FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHAPEL HILL, NC - November 15, 2006 - Merscom announced today it is teaming up with Sandlot Games to release Glyph in retail stores early 2007 under its ShadeTree Games label. Originally released online in July 2006, Glyph became one of the most downloaded games on RealArcade, Yahoo!, and Shockwave.
Players attempt to save a dying world, Kuros, by assembling ancient glyphs and harnessing the power of Wood, Fire, Water, Metal and Aether. Featuring 14 unique interactive objects, power-ups with 3 boost levels, high score posting, and 225 levels in five unique environments, players uncover the mystery of the glyphs by matching guardstones and breaking through layers of rock. Playable in two modes, Quest and Action, Glyph allows players to set their own pace.
Featuring superior visual feedback and production values, Glyph provides players with a cinematic experience without ever losing its casual gaming appeal.
"Glyph is a spectacular game that provides a seemingly endless supply of entertainment in a setting that's visually stunning," said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Merscom. "We're thrilled to partner with Sandlot Games to bring this game to a broader public because we feel it is the perfect gateway game, a game that allows core gamers to enjoy casual game dynamics helps casual gamers enjoy the graphics and storyline typical of a core game."
As an added bonus, players who purchase Glyph at retail stores will also receive Snail Mail, an engaging game that allows players to guide Turbo the Snail throughout the universe in his attempts to deliver Intergalactic Mail. Snail Mail features three different modes of play, with 50 levels in Postal Mode; gorgeous console-quality 3D graphics, high score board, and instant replay.
"Glyph is one the most accessible games ever made. Everyone from the non-gamer to the enthusiast will be pulled into its beautiful world. Glyph is a casual title that crosses over extremely well into the retail space with its stunning scenery, special effects, and captivating music," said Brian Lynch, Associate Producer at Sandlot Games.
Merscom is a global publisher of computer and video games, which distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience with its "Fun Guarantee." For more information visit http://www.merscom.com.
About Sandlot Games
Sandlot Games® Corporation is a premier publisher and developer of entertaining casual games across a variety of platforms. Sandlot Games provides a wide variety of popular game titles including the Tradewinds, Super Granny, Slyder series of games, and the recently released Cake Mania and Glyph. Sandlot Games reaches millions of users worldwide through a variety of distribution channels, including web portals and desktop computers. Founded in 2002 by video game veteran Daniel Bernstein, Sandlot Games is headquartered in Bothell, Wash. For more information, please visit us at http://www.sandlotgames.com.
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