Kill the Fatsharks in Lead and Gold this week

by: Chad -
The western third person shooter Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West was released last week.  If you purchased the game on Steam, you'll have a chance to play against the developers this week.  Starting today and running through Sunday (4/18), log into Steam and look for the Fatshark Clan Tag.  If you manage to kill one of the players wearing that tag, you'll be rewarded with a "Kill the Fatshark" Steam achievement called Feedback. 

They will also be recognizing the week's top leaderboard player.  The highest scorer from the previous week will get their Steam avatar placed on a Wanted posted in the saloon of the Sinners Gulch map.  The more weeks you stay on top, the higher Fatshark will up the bounty. It seems like a nice way to encourage healthy competition.  Have you been able to play Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West?  Let us know what you think!

"The Fastest Gun on Steam" & "Kill the Fatsharks" – Two Contests, One Great Game

New York – April 12, 2010 – In the competitive spirit of the game, Fatshark and Paradox Interactive have announced two contests for its players for the recently released third person shooter, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West.

“Kill the Fatsharks”
Have your guns locked and loaded. It’s not very often players have the opportunity to kill a game’s developer, but next week Fatshark will put their gun slinging skills to the test. Beginning Monday, April 12th and running through Sunday, April 18th, Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West players will have their shot at killing members of its development team on Steam. The developers can be identified by the Flatshark Clan Tag. Those who are victorious will receive the rare “Kill the Fatshark” achievement called “Feedback” and endless bragging rights.

Summary of Details:
When: Monday, April 12th – Sunday, April 18th
Where: Steam
What to look for: Fatshark Clan Tag
What do you get: A Rare “Kill the Fatshark” Achievement Called “Feedback” and Eternal Bragging Rights

“The Fastest Gun on Steam”
Attaining the top score on the leaderboard naturally earns the recognition and envy of fellow players, but Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West is taking the leaderboard recognition to a new level. Each week, the highest scorer on the experience leaderboard will get their Steam’s avatar placed in a “Wanted” poster located on the wall of the saloon in the Sinners Gulch map . Should the player stay on top of the lists the following the week, Fatshark will up the bounty.

“These contests will be just as much fun for us as it is for our users,” said Martin Wahlund, CEO of Fatshark. “We wanted to provide an opportunity that created further interaction with the community, but most importantly show our appreciation.”

“Throughout the Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West development process, the developers at Fatshark have worked closely with their community. Their dedication to the community is astounding, and the game has certainly benefited from that relationship,” said Fredrik Wester, CEO of Paradox Interactive.

For more information on the game, join the Lead & Gold Facebook fan page, visit www.leadandgold.com, www.fatshark.se/leadandgold/ or follow the game on Twitter @leadandgold.

About Paradox Interactive
Since 1999, Paradox Interactive has been a leading global developer and publisher of PC-based strategy games. World-renowned for its strategy catalog, the company holds a particularly strong presence in the United States and Europe. Its steadily-growing portfolio includes originally developed titles such as the critically acclaimed Europa Universalis and the Hearts of Iron franchises, as well as publishing titles such as the Elven Legacy series, Mount&Blade and Majesty 2. Paradox stands poised to make an explosive entry onto consoles during 2010 with the release of Lead and Gold: Gangs of the Wild West. For more information, please visit www.paradoxplaza.com and follow @pdxinteractive on twitter.

About Fatshark
Fatshark is a Swedish game development studio located in Stockholm. Comprised of experienced and skilled developers, the team members have been involved in the Swedish game development industry from its humble beginnings to its current elevated position.
In addition to their previous experience, the Fatshark team has continued to evolve being involved as subcontractors in a number of AAA titles for consoles as well as for PC. Follow Fatshark at twitter, www.twitter.com/fatsharkgames
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