Montreal, Canada. October 4, 2005 - Fledgling software publisher, Meridian4 announced today that it has signed a deal with Macrovision's Trymedia Games business unit to distribute games online through the Trymedia Network, starting with the launch of Sci-Fi Action/RPG game Space Hack. Space Hack is immediately available for download in a try-before-you-buy format through hundreds of online portals including www.trygames.com. Space Hack sells for $19.99.
"The Trymedia distribution network reaches millions of game-playing consumers around the world, so it is a great way for independent game developers to get exposure and sell product," said Tom DuBois, Senior Director, Business Development & Marketing for Macrovision's Trymedia Games Business Unit. "We're pleased to add Space Hack to our growing catalog of core game titles."
"Game distribution has changed a lot in the past few years and we found that Macrovision offered one of the best ways to get our games to our customers. With shrinking shelf space for PC titles and the ever increasing use of broadband, online distribution offers us and our customers a great alternative." said Andrew Sher, CEO at Meridian4, "We know that Space Hack and our other titles will be very successful on the Trymedia Network."
About Space Hack
Space Hack is a sci-fi Action/RPG title with Diablo-inspired gameplay mechanics, presented in real-time 3D graphics. The story puts gamers on a colony transport ship that suddenly gets trapped inside a Black Nebula, but that's only their first problem. While trapped, they get boarded by aliens that take over the ship and begin to kill and eat the colonists.
Playing the role of a tough, gristled ex-military man, gamers will struggle to reach an emergency transport module at the far end of the ship to free the remaining colonists, hacking and slashing their way through hordes of alien creatures along the way.
Macrovision develops and markets content protection, digital rights management and electronic license management solutions for the video, music, games and software industries. Macrovision's technologies are embedded in over 9 billion DVD, VHS and CD units representing over $130 billion of protected entertainment content. In the software market, Macrovision licenses software developers the FLEXnetTM universal licensing platform and the InstallShield® suite of software installation, repackaging and update solutions, which are deployed on more than 500 million desktops worldwide. Over 50,000 software publishers and virtually all of the Fortune 1000 companies use Macrovision's technologies to maximize the value of their software. Macrovision is headquartered in Santa Clara, California and has offices worldwide. More information about Macrovision can be found at www.macrovision.com.
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. More information about Meridian4 can be accessed at www.merdian4.com.