Shadow Vault Ships
December 22, 2004. Montreal, Canada. Publisher Strategy First and developer Mayhem Studios are happy to announce that Shadow Vault has shipped to retailers nationwide.

“A strong apocalyptic, cyber-punk setting submerges the player in non-stop turn based action! Amazingly simple controls and a compelling storyline are the basis for this eerie thriller. If you have been waiting for a turn based game to wet your feet, Mayhem’s Shadow Vault is game for you ... all the depth with half the confusion” says Jay Podilchuk, the Producer at Strategy First.

About Shadow Vault
The sky is blackened by dark clouds and planet Earth is nearing its sad end. Humans have already tried all possibilities to avoid doom. Only one option remains - a ‘time tunnel’ leading back to the year 1958. The alliance is back in the year 1958 and the ‘time tunnel’ is their only chance to change what has transpired in order to avoid a war that should have never happened. But the alliance plans are delayed when the Contingent government, an organization hell-bent on war and domination, went through the tunnel first. Now they must begin battle again and save the Earth from these invader’s hands.

Shadow Vault is a turn based Strategy RPG set during a violent time in Earth’s alternate history. Battle the forces of the Contingent government through 20 different levels, featuring over 30 unique characters and units or go against human opponents in 10 multiplayer levels over LAN or internet. Designed for both casual and hard-core strategy players, the games provide countless hours of strategic gameplay delivering lots of action and strategic possibilities without the need of studying a huge manual.

· Stylish nuclear war ravaged environment where buildings and structures can be destroyed or used for cover
· Unique unit classes, each with its own special sets of abilities, such as medics, engineers, snipers and more
· Units improve abilities and acquire new ones as they gain combat experience
Over 30 unique abilities and 40 different actions to enhance and update your units
Hours of strategic gameplay through 20 game levels
30 units and characters to choose from or battle against
Epic story and dynamic storyline that immerses the player into the game
High level Artificial Intelligence that reacts to as player’s strategy
Intuitive game rules and interface placing emphasis on the strategical experience rather than a steep learning curve

Shadow Vault is available at all major retailers with a suggested retail price of $29.99. Rated T by ESRB. To learn more about this game please visit or

About Mayhem Studios
Mayhem Studios s.r.o. is a Slovakian company, based in Bratislava, that specializes in computer games development. In the past four years the level of company technical equipment, as well as human resources grew rapidly. The main element characterizing the whole of Mayhem Studios is its high flexibility. Company management uses modern trends in administration like flexible task assignment, IT outsourcing, etc. enabling them to achieve low costs and high work efficiency.

About Strategy First
Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B. and Disciples II. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred Lands, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Steel Beasts, Galactic Civilizations, and Jagged Alliance, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. .
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