Montreal, Canada. September 7, 2006 â€“ Game publisher Meridian4 and developer Frozenbyte have today released the latest patch to their successful PC action shooter; Shadowgrounds. The unified 1.05 patch removes copy protection from all versions, fixes minor technical and gameplay issues and has some features aimed at helping modders.
The Patch Includes:
Â° Removal of all copy protection, making it a â€˜one-patch-fix-allâ€™ for every version
Â° Fixed bugs related to 45 degree walls and the player getting stuck
Â° Two fixes related to video playback (might fix all of the remaining video issues)
Â° Building blocks added so that gamers can play mods properly without having the Level Editor installed
Â° Game is able to create statistics correctly (for modders)
Â° "Help" command to let players quickly get around all kinds of "stuck" problems (â€œhelpâ€ allows ghost mode for 5 seconds)
Â° Some English grammar fixes
Â° Animated monsters now remain dead even if they are triggered to act (in New Atlantis for example)
For more information about Shadowgrounds or to download the patch, go to www.meridian4.com.
Shadowgrounds is an epic sci-fi game that blends addictive old school gameplay and modern technology creating one big, nasty alien-battling carnage festival. Played from a top-down perspective, Shadowgrounds give you full control over the battlefield and features a devastating arsenal of weapons, realistic and sometimes hair-raising lighting effects and tons of monsters to shoot, slice, electrocute and even flame broil!
Â° Upgrade weaponry with powerful modifications
Â° Face enormous monsters in boss battles
Â° Destructible environment allows players to wreak havoc with their arsenal
Â° Visit many exciting locations, including a secret military base and the alien-infested colony New Atlantis
Â° Fight side-by-side with NPC allies against the massive alien hordes
Â° Check security cameras and computer logs to investigate alien origins
Â° Realistic lighting with gameplay effects bring the aliens out of the shadows
Â° Enjoy horrifying sound effects and a thrilling music soundtrack made exclusively for Shadowgrounds
Â° 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.
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 received praise from both gamers and press all over the world.
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 â€“ a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.