Perimeter Ships in North America

Codemasters informed us that Perimeter, a real time strategy game developed by KD-LAB, available already in Europe, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Through a science fiction ambience, Perimeter challenges players in a race to acquire energy and create new homes for themselves in a newly discovered galaxy. The game brings fresh ideas to the real time strategy genre through several game play features, including strategic terraforming to acquire resources. With this feature, players can manipulate the game’s landscape to extract energy, expand a civilization base, increase covered territory and limit opponent options. In turn, energy extraction provides power to units, buildings and protective force shields, making energy management and environmental awareness key components to game play success. In addition, Perimeter’s use of a feature called nanomorph technology allows units to be transformed into different strategic elements directly on the battlefield". Be sure to check the first patch and single-player and multiplayer demos if you haven't done so yet.
CODEMASTERS ANNOUNCES NORTH AMERICAN RETAIL AVAILABILITY FOR PERIMETER Innovative Real Time Strategy Game Available Exclusively For PC/DVD-ROM New York, N.Y. – (June 29, 2004) – Codemasters, a leading global publisher of interactive entertainment, announced today the company’s groundbreaking real time strategy game, Perimeter, has shipped to North American retail outlets. Developed in Russia by 1C Company and KD-LAB, Perimeter is now available exclusively for PC/DVD-ROM. Through a science fiction ambience, Perimeter challenges players in a race to acquire energy and create new homes for themselves in a newly discovered galaxy. The game brings fresh ideas to the real time strategy genre through several game play features, including strategic terraforming to acquire resources. With this feature, players can manipulate the game’s landscape to extract energy, expand a civilization base, increase covered territory and limit opponent options. In turn, energy extraction provides power to units, buildings and protective force shields, making energy management and environmental awareness key components to game play success. In addition, Perimeter’s use of a feature called nanomorph technology allows units to be transformed into different strategic elements directly on the battlefield. Teamed with a wealth of missions, structure types, maps and factions, Perimeter delivers unparalleled tactical opportunities ready for adaptation in any game play situation. For more information about Perimeter, including game upgrades, demos, movies and screenshots, please visit www.codemasters.com/perimeter. ABOUT PERIMETER Perimeter is an original science fiction RTS game that brings groundbreaking game play tactics to the genre. These tactics include strategic terraforming to acquire resources, the use of impenetrable perimeter force field and unit strategy though manipulation of nanotechnology. These key game play elements combined with a sharp RTS engine and stunning visuals, rendering one million polygons per second, is set to deliver a new challenge and rewarding strategy experience in single and multiplayer games. The game, created by Russian companies 1C Company and KD-LAB and awarded "Best PC Game" and "Best Game Design" at the Russian Game Developers Conference earlier this year, has also received PC Gamer UK’s Game of the Month award and PC Zone UK’s Essential Award. KEY GAME PLAY POINTS o Brings fresh and innovative game play tactics to the RTS genre. o Strategically terraform land to extract energy to create bases and units. o Force field tactics – deploy an impenetrable shield to protect against enemy attacks. o Transforming units – instantly morph units on the battlefield to more specialized types. o Incredible visuals with an engine that renders over 1 million polygons per second. ABOUT CODEMASTERS Codemasters is a global interactive entertainment company with offices in New York City, England, France, Spain, Holland and Germany. Founded in the UK in 1986, Codemasters publishes award-winning software for the PC, next generation video game consoles and online gaming. Codemasters develops original titles such as Operation Flashpoint? (PC Game-of-the-year) and ToCA Race Driver, as well as games based on top licensed properties including American Idol?, MTV Music Generator? and IndyCar Series. Additional information about Codemasters and its products can be found at www.codemasters.com.

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