VANCOUVER - AUGUST 2, 2012 – Catalyst Game Labs is hitting Gen Con hard this year, and now there’s one more reason fans should check out the booth at the show: coveted MechWarrior Tactics closed beta keys will be handed out to lucky fans while they last as part of a two-sided exclusive poster giveaway featuring both MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics.
MechWarrior Online (www.mwomercs.com) is the premium online successor to the best-selling MechWarrior franchise. Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent.
MechWarrior Tactics (www.mwtactics.com) is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy blending tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, as you command numerous BattleMechs against an online opponent towards victory.
Securing the poster with the closed beta key is easy: Stop by the Catalyst Game Labs booth 1703 at Gen Con for your free MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics poster, while supplies last.
“I love every opportunity to play in the BattleTech/MechWarrior universe, whether it’s the board game, fiction or computer games,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer of Catalyst Game Labs. “Not only are both of these games shaping up to be a fan’s dream-come-true, but I’m lucky enough to be working directly with directly with Infinite Game Publishing on these games. In all my years of dealing with various computer games set within this universe, I’ve never seen so much passion, or so much desire to pay the appropriate respect to where it all started. It’s simply a fantastic time to be a fan!”
For more information about MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics, hit up www.mwomercs.com and www.mwtactics.com. Additionally, fans who want to get immediate access to the MechWarrior Online beta can purchase a Founder’s Package at www.mwomercs.com/founders.
Catalyst Game Labs
Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.
Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.
Piranha Games Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed® and Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com
Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver based end-to-end solution provider for the next generation of browser, social, and mobile games. Founded by James Hursthouse, Ian Verchere and Tarrnie Williams in December 2009, Roadhouse’s management team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty five years and continues to build upon industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise at Roadhouse. Announced games include Family Guy Online, a mid-core browser-based ‘MMLOL’ game for 20th Century Fox, and MechWarrior: Tactics, a turn-based strategy reboot of the classic MechWarrior franchise for Montreal-based Infinite Game Publishing. The company is working on a robust portfolio of additional projects across a range of genres, platforms and properties – linked by a unified vision that games should be free-to-play, frictionless, and highly engaging. Find us online at http://roadhouseinteractive.com/.
About A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games
A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games is a Vancouver based entertainment developer focused on online browser, social and mobile games and interactive entertainment. Founded in 2004 by a diverse group of industry veterans, our last major product, Wipeout The Game for Activision, has sold over 1.5 million units to date. We apply our broad experience and passion to the creation of fun and engaging games for everyone to enjoy. We are working closely with our partners on a round of online products, which include Family Guy Online for Roadhouse Interactive with 20th Century Fox. http://www.acronymonline.com/
About MechWarrior Online
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players.
About MechWarrior Tactics
Coming out later this year in North America, MechWarrior is developed by Roadhouse Interactive and A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games published by Infinite Game Publishing.
MechWarrior Tactics is a brand-new MechWarrior game set in the year 3025 in the BattleTech® universe and includes everything you love about MechWarrior. MechWarrior Tactics is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy and blends tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, and is set against visually stunning environments for the supreme MechWarrior battle experience. Players earn, collect, and purchase combat and aesthetic resources to outfit each Mech and prepare for the next online battle.
For more information about MechWarrior Tactics and to register your Commander name, visit www.mwtactics.com.
About Infinite Game Publishing
IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere. Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.