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Meridian4 and Frozenbyte Level the Playing Field!

For Immediate Release

Montreal, Canada. June 29, 2006 - Game publisher Meridian4 and developer Frozenbyte are pleased to announce that they have released Level Editor tools for their highly successful Action/Shooter; Shadowgrounds.

"Shadowgrounds has an active fanbase and this is our way of thanking our fans for their support. We hope that the Level Editor gives Shadowgrounds more longevity and reinforces its position as a great, retro-inspired action shooter. Some enthusiasts are already working on mods and new missions, and we're extremely excited to see what they come up with", says Frozenbyte CEO, Lauri Hyvarinen.

About the Editor

With the Level Editor, modders are able to create totally new missions, even story-based campaigns and distribute them to other gamers, who can easily enjoy the new content with the built-in support in Shadowgrounds Launcher utility.

A set of building blocks were created to help users create buildings fast and easy, instead of using the costly professional tools used in the making of the original Shadowgrounds game. With dedication it's also entirely possible to match Shadowgrounds' outdoor environment quality. Gamers can also use features such as environmental effects (rain, snow, sandstorm, and lightning), conversations between characters, computer screens/PDAs and much more.

The Level Editor can be downloaded from the Meridian4 web site at or the official Shadowgrounds web site; For all people who purchased Shadowgrounds through Steam, the Level Editor is available for download through their channel.

About Shadowgrounds

Shadowgrounds is an epic sci-fi game that blends addictive old school gameplay and modern technology into one big, nasty alien-battling carnage festival. The game is played from a top-down perspective that gives gamers a better view of the battlefield and allows tactical use of weapons - new tactics become useful as the arsenal is upgraded to even more destructive weapons.

* Upgrade weaponry with powerful modifications
* Face enormous monsters in boss battles
* Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc with their arsenal
* Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
* Fight side-by-side with NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
* Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien origins
* Realistic lighting with gameplay effects bring the aliens out of the shadows
* Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made exclusively for Shadowgrounds
* Powered by Frozenbyte's incredible 3D engine!


2-4 PLAYER CO-OP MULTIPLAYER! - 2-4 players can play the co-operative mode on the same computer to maximize the destruction.

About Frozenbyte

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 can still deliver inspiring games. Highly-anticipated Shadowgrounds is Frozenbyte's first commercial game and has received much critical acclaim all over the world.

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership - a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.

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