Bristol, UK - 10th October 2006 - Majesco Europe are very proud to announce that PSYCHONAUTS picked up the prestigious BAFTA videogame Best Screenplay award at a glittering ceremony last week held in the famed Camden Roundhouse in London.
Created by Double Fine Productions, PSYCHONAUTS thrusts players into a third-person psychic odyssey across 13 incredibly unique levels: three set in the real world and ten set inside the mental worlds of misfits, monsters and madmen. Once inside a mind, players rise in rank by collecting figments of imagination; sorting through emotional baggage; clearing out mental cobwebs and cracking open memory vaults. Players also earn psychic powers like telekinesis, invisibility, pyrokinesis and clairvoyance as they progress through the game.
Featuring a humorous storyline filled with unforgettable characters and non-linear gameplay of incredible depth, PSYCHONAUTS offers players multiple paths throughout wildly imaginative settings. Along the way, players must conquer an array of challenging puzzles with alternate solutions that tailor themselves to a player's own strengths and abilities.
Jason Dutton, Managing Director of Majesco Europe said "We are extremely excited and pleased that PSYCHONAUTS has won this fantastic award. To get the BAFTA seal of approval on PSYCHONAUTS' screenplay is something really extra special. The award is the ultimate recognition for Tim Schafer and all at Double Fine, whose creative genius and vision made an utterly unique game. We are all very proud at Majesco to have worked with such an amazing team."
This award is the latest in a long line of plaudits for PSYCHONAUTS including Eurogamer's 'Game of the Year', Gamespot and IGN's 'Best Platformer' and 'Best Writing' at the 2006 Game Developers Choice Awards.
To add to this success, Majesco Europe also received a BAFTA award nomination in the strongly contested strategy category for the highly anticipated AGE OF EMPIRES on DS, developed by Backbone Entertainment.
PSYCHONAUTS is out now on Playstation 2, Xbox and PC formats. AGE OF EMPIRES will be released in Europe on Nintendo DS on November 10th. Both games are sold and distributed in Europe by THQ.
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About Majesco Europe
Headquartered in Bristol, UK, Majesco Europe is an innovative provider of digital entertainment products and content, with a focus on publishing video games for leading portable systems such as the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Nintendo DS and Game Boy® Advance. Current product line highlights include Age of Empires for the Nintendo DS, JAWS Unleashed, Infected for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, Guilty Gear Dust Strikers for the Nintendo DS and Guilty Gear Judgment for the PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) More information about Majesco can be found online at www.majescoentertainment.com
About Double Fine Productions, Inc.
Double Fine Productions is a San Francisco-based game company founded in 2000 by Tim Schafer, creator of many award-winning games including Grim Fandango, Full Throttle, and Day of the Tentacle. He started the company with a selection of the Grim Fandango team, and added to it industry veterans from the development teams of Maximo, Diablo II, Jedi Knight and Starfighter. Thrown into the mix were animators from Phil Tippett Studios and Pixar, and artists from the worlds of both video games and fine art. Since then, Double Fine has grown into a talented 40-person team dedicated to making amazing games with an emphasis on excellent story, characters, art, technology and fun.
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