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American McGee presents SCRAPLAND (Windows)

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100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.1
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5 point score based on user ratings.

Advertising Blurbs

Back of Keep Case - Win (Belgium/Luxembourg/Netherlands):
    Solve the dark mystery behind the murders that threaten to destroy the world of Scrapland. Your role has been decided: how you play it is up to you!

    DIVERSE GAME WORLD
    From beautiful urban settings to the treacherous caverns, explore living, dynamic levels filled with adventure.

    COMBAT AND RACING
    Steal, borrow, build and fly any space ship you like. Outfit your ship with the most powerful engines, most devastating weapons, and then test it in life-or-death combat against other pilots.

    DYNAMIC CHARACTERS
    Instantly switch between 15 characters to gain access to off-limit areas, deceive foes, and employ unique powers at the click of a button.

    MULTIPLAYER INTENSITY
    Intense multiplayer mayhem over LAN or Internet bone jarring battle action.

    A STAGE WHERE EVERY ROBOT MUST PLAY A PART


    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

Inside Covers of Box - Windows (United States):
    “With this new action-adventure Scrapland, American McGee is well on his way to becoming the PC-gaming equivalent of Alfred Hitchcock... He's stamping his brand on the game: quirky and original”
    - PC Gamer

    A SPECTACULAR SCIENCE FICTION WORLD

    From beautiful urban settings to the treacherous caverns, explore Iiving dynamic levels filled adventure.

    COMBAT AND RACING WITH CUSTOMIZABLE GUNSHIPS

    Steal, borrow, build, and fly any space ship you like. Outfit your ship with the most powerful engines, devastating weapons, and then test it in life-or-death combat against other pilots.

    DYNAMIC CHARACTER SWITCHING

    Instantly switch between 15.characters to gain access to off-limit areas, deceive foes, and employ unique powers at the click of a button.

    MULTIPLAYER MAYHEM

    Take your ship online for deathmatch or CTF with up to 64 other players.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

Back of Keep Case - Xbox (Austria/Germany/Switzerland):
    “Grand Theft Robot‘
    - XBG Games 01/05

    Eine Bestie mordet auf Scrapland. Sie stürzen in ein actiongeladenes 3D-Adventure voller Korruption, Glücksspiel und Luftkämpfen. Zu Lande treffen und spielen Sie über ein dutzend Charaktere.
    In gestohlenen und frisierten Raumschiffen erobern Sie die Lüfte. Eine Zukunfts-Metropole voller spielerischer Freiheit und dunklem Geheimnis erwartet Sie.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

Enlight press release (March 04, 2005):

    Enlight and American Mcgee Bring Long-Awaited Xbox Version to Retailers Nationwide

    PARKVILE, MD (March 4, 2005) – Enlight, a leading entertainment software publisher, along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that Scrapland for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions. The Xbox version, which will be on store shelves March 7, carries a SRP of $29.99 and has been rated “T” for TEEN.

    American McGee Presents Scrapland features a spectacularly detailed world where players can pursue an engrossing storyline or go off on adventures of their own. As the robot D-Tritus, players must solve a series of murders by navigating the dangerous robot-inhabited city of Chimera on the planet known as Scrapland. D-Tritus can fight on the ground or he can hijack the bodies of any of 15 character types, each with their own unique abilities. He can also steal, build, customize and fly a huge variety of ships and engage in explosive 3D combat against other pilots.

    “I’m really excited to have had the opportunity to work with Mercury Steam on this project,” said American McGee, Executive Producer of Scrapland. “This team is truly talented, and the reaction from the gaming community has been incredibly enthusiastic.”

    Scrapland is the first of a new series of titles from Enlight branded “American McGee Presents.” The “American McGee Presents” brand was created earlier this year when McGee took on the role of Creative Director at Enlight. The PC version of Scrapland shipped in November of 2004 and received some rave reviews from many in the editorial community. For additional information please visit http://www.scrapland.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

Enlight press release (February 11, 2005):

    Look out! There’s Gold in them Scraps!

    PARKVILLE, MD, February 11, 2005 – The wait for console fans is over! Enlight announced today that American McGee Presents Scrapland has gone gold and is on target for its February 25 ship date for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. Currently available for the PC, the Xbox version of Scrapland features the same gameplay experience as well as a unique lock-on targeting feature that makes the combat more accessible to console gamers.

    The Xbox exclusive lock-on feature is designed to remove the disorientation that is sometimes associated with 3D console games. By pressing the left trigger button, players can lock their viewpoint onto a specific target while maneuvering freely with the left analog stick. Lock-on also plays a key role in the realm of space combat where the action is fast and frenzied. When a target is locked in, the player’s ship will automatically match the target’s speed and velocity, allowing players to focus purely on combat. This exciting new feature complements Scrapland’s expansive game world and open-ended gameplay

    “We’re really happy with the way Scrapland turned out for Xbox – the system really seems to make the game shine,” said Executive Producer American McGee. “Gamers will especially appreciate the lock-on targeting feature which makes playing this style of game so much more intuitive.” In Scrapland, players step into the shoes of D-Tritus, an intergalactic traveler who finds himself involved in a series of mysterious murders committed in a world where death had previously been unknown. Throughout the adventure, D-Tritus will have the ability to morph into 15 different characters ranging from a bombshell with an explosive attitude to a money-hungry banker. Each character comes alive through state of the art visuals including advanced shader techniques and the use of bloom lighting. Here are just a few of the things that the press has been saying about the PC version of American McGee Presents Scrapland:

    “Every once in a while, you play a game that reminds you of what you're missing.”
    IGN
    8.3 out of 10

    “...the end result is a remarkably entertaining third-person action/adventure/ flying game.”
    Computer Gaming World
    4 out of 5

    “Scrapland’s gorgeous set pieces and unique take on Grand Theft Auto’s open-ended gameplay makes it one of PC gaming’s best-kept secrets.”
    GMR
    8 out of 10

    “It’s always cool when a game catches you completely off-guard and for all the right reasons.”
    Play Magazine
    B

    “The game is littered with inventive characters each with their own unique look and voice.”
    GameZone
    8.4 out of 10

    American McGee Presents Scrapland is developed by Mercury Steam and is rated T for Teen. For more information please visit http://www.scrapland.com/

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

Deep Silver press release (January 07, 2005):

    American McGee's Scrapland – Goes Gold

    BASINGSTOKE, England (January 7th 2005) – International software publisher DEEP SILVER are delighted to confirm that American McGee's highly anticipated game, SCRAPLAND has gone GOLD. A deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure, Scrapland sets players in a bizarre robotic world made of scrap parts. Scheduled for release 4th February 2005, Scrapland will be available for the Xbox® (£39.99) video game system from Microsoft and PC CD ROM (£29.99).

    Scrapland is a third person action-adventure game set in a stunningly beautiful, futuristic world occupied by an amazing array of robotic characters. The play experience is driven by a solidly engaging, sometimes humorous adventure narrative. The game mechanic combines proven GTA3 style emergent action with an immersive storyline, diversity of player actions, and complete freedom of movement through the world.

    Preview coverage has been exceptional across XBOX and PC press:

    "There is so much to see and do in Scrapland that you won't know where to start."
    OFFICIAL XBOX MAGAZINE

    "Scrapland is looking impressive.."
    XBOXGAMER

    "Scrapland has an impressive and actually quite beautiful Blade Runner / Tron future-scape." "...Makings of a cult classic."
    PC ZONE

    "...complete freedom of the game world with the ability to do whatever you please."
    GAMES TM

    "The game mechanics are tuned to perfection." "... a concept that offers fast paced action and above all humour – which we don't get enough of nowadays."
    TOTALVIDEOGAMES.COM

    Published by DEEP SILVER, developed by MERCURY STEAM and distributed exclusively by KOCH MEDIA, American McGee's SCRAPLAND launches in the UK 4th February 2005, priced at £39.99 for Microsoft XBOX and £29.99 for PC CD ROM. For more information on Scrapland, visit the official website at: www.scrapland.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

Enlight press release (November 04, 2004):

    Scrapland PC Ships to Retailers Nationwide

    PARKVILE, MD (November 4, 2004) – Get set to blast off into a frenzied, far out future where humans are feared and robots rule. Enlight, a leading entertainment software publisher, along with Executive Producer American McGee and developer Mercury Steam, announced today that the PC version of Scrapland has shipped to stores nationwide. An engagingly humorous 3rd person action-adventure game, Scrapland has drawn comparisons to such hits as Grand Theft Auto and Descent for its open-ended gameplay and extreme, futuristic 3D flying missions. The PC version carries a SRP of $39.99 and has been rated “T” for TEEN.

    “If you’re into metal and motion, sink your circuits into Scrapland,” said Executive Producer American McGee. “You’ve never seen a robot with this much freedom to mix things up, and the combat is totally riveting.”

    American McGee Presents Scrapland features a spectacularly detailed world where players can pursue an engrossing storyline or go off on adventures of their own. As the robot D-Tritus, players must solve a series of murders by navigating the dangerous robot-inhabited city of Chimera on the planet known as Scrapland. D-Tritus can fight on the ground or he can transform into any of 15 character types, each with their own unique abilities. He can also steal, build, customize and fly a huge variety of ships and engage in explosive 3D combat against other pilots. Multiplayer options include Deathmatch, Capture the Flag, and the ability to import ships from the single-player game.

    “I’m really excited to have had the opportunity to work with Mercury Steam on this project,” said American McGee, Executive Producer of Scrapland. “This team is truly talented, and the reaction from the gaming community has been incredibly enthusiastic.”

    Scrapland is the first of a new series of titles from Enlight branded “American McGee Presents.” The “American McGee Presents” brand was created earlier this year when McGee took on the role of Creative Director at Enlight. Scrapland will also be available in late January for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft. For additional information please visit http://www.scrapland.com

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

www.scrapland.com (Official website):
    SCRAPLAND is a third person action-adventure game set in a stunningly beautiful and futuristic world occupied by an amazing array of robotic characters. The play experience is driven by a solidly engaging, sometimes humorous adventure narrative. The game mechanic combines proven GTA3 style emergent action with an immersive storyline, diversity of player actions, and complete freedom of movement through the world. Throughout the game the player can: transform into any of 15 character types inheriting unique abilities, build and pilot ships with hundreds of permutations, engage in explosive combat, participate in life-on-the-line races, and freely explore a truly dynamic and living world.

    Contributed by Patrick Bregger (115986) on May 22, 2011.

MercurySteam website:
    American McGee Presents SCRAPLAND is a deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure game with speed and air combat set in Chimera, a gigantic city inhabited by robots. As D-Tritus, a robot assembled from junkyard parts, players will navigate the dangerous robot-inhabited city of Chimera on the remote, scrap-planet known as Scrapland. D-Tritus can engage his enemies on foot, in customizable gunships, or even take over other robots to make use of their unique abilities.

    American McGee Presents SCRAPLAND is also an open ended design and emergent gameplay game, deploying all the possibilities and all the fun from the very beginning.

    American McGee Presents SCRAPLAND features a huge variety of characters and gunships that the player can use and built the way he/she wants; A funny storyline of intriguing plot twists, movie-like baddies and incredible high-speed air combats in single and multiplayer modes –LAN and Internet-.

    American McGee Presents SCRAPLAND is scheduled for release in Q4 2004 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC. For more info, please check the American McGee Presents SCRAPLAND site: www.scrapland.com

    Contributed by DarkDante (3724) on Nov 06, 2005.

MercurySteam website:
    SCRAPLAND: CHATARRA Y ACCION Mercury Steam Entertainment presenta SCRAPLAND un juego 3D de ciencia ficción con acción, velocidad y combate aéreo que tiene lugar en Quimera, una gigantesca ciudad habitada por robots.

    El jugador asume el papel de D-tritus un extraordinario robot –y muy buen tipo- que se ha construído a sí mismo en un lejano cementerio de chatarra espacial y que llega a Quimera en busca de trabajo.

    SCRAPLAND presenta una enorme variedad de personajes y naves de combate que el jugador puede usar y construir con plena libertad; Una increíble historia con sorprendentes personajes, malvados de película y espectaculares combates aéreos en single y multiplayer –LAN e Internet-. SCRAPLAND es además un juego de diseño abierto, desplegando todas las posibilidades y toda la diversión desde el primer minuto de juego.

    A partir de ahora en www.scrapland.com podeis ver uno de los personajes del juego en acción y un montón de imágenes de otros personajes y ambientes. Próximamente en www.scrapland.com estará ubicada la web oficial del juego. SCRAPLAND saldrá al mercado en todo el mundo en 2004.

    Contributed by DarkDante (3724) on Nov 06, 2005.

enlight.com/us/news_jun_29_04.htm:
    ENLIGHT AND AMERICAN McGEE TO PUBLISH TOP-SHELF TITLE FOR Q4 2004
    Innovative Game Auteur Teams with Enlight Software for Sci-Fi Action/Adventure in Scrapland

    PARKVILLE, MD, June 29, 2004 – Enlight, a leading entertainment software developer and publisher, announced today that it will publish Scrapland, with executive producer and ground breaking game auteur American McGee. Developed by Mercury Steam, Scrapland is a deeply immersive 3rd person 3D action/adventure set in a bizarre robotic world made of scrap parts. Scrapland is scheduled for release in Q4 2004 for the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft and PC.

    “We’re very excited to have American on board as Executive Producer of Scrapland,” said Trevor Chan, Chief Executive Officer of Enlight. “The robotic science fiction world that American is shaping with Mercury Steam is as original as it is exciting.”

    As Executive Producer, McGee is injecting his unique creativity into the character development and dialogue of Scrapland, and elevating the gameplay into a true entertainment experience.

    “I knew I wanted to be involved with this project the moment I met with Mercury Steam and saw the game,” said American Mcgee, Executive Producer for Scrapland. “Scrapland has an extremely unique free-form style of play that capitalizes on the success of games like GTA3, yet takes the action one step further.”

    As D-Tritus, a robot assembled from junkyard parts, players will navigate the dangerous robot-inhabited city of Chimera on the remote, scrap-planet known as Scrapland. D-Tritus can engage his enemies on foot, in customizable gunships, or even take over other robots to make use of their unique abilities.

    About Enlight
    Enlight is one of the world's leading developers of entertainment software. The company was founded in 1993, with a goal of creating games that are not only entertaining, but of equal importance, enlightening. In 2003, Enlight made its entry into the publishing arena, establishing Enlight Interactive Inc., the US publishing arm of the Enlight group as well as consolidating strategic partnerships with distributors all over the world. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.enlight.com.

    About Mercury Stream Entertainment MercurySteam is one of the most relevant independent game developers stablished in Spain, formed by enterprising and committed people with years of experience in the sector. What moves them is the passion for videogames as a sign of our times and mixture of cutting edge technology and the most avant-garde creativity.

    About Xbox Xbox (http://www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

    Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75601) on Jan 20, 2005.