New York, NY January 11,2011– Viva Media announced it’s acquisition of Gray Matter for retail release in North America today. Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker commented,“We are thrilled to work with DTP entertainment to bring this long anticipated release to North America.  DTP’s International Sales Director Michael Kalina further commented,“The game is the brain child of one of the most gifted adventure game designers, Jane Jensen.  We are very excited to see it find its way to North America with Viva Media.”

The game is scheduled to release online and roll into retail in February 2011.

About Gray Matter:

Gray Matter is the first adventure game by renowned author Jane Jensen since the release of Gabriel Knight 3: the story mixes eerie goings-on with supernatural events in best Jensen-style. Neurobiologist Dr. David Styles is one of the game's central characters: since losing his wife in a horrible accident some several years ago, he has become a recluse, seldom leaving Dread Hill House, his English country estate.

When student and part-time street performer Samantha Everett shows up at his doorstep, she unexpectedly becomes his assistant. Hailing from America, she has been traveling through most of Europe the last couple years. Her first task: finding six test subjects at Oxford University for one of Styles experiments. The experiment starts off innocently enough, but then inexplicable incidents start mounting.

Players control both Dr. David Styles and Samantha Everett in their bid to uncover the secrets and find out the truth. Gray Matter tackles questions concerning the nature of reality and the power of the human mind in constructing the world we take for granted.

Platform: PC

Price: $29.99

ESRB: Rating Pending (This is a mature game and not intended for all audiences.)

Release date: February 2011

Publisher: Viva Media

Developer: dtp Entertainment/Cranberry Production

System requirements:

Intel® Pentium IV 1.6 GHz processor or similar, 512 GB of RAM, Windows® XP / 1 GB of RAM Windows® Vista/7, DirectX 9.0c® (Shader 2.0) compatible graphics card with 128 MB of RAM (recommended 256 MB), DirectX® 9.0c compatible (16 bit) sound card, Windows® XP, Windows® Vista or Windows® 7, approximately 6 GB of free hard disk space, DVD-ROM drive, keyboard and mouse.

About dtp entertainment:

dtp entertainment is one of Germany’s largest independent games publishers and has been in the industry since 1995. The company headquartered in Hamburg/Germany employs more than 150 people worldwide. dtp entertainment develops and publishes games internationally for all interactive entertainment platforms.

About Viva Media:

Founded in 1998, the company has grown to be a market leader maintaining a top 10 NPD ranking for the last several years. Viva Media products are found in most mass-market retail locations. The New York based company focuses on delivering quality and is dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards on a variety of platforms.

The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include 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 North American best sellers, Farm Frenzy, Treasure Masters, Inc. and the Treasures of Mystery Island.

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