READING, UK– 3rd September, 2007– Sierra Entertainment, a division of Vivendi Games, announced today that the demo for TimeShift™ will be available via Xbox LIVE download. To correspond with the release of the demo, Sierra Entertainment is excited to declare the unveiling of a scene from an original movie based on TimeShift, exclusively on Break.com, the leading cross-platform, user-generated digital entertainment network for guys on the Internet.
Developed by Saber Interactive, and published by Sierra Entertainment, TimeShift is a first-person shooter (FPS) videogame that allows players to master the flow of time, to become the ultimate weapon in war-torn environments. Armed with the experimental time-manipulating Beta Suit and a huge arsenal of weaponry and vehicles, players have the ability to slow, stop and reverse the flow of time, allowing them to control several aspects of each battle sequence. Intuitive time controls give the player the ultimate advantage in avoiding attacks, correcting mistakes and outsmarting the enemy.
With a comprehensive online 16-player multiplayer mode, featuring time grenades, 14 different maps and over 40 different features, TimeShift gears itself to the players’ unique style of gameplay by allowing matches to be completely customisable. Players can battle it out in a tight, well-balanced multiplayer experience that implements several aspects of the time-manipulating gameplay element found in the single-player campaign.
“We are thrilled to offer gamers the chance to check out the upcoming demo for TimeShift on Xbox LIVE and also a clip from the movie,” said Al Simone, SVP of Global Marketing for Sierra Entertainment.“With so many of our gamers actively spending time on Break.com, it made sense for us to look at this destination as a significant distribution vehicle for videogame content.”
“We couldn't be more excited about debuting the first footage from TimeShift - Break.com users love this type of adrenaline fueled entertainment,” said Keith Richman, CEO of Break.com.“We are also gratified that Sierra Entertainment chose Break.com as their partner, recognising us as one of the best ways to reach the young, male gaming audience.”
The new partnership between Sierra Entertainment and Break.com will extend beyond the trailer release. In addition, gamers will be able to view all the hottest TimeShift content on an exciting hub page within Break.com. In the future, Sierra Entertainment is looking to integrate the Break.com video player, with its cutting-edge viral video distribution technology, into other Sierra Entertainment websites to serve online video content.
For more information about TimeShift, please visit the game’s official website at www.TimeShiftgame.com.
Founded in 1998, Break.com is the Internet’s leading cross-platform, user-generated digital entertainment network offering funny, original short-form content to millions of Internet users and mobile subscribers around the world. With more than seventeen million unique monthly browsers tuning in to enjoy the Web’s largest and rapidly growing library of original videos and images, Break.com offers advertisers tremendous opportunities to market directly to a young, male demographic. Break.com empowers its audience to become content providers with an easy to use platform that allows them to upload, distribute and monetize their original content, whether it is homegrown or commercial-grade. Alexa.com, a leading internet ranking service, currently ranks Break.com as the 76th most popular domestic web site and the 283rd largest in the world.
About Saber Interactive
Saber Interactive is a developer of interactive entertainment products for the PC and next-generation consoles. The company is a leader in the research and development of 3D rendering technology and applies its findings to create visually spectacular and unique games. Saber Interactive has developed one of the most sophisticated cross-platform game engines in the industry, the Saber3d Engine. Headquartered in Cranford, New Jersey with a second development office in St. Petersburg, Russia, the company employs an extremely talented team of software engineers, artists and designers with extensive experience in game development. For more information, visit www.saber3d.com.
About Sierra Entertainment
Sierra Entertainment ( www.sierra.com), a global division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes innovative, high-quality interactive entertainment for videogame systems, handheld gaming devices and personal computers. Sierra Entertainment features a portfolio of titles based on original IP and popular licenses from industry-leading content partners, including F.E.A.R.™, Crash Bandicoot®, Spyro The Dragon® Scarface™ and Ice Age™. Sierra Entertainment has four integrated internal studios providing creative talents and development capabilities across multiple gaming genres: High Moon Studios in San Diego, CA; Massive Entertainment in Malmo, Sweden; Radical Entertainment in Vancouver, B.C.; and Swordfish Studios in Birmingham and Manchester, England.
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