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Adam's Venture: Episode 1 - The Search for the Lost Garden (Windows)

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Iceberg Interactive press release (September 29, 2009):

    Iceberg Interactive reveals new screenshots and more exclusive in-game footage for Adam's Venture

    Haarlem, The Netherlands – 29 September 2009 – Premier videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive today reveals some new screenshots and two beautiful looking in-game videos of its adventure game Adam´s Venture. The videos introduce some of the gameplay options and reveal a little bit of the struggle between darkness and light in the game.

    Iceberg Interactive and Vertigo Games are also proud to announce that the PC version of Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden has been shipped to stores in the UK now. The PC DVD-ROM version of the game will be available soon at all major retailers. The screenshots as well as the video footages are available for download via the Iceberg Interactive website.

    Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder says: “"With Adam's Venture, adventure gamers can look forward to a real visual treat. The environment really comes to life, because of the use of the Unreal 3 TM engine. This, along with this being the first installment of a long running story arc as well as its non-violent nature, should appeal to a broad group of gamers of all ages."

    Richard Stitselaar, Creative Director Vertigo Games, added: “We’ve been working on this story for so long, that it feels rather weird to start sharing it with the entire world now. Fortunately the world gives a lot back in terms of positive feedback. We’re really grateful for all the support so far.”

    The PC version of Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden is set for a release on October 2nd 2009 in the UK. In other countries the game will be released later in Q4-2009. Iceberg Interactive is also giving away three copies of the game on its Facebook page. More information about the competition can be found at the Iceberg Interactive website as well.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116413) on Mar 17, 2010.

Iceberg Interactive press release (September 16, 2009):

    Iceberg Interactive releases exclusive in-game footage for Adam's Venture

    Haarlem, The Netherlands – 16 September 2009 – Upcoming and ambitious videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive has released three never seen before gameplay videos of their stunning looking adventure game for PC Adam´s Venture. The videos show the beautiful environment in which the game is set and introduce some of the gameplay options.

    Iceberg Interactive is also announcing today that the PC version of Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden has gone gold and will be sent out for manufacturing. The game’s boxshot as well as the video footage are available for download via the Iceberg Interactive website.

    Iceberg Interactive CEO Erik Schreuder said: “With Adam’s Venture, gamers can look forward to gorgeous graphics and non-violent yet intriguing gameplay, as they search for the long lost Garden of Eden. With the PC version now having gone gold, we will be announcing the arrival of the game on console platforms in the near future as well.”

    Richard Stitselaar, Creative Director of Vertigo Games said: “With the upcoming release of the first Adam’s Venture episode at our doorstep, these are exciting times for us. Frankly, we can’t wait to see how the world will react to the undertakings of Mr. Venture. So this week we figured: why wait, if we have the option to release some in-game footage? Quickly we gave in to our own curiosity, and prepared no less than three gameplay teasers for the world to enjoy.”

    The PC version of Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden is set for a release on October 2nd 2009 in the UK. In other countries the game will be released later in Q4-2009.

    About Adam’s Venture

    The Search for the Lost Garden will be the First episode in the Adam's Venture series and introduces you to young explorer Adam Venture. Developed by Rotterdam based Vertigo Games using the Unreal® EngineTM 3, Adam’s Venture brings a unique combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline. Set during the 1920’s, Adam’s Venture takes you on an epic journey of discovery to find the legendary place of the beginning of mankind, the lost Garden of Eden.

    Features:

    • Developed using the critically acclaimed Unreal® EngineTM 3

    • Brilliantly rendered in vivid 3D for striking visuals and truly stunning environments that breathe life into the story.

    • First game of the episodic series

    • Non Violent game play

    • Rich and involving storyline that weaves a classic adventure with biblical overtones.

    • Physically interact with objects and your surroundings, to really absorb yourself into the atmosphere.

    • Challenging puzzles and action oriented game-play brings a whole new depth and feel to the adventure genre.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116413) on Mar 17, 2010.

Iceberg Interactive press release (July 15, 2009):

    Iceberg Interactive Acquires Global Publishing Rights for Adam's Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden

    Haarlem, The Netherlands – 15 July 2009 – Leading videogame publisher Iceberg Interactive today announced that they have acquired the worldwide publishing rights to the episodic PC and console action adventure game, Adam’s Venture: The Search for the Lost Garden. Developed by Rotterdam based Vertigo Games using the Unreal® EngineTM 3, Adam’s Venture brings a unique combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving along with an involving storyline. Set during the 1920‟s, Adam’s Venture takes you on an epic journey of discovery to find the legendary place of the beginning of mankind, the lost Garden of Eden. The game is set for release in Q4-2009.

    Erik Schreuder, CEO of Iceberg Interactive says: “The use of the Unreal® EngineTM 3 has allowed Vertigo to create a stunning looking game with unique gameplay elements that bring a whole new dimension to adventure gaming. The episodic nature will surely bring gamers back for more.”

    Richard Stitselaar, CEO of Vertigo Games explains: “With the Adam‟s Venture series we want to tell a compelling story, and we want to do it right. We‟ve worked hard to create a world for the player to immerse himself into, and with „The Search for the Lost Garden‟ I think we‟ve succeeded.”

    About Adam’s Venture
    The Search for the Lost Garden will be the First episode in the Adam's Venture series and introduces you to young explorer Adam Venture. Deciphering relics in an old Templar Church, Adam uncovers memoirs written long ago by a crusader who fought with Richard the Lionheart in the Holy Lands. The memoirs tell of a mysterious place with labyrinths of caves and grottos guarding the headwaters of four great rivers. Could this place be the legendary lost Garden of Eden? This discovery sets off a great adventure. Accompanied by Professor Jacques Saint Omair, his girlfriend Evelyn and his ever faithful dog, the team embarks on an epic adventure fraught with biblical mystery, intrigue and danger in their quest to find the legendary birth place of humanity.

    Features
    Developed using the critically acclaimed Unreal® EngineTM 3 Brilliantly rendered in vivid 3D for striking visuals and truly stunning environments that breathe life into the story. First game of the episodic series Non Violent gameplay Rich and involving storyline that weaves a classic adventure with biblical overtones. Physically interact with objects and your surroundings, to really absorb yourself into the atmosphere. Challenging puzzles and action oriented game-play brings a whole new depth and feel to the adventure genre.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116413) on Mar 17, 2010.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (The Netherlands):
    ADAM VENTURE IS A NEW ACTION & EXPLORER HERO; ADVENTUROUS BUT USING HIS WITS RATHER THAN RESORTING TO VIOLENCE
    BROUGHT TO LIVE FROM A THIRD PERSON PERSPECTIVE WITH THE UNREAL 3 ENGINE, ADVENTURE GAMERS ARE IN FOR A REAL VISUAL TREAT. SET DURING THE 1920'S, ADAMM'S VENTURE DELIVERS A UNIQUE COMBINATION OF ACTION ORIENTED GAMEPLAY WITH CLASSIC PUZZLE SOLVING. THAT TAKES YOU ON AN EPIC JOURNEY TO THE MIDDLE EAST TO DISCOVER THE LEGENDARY LOST GARDEN OF EDEN - BUT AN ANCIENT EVIL TRIES TO PREVENT YOU FROM SUCCEEDING...

    EXPLORE THE WONDROUS CAVERNS OF EDEN

    FEATURES:
    • DEVELOPED USING THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED UNREAL 3 ENGINE
    • BRILLIANTLY RENDERED IN VIVID 3D FOR STRIKING VISUALS AND TRULY STUNNING ENVIRONMENTS THAT BREATHE LIFE INTO THE STORY. FIRST GAME OF THE EPISODIC SERIES
    • NON VIOLENT GAMEPLAY
    • RICH AND INVOLVING STORYLINE THAT WEAVES A CLASSIC ADVENTURE WITH BIBLICAL OVERTONES
    • PHYSICALLY INTERACT WITH OBJECTS AND YOUR SURROUNDINGS, TO REALLY ABSORB YOURSELF INTO THE ATMOSPHERE
    • ENGAGING PUZZLES AND ACTION ORIENTED GAMEPLAY BRING A WHOLE NEW DEPTH AND FEEL TO THE ADVENTURE GENRE

    USE YOUR KNOWLEDGE TO SOLVE THE PUZZLES


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116413) on Mar 17, 2010.

www.adams-venture.com:
    In an old Templar church in Luz, France, young explorer Adam Venture studies relics that were brought back from the Holy Land during the Crusades. He comes across the memoirs of Charles L'Heureux, a knight who joined the Third Crusade with Richard the Lionheart.

    The knight writes that during his travels in the year 1191, he, Charles L'Heureux, was given an old scroll. Once he understood its meaning, he asked permission to split off from his regiment that was headed for Jerusalem, and instead traveled East by himself.

    The memoirs then point Adam to the hidden scroll, buried in a tomb underneath the church. The scroll is filled with ancient symbols. They mention a mysterious labyrinth of caves and grotto's, guarding the headwaters of four rivers: Pishon, Gihon, Tigris, Euphrates.

    With a shock, Adam recognizes the four legendary rivers from the Book of Genesis that mark the location of the Garden of Eden...

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116413) on Mar 17, 2010.

iceberg-interactive.com:
    Adam's Venture is a new action & exploration game. Brought to life from a third person perspective with the Unreal 3™ engine, adventure gamers are in for a real visual treat.

    Set during the 1920’s, Adam’s Venture delivers a unique combination of action oriented gameplay with classic puzzle solving, that takes you on an epic journey to the middle East to discover the legendary Lost Garden of Eden – but an ancient evil tries to prevent you from succeeding...

    The Search for the Lost Garden will be the First episode in the Adam's Venture series and introduces you to young explorer Adam Venture. Deciphering relics in an old Templar Church, Adam uncovers memoirs written long ago by a crusader who fought with Richard the Lionheart in the Holy Lands. The memoirs tell of a mysterious place with labyrinths of caves and grottos guarding the headwaters of four great rivers. Could this place be the legendary lost Garden of Eden? This discovery sets off a great adventure. Accompanied by Professor Jacques Saint Omair, his girlfriend Evelyn and his ever faithful dog, the team embarks on an epic adventure fraught with biblical mystery, intrigue and danger in their quest to find the legendary birth place of humanity.

    Features:

    • Developed using the critically acclaimed Unreal® Engine™ 3
    • Brilliantly rendered in vivid 3D for striking visuals and truly stunning environments that breathe life into the story.
    • First game of the episodic series
    • Non Violent gameplay
    • Rich and involving storyline that weaves a classic adventure with biblical overtones.
    • Physically interact with objects and your surroundings, to really absorb yourself into the atmosphere.
    • Challenging puzzles and action oriented game-play brings a whole new depth and feel to the adventure genre.
    • www.vertigo-games.com:
        During excavations in an old Templar church in Luz, France, Adam Venture finds a scroll that seems to provide the exact locations of the 4 rivers described in Genesis. A major discovery, since Eden is rumored to be located at the point where these biblical streams cross.

        Soon after his discovery, Adam is approached by a large company, called Clairvaux Inc. They are willing to fund an expedition to search for Eden, mainly because they believe there are large amounts of gold located there. And so it comes to pass that they set out on a journey of a lifetime.

        Contributed by Patrick Bregger (116413) on Mar 17, 2010.