Haarlem, The Netherlands, June 27th, 2006. Leading publisher Lighthouse Interactive today announced that it has acquired the worlwide publishing rights (excluding North-America) to the acclaimed suspense adventure for the PC 'Barrow Hill', a title developed by UK based Shadow Tor Studios. The game is set for a pan-European release in October 2006.
Barrow Hill is a gripping horror thriller, set in the Cornish
landscape of England and told from a first person
perspective. The Cornwall based developers have succeeded in
transforming the local dark legends into a very immersive
gaming experience. From eerie woodlands to desolate farm
buildings, the game world of Barrow Hill is very much alive,
and keeps the players looking over their shoulder.
Erik Schreuder, Lighthouse CEO, said: "We're very excited to add such a suspenseful adventure game to our growing line-up of quality titles. With the game's strong plot and eerie atmosphere, we certainly look forward to creeping out European gamers in the months to come."
Shadow Tor Studios CEO Matt Clark added: "I am delighted that Lighthouse will be publishing Barrow Hill across Europe. It means many adventure game players will soon be exploring the dark woods of the hill and uncovering the curse of the ancient barrow."
Your character arrives stranded on the lonely road during the Autumn Equinox and you have just one night to unravel a sinister plot. Explore the pathways across the country side, seek clues in almost forgotten shrines and experience the ancient forces which exist in the standing stone monument known as Barrow Hill. Following in the footsteps of the well-known archaeologist Conrad Morse, you will discover that the barrow is more than just a mound of earth and a collection of forgotten standing stones. However, not all archaeology is constructive, for some things should be left buried and undisturbed. But perhaps it is too late for that Barrow Hill: a thrilling and creepy adventure, brought to you on DVD-Rom!
Archaeology meets adventure, as danger lurks in the ancient forests around you.
Utilise gadgets to locate clues and communicate with characters.
A full range of puzzles and conundrums, integrated seamlessly with the game-world.
Explore an ancient stone monument from the time of the Celtic people and practice ancient rituals and ceremonies, almost forgotten to modern man.
In a leafy corner of ancient Cornwall you will find a deeper meaning to the variety of England's native wildlife.
A full in-game soundtrack of eerie music, and chilling sound effects.
The English version of the game is already finished, was offered for review to selected media and has been very well received by reviewers. With various localized versions of the game being created during the summer, the game will be released across Europe simultaneously at the start of Q4-2006.
A demo and trailer of the game have already been released and are available at various websites online; a.o. at the game's website www.barrow-hill.co.uk
About Shadow Tor Studios
Shadow Tor Studios is an independent multi media production house, set up in 2004 by Matt Clark. The studio is based around the briny cliff tops and caverns of Cornwall, in the south west of England. Shadow Tor is utilising the inspirational Cornish landscape to craft exciting, and detailed, computer games, beginning with the archaeological thriller, Barrow Hill.
About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices in Haarlem, The Netherlands and Montreal, Canada. Lighthouse's titles include the critically acclaimed adventure title "Keepsake" and upcoming highly anticipated games such as the strategy hybrid "Sword of the Stars" and the revolutionary sim "Ship Simulator 2006". Staffed with industry veterans and with offices in key locations around the world, Lighthouse is a strong alternative for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.