NEW YORK - March 9, 2009
Mezmer Games today announced the April release of Stalin vs. Martians, developed by an alliance of three independent studios: Black Wing Foundation, Dreamlore and N-Game.
Stalin vs. Martians, as the name suggests, is a game both absolutely ridiculous and over-the-top. Fun and accessible, it takes a simple arcade-like approach to the genre of real-time strategy. The player controls the Red Army as it defends Earth from the Martian Invasion of 1942, the highly classified military operation which even today remains a closely guarded state secret. Stalin himself conducts the mission briefings, and later even becomes a playable unit.
The bold leader is duly serious even as he faces the most ridiculous threat the world has ever known. The game itself is far from standard RTS fare; this is not a realistic and deeply strategic war simulation, but a straightforward, fun and light-hearted arcade-style game complete with power-ups falling from conquered foes in the form of bright shiny coins.
Stalin vs. Martians features include:
• Unique concept and design.
• Fast-paced and lighthearted arcade-style real-time strategy, with power-ups, coin-collection and speedy reinforcements.
• Accessible and fun, well suited even for people who don’t normally play strategy games.
• A single-player campaign of 12 missions.
• Incredible Russian electronic soundtrack and wild music-video intermissions.
The game is scheduled for release in April 2009 as one of the first releases of Mezmer Games, the new company under Paradox Interactive that focuses on indie development.
To view the new trailer, please visit: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tGnNbKfpx9k
For more information, please visit: http://www.mezmergames.com/group/stalinvsmartians
About Mezmer Games
Mezmer Games is a new independent games label, focusing on great games from small game studios. As box retail is becoming increasingly expensive, sluggish, and non-eco-friendly, we help indie developers reach a large audience through digital distribution. With the Mezmer Marketing Machine, we give indie titles the attention they warrant through clever marketing and PR. Mezmer Games is a wholly owned business unit of Paradox Interactive. www.mezmergames.com
Download the new gameplay trailer and assets from: ftp://ftp.paradoxplaza.com/MezmerGames/
BWF is a game development company of around twenty professionals headquartered in Ukraine, Dnepropetrovsk. Our primary activity is game development, but we also provide different types of outsourcing (most notably graphic outsourcing) and lead some research projects in other fields. As a producer and developer, BWF is concentrated on innovative and unique titles. Read more: http://www.bwf-game.com
Dreamlore is a computer games developer founded in Moscow in 2006 and focuses on unique, weird titles, including the upcoming Stalin vs. Martians. Read more: http://www.dreamloregames.com
N-Game was founded in 2002 and now is one of the leading development companies in Ukraine. N-Game has developed games including “Legends of Allots”, “Fields of Thunder” and “X-team.” They are a professional team that has combined their efforts to create interesting, creative and immersive games. Read more: http://www.ngsdev.com
Joe Ziemer, TriplePoint
Boel Bermann, Mezmer Games/ Paradox Interactive
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