Düren, 25th July – Headup Games today is pleased to announce the development of the upcoming independently developed RTS game Meridian: New World. The game has been in development for over 24 months already, and will be presented to the media at GamesCom for the first time.
A very noticeable fact about the game and its development is that the whole concept, programming and full design has all been done by the single-person development studio Elder Games. Ede Tarsoly, the mastermind behind the game, has put all his heart and dedication into the creation of an outstanding real time strategy experience.
Meridian: New World is a single player sci-fi real-time strategy game, with the huge focus on storytelling.
Play as Daniel Hanson, commander of the first expedition to planet Meridian and uncover the dark secrets it holds! Shape the world around you with every decision you make and through every dialogue with your crew. Meridian: New World offers countless options to devise your own strategy, including various equipment options for your units and special abilities for you to rely upon. Use your abilities anywhere on the battlefield and turn the tide of battle by weakening the enemy troops. Alternatively take the covert approach and sabotage the enemy power supply to shut down their production. You can rely entirely on researching superior weapons or special abilities. Or you can risk building a large economy, constructing a massive army from your enormous resources. The strategy you use and how many troops you sacrifice to reach your goal will influence the attitude of your crew towards you.
And as a special treat we also reveal a first artwork of the game:
Features of Meridian:
· Traditional RTS gameplay with a focus on strategy - the forceful approach rarely works
· Experience a world of choices where every decision has an impact on the world around you
· Use the right tool to get the job done: equip your units with 15 different weapons
· Gain XP during battle and upgrade your commander profile with special combat abilities
· Get to know the people on board your ship: by talking to them, you influence the crew's behavior
· Including a full level editor and scripting tool used to build the campaign maps will be available
· Never run out of maps with the in-game custom map downloader and official levels released frequently after release
Title: Meridian: New World
Release: Q2 2014
Developer: Elder Games
Publisher: Headup Games
About Headup Games
We are an independent games publisher located near Cologne in Germany and have recently been awarded as Best German Publisher in 2012 by the German Developers Association. Together with our partners, we focus on the contentment of our customers and the best gameplay experience delivered at the fairest price-quality ratio. Since our foundation, we published over 70 SKU's, including many projects from highly talented developers that are known for their potential and creativity. Our portfolio features high-quality games such as Super Meat Boy, The Inner World, The Binding of Isaac, Terraria, Limbo, The Basement Collection, Grotesque Tactics, Q.U.B.E., Frozen Synapse and many more as well as the million sellers #1 iOS Hits Bridge Constructor and Bridge Constructor Playground.
Furthermore, we offer internationally growing companies the possibility to enter the German or European market with an honest and experienced partner on location. Fair and transparent relationships with our business partners are the basis of our company's mission statement.
More information can be found at www.headupgames.com
About Elder Games
Founded in 2007, Elder Games is an independent game developer with a rather unique way of developing games. Lead developer Ede Tarsoly is collaborating with external freelancers on a project-by-project basis. These external team members usually have 10+ years of experience in their field and have worked on other game titles before. After a few smaller projects, the first major title of Elder Games is announced in 2013, a full-scale single player RTS named Meridian: New World.