For immediate release.
Friday the 19th May 2006
Alten8 is please to be announcing an initial five game publishing deal , with up to 12 titles being delivered over the next 24 months by IME . With world wide boxed distribution rights (excluding South Africa) , and world wide digital distribution rights Alten8 is very excited at the excellent prospects for these titles.
IME based in South Africa , is a new dynamic team , being one of the first commercial PC gaming developers in the country , with team members having international experience gained through working on such projects as DICE , and XBox titles Final Armada and Chase , as well as other PC projects for other companies.
First to be released in late June , will be CRT (Crisis Response Team) - This is a multi-player title, in which the player joins one of two teams, CRT or GLF (Global Liberation Front) and enters various combat zones using modern day weapons. It features 14 arena maps, and two training scenarios.
The four other games planned for staggered release in 2006 , and in advanced stages of completion are -
Mercury - Set aboard the USMC Viridian, the player is awakened from stasis , to find a deserted hostile ship. Not remembering their own identity, subject 09 will have to unravel the mystery surrounding the disappearance of the crew and avert the ship's navcom sending the ship to the surface of mercury. Players will face a hostile force in the ships own AI and will have to survive countless levels of danger as they fight their way through 28 harrowing levels filled with Cyborg commandos and other dangers. This title has 28 levels, all with a unique free roaming exploration method , as well as 2 training maps.
Sturmgart - This features authentic WWll weapons and maps , and allows players to play as either 101st airborne soldiers , or as Waffen SS troops.
Outbreak (The Prologue to Viral) - Outbreak sees the player taking on the role of Jason Nevins, security chief at a research facility. A new sample, called the K-sample is brought in for analysis and then everything starts going wrong. Due to a leaky extractor in one of the processors running the tests, the lab staff start to get infected and turn into flesh eating zombies. Facing numerous threats the player must kill or be killed. The game features 11 levels inside the lab and 5 multi-player arena maps.
Viral - Viral takes place two years after Outbreak. After stabilising and containing the infection, Jason Nevins now works at the local Police dept. The player plays Matthew Nevins, his son, while studying at college Matthew is caught in the middle of a secondary outbreak, this one city-wide and not contained in the lab. Fighting his way through Dormooms, abandoned streets, a hospital etc, Jason now tries to get to his father in the hopes of surviving the virus. This title features 16 playable levels, driven by a strong story line.
Full release details to be announced next week , along with
firm release dates in June for the other imminent PC titles
releases to include - ETROM , Space Tanks , Shokrok Throwdown
, and the first of its Retro Game Compilation discs ,each
containing 50 titles , such all time classics 3D Ant Attack ,
Bloodwych and Moon Cresta on disc 1. Disc 2 which follows
shortly after will cover titles such as Skool Daze , and
Interested parties should contact Alten8 for further details of its growing PC publishing catalogue.
About Alten8 Limited
Set up at the start of 2005, Alten8 Limited hopes to become a new force in game development , publishing , and distribution of games and other content , across a range of formats. Both licensing older titles under its Retro-Soft brand , and all new titles and content under the Alten8 label . Alten8 hopes to become the first port of call for new talent looking for a more flexible , fairer , way of working.