Futuremark(R) Games Studio Unveils Shattered Horizon(TM) at Leipzig GC

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Futuremark Corporation

2008-08-19 08:00:00

Futuremark® Games Studio Unveils Shattered HorizonTM at Leipzig GC

New Game Breaks Free From Gravity to Offer Unique FPS Gameplay

LEIPZIG, GERMANY–(EMWNews – August 19, 2008) – LEIPZIG GAMES CONVENTION – Futuremark®

Games Studio (www.futuremark.com/games) today revealed Shattered

Horizon™, a new game where players fight to survive in the aftermath of

a catastrophic Moon mining accident which throws billions of tons of rocky

debris into near-Earth space. In this multiplayer first-person shooter for

the PC, teams of players experience realistic zero gravity combat

surrounded by the broken remains of orbital infrastructure and the millions

of asteroids now encircling the Earth.

With simple and intuitive controls, players have complete freedom of

movement making full use of the distinctive environment to control the

battle. Shattered Horizon rewards players with gameplay and tactics

impossible in games constrained by gravity.

Appealing to everyone who has ever dreamed of going into space, Shattered

Horizon puts the player in the spacesuit of a survivor from the Moon mining

operation or one of the astronauts trapped on the battered International

Space Station. With Earth surrounded by debris, there’s little chance of

rescue or return. Desperate battles are fought and control of limited

supplies means the difference between survival and death in the cold of

space.

Jukka Mäkinen, Head of Futuremark Games Studio, said, “We are excited to

reveal the first details of Shattered Horizon. Fans of 3DMark have been

asking us to make a game for many years. We’re working hard to create

something new, different and very, very fun.”

“In zero gravity the player is set free to play in new ways,” said Antti

Summala, Lead Game Designer. “Complete freedom of movement and unique level

design create an experience that is at once familiar to anyone who loves

the FPS style and yet strikingly different to any game they’ve played

before.”

Mikael Bowellan, Lead Artist for Shattered Horizon said, “Players will be

awed by the epic sight of countless asteroids circling the Earth. Our

stunning lighting effects create the look of real space for both the

natural and man-made objects. We’ve taken existing concepts in weaponry,

propulsion and spacesuit design to make the world of Shattered Horizon even

more convincing and believable.”

The company says their intimate knowledge of the latest PC hardware allows

them to tune the game’s engine to extract impressive visuals on a wide

range of systems. While the game will showcase stunning graphics on

high-end PCs, gamers need not spend a fortune to enjoy the unique gameplay.

The game has not yet been rated by ESRB, PEGI or other rating bodies. The

official website is www.shatteredhorizon.com

For more information about Futuremark Games Studio and Shattered Horizon,

please contact Jukka Mäkinen at jukka@futuremark.com. Futuremark Games

Studio is previewing Shattered Horizon to selected audiences from August

20-23 at the Leipzig Games Convention. They will also be present at NVIDIA

NVISION08, from August

25-27 in San Jose, California. Please visit the official website

www.shatteredhorizon.com for a comprehensive press kit and further

information.

About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was

formed in January 2008 to create world class original games with new and

entertaining gameplay. Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of

performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones.

Futuremark is known around the world for its benchmark products, including

the 3DMark® and PCMark® Series, SPMark™ and VGMark™ (with more

than 35 million copies distributed worldwide) and value-added services

powered by a database of almost 20 million real life benchmarking results.

Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland.

For more information, please visit www.futuremark.com

© 2008 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™, Futuremark®

Games Studio, 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™, VGMark™ and

YouGamers™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and

distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark

Corporation.

Europe and ROW
Jukka Mäkinen
Head of Futuremark Games Studio

+358 20 759 8250 (+2 GMT)

North America
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.

+1 408 517 0910 (PST)

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