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Chaser (Windows)

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MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
3.3
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5 point score based on user ratings.

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Advertisement in PC Gameplay, July 2003, p.116::

    Chaser

    Find your way through hell

    PC Zone: "Chaser wordt een supergame, en dat moet iedereen weten! Laat het aftellen beginnen."

    Contributed by Tim Janssen (2499) on Sep 02, 2007.

Back of Keep Case - Windows (German):
    ... langsam hebt sich der Schleier vor deinen Augen ... die Sicht wird klarer ..."mhmm ..." dein Kopf hämmert ... "Wo bin ich?" hörst du dich sagen ... doch langsam martert zwischen den pulsierenden Schmerzen eine viel schwerere Frage deine Gehirn ... leise sprichst du sie aus : "Wer bin ich ...?"

    Doch jetzt scheint nicht die Zeit für solche Fragen zu sein, Schüsse hallen durch Gänge, Glas splittert, instinktiv rennst du los, rennst um dein Leben und versteckst dich vor bewaffneten Männern, die immer wieder rufen "Chaser .... wo ist Chaser?" , du rennst weiter und weiter und plötzlich bleibst du vor einem riesigen Fenster stehen ... jetzt weißt Du wo Du bist ... im Weltraum ...

    Finde heraus, wer Du bist, warum Du gejagd wirst und wie Du in diese Situation geraten bist. Deine Reise wird Dich zurück auf die Erde in die Großstadt Montack City führen, nach Sibirien und auf den Mars ... und Du wirst erkennen, wie Dein Schicksal mit all dem verbunden ist...

    Features

    • 4 actiongeladene Multiplayer-Modi
    • Mehr als 20 Waffen
    • Packender Storyverlauf mit zahlreichen überraschenden Wendungen
    • Revolutionäre Game-Engine erzeugt atemberaubende grafische Effekte
    • Unterstützt neue Matrox Parhelia Surround Gaming Option

    Contributed by Xoleras (66152) on May 30, 2007.

www.jowood.com:

    The Game



    Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent licence policy of its director. Longwood uses his autonomous status to create vassal relations between the corporations and MARSCORP. The unshakable power position of MARSCORP is supported by the companies and thus they acquire additional rights and licenses. Longwood and his consortium become extremely wealthy from this arrangement. However, dissenting voices in MARSCORP begin to challenge Samuel Longwood's authoritarian policy. They demand his dismissal as director and a complete redistribution of the mining rights.

    But Samuel Longwood keeps an ace up his sleeve for occasions like this…

    Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him…

    The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found.

    Features:

    • Based on Cauldron's cloakNT engine. Boasts state of the art graphical features and is perfectly suited for rendering large environments.
    • Authentic weapons: Nearly all the weapons in the game are modelled on real-life equivalents. The developers placed a great deal of emphasis on building detailed replicas.
    • Engaging storyline: In the search for his identity, Chaser becomes involved in a plot full of twists and turns.
    • Highly developed A.I.
    • Multiplayer support via GameSpy as well as dedicated servers.
    • Numerous multiplayer modes including teamplay modes in the style of Counter-Strike and Team Fortress as well as deathmatch and capture the flag.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66152) on Dec 14, 2004.

US box (back and interior):
    The hunt is on...

    John Chaser awakens onboard the SS Majestic with no memory of who he is or why an army of killers is after him. All he knows is that he doesn't want to get caught. Until he learns the truth, everyone is his enemy.

    * Based on Cauldron's CloakNT engine - a revolutionary game engine with stunning graphic effects

    * Over 40 enormous levels from Earth to Mars

    * Up to 20 high-powered weapons modeled after the real thing

    * Intricate and gripping storyline with extensive dialogue

    * Multiplayer support for up to 128 through GameSpy(tm)

    No Memory... No Remorse...

    Pick up Dual-function weapons like the machine gun and hand-grenade launcher combo.

    Be Indestructible in Adrenaline mode and cause sheer mayhem.

    Discover your killer nature through an immersive storyline.

    Destroy any part of the massive, highly-detailed environments.

    It's a non-stop high-speed, frag fest in the single-player mode.

    Wreak havoc in four multi-player modes including Deathmatch & Capture the Flag.

    Team up or trade up to 127 friends for kill points on a dedicated server.

    Contributed by ClydeFrog (10065) on Jun 23, 2004.

Press Release:

    ENCORE SHIPS JOWOOD’S AQUANOX 2: REVELATION,
    COLD ZERO AND CHASER 2003-08-19

    First-person underwater combat adventure, action thriller and first-person shooter – all for PCs – to be on store shelves this week



    Los Angeles – Aug. 19, 2003 – Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), today announced that AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser have begun shipping. The PC games, published by Encore with content delivered from Austria-based JoWooD Productions Software, will begin reaching store shelves by the end of this week, retailing for approximately $40 each.

    Said Michael Bell, Encore’s CEO, “This product launch marks the first time that Encore has released three front-line games at the same time. We are pleased with the excellent feedback and strong commitments we have received from game buyers, and we are enthusiastic about the potential for these titles.”

    Added Andreas Tobler, CEO of JoWooD Productions Software AG, “Partnering with Encore was the final step in bringing our games to the U.S. market. We’ve spent years crafting these titles, and are very proud of their quality and game play. We are also excited about the strong retail, marketing and PR programs Encore has put together for them, and have high expectations for their success in the retail market.”

    Chaser – First-Person Shooter with Amazingly Authentic Weapons

    The setting: 2044 on the planet Mars. The mission: to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. Full of plot twists, turns, thrills and chills, Chaser is a first-person shooter with authentic weapons and colorful locales. Players are led through environments ranging from a space station to freezing Siberia, from the haunting landscapes of Mars to futuristic cities in the U.S. – all in a challenging quest to determine Chaser’s identity.

    Features of the game include:
    • Numerous multiplayer modes including deathmatch and capture the flag
    • Multiplayer support via GameSpy (62 players) as well as dedicated servers (128 players)
    • Highly developed AI, so that every fight is unique, even when replayed
    • Weapons modeled on actual versions, with authentic details


    More information on Chaser is available at www.chasergame.com.

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    About Encore
    Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), is a leading interactive publisher in the PC CD-ROM and videogame markets. The company will release close to a dozen new entertainment titles in the coming months through licensing or publishing agreements with Marvel (Daredevil?), JoWooD Productions (AquaNox 2: Revelation, Cold Zero and Chaser among others), Victory Simulations (Redline: Xtreme Air Racing 2), Conspiracy Entertainment (Rally Championship) and Prolific Publishing (Marine Aquarium 2.0). Encore also offers PC titles or compilations in nearly every major software category from business and productivity to education and kids, including brand names such as Sesame Street?, Advantage and Safeworld?. Encore products are sold in thousands of retail outlets nationwide, and in major international markets. For more information on Encore and Navarre Corporation, visit www.encoreusa.com and www.navarre.com.

    For more information contact:
    Linda Duttenhaver
    Encore
    (310) 719-2846
    [email protected]

    About JoWooD Productions Software
    JoWooD Productions Software AG, a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange, is rapidly establishing itself as a leading force in the video games industry. Its strategy is to identify, develop and publish internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing next-generation gaming platforms. JoWooD Productions has in-house development facilities in Vienna and Ebensee, Austria, and a fast growing roster of exceptional subsidiary studios, including Wings Simulations and Massive Development in Germany.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75591) on May 23, 2004.

Developer Home Page:
    Chaser is a first person shooter, built on the high-end 3D engine (CloakNT), in which main character passes through real environments and uses real weapons.

    Mars, 2044. The UN establishes MARSCORP (Martian Security and Economics Committee) under the leadership of Samuel Longwood. In the years that follow, the UN gradually loses control of MARSCORP, mainly due to the non-transparent license policy of its director. Samuel Longwood uses his autonomous status to create vassal relations between the corporations and MARSCORP. The unshakable power position of MARSCORP is supported by the companies and thus they acquire additional rights and licenses. Samuel Longwood and his consortium become extremely wealthy from this arrangement. However, dissenting voices in MARSCORP begin to challenge Samuel Longwood's authoritarian policy. They demand the dismissal of Samuel Longwood as director and a complete redistribution of the mining rights. But Samuel Longwood keeps an ace up his sleeve for occasions like this…

    Chaser awakens on board the spaceship H.M.S. Majestic. He doesn't know who he is, what he's doing here, why he is being sought by men in black uniforms and what they will do to him when they find him…

    The player's goal is to find out who Chaser really is and why he is being hunted. The story leads the player from the H.M.S. Majestic to Montack City on Earth, then on to Siberia and finally to Mars, where the trail ends and hopefully the truth can be found...

    http://www.cauldron.sk/projects/04_chaser/

    Contributed by Jeanne (75591) on Aug 08, 2003.