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Shattered Horizon

New trailer showcases the soundtrack efforts of Markus "Captain" Kaarlonen from Helsinki band Poets of the Fall.


HELSINKI, FINLAND – OCTOBER 28, 2009 – Futuremark® Games Studio today released a new trailer featuring the soundtrack from Shattered Horizon™, their multiplayer first-person shooter for the PC. The soundtrack was composed by Markus “Captain” Kaarlonen from the band Poets of the Fall. The trailer also includes an interview with Markus.

"I was flattered to be asked to create the soundtrack for Shattered Horizon," said Markus Kaarlonen. "The game looks great, and that really inspired me and helped turn the visuals into music."

“Markus’ music rightly received a lot of praise from our beta testers,” said Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio. “Now all gamers can hear his amazing soundtrack and find out more about the man behind it by watching our new trailer.”

About Poets of the Fall

Poets of the Fall are an independent rock band from Helsinki, Finland. Their song Late Goodbye marked the beginning of the band's popularity after being featured in Max Payne 2. Their second single, Lift, featured in the computer benchmarking program 3DMark 05 from Futuremark. The band has won several awards including "Best Finnish Act" at the 2006 MTV Europe Music Awards. The band’s fourth, as yet-untitled album will be released in Spring 2010.

About Shattered Horizon

Shattered Horizon is the highly anticipated first game from Futuremark Games Studio that immerses you in the cold reality of combat in space like no other game before. This multiplayer first-person shooter is played entirely in zero gravity. Use your rocket pack to fly freely through space and then land on any surface. Engage enemies in furious firefights, or ambush them from unexpected angles. Join your friends in action-packed 32 player battles fighting to control hollowed-out asteroids, huge fragments of Moon rock and the ruined remains of the International Space Station.

Shattered Horizon will be supported after launch with new levels and features being added to the game through downloadable content packs. These expansions will be free to all players.

Coming November 4, 2009 exclusively for the PC at the suggested retail price of €19.95 / $19.95 / £14.95

Shattered Horizon requires DirectX 10 on Windows Vista or Windows 7. There is no support for Windows XP or DirectX 9.

Pre-order now and save 10 percent. Players who pre-order will also be invited to help test new levels before they are made public:


Information for Editors

A Shattered Horizon Press Kit is available from For original, non-watermarked trailers and high resolution images for print publications please contact fgs [at] futuremark [dot] com



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Shattered Horizon, Futuremark, Poets of the Fall, soundtrack, trailer, first-person shooter, FPS, pre-order, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, space, DirectX10, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon™ is the studio’s first self-published game. Shattered Horizon is rated Teen by the ESRB. The game carries the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™ and Futuremark® Games Studio trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation. The names of other companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

Company Contacts

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Europe and rest of world:

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio

Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (+2 GMT)


North America:

Oliver Baltuch, President, Futuremark Inc.

Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)


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