The Many Faces of Evil Lurk in Viva Media’s latest deal with bitComposer for Alter Ego

New York, NY May 17, 2010 - Murder has a stranglehold over the township of Plymouth, UK and now in North America, gamers will look forward to loosening its grip while restoring law and order. Many speculate the game to be the lone assailant, but truth be told: Viva Media and bitComposer have signed a North American publishing deal, making them partners in crime and co-conspirators for the release of the much anticipated horror adventure, Alter Ego. Lock up your doors; no adventure gamer is safe! Carlo Voelker, CEO of Viva Media, commented,“We are happy to work with bitComposer in publishing this macabre adventure game that’ll certainly whet the appetite of adventure fans. It’s truly haunting.” Likewise, Wolfgang Duhr, CEO of bitComposer, commented,“Viva Media has proven to be an extremely reliable partner, and we are very happy to see our thrilling adventure, Alter Ego, in the hands of this experienced publisher.” The game is due for release in July.

About the Game

Alter Ego takes virtual gamers to the town of Plymouth in the South of England as the 19th century draws to a close. A series of gruesome murders shakes both the town and the entire region after a strange aristocrat dies who was the subject of many horrifying myths in his lifetime. Players can discover and investigate the various scenes as they alternate between two totally different heroes, the thief Timothy Moor and Police Detective Bristol, to slowly reveal a dark secret.

Key Features

· Original dark point&click adventure

· Developed by some of the makers of Black Mirror

· Exciting detective story with a horror plot

· Top notch cinematic cut scenes

· 2 playable characters

· 30 NPC characters

· 80 game locations

· 150 items to collect and combine

About bitComposer

Based in Eschborn, Germany, bitComposer Games is an independent publishing company specializing in PC and video games. The team focuses on national and international marketing of entertainment products for the PC, consoles, and handhelds. bitComposer Games works with experienced development teams and service providers in the implementation of their own projects, licensed products, and contract productions. More information on bitComposer Games can be found at:

About Viva Media

Viva Media LLC is a New York based company dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include The Whispered World, OOTP Baseball 11, S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat, Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world's #1 chess software engine, the renowned car racing simulation games RACE, GTR Evolution, RACE ON and a variety of casual games including the best seller, Treasure Masters, Inc.:

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