Zeno Clash finds a North American publisher
10/6/2009 5:12:00 PM
We recently posted that Zeno Clash was coming to XBLA next year. Now, there's even more good news: the game will be hitting retailers before you know it. The developers (ACE Team) have inked a deal with Tripwire Interactive to publish the game in USA and Canada.
Keep your eye out for it in the near future.
Roswell, GA, 5th October 2009: Tripwire Interactive is proud to announce that we will be publishing the ACE Team’s stunning first-person fighting game, Zeno Clash, in North American retail stores. Zeno Clash is set in a fantasy universe with game play focused on melee combat and the use of some unique ranged weapons, from crossbows to fantasy firearms. The game includes a full single player campaign with 18 levels, a challenge mode with 8 levels where players can compete through a leaderboard and an optional model pack download for use in Garry’s Mod. The game will be available in stores across the USA and Canada soon.
Zeno Clash has been nominated for awards from the Independent Games Festival and Indiecade, as well as achieving high praise from the critics:
“A completely welcome contrast to anything you've ever played, supported by the most intense first-person fisticuffs we've seen in a game” – PC Gamer
“Zeno Clash sticks with you long after you play it, and that's a compliment many games aspire to have associated with them.” – IGN
“This is melee done right, set in an astonishing world, brimming with imagination.” – Edge Magazine
Alan Wilson, Vice-President of Tripwire Interactive, said: “Zeno Clash is one of those truly stand-out games that we are really proud to be associated with and to have as our first third-party title to publish. The game is genuinely memorable and has the best melee combat mechanics we’ve ever seen. What makes this deal even more memorable for us, is the fact that the ACE Team’s history parallels our own – an ex-mod team that has funded themselves and succeeded in developing and releasing a great first title.”
Andres Bordeu, cofounder of ACE Team said: “We’re thrilled to have reached this publishing opportunity with Tripwire Interactive. Tripwire is a company that we greatly admire and identify with, and we’re very happy that they chose Zeno Clash to be their first third-party title. We’re certain that our game is in great hands and we’re excited about finally reaching the retail market in the US and Canada.”
About Tripwire Interactive:
Based in Roswell, Georgia, Tripwire Interactive is an entertainment software developer and publisher founded in 2005 by the award winning mod team and winners of the “$1,000,000 Make Something Unreal” competition. Released in early 2006, Tripwire Interactive’s debut retail title Red Orchestra: Ostfront 41-45 has achieved both critical and commercial success garnering several awards including “Multiplayer Game of the Year” and “FPS of the Year” for 2006. With Red Orchestra ranking as one of the most played PC Multiplayer games in the world and 400,000 units sold on PC , Tripwire Interactive have proven that with hard work, determination, and great distribution partners, independent game developers can still make a big splash in the games industry. Killing Floor, Tripwire’s second title, jumped straight to the top of the Steam best-seller list and instantly became one of the top-ten most played FPS games in the world. For more information visit Tripwire Interactive’s website at www.tripwireinteractive.com
About ACE Team:
ACE Team is an entertainment software developer based in Santiago, Chile. The team is composed of several professionals with years of experience working on games for both PC and XBOX 360 Live Arcade. Zeno Clash, the Source powered debut title of the studio, has received critical acclaim for its creativity and uniqueness. The willingness to develop a game that challenged the first person genre conventions has been applauded by the press and the title has received important nominations from the Independent Games Festival and Indiecade. For more information visit ACE Team’s website at www.aceteam.cl.