Alpha Prime gets a publisher

by: Sean Colleli -
IDEA Games has a new shooter coming out next month, and now Meridian4 has signed on to publish.  Alpha Prime is a gritty scifi FPS takes place on an abandoned asteroid, where a mining excavation has gone disastrously wrong.  The game is exclusive to the PC and goes for a budget price of $20.

Meridian4 Publishing Alpha Prime

Montreal-Based Publisher to Market and Distribute IDEA Games’ Futuristic Shooter

 

Montreal, Quebec, Canada – September 13, 2007 – Meridian4, a rising Montreal-based video game publisher, today announced that it will market and distribute IDEA Games’ upcoming first-person shooter, Alpha Prime, which will be available at a wide range of retail outlets and via numerous online-distribution networks like TotalGaming.net, Steam and Direct2Drive. Alpha Prime, a PC-exclusive title, is scheduled for release in October 2007 at a suggested price of $19.95.

 

Since signing the agreement, Meridian4 and IDEA Games have worked closely to improve gameplay and presentation in Alpha Prime, ensuring its appeal to North American audiences. Somewhere deep in space, on the lifeless asteroid Alpha Prime, something has gone terribly wrong… The miners were warned that the mysterious element known as hubbardium was too dangerous to excavate, but the lure of unimaginable wealth was too strong. Now, something has happened to them and it’s up to the player to save them and face an unknown threat. Armed with an assortment of hi-tech weapons and the ability to hack into the station’s own automated defenses, their mission is simple; get in, get the survivors and get out!

 

“It’s been fantastic working with IDEA Games,” said Jeff Giasson, Production Director at Meridian4. “They’ve been very receptive to our feedback, and through our close cooperation, we’ve helped to make Alpha Prime a great value-priced shooter. We look forward to a long and mutually beneficial relationship with IDEA Games.”

 

“IDEA Games is really excited to work with a dedicated publisher like Meridian4,” said Slavomír Pavlíček, CEO at IDEA Games. “Their great retail-distribution network and willingness to embrace digital distribution will help Alpha Prime reach a worldwide audience in all its glory.”

 

For more information about Meridian4 and its products, visit http://www.meridian4.com.

For more information about IDEA Games, visit http://www.idea-games.com.

 

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. A new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers, Meridian 4 aims to actually form a partnership – a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for developers’ products. For more information, visit http://www.meridian4.com.

 

About IDEA Games

IDEA Games is an Independent Developers Association, founded by three computer-game development studios: ALTAR games, Black Element Software and Bohemia Interactive Studio. IDEA Games saves its members money as well as precious time, allowing developers to concentrate on the matter they do best – game development. They employ industry veterans with vast experience in the field of game design and production as well as computer-game sales/marketing, publishing and distribution. IDEA Games offers to its members a wide range of services, including legal, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, business plan creation, and representation at industry fairs. For more information, visit http://www.idea-games.com.

 

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