LARKSPUR, CA, October 3, 2013 - Saving lives is the main principle of the Emergency game series. Quadriga Games and Deep Silver are today announcing Emergency 2014, a new mission pack for the Emergency rescue simulation series introducing all-new content that centers on deadly meteor strikes.
The asteroid "Caligula" is on a collision course with Earth. Even before the actual impact, meteorites traveling alongside it strike the blue planet. One of these even knocks down the Leaning Tower of Pisa. In three missions, the player's goal is to regain control of the disaster areas by deploying relief forces. The new fire-fighting helicopter is particularly useful to that end.
For the first time, the pack features a bonus mission for a fire department from days gone by: Caligula comes close to Earth in 1890 and destroys a farmstead in the Rhine Province of the German Empire. The player must deploy a horse-drawn fire engine and historical firefighters in order to prevent the blaze from spreading to the nearest town.
For owners of the previous titles, Emergency 2014 will also be made available as a reasonably-priced upgrade package that can be downloaded from digital distribution platforms (main game Emergency 2012, 2012 Deluxe, or Emergency 2013 required).
Sixteen Tons Entertainment and Deep Silver are also working on even more hot missions for fans of strategic rescue games: Emergency 5 from the popular Emergency series is currently in development and will be released in 2014. "Modding will again be a central feature of Emergency 5, because I know how much our fans love to design their own units and missions. We have already had the Emergency theme re-recorded completely by the Brandenburg State Orchestra for this installment. The piece was well-received at our 20th anniversary celebration in August, where we presented it to our friends from press and community circles," says Ralph Stock, inventor of the series and Managing Director of the developing studio Sixteen Tons Entertainment.
About Sixteen Tons Entertainment and Quadriga Games
EMERGENCY 5 is developed cooperatively by the development studios Sixteen Tons Entertainment and Quadriga Games. While Sixteen Tons Entertainment has been located in Tübingen, Germany, since 1993, the creative home of Quadriga Games is in the media city of Potsdam-Babelsberg near Berlin, where the company develops games for browsers, mobile platforms, consoles, and the PC. Sixteen Tons Entertainment and Quadriga Games are managed by industry veteran Ralph Stock, who has assembled a team of creative and highly qualified experts in the fields of game design, graphics, and programming at both studio locations.
Studio head Ralph Stock has been involved in computer games since day one. He published his first commercially successful computer game, "Der Stein der Weisen" for Commodore 64, back in 1984, and helped ensure the success of cult games from such companies as Lucasfilm or SSI in Germany in the early 1990s. As a developer, Stock was responsible for world hits such as MAD TV or the EMERGENCY series. Ralph Stock manages the development studios of Sixteen Tons Entertainment, Quadriga Games, and Serious Games Solutions, united in the Promotion Software family of brands.
About Deep Silver
Deep Silver develops and publishes interactive games for all platforms, seeking to deliver top-quality products that provide immersive game experiences driven by the desires of the gaming community. The company has published more than 200 games worldwide since 2003, including the best-selling zombie action Dead Island™ franchise, the critically-acclaimed Metro™: Last Light and the smash hit action adventure Saints Row IV™. Deep Silver is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Koch Media, GmbH, and includes the renowned development studio Deep Silver Volition, based in Champaign, IL. For more information, please visit www.deepsilver.com or follow us on twitter at @deepsilver.