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A New Beginning (Windows)

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Back of Box - Windows (Austria/Germany/Switzerland):

    DIE ZUKUNGT DER ERDE LIEGT IN DEINEN HÄNDEN...

    0er ehemalige Bio-lngenieur Bent lebt abgeschieden in den tiefen Wäldern Norwegens. Als Leiter eines zukunftsweisenden Forschungsprojektes zur Erzeugung sauberer und erneuerbarer Energie, war er kurz davor sein Lebenswerk zu vollenden. Doch durch einen schweren Schicksalsschlag wurde er dazu gezwungen, die Forschung an seinen Sohn zu übergeben. Eines Tages bekommt er Besuch von der jungen Fay, die von sich selbst behauptet aus der Zukunft zu kommen. Sie erzählt Bent, dass die Erde in der Zukunft durch den Klimawandel vollkommen zerstört ist und bittet ihn seine Forschung weiterzuführen - denn nur so kann die Auslöschung der Menschheit verhindert werden...

    • Mitreißender und wendungsreicher Thriller der Erfolgsautoren von Edna Bricht Aus und The Whispered World
    • Einzigartiger Graphic-Novel-Look mit handgezeichneter Grafik und mehr als einer Stunde animierter Comic-Zwischensequenzen
    • Hochwertige Sprachausgabe und ein epischer Soundtrack
    • Zahlreiche herausfordernde und abwechslungsreiche Rätsel
    • Inklusive Soundtrack, Lösungshilfe und Poster

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.

Inside Covers of Box - Windows (Austria/Germany/Switzerland):
    „...A NEW BEGINNING MACHT EINEN PHANTASTISCHEN EINDRUCK. ES IST SPANNEND, SCHLAU UND LANG. DIE GRAFIK IST EIN ECHTER HINGUCKER UND DIE BEIDEN HAUPTFIGUREN ENTWICKELN KOMPLEXE PERSÖNLICHKEITEN, MIT DENEN SICH DER SPIELER IDENTIFIZIEREN KANN UND DIE EINEM ANS HERZ WACHSEN.“
    (Adventurecorner.de)

    A NEW BEGINNING SIEHT UNVORSTELLBAR SCHÖN AUS.“
    (COMPUTER BILD SPIELE)

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.

Lace Mamba Global press release (May 11, 2011):

    A New Beginning: UK/Ireland Release Date Confirmed for June 03, 2011

    Brighton, May 11, 2011 – Lace Mamba Global confirms the release date for the upcoming eco-thriller PC game A New Beginning: The beautiful point & click adventure will now find its way into retail stores in the UK and Ireland on June 03, 2011.

    The A New Beginning box includes the full game, the original game soundtrack on an audio CD and a double-sided poster.

    From Daedalic Entertainment, the makers of The Whispered World, comes a new, thrilling adventure: A New Beginning takes you to a dark and frightening vision of a future, where a global climate catastrophe threatens the existence of humanity. As part of a team sent 500 years back to our time, you are tasked with changing the course of history and preventing climate chaos from ravaging the planet. But the mission does not go according to plan.

    In the year 2500, climate change has made the surface of the planet a hostile, uninhabitable environment and decimated the population to a small group of survivors...
    A group of time pilots is assembled to execute a hazardous plan: To prevent climate change from happening, they will leap back in time to the past.
    The few remainders of humanity are faced with a grim outlook: A massive Solar Eruption threatens to wipe them out completely. But the plan ends in shambles…
    Arriving in the year 2050, the team is faced with a planet already in the grips of a devastating climate change. Sydney is enveloped in flames, London flooded, the Taj Mahal swallowed up by desert sands, and Moscow buried deep under snow and ice.
    Only two time pilots manage to initiate a second leap back in time: Inexperienced radio operator Fay, who wants to find a peaceful way to convince people to change, and ruthless Salvador, who is willing to use any means necessary to change the course of history.

    Take on the role of Fay and help her on this pivotal mission – in A New Beginning, the new and award-winning point & click adventure game by Daedalic Entertainment.

    A New Beginning was recently awarded three trophies at the German Developer Awards, including awards for “Best Story” and “Best Soundtrack”.

    Lace Mamba Global plans to release A New Beginning in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia and the Benelux countries on June 3, 2011.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.

Lace Mamba Global press release (March 23, 2011):

    A New Beginning to Hit UK Retail Stores on May 20, 2011 - Lace Mamba Global Reveals New Details and rtwork on the Eco-Thriller Scenario Game

    Brighton, March 23, 2011 – A New Beginning, the latest, and multiple award winning adventure game by Daedalic Entertainment, is now set to hit the stores throughout the UK on May 20, 2011.

    A New Beginning features several playable characters in a stunning eco-thriller scenario that reflects the current fears of a climate cataclysm. Players will see the world in two different time scenarios – today’s present, and the future showing a devastated earth in the year 2500: By then, climate change has made the surface of planet Earth a hostile, uninhabitable environment and decimated the population to a small group of survivors.

    A group of time pilots is assembled to execute a hazardous plan: To prevent climate change from happening, they will leap back in time to the past. But the plan ends in shambles…

    Arriving in the year 2050, the team is faced with a planet already in the grips of a devastating climate change. London is flooded, Sydney is enveloped in flames, the Taj Mahal swallowed up by desert sands, and Moscow buried deep under snow and ice.

    But there is one person whose projects could help to avert the climate change: Former bio engineer Bent Svensson lives isolated in the deep forests of Norway. As the head of an innovative research project developing an eco-friendly alternative energy source he was just about to accomplish his lifework. But a stroke of fate forced him to hand over the project to his son.

    The team of time travellers will have to find Bent, tell him that Earth will be destroyed by the consequences of climate change and to encourage him to pursue his research to save mankind from certain destruction...

    A New Beginning is a classic point & click adventure game and features eight chapters of beautiful hand-drawn locations and characters. The game was recently awarded three trophies at the German Developer Awards, including awards for “Best Story” and “Best Soundtrack”.

    Lace Mamba Global plans to publish A New Beginning in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, Scandinavia, the Benelux countries and other European territories. The UK release is scheduled for May 20, 2011.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.

Daedalic press release (August 21, 2007):

    A New Beginning: New adventure Game Announced

    Hamburg, Germany: August 21, 2007. Telling emotionally captivating stories is the declared aim of Daedalic Entertainment. At this year's Games Convention, the publisher unveiled the first internally developed project.

    A New Beginning is a cinematic, interactive eco-thriller. In the classic adventure game an impending global climate cataclysm threatens the world, in a story ripped from today's headlines, dealing with the defining issue of our time. At locations all around the globe, players will have to try and stem the tide - with the whole world hanging in the balance.

    In A New Beginning, players take control of two protagonists and explore the detailed, hand-painted backgrounds. The more than 30 characters are rendered in a realistic 2D style and are painstakingly animated by hand in feature film quality. Many challenging puzzles and adventurous situations have to be overcome to prevent the impending climate chaos. The ambitious adventure game project is in development for PC, Nintendo DS and Nintendo Wii.

    Scientist Bent Svensson has had to give up on his life's work of trying to engineer an eco-friendly alternative energy source. But his existence as a reluctant retiree is interrupted by a most peculiar visitor: The young Fay claims to have been sent from the future to prevent an impending environmental catastrophe. The only remaining hope is Bent's research which is about to fall into the hands of an unscrupulous energy magnate. Bent decides to trust the young woman - but is she really telling the truth?

    Daedalic Entertainment will present A New Beginning exclusively at this year's Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany (August, 22-25) to international press and trade visitors.

    Overview

    Title: A New Beginning
    Format: PC / Nintendo DS / Nintendo Wii
    Developer: Daedalic Entertainment
    Publisher: Daedalic Entertainment
    Release Date: Q4/2008

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.

www.anewbeginning-game.de (Official website):
    Von Daedalic Entertainment, den Entwicklern von Edna Bricht Aus und The Whispered World, kommt ein neues Meisterwerk: Der Adventure-Thriller „A New Beginning“ führt den Spieler in eine düstere, von Klimakatastrophen bedrohte Zukunft. Um die drohende Zerstörung der Erde zu verhindern, reist ein Team von Spezialisten in die Vergangenheit. Doch nicht alles läuft nach Plan…

    Bestes Jugendspiel 2011„A New Beginning“ ist das aufwändigste 2D-Abenteuer aller Zeiten mit über 100 detaillierten, handgezeichneten Schauplätzen und mehr als einer Stunde Zwischensequenzen im animierten "Graphic Novel"-Look. Jetzt die Welt retten und bestellen!

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.

www.deepsilver.com (Publisher's website):
    Im Rahmen einer packenden Geschichte über Idealismus und Verrat dreht sich A New Beginning um das wichtigste Thema unserer Zeit. An Schauplätzen auf dem ganzen Globus, gilt es die Welt zu retten – wenn sie denn überhaupt noch zu retten ist.

    Der Wissenschaftler Bent Svensson hat seine Forschungsarbeit an einer umweltfreundlichen Energiealternative widerwillig aufgegeben. Doch im Ruhestand bekommt er merkwürdigen Besuch: Die junge Fay behauptet, aus der Zukunft geschickt worden zu sein, um einen bevorstehenden globalen Klima-GAU zu verhindern. Die einzige Chance die ultimative Katastrophe zu verhindern seien Bents Forschungsergebnisse, die in die Hände eines skrupellosen Industriemagnaten zu fallen drohen. Bent entschließt sich der jungen Frau zu vertrauen – doch erzählt sie tatsächlich die Wahrheit?

    Der Spieler übernimmt in A New Beginning die Kontrolle über die beiden Protagonisten und erkundet die detaillierten, handgezeichneten Hintergründe klassisch per Point & Click. Die mehr als 30 Charaktere werden mit großem Aufwand in Zeichentrickfilm-Qualität per Hand animiert.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (100845) on May 29, 2011.