January 1, 2010 – Hazardous Software TM announced that a playable version of Achron TM , the world’s first meta-time strategy game, will be available for purchase for PCs starting January 1.
Redefining the pre-order, purchasers of the game will be able to immediately access five single player levels. Within these levels, players will learn command hierarchy, become familiar with time travel, and begin to utilize time travel strategies. In addition, the purchaser will receive all future major builds of Achron through the final release. Hazardous Software is not only reinventing the real-time strategy genre with time travel but revolutionizing the way that game designers interact and deliver games to fans. The company is creating their own digital distribution platform to directly interface with gamers and be more responsive to fans. Purchasers will also gain access to mod and development tools.
Christopher Hazard, president and founder of Hazardous Software states, “Based on an extraordinary number of fan requests to begin experimenting with the time travel mechanism, we wanted fans to have the opportunity to participate in the creation of Achron by putting the novel technology directly into the hands of users.”
Game sales will continue to further the development of Achron. Multiplayer functionality is projected to be released by March and more single player levels will be released along the way to the final release. “This innovative model allows independent game companies like us to continue to fund original, creative games” says Mike Resnick, lead developer and cofounder of Hazardous Software
Achron is available for immediate purchase at the game's official site, www.achrongame.com, along with pre-release bonus schedule and details.
Designed to reinvent the real-time strategy genre by allowing all players to travel through time, Achron is a futuristic science fiction game. Players and units have the ability to jump to and play at different times simultaneously and independently. Time travel is free and unlimited but it costs energy to change the time line. Players will be challenged to invent new strategies in a world where it is possible for them and their opponents to undo mistakes, change a strategy after committing to it, and alter the outcome of past battles. Achron features both a captivating single player campaign and an online multiplayer mode.
About Hazardous Software
Hazardous Software was incorporated in June 2007 and is headquartered in Raleigh, North Carolina near Research Triangle Park. The company was founded to address the gamer’s desire for more innovative games in the marketplace. Hazardous Software believes games should challenge players’ minds while being entertaining and engaging.