publisher set to make a splash in the interactive entertainment industry. Staffed with industry veterans and with offices in key locations around the world, Iceberg Interactive is a new alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. Iceberg Interactive’s portfolio of products includes titles for both the PC and console platforms, with a special focus on the casual gamer and specialty niche products. This is reflected in our line-up which includes simulators, tycoon, adventure, action and brain-training games.
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