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A New Evil has Appeared on Steam!

Montreal, Canada. June 29, 2007. - Software publisher, Meridian4 and developer Freegamer are thrilled to announce that their stylized adventure; Vigil - Blood Bitterness is now available on Steam, Valve's online platform for digital content distribution and management.

"Some of the most original, unique and exciting games and gameplay today are coming from independent developer like Freegamer. Vigil embodies the spirit of independent gaming with its unique look and feel, "said Steven Milburn, Director of Marketing at Meridian4. "Any gamer looking for a game experience like no other should look no further than Vigil - Blood Bitterness."

Vigil - Blood Bitterness is available today for purchase on Steam for $9.95. Save 20% when you buy before July 6. For more information about Vigil go to or visit

About Vigil - Episode 1: Blood Bitterness

Players will be plunged into a dark and disturbing story to reveal the secrets of an ancient civilization's relics and exact revenge on the Evil destroying their universe. Ritualistic killings and blood lust blur the line between their own kind and the Evil they seek to annihilate.

Their ultimate goal is to free themselves from this tormenting place and understand the origin and the purpose of this uncanny Evil. An Evil that annihilates all in its path, it has no shape but seems to follow a precise scheme, drowning everything under a black essence; it is impossible to stop or even to slow down. Since its birth, the universe is slowly disappearing.

Avoid traps, solve puzzles and devour the faces of their slaves for sustenance.

Engrossing cut scenes bring every brutal detail as the gothic sci-fi story unfolds and plunges players into confusion. The chilling music, menacing characters and stylized black and white presentation draw them deeper into this gruesome, episodic 3D adventure game.

*Easy point-and-click playability

Engrossing story with deeply disturbed complex characters 3D graphics with revolutionary black and white art with dynamic camera angles Challenging puzzles to solve and open the mysteries of your civilization Compelling pre-rendered cut scenes to move along the horrific story A gallery of clues in text, picture, video and sound formats Game allows for multiple player profiles

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About Freegamer

Freegamer is a group founded by videogame professionals moved by the ambition of proposing different game experiences and of taking up with the "garage games" spirit again, the same spirit that permitted the emergence of the first videogames.

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership - a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.

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