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Calling all bad guys

Posted by: Chuck at 5/5/2005 10:31 PM
Sick of always being the good guy? Well then you may want to check out Necromania: Traps of Darkness which shipped to stores today. You play the role of a minion who's master has been subjugated by the forces of good in an effort to reclaim the realm of Necromania. It's up to you to put the do gooders back in their place and earn your masters eternal favor.


Montreal, Canada. May 5, 2005. Publisher Strategy First Inc. and developer Cinemax Ltd. announced today that their classic action-adventure game, Necromania: Traps of Darkness has shipped to retail stores nationwide.



“No good guys need apply,” claims Jay Podilchuk, the producer at Strategy First. “An all evil line up of anti-heros makes this arcade-style dungeon fest a great way to express one’s darker side without winding up on court-TV,” says Podilchuk.



“Working for the darkload to wreak havoc on all of mankind is definitely a change of perception, and makes this game fun and exciting, especially when you’re sick of playing the good guy,” says Steve Milburn, Marketing Director at Strategy First.



About Necromania: Traps of Darkness

Your master Ragnar has been imprisoned by the forces of good in an effort to reclaim Necromania. It is up to you to find the key to his release and plunge Necromania back into the darkness where it belongs and earn Ragnar’s eternal favor. But other servants of evil seek the same, and the forces of good will not stand idly by. There will only be one Chosen One…



Blending strategy, action and RPG elements, Traps of Darkness is a fast-paced romp through an imaginative world. Choose the Beastmaster, the Stone Golem, the Orc Sleuth, the Knight, the Fog Woman, the Magician, or the Skeleton Warrior to be your avatar.



Features

· Seven unique minions of Ragnar to choose from, each equipped with deadly traps and unique powers.

· Improve the skills of your hero as you complete levels and gain experience.

· Multiplayer mode brings new tactical options for players in fierce fights against two to seven players over LAN or Internet.

· Lay traps and take advantage of the terrain (labyrinths) to achieve victory against numerous opponents and vermin that populate each level.

· A powerful AI, diverse maps with random item spawning, and combinations of dark competitors ensure long hours of diverse game play.

· Race to collect power boosts that increase combat abilities or temporarily grant powers to aid the player in collecting the three pieces of the skull key.

· The inherent randomness and frantic game play makes it impossible to win the same way twice.



Necromania: Traps of Darkness will be available at all major retailers nationwide for a suggested retail price of $19.99. Rated Mature by ESRB. For more information on Traps of Darkness, please visit www.strategyfirst.com.



About Cinemax Ltd.

Cinemax was launched in 1998 by a group of progressive computer graphic designers with extensive experience. The company has since become a significant player in the field. In addition to its expertise in DTP, the company is one of the major players in multimedia, interactive entertainment and the Internet. Cinemax studio projects are known for their commitment to quality and excellence. High-quality graphic implementation and optimal functionality are Cinemax hallmarks. www.cinemax.cz



About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings Ltd., is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B. and Disciples II. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Steel Beasts, Galactic Civilizations, and Jagged Alliance, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com .



About Silverstar Holdings

Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high growth retail driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology related platforms. It currently owns Fantasy Sports, Inc., a dominant provider of fee-based NASCAR related and other fantasy sports games, Strategy First Inc., a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC, as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband, a fab-less semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry. www.silverstarholdings.com