Haarlem, The Netherlands– September 8, 2008– Leading videogame publisher Lighthouse Interactive and developer Elektrogames invite you to delve into the 16th century world of astrology and medicine. Following its successful release throughout the greater part of Europe, Nostradamus: The Last Prophecy began hitting store shelves across the United Kingdom today. This suspenseful investigative Adventure game for PC DVD-ROM will be available in major retail stores, including: GAME®, Amazon®, and Play.com®. Lighthouse Interactive is part of SilverBirch Inc.’s (SVB:TSXV) video game division.
March 1566 - Salon de Provence, France
It has been three years since Catherine de Médicis' rule as regent came to an end, but she still holds the reins of power, making her the target of repeated attacks from the French nobility. One day in March 1566, when she realises that she has fallen victim to a terrible curse, she turns to her doctor and astrologer, Michel de Nostre-Dame, better known as Nostradamus.
Unfortunately, the famous prophet is too old and weak to take on such a mission alone. Refusing to abandon his Queen in her hour of need, he sends his daughter Madeleine in his place. However, there is no such thing as female astrologers, let alone female doctors in medieval times. To be accepted as such, the young woman must go in disguise and assume her younger brother César’s identity.
Alternating between Madeleine the young woman, and Madeleine disguised as César, players are plunged into a thrilling adventure where political scheming and ancestral prophecies are intertwined. The game begins as an initiatory adventure in the footsteps of her father Nostradamus, and transitions into a suspenseful test-riddled forensic investigation as you are faced with one murder after another.
• The first-ever game based on the life and works of Nostradamus
• Defeat the last prophecy of the great astrologer Nostradamus and change the course of history!
• Become a criminal profiler centuries in advance as you investigate a series of murders perilously linked to the royal family
• Play as 2 different characters throughout this thrilling adventure
• Unravel a series of Machiavellian riddles and puzzles based not just on astrology, but also alchemy, apothecary and ancient runes
• Delve into Renaissance Provence and discover rich photorealistic environments faithfully recreated to reflect the time of Nostradamus
• From the creators of best-selling adventure series: Atlantis, Egypt, Versailles and The Secrets of Da Vinci
Developed by Kheops Studio, TOTM Studio and Mzone Studio, Nostradamus - The Last Prophecy is co-produced by five companies– Elektrogames, Microïds, TOTM Studio, Kheops Studio and Mzone Studio.
Founded in 2003, Elektrogames is the first independent videogame producer in France. Elektrogames initiates new projects with the most well known development studio, gathers several investors into a co production funding, follows up the development life cycle, identifies the best commercial partners, and support the title through special operations. Elektrogames also uses to invest on external productions with co publishing partners. Current titles include: The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript, Safari Adventures, Another World: 15th Anniversary Edition, and Building&Co.
About Kheops Studio
Kheops Studio is an independent video game creator founded in 2003. Kheops Studio develops adventure games for PC including: The Egyptian Prophecy, Return to Mysterious Island, Secret of the Lost Cavern, Voyage, The Secrets of Da Vinci, Safecracker, CLEOPATRA - A Queen's Destiny, and Destination Treasure Island. Two new titles are under development and scheduled for 2008. Kheops Studio opens its production workflow and expertise to external talents giving them a helping hand to achieve their products.
About Totem Studio
Founded in May 2005, Totem Studio is a company specialized in the conception and the production of adventure games. The authors of Echo - The lost Cavern and The Secrets of Da Vinci, is developing multiple conceptsof adventure games based on historical facts.
About Mzone Studio
Founded in 2001 at Pornic, Mzone Studio is a company specialized in the creation and the graphic production of video games. The team of Mzone Studio worked on various titles, more particularly on: Egypt III (2004), Atlantis Evolution (2004), Return to Mysterious Island (2005), Echo (2005), Voyage (2005), The Secrets of Da Vinci: The Forbidden Manuscript (2006), The Secret of Atlantis: The Sacred Legacy (2006), SafeCracker (2006), Destination: Treasure Island (2006), Cleopatra: A Queen's Destiny (2007), Agon: The Lost Sword of Toledo (2007)...
About SilverBirch Inc.
Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV) is a fully integrated developer, publisher and distributor of high quality interactive mediacontent and, through its Jambo Mobile division, provides mobile marketing and direct-to-consumer mobile content. In addition, the company is a multi-platform video game developer and operates an MMORPG (massive multiplayer online role-playing game) game called Metin 2 (see www.metin2.us). For more information, please visit www.silverbirchstudios.com and www.jambomobile.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.
Tel: +31 23 540 9449