New Update Released for Born of Blood the Official Add-on to 4x Strategy Game Sword of the Stars
Toronto, Canada – July 23, 2008 – Today leading Publisher Lighthouse Interactive and accomplished developer Kerberos Productions, released Update 1.5.3 for Born of Blood, the official add-on to their highly acclaimed 4X space strategy game for the PC, Sword of the Stars. This exemplifies both companies’ continued commitment to the vast Sword of the Stars community.

Update 1.5.3 can be installed over all previous versions of Born of Blood, including the version included in Sword of the Stars: Collector’s Edition. Some of the key features include:

AI Optimizations – Hiver turn processing much faster on low-end machines
Command point bonus in combat bug fixed – players were getting less ships than they should, but players with the same number of ships got the same bonus (very rare bug)
Players can now properly join multiplayer through command line for use with Xfire
Corrections and improvements to auto resolved combat, particularly for certain random encounters and a few overlooked weapons
To download Update 1.5.3 and view the complete feature list, visit: www.lighthouse-interactive.com
For more information about Sword of the Stars, please visit: www.swordofthestars.com or www.lighthouse-interactive.com.


GAME SUMMARY

Take control and build the ultimate empire in Sword of the Stars. In classic 4X style, prepare to eXplore mysterious star systems, claim planets to eXpand your empire, eXploit your resources, then design and build your own bigger, faster, stronger ships to eXterminate your enemies in epic, tactical, 3D battles in single or multiplayer.

In Born of Blood, over 30 years have passed since the first stellar empires began to expand. Four races once set out to explore and conquer the galaxy, meeting in fiery clashes that spanned the universe, but now a promising age of diplomacy emerges.
A new alien race rises shattering the uneasy peace. With new drive systems, ships, technology and tactics, the Zuul burst onto the scene with a devastating agenda. Form alliances and learn to work with your foes as you lead your fleets to victory in a universe at war.

About Kerberos Productions
Kerberos Productions is a gathering of seasoned video game developers, with over 35 years of collective experience, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Before forming their own company, the team was responsible in the development of both Homeworld: Cataclysm for Sierra and Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon for Disney Interactive. Team members have also worked on over a dozen hit games, including: Homeworld, Ground Control, Team Fortress, and Counterstrike. With an interest in games of all types, Kerberos intends to establish a reputation in the gaming industry by applying their experience against a high standard of strategy and action games. Kerberos is a unified group of industry veterans who do not just make video games… but play and understand them! www.kerberos-productions.com

About Lighthouse Interactive
Lighthouse Interactive is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience. www.lighthouse-interactive.com
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