For Immediate Release!
Montreal, Canada. April 26, 2007. Publisher Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSTR), and game developer Quotix Software are pleased to announce that the acclaimed British film maker, violinist and electronic composer Zan Lyons has supplied 11 tracks of original music for "Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars." The 3D action game "Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars" is set to be releasing in North America June 19th, 2007.
"As a long time fan of role playing games I'm very excited to be involved in this project. Of particular interest are the real time action elements - something that hasn't really been done before in RPGs of this style," says Zan Lyons.
"Musically, I'm going for a direct sound that maintains a constant sense of urgency. The sound will be radically different from what you usually hear in this type of game, industrial rhythms are going to be used to create a sense of pacing, while the use of live violin will engage the player emotionally. It's very important to me that the music and sound serve as more than just a disposable background element and instead aid in the telling of the story," says Zan Lyons.
Attila Siladji, of Quotix Software says, "Working with Zan on the music for the game will be a new exciting period in the development. With original music, which will be radically different from usual, we will raise the tense atmosphere to a higher level and enrich the whole game play experience. It will be more than just a background element."
About Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars
Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars is a third-person action game with RPG elements. The game places players in a fantasy medieval world, where a dimensional portal to the Outer Worlds has opened, and an enemy from the darkness has encroached the world. Led by a demon named Pompolic, the armies of demonic hordes have taken over most of the planet. With mysterious origins, Pompolic's malevolent spiritual being possesses supernatural powers. His desire is to possess the people and turn them into minions of his dark army, as he wields his power through his servants, the Dark Souls.
· 2 unique characters to choose from
· Each character has unique weapons, items and special abilities
· Character gains experience which will help him to upgrade his strength, armor and health
· 15 special abilities per character
· Fantasy/medieval type world divided into 15 levels
· 18 different types of monsters and 3 bosses at the end
"Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars" will be available in stores across North America June 19th, 2007 at a retail price of $19.99.
For more information on "Call for Heroes: Pompolic Wars" please visit: http://www.strategyfirst.com/en/games/cfhpompolicwars/
About Quotix Software
Quotix Software is a game development company located in Serbia focusing on developing action/RPG style games for the PC platform. It is a small but growing company working with external contributors who provide additional resources in art, music and other areas. For more information on Pompolic: Call for Heroes visit the official website For more info, news, screenshots and forums please visit: http://www.callforheroes.com/
About Strategy First Inc
Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (Nasdaq: SSTR), is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the Company is well known for its proprietary groundbreaking titles, such as the award winning Disciples, Jagged Alliance and Space Empires series of games, which are under continuing development. Simultaneously, Strategy First continues to publish many of the industry's major titles, winning numerous awards for games such as "Hearts of Iron", and "Galactic Civilizations." Recent offerings include top releases such as "S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters", "Space Empires V," and "Making History: The Calm and the Storm." The Company provides a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com
About Silverstar Holdings
Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high-growth retail-driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology-related platforms. It currently owns Empire Interactive PLC and Strategy First Inc. as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband. Empire Interactive PLC is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games such as Starsky & Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut. Empire's products are delivered on both console and PC platforms. Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Magnolia Broadband is a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry.
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