It looks like GameTap is filling some of the wholes left by the departure of EA and Atari by backfilling with games from Meridian 4. I'm not sure that Shadowgrounds: Survivor
makes up for losing the Wing Commander games but it's a start.
Meridian4 Games Coming to Turner’s GameTap
Montreal-Based Publisher’s Titles to be Added to Expanding Indies Line-up
MONTREAL, Quebec, Canada – December 4, 2007 – Meridian4, a rising Montreal-based video game publisher, today announced that their titles will soon be available via GameTap, the first-of-its-kind broadband entertainment network for gamers created by Turner Broadcasting. Past titles, as well as new games like Shadowgrounds Survivor and Gumboy will begin appearing on GameTap in early 2008 as part of their expanding list of GameTap Indies featured in the service.
“We’ve been really impressed with GameTap’s commitment to continually providing its users with high-quality games, including new hits and classics,” said Steve Milburn, Director of Meridian4. “The agreement with GameTap helps us to broaden our reach and lets us get products from our excellent development partners out to an even greater number of gamers.”
The announcement further demonstrates Meridian4’s commitment to embracing digital distribution, providing its development partners with tremendous reach for their products through a variety of leading online outlets.
“Having expanded our service into Canada, partnering with Meridian4 to offer their titles on GameTap is a perfect fit,” said Ricardo Sanchez, vice president of content and creative director for GameTap. “We are always looking to partner with publishers that offer a diverse selection of titles for both our subscribers and website visitors.”
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.
GameTap (GameTap.com), a division of Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., is the leader in digital game distribution and broadband entertainment. Launched in 2005, GameTap delivers more than 1000 authentic versions of the greatest console, computer and arcade games, including original and exclusive episodic titles such as Myst Online: Uru Live, Sam & Max Seasons One and Two, and American McGee’s Grimm. Visitors to GameTap.com can play free games on its ad-supported website, purchase top PC and catalog titles from its digital retail storefront, and tune into GameTap TV’s original programming that includes Retrospective documentaries and new Re\Visioned animated series. GameTap paid members receive unlimited access to its massive library of titles, community and multiplayer features, original games, and content.
Turner Broadcasting System, Inc., a Time Warner company, creates and programs branded news, entertainment, animation and young adult media environments on television and other platforms for consumers around the world.