(Rohnert Park, CA) – March 25, 2008 – Independent game developer S2 Games today announced the release of the highly anticipated Linux client for Savage 2: A Tortured Soul. Linux gamers can download the client and sign-up for a FREE account at www.s2games.com.
The original Savage: A Battle for Newerth was a gem among the Linux gaming community and won Independent Game of the Year in 2004. Savage 2 builds upon the revolutionary game play defined in the first game, which combines elements of Real-Time-Strategy, First-Person Shooter, and Role-Playing Games into a whole new type of game that defies genre.
“Linux gamers are a whole different crop of players,” said Marc DeForest, co-founder and lead designer of S2 Games. “They are tech savvy, out of the box thinkers who relish creativity and originality. That is one reason why the first Savage was such a hit with them. We couldn’t be more excited to invite them back to Newerth for some savage good times.”
In addition to the release of the Savage 2 Linux client, S2 Games also released the first in a series of Free Content Updates. The completely free content update will bring many new features to Savage 2, including:
˛ Level Armor Progression
˛ Full Clan Implementation
˛ Commander VoIP
˛ New Hellbourne Unit “Devourer”
˛ New Community Created Maps: “Dusk” and “Lost Valley”
˛ Among others…
Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is available for download now at www.s2games.com. More information on this title can also be found at www.savage2.s2games.com.
About Savage 2: A Tortured Soul
Savage 2: A Tortured Soul is the sequel to the critically acclaimed online multiplayer game Savage: A Battle for Newerth, which introduced gamers to the completely new Real Time Strategy Shooter (RTSS) gaming genre. Savage enabled players to opt for either the fast-paced, run-and-gun action of a first-person shooter (FPS) game – playing as a Warrior – or the more cerebral and tactical planning of a real-time strategy (RTS) game – playing as a Commander – working together as a team to defeat the enemy. Savage 2: A Tortured Soul builds upon the addicting, fast-paced gameplay of the original with additional squad-based features and enhanced role-playing game (RPG) elements which enable players to build their character level and abilities throughout the game.
About S2 Games
The core S2 Games team is an experienced group of developers from diverse backgrounds, including film, fine art, computer science and business. Through this mix of skill and experience, a synergy is born creating a fresh perspective in game design. The mission of the S2 Games team is to create the next level of multiplayer gaming. With the creation of the K2™ Engine, they have the freedom to take online multiplayer games to heights not reached before. For more information, visit the company’s website at www.s2games.com.