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Frozenbyte Renames Preyground to Shadowgrounds

Name change shows respect to 3D Realms

Helsinki, Finland - June 15, 2005 - Finnish game developer Frozenbyte announced today the renaming of its upcoming PC action game Preyground to Shadowgrounds. An adrenaline-pumping action game developed in the Finnish woods in secrecy for almost two years, Shadowgrounds strikes from the darkness with a flash of light in Q3 2005. The game features upgradeable weapons, lighting based gameplay and an epic storyline with strong characters.

Shadowgrounds was originally known as Preyground but the name was changed due to issues with U.S. based developer 3D Realms. "We changed the name because 3D Realms told us that they are again working on Prey, a first-person shooter originally announced in 1997", says Frozenbyte CEO Lauri Hyvarinen and continues: "We respect 3D Realms. And we don't want Duke to kick our butts."

The new home for Shadowgrounds is The first ever teaser trailer for the game is featured on the website, showcasing the game's high-octane action sequences. In addition, the website also has new screenshots, a comprehensive weapon database, forums and a soundtrack sample.

Lauri Hyvarinen says: "In the coming months, we will be revealing more information about the game and its features, including the RPG-like weapon upgrade system that adds a new level of tactics to the action genre. Ultimately, we look forward to delivering the game to triggerhappy gamers worldwide in September."


Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard work and innovation delivers better games than fat paychecks.

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