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Meridian4 RIPs a New Deal with White Elephant to Sign Two of their Titles

For Immediate Release

Montreal, Canada, October 19, 2006 - Game publisher Meridian4 is thrilled to announce the signing of a North American publishing agreement with Russian-based developer White Elephant for their action/shooter titles; RIP and RIP Strike Back.

"We got lots of positive emotions while developing RIP and RIP: Strike Back. We were excited, when we got positive feedback from the gamers and the press." said Natalie Lekomtseva at White Elephant, "We are really happy to work with Meridian4 to release the games in North America."

"The moment we tried RIP and RIP Strike Back, we were hooked. They're addictive, back-to-basics top-down shooters that bring back the fun in games." said Steve Milburn, Director at Meridian4, "With their non-stop shooting action, once you start playing, you won't want to stop."


Not afraid of Death? What if he is accompanied by Halloween and Rock-N-Roll? Play the part of these antiheroes and go to war in this new action experience! Each character has their own strengths and skills, but this is not a game for the faint of heart. With over 40 levels to RIP through, the results are murderous! You will encounter various enemies who will use their own tactics to try and take you down. Its blood and gore to the extreme. Rest In Peace?

40 levels of murder and mayhem A variety of guns and battle magic Three chilling characters A toned-down, less violent kid's mode

RIP Strike Back

Your favorite antiheroes are here to strike back with another score to settle. Death, Halloween and Rock-N-Roll...each character has his own strengths and skills, so pick one and start shooting. In Story Mode, you'll fight through 60 furious levels using an arsenal of upgradeable weapons, tanks, helicopters and turrets or for a quick adrenaline fix, play Rush Mode and see how long you can last. For those who like to shoot, RIP: Strike Back salutes you!

Choose from a large arsenal of weapons Assorted vehicles including gun turrets, tanks and helicopters Variety of abilities and power-ups 60 levels of unlimited gameplay Huge boss levels for more challenge Two modes of play; Rush Mode or Story Mode

Both titles are currently available online for download and will be available as a combo pack in retail for Q1, 2007. For more information, visit

About White Elephant

White Elephant, founded in 2003, is a software company focused on developing games for the Windows and Macintosh platforms. They have thousands of fans both in Russia and abroad. Here are just a few of our notable accomplishments and awards:

At the end of 2003 their game Crazy Worms was released on "The Best Games Of Russian Independent Developers - Time Out 5", a compilation disk published by MediaHouse. In early 2005 they worked with one of the largest Russian game publishers, Akella, on the CD "White Elephant", creating a funny cartoon-style arcade game for the whole family. Within five months of its initial release, Road Rush was downloaded and installed by more than 500,000 gamers across the globe. In March 2006 the game RIP was voted Best Indie Game of the Month by PC Zone. In August, 2006 the game RIP was released for retail in Russia and the countries of CIS with 1C with lots of positive feedback.

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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