Montreal, Quebec, Canada – June 28, 2011– Delivering its first-ever episodic PC game series, Meridian4 today announced they have expanded their partnership with Headup Games to publish The Second Guest . Available this fall as a digital download, The Second Guest is an eerily atmospheric, point-and-click mystery game that delivers both hair-raising situations and laugh-out-loud moments.
“We have achieved continued success within the digital download sector and see episodic content as a key component of our long-term growth,” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director of Meridian4. “Utilizing the extremely popular point-and-click dynamic, The Second Guest offers a compelling story that is rolled out in accessible episodes like a top-rated TV series that leaves players eager to see what happens next.”
Graphically inspired by the works of famed director, Tim Burton, The Second Guest is a mystery crime adventure that takes place in 1920’sLondon. Players assume the role of Jack Ice, a young student who receives a mysterious telegram inviting him to the reading of Lord Averton’s will at the old Grace Castle. There is only one problem: Jack didn’t know Averton.
Upon arrival at the castle, a violent thunderstorm erupts and causes a massive landslide that effectively isolates the castle and its inhabitants from the outside world. To make matters worse, it becomes evident that Lord Averton did not die of natural causes and that the heirs could be the next targets. Alone amongst strangers and fearing for his life, Jack has no choice but to get to the bottom of things. If he wants to survive this night, he will have to unravel the mystery about Grace Castle and perhaps reveal details about his own past.
Second Guest episodic saga for PC will be available this fall via digital download on Steam and other channels. For more information on this title and the entire Meridian4 lineup, please visit us at http://www.meridian4.com, on Facebook, on YouTube and follow us at @Meridian4.
Meridian4 is a game publisher located in Montreal, Canada. They have built their company’s foundation on forming solid and lasting partnerships with developers. A true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.
Their management team is made up of interactive software professionals with over 30 years of combined experience. They have knowledgeable and qualified people in all areas of publishing including sales, distribution, manufacturing, production, marketing and promotion.
Meridian4 has been publishing for over 6 years and has flourished by adapting to the ever-changing landscape of the games industry. They plan to grow by continuing their strategy of forming strong relationships with independent developers and bringing some of the best interactive software to North American and worldwide markets.
About Headup Games
Headup Games GmbH&Co. KG is an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany. Together with its partners Headup Games focuses on the contentment of their customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since its foundation the company published over 30 SKU’s, including many projects from young, ambitious indie-developers, where much potential and creativity had been seen. The portfolio features high-quality games such as Super Meat Boy, Archon: Classic, The Tiny Bang Story, Trapped Dead and Grotesque Tactics.
Furthermore Headup Games offers to internationally growing companies the possibility to enter the German or European market with an experienced partner on location. Fair and transparent relationships to our developing partners are the basis of our company’s mission statement.
More information can be found at www.headupgames.com