Edison, NJ – April 1, 2014 – Midnight City, indie label of Majesco Entertainment Company (NASDAQ: COOL), an innovative provider of games for the mass market, is bringing the incredible story of renowned German inventor Dr. Konrad von Krautkopf and his revolutionary concept, Krautscape, to PC via Steam. Priced at $7.99 during this special access run, early adopters are entitled to all content updates through launch and a chance to help shape the good doctor’s vision as it lives on today.
Krautscape is a multiplayer focused racer that pulls players into an abstract universe that lingers like a thought just out of reach-distant yet close, clear but obscured. Through the misty distance hybrid bird-cars scream down a rainbow track, the lead car dictating the direction and pace of the race as the track builds before them – one section at a time. Welcome to a new dimension of existence and experience the Krautscape as Dr. von Krautkopf could only dream it. Racing tactics take on new meaning when vehicles can take to the skies, deadly drops become strategic ploys and all shortcuts are fair game. Intelligent racing is defined not by the lead racer, but by the first vehicle to cross the finish line. This early access launch supports up to four players via online, LAN or split-screen and includes three race modes: Snake, Ping Pong and Collector. Each mode takes advantage of the generative nature of the tracks while encouraging racers to spread their wings and live life on the edge. In Snake, players slither through the universe on a self-consuming track that disappears section by section after the last car. Ping Pong sends players bouncing from end of the track, reverse, and back again during increasingly difficult rounds. Lastly, racers must intentionally build their track close to cubes floating in the distance, then snatch them up by gliding through them and returning them to the checkpoint to become “the collector.”
In the year 1880, renowned German inventor Dr. von Krautkopf envisioned a revolutionary new type of vehicle that not only propelled itself on the ground, but had the ability to glide. He dubbed these vehicles the Krautomobiles (or Krautos), designed with special retractable wings that both streamlined the body and allowed for maximum lift. He made extensive headway, but died suddenly late in 1881 of a tragic food poisoning incident. His closest friend and confidant, Carl Benz claimed rights to Krautkopf’s invention and attempted to capitalize on the genius. After several failed attempts at building his own Krauto from Dr. von Krautkopf’s notes, he finally gave up and began working on what would later be known as the “automobile.” Dr. von Krautkopf’s dream has laid in wait for over 130 years, waiting for the next generation of inventor to make his vision come true. Today, we bring the first ever digital gateway to the Krautscape and invite everyone to participate in his vision.
Developers are planning several content updates over the coming weeks as they collect, analyze and engage with the community. Krautscape is rated E for Everyone, and is planned to launch at the full price of $9.99 at the end of the Early Access period. As always, keep an eye on the Krautscape Steam page for updates and information.
Krautscape will be available at PAX East in Boston, MA from April 11-13th at the Midnight City Booth (#996). To schedule an appointment, please reach out to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Krautscape on Steam Early Access: http://store.steampowered.com/app/268360/
Krautscape website: http://www.krautscape.net/index.php
Krautscape Gameplay Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1Gv3oZ54Qc&feature=youtu.be
ABOUT MAJESCO ENTERTAINMENT COMPANY
Majesco Entertainment Company is an innovative developer, marketer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment for consumers around the world. Building on more than 25 years of operating history, the company develops and publishes a wide range of video games on console, handheld and mobile platforms, as well as digital networks through its Midnight City label. Majesco also owns 50% of GMS Entertainment, the parent company of online gaming company Pariplay, which specializes in iGaming, iLottery and social gaming. Majesco is headquartered in Edison, NJ and the company's shares are traded on the Nasdaq Stock Market under the symbol: COOL. More info can be found online at majescoent.com or on Twitter at twitter.com/majesco.
ABOUT MIDNIGHT CITY
Midnight City is Majesco's independent digital label dedicated to supporting indie development teams with customized publishing services, including public relations, marketing, and community content. Operated by former IGN Editor-in-chief Casey Lynch and longtime industry veteran Doug Kennedy, Midnight City focuses its efforts on the ever growing independent game development market and independent game studios.