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Meridian4 Keeps a Vigil for Original Games

For Immediate Release

Montreal, Canada, May 3, 2007 - Game publisher Meridian4 and Freegamer are pleased to announce the signing of a North American publishing agreement for their very unique adventure title; Vigil - Episode 1: Blood Bitterness.

"We are very excited to have found a cooperation with Meridian4, who follows our development while preserving our artistic independence" said Manuel Ruiz Dupont of Freegamer.

"The word 'unique' is thrown around a lot when describing games, but Vigil is a truly unique title. When we first played it, we were transfixed and then when we learned about the developer and their original point of view to game development, we were hooked." said Steve Milburn, Director at Meridian4.

About Vigil - Episode 1: Blood Bitterness (AKA Victi)

Players will be plunged into a dark and disturbing story to reveal the secrets of an ancient civilization's relics and exact revenge on the Evil destroying their universe. Ritualistic killings and blood lust blur the line between their own kind and the Evil they seek to annihilate.

Their ultimate goal is to free themselves from this tormenting place and understand the origin and the purpose of this uncanny Evil. An Evil that annihilates all in its path, it has no shape but seems to follow a precise scheme, drowning everything under a black essence; it is impossible to stop or even to slow down. Since its birth, the universe is slowly disappearing.

Avoid traps, solve puzzles and devour the faces of their slaves for sustenance.

Engrossing cut scenes bring every brutal detail as the gothic sci-fi story unfolds and plunges players into confusion. The chilling music, menacing characters and stylized black and white presentation draw them deeper into this gruesome, episodic 3D adventure game.

Easy point-and-click playability Engrossing story with deeply disturbed complex characters 3D graphics with revolutionary black and white art with dynamic camera angles Challenging puzzles to solve Compelling pre-rendered cut scenes with voice acting Clues in text, picture, and video form Game saves and multiple player profiles Subtitled cut scenes

Vigil - Episode 1: Blood Bitterness will be available soon in retail and online for download. For more information, visit www.meridian4.com.

About Freegamer

Freegamer is a group founded by videogame professionals moved by the ambition of proposing different game experiences and of taking up with the "garage games" spirit again, the same spirit that permitted the emergence of the first videogames.

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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Steve Milburn




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