Solar Struggle comes to Xbox Live Indie Games and opens up new possibilities for the platform

Munich, 2010-08-03

After building anticipation for two weeks, redspotgames and Z-Software disclose the final details of Solar Struggle. The game will be released for the Xbox Live Indie Games platform and will be available in August 2010. The price will be only 400 Microsoft Points.

As mentioned in the press release two weeks ago, Solar Struggle will set new quality standards on the platform and explore far-ranging possibilities. "This announcement hasn't been just empty promises," says Z-Software's CEO Andreas Heldt, "for example, the graphical details will be much higher than most Xbox Live Indie Games. Also, you won't find as powerful a 3D engine among other Indie Games. The story is well thought out, includes plot twists and will be filled with cut scenes and voices from famous voice actors." David Michael Williamson, star of the English version, has made a name for himself as screenwriter and actor in movies like 'Over My Dead Body'. Voice talents like Willi Röbke, well-known as the German voice for characters in TV series like 'The Simpsons', 'Futurama', and 'The Super Mario Bros. Super Show' as been hired as well, as have many other talented actors.

Max Scharl, CEO of redspotgames, adds: "Within the last few years there has been a rise in quality among the games of Xbox Live Arcade. We're trying something similar with Solar Struggle for Xbox Live Arcade. We're going to test how a highquality title will be received on this network and see whether it opens up new possibilities." Not long ago a game like Solar Struggle would have been released as a Arcade Game and not among the Indie Games. The Munich-based publisher redspotgames also contributed to this production with voice recordings and other support. The game has been in development since the end of 2008 and has had the largest budget of all known Xbox Live Indie Games.

The player can get into the act with three different factions: The Consortium, the Outlaws and the Military. There are 9 different ships available which can be upgraded and expanded in any order through achievements from 11 missions. Among them are the ship classes Count, Interceptor and Bomber. Beside them there will be Destroyers and Battleships in the game who need to be protected or destroyed.

About redspotgames

redspotgames is a young company from Munich (Germany) that acts as a publisher, distributor and promoter for computer and videogames. With Last Hope for Dreamcast, their first published title was released in early 2007 which marks the most professional and best sold release on the Dreamcast of a indie publisher so far. Due the successful focusing on the Asian market, redspotgames works together with well-known developers and wholesalers from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea already today.

The storyline takes place in the year 2169, in which the so-called Consortium is involved in all important mines and colonies of mankind, a result of the cancellation of almost all government-controlled space programs in the year 2016. The Consortium, funded by corporate interests, therefore gained immense power and influence throughout the galaxy. Within this corporate-dominated, money-obsessed atmosphere, strange incidents are happening...

Additionally, a trailer has been released today which gives new insights into the game. More gameplay videos will be released within the next few weeks.

Further information is available at the newly designed product website http://www.solarstruggle.com, which launched today.

About redspotgames

redspotgames is a young company from Munich (Germany) that acts as a publisher, distributor and promoter for computer and videogames. With Last Hope for Dreamcast, their first published title was released in early 2007 which marks the most professional and best sold release on the Dreamcast of a indie publisher so far. Due the successful focusing on the Asian market, redspotgames works together with well-known developers and wholesalers from Japan, Hong Kong and South Korea already today.


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