Shadowgrounds level editor released

by: Lydia -
Meridian4 and Frozenbyte announced today the release of a level editor for Shadowgrounds. You can make your own levels, as well as your own story campaigns, customize outdoor environments( even details such as rain, snow, lightning, etc.), and create your own NPCs with scripted conversations. Not to mention aliens. This is an addition which is a happy step towards lengthening the replay value of Frozenbyte's prize.
Meridian4 and Frozenbyte Level the Playing Field!



Montreal, Canada. June 29, 2006 - Game publisher Meridian4 and developer
Frozenbyte are pleased to announce that they have released Level Editor
tools for their highly successful Action/Shooter; Shadowgrounds.



"Shadowgrounds has an active fanbase and this is our way of thanking our
fans for their support. We hope that the Level Editor gives Shadowgrounds
more longevity and reinforces its position as a great, retro-inspired action
shooter. Some enthusiasts are already working on mods and new missions, and
we're extremely excited to see what they come up with", says Frozenbyte CEO,
Lauri Hyvarinen.





About the Editor

With the Level Editor, modders are able to create totally new missions, even
story-based campaigns and distribute them to other gamers, who can easily
enjoy the new content with the built-in support in Shadowgrounds Launcher
utility.



A set of building blocks were created to help users create buildings fast
and easy, instead of using the costly professional tools used in the making
of the original Shadowgrounds game. With dedication it's also entirely
possible to match Shadowgrounds' outdoor environment quality. Gamers can
also use features such as environmental effects (rain, snow, sandstorm, and
lightning), conversations between characters, computer screens/PDAs and much
more.





The Level Editor can be downloaded from the Meridian4 web site at
<http://www.meridian4.com/> www.meridian4.com or the official Shadowgrounds
web site; <http://www.shadowgroundsgame.com/> www.shadowgroundsgame.com.
For all people who purchased Shadowgrounds through Steam, the Level Editor
is available for download through their channel.





About Shadowgrounds

Shadowgrounds is an epic sci-fi game that blends addictive old school
gameplay and modern technology into one big, nasty alien-battling carnage
festival. The game is played from a top-down perspective that gives gamers a
better view of the battlefield and allows tactical use of weapons - new
tactics become useful as the arsenal is upgraded to even more destructive
weapons.



* Upgrade weaponry with powerful modifications
* Face enormous monsters in boss battles
* Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc with their
arsenal
* Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and
the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
* Fight side-by-side with NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
* Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien
origins
* Realistic lighting with gameplay effects bring the aliens out of the
shadows
* Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made
exclusively for Shadowgrounds
* Powered by Frozenbyte's incredible 3D engine!



SPECIAL FEATURE:

2-4 PLAYER CO-OP MULTIPLAYER! - 2-4 players can play the co-operative mode
on the same computer to maximize the destruction.



About Frozenbyte

Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland.
Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard
work and innovation can still deliver inspiring games. Highly-anticipated
Shadowgrounds is Frozenbyte's first commercial game and has received much
critical acclaim all over the world.



About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada.
We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to
forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a
partnership - a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and
responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.





Please find attached, more screens from the Level Editor.

To get a copy of the Level Editor for your site, click HERE
<http://dl.meridian4.com/Shadowgrounds/Editor/SG_Editor.exe>
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