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2007-03 Monday 19th, Strategy First publishing deal and new trailer released
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2007-03 Monday 19th, Strategy First publishing deal and new trailer released

Strategy First Signs Brand New Horror Series -- Penumbra: Overture!


Montreal, Canada. March 19, 2007. Software Publisher Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSTR), and the Swedish Independent Developer Frictional Games, are happy to announce the signing of “Penumbra: Overture”. The agreement gives Strategy First Worldwide digital marketing and distribution rights of “Penumbra: Overture”.

Penumbra: Overture will follow up with two sequels over the course of one year. The first person horror/adventure game has already generated a strong following and is sure to leave fans looking forward to the future sequels.

“We are thrilled to be releasing ‘Penumbra: Overture’ on Strategy First's online distribution network, and we look forward to working with them. The demo has been receiving excellent feedback and we are excited for the launch. Our team has worked hard on this project and it's an incredible feeling to be so close to its final release,” says Thomas Grip, of Frictional Games.
“Put your puzzle making skills to the test, your life may depend on it. Penumbra Overture is a new type of adventure horror game that allows you to solve problem in many different ways. We are very excited to bring this game to the online marketplace,” says Brock Beaubien, Game Producer at Strategy First.

Penumbra: Overture is an innovative first person survival horror game using advanced physics interaction. Instead of relying on combat as the main gameplay, Penumbra focuses on puzzles and exploration, using wits to fight off enemies, rather than brute force, creating a unique experience and surreal atmosphere of a scary game world.

Penumbra tells the story of Philip, who while in search of his presumed dead father, uncovers a dark world. Trapped in an underground complex below the icy wastelands of Greenland, Philip fights for his survival and sanity.

  • Dynamic lighting and shadows
  • Next-gen graphical features such as Motion blur and Depth of Field
  • Innovative physical interaction system
  • Dynamic music handler / mixer
  • Advanced AI with an ability to sense its surroundings.
  • Environmental sound system using physics to mix realistic sounds.
  • Detailed and atmospheric environments.
  • State of the art interaction system.
  • Thrilling blend of puzzles and action, with various solutions.
  • Dark secrets to be discovered.
  • Over 8 hours of gameplay

Visit us today and Pre-order your copy today of “Penumbra: Overture” for only $19.99 and receive a free download of “Starfury.” This promotional is available only until March 30th, 2007.

For more information on “Penumbra: Overture” please visit Strategy First.

While we wait for the release of Penumbra: Overture on the 30th of March we have decided to release a couple of gameplay trailers. The first one you can see here, there are also additional mirrors/download locations, and it's called The Chase. Watch it to get a taste of one of the action sequences in the game, be slightly warned that it contains spoilers.

The next video is to be release during the next week, be sure to check it out as it's available. We'll let you know!
(This post was last modified: 07-25-2007, 09:44 AM by jens.)
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