Saskatoon, Saskatchewan - October 18th, 2012 - Independent studio Alientrap is pleased to release a first look of their upcoming platformer game, Apotheon. The developers have been working on the stylish new game for over a year; since the release of their indie hit Capsized, a critically acclaimed 2D platformer.
Apotheon is a 2D platform action-rpg set on the rich stage of ancient Greek mythology. Hera, the queen of Olympus, has overthrown her husband Zeus, and taken his throne as ruler of the Gods. Bitter and scornful towards the race of mortals, she launches a murderous campaign to scour them from the earth. As humanity’s last champion, you must pass through the land of the dead, infiltrate Mount Olympus, and end the wrath of the Gods. With sword, spear, and shield in hand, you will sneak, conspire, loot, and battle your way through majestic palaces and chthonic depths as you climb towards godhood. Only by stripping the old gods of their powers, and taking control of the elements as your own, can humanity hope to survive the coming oblivion.
Along with a large single player campaign in a massive open world Mount Olympus, Apotheon will include online multiplayer with deathmatch and team based gamemodes.
In conjunction with the press release, Alientrap have released a teaser trailer for their game. The trailer can be seen at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=zBnNluH6bhA
Apotheon is currently in development for Steam with an intended release in 2013.
The Apotheon presskit can be downloaded here. For more information about Apotheon, visit the developers website (http://www.alientrap.org/) become a fan on Facebook or follow on Twitter .
Alientrap is a game studio based in Saskatoon Saskatchewan. The team started out as an online open source group of developers in 2002 with the production of the freeware game Nexuiz, then released the commercial title Capsized in 2011, and are now developing Apotheon. Follow them on Twitter / Facebook / or visit their website for development news.