The Trading Market has Opened Early!

Montreal, Quebec, Canada– October 24, 2008– Meridian4 ( http://www.meridian4.com) and Hermitworks Entertainment Corporation are pleased to announce that their Trading Sim/FPS game; Space Trader– Merchant Marine is now available on Steam for a very special price.

"We are very excited to be releasing Space Trader on Steam. The community of gamers should find Space Trader a unique, addictive and fun game to play and challenge others.” said Andy Sher, CEO of Meridian4. "Space Trader has already been well-received by the press, averaging well into the 80’s and has even made it on to a top ten list for 2008. I know that Space Trader will leave an indelible mark on the gaming community.”

About Space Trader

In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

As a Trader, you will attempt to amass a fortune beyond your wildest imagination, buying and selling commodities and taking up arms against the oppressors or even accepting bounty missions, hunting down crime bosses and their thugs.

Trader Campaign: Start as a rookie trader and earn your way to Master Trader using shrewd trades, back alley deals, bribes, a well placed bullet and more through a challenging 5-level single-player campaign.

Three Ways to Challenge: Master your trading skills in three unique challenge missions; Moon Madness, Free Trade and Red Eye Trader.

From Iron Ore to Organs: Turn misfortune to profit. Buy low, sell high. Over 40 different commodities to supply the demand.

Have Ship, Will Travel: Visit seven planetary locations, their moons and stops along the way and interact with over 100 characters.

Conflict Builds Character: Using an assortment of unique weapons, bring dozens of crime bosses to justice and turn a tidy profit.

Competitive Cooperative: Challenge your friends and family, not just your peers. Working together has never been so competitive!

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. A new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers, Meridian 4 aims to actually form a partnership– a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for developers’ products. For more information, visit http://www.meridian4.com.

About Hermitworks

HermitWorks Entertainment Corporation is an independent game company founded in 2004 by industry veterans Cameron and Marcia Tofer. HermitWorks is an innovative company interested in developing games that casual and hard core gamers can play together. Using current and emerging technologies the HermitWorks team is known for inspiring new ideas. For more information, visit http://www.hermitworksentertainment.com.


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