Shattered Horizon Gets Free Weekend on Steam 19– 21 February

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

HELSINKI, FINLAND– February 17, 2010– Futuremark® Games Studio today announced that Shattered Horizon™, their PC exclusive multiplayer first-person shooter, will be free to play and 50 percent off to buy on Steam this weekend. Shattered Horizon's innovative zero gravity gameplay has recently been enhanced by the Moonrise content pack which added four new levels and a major update which included many features requested by players.

"This weekend PC gamers everywhere can play Shattered Horizon for free," said Jaakko Haapasalo, producer at Futuremark Games Studio. "And for the duration of the weekend, even though we recently doubled the size of the game by adding new levels, we are offering it to players for half the price, just $9.95 /€9.95."

In Shattered Horizon, a catastrophic explosion on the Moon has filled near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. Teams of players fight in zero gravity to control the limited supplies that mean the difference between survival and death in the cold of space as seen in the "Escalation" gameplay trailer:

http://www.gametrailers.com/video/escalation-gameplay-shattered-horizon/58509

Moonrise Free Weekend on Steam:

Starts 00:01 GMT Friday 19 February (19:01 EST Thursday 18 February) Ends 21:00 GMT Sunday 21 February (16:00 EST Sunday 21 February) Players can start pre-loading Shattered Horizon from Steam late Wednesday evening onwards.

System requirements:

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10, a DirectX 10 compatible video card, and Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX9. Minimum and recommended hardware requirements:

http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/support/hardwarerequirements

Dedicated Servers:

Players and game hosting companies who would like to put up their own servers during the free weekend can get the dedicated server files now from the Shattered Horizon website or from the Tools tab within Steam.

About Shattered Horizon

Shattered Horizon is the innovative first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of zero gravity combat in space.

- Multiplayer first-person shooter set in near-Earth space 40 years from now.

- Experience intense zero gravity combat and complete freedom of movement. Use your rocket pack to fly freely through space then land on any surface.

- Join your friends in action-packed 32 player battles fighting across eight space based levelsfrom hollowed-out asteroids to the ruined remains of the International Space Station.

Shattered Horizon is available now from Steam and the official website:

http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/buynow

###

Information for Editors

Trailers and Screenshots: http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/media

Keywords and Suggested Tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark Games Studio, Moonrise, Steam, first-person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, DirectX10, Windows 7, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon™ is the studio's first self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated Teen by the ESRB and 16 by PEGI. The game carries the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com

© 2010 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™ and Futuremark® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

http://www.futuremark.com/pressroom/pressreleases/rss

Europe and rest of world:

Jukka Mäkinen, CEO, Futuremark

Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (+2 GMT)

Email: jukka@futuremark.com

North America:

Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.

Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)

Email: ollie@futuremark.com


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.