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CENEGA PUBLISHING signs new title for 2007

UFO: Afterlight signed for PC-CD ROM
[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Game Developer and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource Games Press]

March, 1st, 2006 - Prague, Czech Republic

CENEGA PUBLISHING has signed a deal with ALTAR Games, founding member of IDEA Games (Independent Developers Association), for another forthcoming PC-CD ROM title from the UFO series, UFO: Afterlight, due to release in Q1 2007.

Following the successful UFO: Aftermath and UFO: Aftershock, UFO: Afterlight will improve the current game type and interface and extend the current storyline of the series. CENEGA PUBLISHING and ALTAR Games are looking forward to bring more hours of quality entertainment to UFO fans and all potential players.

As its predecessors, UFO: Afterlight is a mixture of squad based tactical action and global strategy with the gamer controlling the actions of elite ground troops, and the running and construction of an intricate network of interlinking bases while collecting resources.

UFO: Afterlight takes us to Mars, where a human colony has been built with the help of the Reticulans not long before the events of UFO: Aftershock took place. Mars base is self-sustainable and provides all the necessities for survival of humans on a foreign planet, mainly breathable air, water, food. Although the people inhabiting this colony have the technologies and knowledge required for their further development, basic survival is their major concern. Their only activity is the research of a nearby excavation site, which proves the existence of an ancient intelligent and highly developed alien civilization.

The player will enter the game when the research drastically affects all Mars inhabitants. New and unexpected enemies appear in the form of robots, built centuries ago by the unknown aliens for their protection, whose purpose is to eliminate any traces of other civilizations on Mars.

Humans on Mars now have a good reason for their own development, even though not knowing yet that the planetary self-defense mechanism might not be the worst awaiting them, and that their unintentional opening of hyperspace gates will bring an even bigger enemy right to their door. After all attempts to contact the Earth Laputa fail, the colonists are left with no other choice than to fight the enemies with their own means, or be annihilated.

Main features:

  • combination of global strategy and tactical missions
  • new strategic game with resource management and the possibility of terraforming in later stages of the game
  • advanced tactical portion of the game with the possibility to enter buildings, different heights, destructible * environment, thermo visions and more
  • even stronger RPG elements, all of your subjects are known by name, complex training system, special equipment and more
  • completely new story building on the events from UFO: Aftershock
  • large number of new technologies, weapons and equipment to develop
  • completely new environments on a different planet to Earth
  • more complex diplomacy option which affects the story
  • aliens, drones and robots in your team
  • new enemies and new alien races with variable weapons and battle tactics

Genre: Tactical / Strategy

Release Date: Q1 2007

Format: PC CD-ROM

Suggested Retail Price: 39,99

Developer: ALTAR Games

About CENEGA PUBLISHING

CENEGA PUBLISHING s.r.o., as an established world publisher is dedicated to sourcing quality games for PC and console formats with a focus towards Central European developers.

CENEGA PUBLISHING, based in Prague in the Czech Republic, was founded in April 2002. In May 2005 1C Company, the largest distributor, publisher and developer of software and interactive products in Russia, CIS and the Baltic states, acquired 100 percent of Cenega Distribution Group and CENEGA PUBLISHING. The combined portfolio of 1C and Cenega will reach an impressive amount of over 60 titles in development for the PC and for consoles to be released in 2006-2007.

For more information about CENEGA PUBLISHING and its products visit www.cenega.com

For more information about 1C visit http://int.games.1c.ru

About ALTAR Games

ALTAR Games is a game developing company, controlled by private investors, based in Brno, Czech Republic. ALTAR Interactive is the developer of the critically acclaimed RTS Original War, puzzle game Fish Fillets and small squad tactical strategies UFO: Aftermath and UFO: Aftershock.

www.ufo-afterlight.com

www.cenega.com

www.altargames.com

For further information:

Martin Stehlik

International PR

[email protected]

Daniela Buryankova

International sales director

[email protected]

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