LISBON - August 19, 2008 - Portugal’s leading video games investor and developer, GAMEINVEST, is creating a beautiful and expansive world for multiple platforms this fall with World of Zellians. Currently in development for Nintendo Wii™, Xbox 360, PlayStation® 3, and PC platforms, World of Zellians is a strategic life simulation game where players must create, manage and grow a prosperous new civilization while caring for the wellbeing of the community. GAMEINVEST is currently looking for qualified distribution and publishing partners for World of Zellians on the various platforms.
“The concept of creating a balanced society in World of Zellians is truly engaging and challenging, and we are designing this experience to be fun and accessible for all audiences – from casual to core gamers,” said GAMEINVEST founder and CEO Paulo Gomes. “As the ruler of this society, players will be responsible for developing the community as well as providing a positive influence in the world – creating a very challenging and interactive gaming experience.”
In World of Zellians, players will develop and manage a civilization of villagers called Zellians. As the ruler over the Zellian planet, players must manage a “Maslow’s Pyramid” hierarchy of Zellian needs, and help evolve the primitive tribe of Zellians into a self-sustaining and prosperous urban society. Players will develop the society by building streets, farms, ranches, watermills, and more. Also, players can assign in-game “Disciples” for the recurring tasks like planting corn, watering fruit trees, and managing the marketplace for Zellians to prosper.
Players will be charged with protecting the Zellian society from an evil god called Zorm. The Zellians live in darkness and fear of Zorm, and players must provide a positive force that brings hope and happiness to the Zellian world. There are many “areas of influence” in the Zellian world that are controlled by Zorm, and players must take control of all these areas and increase their influence over the Zellians in order to succeed in the game. Engage in challenging levels of gameplay to create a balanced and thriving society of Zellians.
Utilizing a Wii remote, a controller or mouse to simply point-and-click on-screen, players will create, destroy or move objects, control weather and time, and more. With accessible gameplay mechanics and increasing levels of tasks and villagers to manage, players of all ages and skill levels will be drawn into the World of Zellians.
For more information on World of Zellians and the latest screenshots, please visit www.gameinvest.net/pr/worldofzellians/.>;
Based in Portugal, GAMEINVEST is an investor, developer and publisher dedicated to creating interactive entertainment for everyone. Founded on the principle that games have popular reach across all age groups, GAMEINVEST is focused on producing original titles that engage wide-spread international markets and all types of players. Currently supported by €3MM in private investment funding, GAMEINVEST is a forward-looking company poised to expand the audience and acceptance of the interactive entertainment medium as both an art form, and a leisure activity. With more than a dozen games in production for a variety of market segments, the company is pioneering new ways for games to become popular, mainstream entertainment for all. For more information please visit: www.gameinvest.net.
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Kate Pietrelli, TriplePoint