By Al Giovetti


Meridian4 Steps Out of the Shadows and Signs a Deal with Frozenbyte!

For Immediate Release

Montreal, Canada. January 19, 2006 – Game publisher Meridian4 is excited to announce the signing of a North American publishing agreement with developers Frozenbyte for their Action/Shooter; Shadowgrounds.

“Shadowgrounds is coming to North America! The game has already received great feedback from gamers and we look forward to the North American response”, said Lauri Hyvärinen, CEO at Frozenbyte, “Many publishers were interested in Shadowgrounds but we believe Meridian4 is the right partner for us, because they share our passion for great games.”

“Meridian4 is thrilled to be able to offer this terrific title to the North American audience. We were instantly hooked by the game’s fast-paced action and great graphics the first time we played it.” said Andrew Sher, CEO at Meridian4, “Shadowgrounds will become an instant classic in its genre.”

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 their 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.

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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