Meridian4 and Frozenbyte Shine a Light on Shadowgrounds with a New Demo!
Company: Meridian4
Montreal, Canada. February 2, 2006 – Game publisher Meridian4 and developer Frozenbyte are excited to announce the official release of the North American, English demo for their Action/Shooter; Shadowgrounds.

“This demo gives players a taste of what Shadowgrounds is all about. The demo lets players feel the high-octane action and to test out some of the weapons and upgrades found within the game.” said Steve Milburn, Marketing Director at Meridian4, “We know that once gamers get a taste of Shadowgrounds, they’ll be back for more.”

About the Demo
The demo features the first two levels of the game. It includes several different weapons and upgrades including the iZ8 Minigun, the crowd pleasing (and dispersing) WM6 Grenade Launcher and of course, the fan favourite; the WP650 "B.R.N." Flamer. (For those of you who like your meat well done!)

Level 1 – ‘Power Plant’ has you looking into what seems to be a routine power outage. You and two members of your team investigate the power plant. While you fix the problem, your friends mysteriously disappear, they can’t be hailed over the radio and then all hell breaks loose!

Level 2 – ‘Water Treatment Facility’ has Corporal Jane Arwyn trapped and in danger. You must get yourself safely into the facility, rescue Jane and get out alive. Did we mention the hordes of aliens and a level boss the size of a semi?

Take on the role of Tyler, an ex-security expert, now working as a mechanic in the outskirts of the space colony on Jupiter’s moon; Ganymede. What you thought was going to be just another cold, dark and boring day turns into a battle for your and the colony’s survival.

Good luck…

About Shadowgrounds
Shadowgrounds is an epic sci-fi game that blends addictive old school gameplay and modern technology into one big, nasty alien-battling carnage festival. The game is played from a top-down perspective that gives gamers a better view of the battlefield and allows tactical use of weapons - new tactics become useful as the arsenal is upgraded to even more destructive weapons.

° Upgrade weaponry with powerful modifications
° Face enormous monsters in boss battles
° Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc with their arsenal
° Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
° Fight side-by-side with NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
° Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien origins
° Realistic lighting with gameplay effects bring the aliens out of the shadows
° Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made exclusively for Shadowgrounds
° Powered by Frozenbyte's incredible 3D engine!

2-4 PLAYER CO-OP MULTIPLAYER! - 2-4 players can play the co-operative mode on the same computer to maximize the destruction.

For more information about Shadowgrounds and to get the demo, go to

About Frozenbyte
Frozenbyte is an independent game developer based in Helsinki, Finland. Founded in 2001, the company is out to show the world that dedication, hard work and innovation can still deliver inspiring games. Highly-anticipated Shadowgrounds is Frozenbyte's first commercial game and has already received much critical acclaim in Finland and Germany, where the game was released in November 2005.

About Meridian4
Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership – a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.
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Game: Shadowgrounds (PC)