Meridian: New World launches on Steam Early Access today
Company: Headup Games
Düren, Friday 4th April 2014 – Today we would like to announce that Meridian: New World will be available on Steam Early Access from 12.00pm GMT. Publishing of this title is being handled by Headup Games and Merge Games; it was developed by one-man studio Elder Games.

Meridian: New World is available in a Standard Edition and a Contributors Edition. Early Access will be divided into four phases to ensure that further development, fixing and polishing can be done in an effective manner. Each phase will feature new content to be played and balanced/enhanced/fixed following feedback from the community.

Both the Standard Edition and the Contributors Edition feature the first three missions of the campaign as well as the skirmish mode including six maps. With each new phase the version will receive a full patch that marks all changes made within the previous phase. Additionally two more missions will be unlocked, giving focus to the next batch of fixing and polishing. In the third phase of the Standard Edition access to the map editor will be unlocked.

In addition to the features above, the Contributors Edition will provide players with an alpha version of the map editor from the very beginning, which will also be updated every phase. As a few goodies, we are throwing in the full soundtrack to the game and a downloadable Full HD version of a chosen cut scene. Contributors will also receive a second steam key for the Standard Edition to give away to a friend. As well as the updates introduced every time we will have some surprises ready when entering each phase.
The pricing of the two editions are $14.99 / £10.99 / €14.99 for the Standard Edition and $29.99 / £24.99 / €29.99 for the Contributors Edition.

About the game: Meridian: New World is a single player RTS/RPG hybrid developed by Ede Tarsoly, the genius mind behind Elder Games. If you did not already do so, you can watch Announcement Trailer released last week:
http://j.mp/1hrgtTt

“Getting onto Early Access is one of the most important things for me with regards to the development of the game”, states Ede Tarsoly, the creative mind behind the game. “Early access allows to talk seriously to the gaming community and I am eager (and somewhat nervous) to receive all the feedback from the people who I want to reach first and foremost. Working on a game for as long as I have in preparation of this campaign means I am very close to the project, so I can’t wait to hear what RTS gamers worldwide think of what is being created.”

About Meridian: New World
Slip into the role of Daniel Hanson, commander of the first mission to a remote planet called Meridian. Assured of the fact that the planet is uninhabited, the unexpected reception of a distress call from the surface could mean many things, none of which you are prepared for…

More information can be found at www.meridian-game.com.

To get straight to the Early Access page, just click here: http://j.mp/1o3R9Mk
If you need a Steam key of the game, just sent me a mail to presse@headupgames.com
Some logos for promotional purposes can be downloaded at this link: http://j.mp/1hdrdsc

Minimum System Requirements
OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
Processor: 2.5Ghz single core
Memory: 2 GB RAM
Graphics: nVidia GeForce 8600 GT / ATI 2600 Pro
DirectX: Version 10
Hard Drive: 830 MB available space
Sound Card: Required
Additional Notes: IDT integrated sound cards of laptops can cause game crashes


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 and 2013 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 The Inner World, 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 Merge Games
Merge Games is an independent publisher based in Manchester, UK. We specialise in publishing collectable games for retail and worldwide digital distribution for independent developers. Our back catalogue includes Monaco: What’s Yours Is Mine, The Inner World, Limbo Collector’s Edition, Binding of Issac, Terraria Collector’s Edition and many more. For more information visit www.mergegames.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.
For more information visit www.meridian-game.com
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