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Dawnspire: Prelude (Windows)

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Press Release (Dec. 21, 2006):

    Gamers Gate Offers a Pre-christmas Special with the Launch of Dawnspire: Prelude

    New York, USA (December 21, 2006) – Gamer's Gate, the new improved and hugely popular digital distribution platform for PC games, announced today that Dawnspire: Prelude is now available for purchase and downloads on http://www.gamersgate.com/.

    Dawnspire: Prelude will be sold for USD/EUR 14.99 until Sunday, December 24 as a pre-Christmas special. After Christmas, the price will go up to its original price of USD/EUR 19.99.

    Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-RPG that takes place in a fantasy setting. The game focuses on team play, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix to bring a new angle to the gaming experience you normally find in action-RPG.

    "Gamer's Gate has been transformed to be an optimal platform for us and other independent developers to introduce new and exciting titles to a larger audience of strategy gamers", said Fredrik Wester, Director of Sales and Acquisitions. "With the addition of Dawnspire: Prelude, we only continue to add first-rate titles to our ever growing product portfolios for our customers worldwide."

    "We're really excited about being on board with Gamer's Gate and this opportunity to bring Dawnspire: Prelude out to a bigger crowd. Gamer's Gate is one of the major players in digital distribution and a most interesting partner for us as independent developers. Given the high-quality of their service and what they already have accomplished in such a short time span we see nothing but mutual success in this partnership." Henrik continues.

    Dawnspire: Prelude is currently priced at USD/EUR 19.99 and includes an extra character slot when the game is purchased from Gamers Gate.

    About Gamers Gate

    Gamer's Gate is a distinct digital platform that is quickly becoming the preferred service choice for digital downloads. Partners like Ascaron, Jowood, Cenega, Englight Entertainment and Battlefront.com are joining Gamer's Gate with one common goal: to create easily accessible gaming experiences for gamers worldwide – anytime, anywhere. Constantly evolving, Gamer's Gate is currently focusing on a strong portfolio of quality PC strategy games and its network of partners is continuously growing. To find out more about Gamer's Gate go to www.gamersgate.com or contact [email protected]

    About Dawnspire: Prelude

    Dawnspire: Prelude is a fast-paced tactical action-RPG set in an original fantasy setting. The game features team-based online action with five original playable classes, global rankings, full guild support, a unique and challenging game mode and a dedicated community fully supported through the game. For more info visit www.dawnspire.com.

    About Silent Grove Studios

    Silent Grove Studios are an independent game development studio located in Stockholm, Sweden. Our mission is to produce high-quality games with a focus on collaborative and competitive gameplay. For more info visit www.silent-grove.com.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Apr 24, 2007.

Press Release (Sept. 1, 2006):

    Dawnspire: Prelude Available Now!

    Stockholm, Sweden, September 1st, 2006 - The Swedish independent developer Silent Grove Studios today announced the release of its first title, Dawnspire: Prelude. The game is a team-based online action-rpg set in a fantasy setting.

    The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill. It features four different playable classes, persistent characters, the original game mode Relic Conquest, a soundtrack with live orchestral instruments, global character rankings, full guild support, and more. The game will also be continuously evolving with new maps, skills, classes and game modes being added.

    Dawnspire: Prelude is released as a digital download, available for €19,95 or $24,95. Since the game is not an MMO but an online action game it has no monthly fees. You can also create a trial account for free, letting you play the full game for five hours before you buy it!

    Visit www.dawnspire.com for more information, game media and free trial download.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Apr 24, 2007.

Press Release (July 12, 2006):

    Silent Grove Studios announces Dawnspire: Prelude

    Stockholm, Sweden, June 9th, 2006 - The Swedish independent developer Silent Grove Studios today announced its first title. Dawnspire: Prelude is a team-based online action-rpg set in an original fantasy world. The game focuses on teamplay, tactics and player skill, all put into a frenzied and exciting mix to bring a new angle to the gaming experience you normally find in action-rpg's.

    "What makes our game unique is the mix of a third-person action-rpg and the team-based gameplay." says Henrik Öquist, producer of Dawnspire: Prelude. "As gamers we've really enjoyed games like Counter-Strike, Warcraft 3 and Diablo 2 and what we looked for was to find a way to bring the things we enjoyed from these great titles into one single game. With Dawnspire: Prelude we've focused on creating an action-packed game that you can play with your friends, get into really quick and have fun instantly!" Henrik continues. "The game is a step away from other action-rpg's. Starting with the player classes we've tried to create new types of skills and add more depth to each skill. Rather than having hundreds of uninteresting skills that really doesn't do anything for you as a player each class has a set of only 9 skills, which of these skills you choose really define your character and heavily affects your style of gameplay."

    At launch the game will feature four distinctly different player classes, each with unique abilities. The Templar is an inspirational fighter, a formidable force on the battlefield who aids allies by leading by example. The Deep Elf Reaver is a blind warrior who uses telekinesis and her own skeleton as weapons. The Aramasi Shadowblade uses shadow techniques and strikes with swift blades and deadly poisons. The Orcish Witch manipulates the very forces of life and death and bends nature to her will. And more classes will be added to the game as it will continue to evolve after release!

    Game modes and features

    The game will have two different game modes on launch. Firstly the classical team deathmatch which lets people go wildly at it until one side is triumphant. This game mode is all about mayhem and raw combat. It also features the original game mode Relic Conquest which really brings something new to the PvP-table. The objective is to bring magical relics to your base, each of the relics having unique properties requiring different tactics to successfully claim them as yours. This game mode requires team play and tactical cunning to win.

    The game features a proprietary graphics engine with all the expected features of a modern game such as normal and specular maps and real-time reflections. It has a soundtrack that features originally recorded orchestral and ethnic instruments. It also features full community support such as guilds functionality, friendslists, and global character rankings. But most importantly the game will also be continously supported by the developers and continue to evolve with more classes, maps and game modes being added all the time.

    Release

    Dawnspire: Prelude will be released as a digital download in the third quarter of 2006, and thanks to the digital distribution at a lower price than traditional fully-priced retail games. The game will not have any monthly fees and will be free to try before you buy. The title has been under development for four years and has been entirely self-funded.

    Dawnspire: Prelude recently received the award for "Best PC Game" in the Swedish Game Awards. The game is currently in the end phase of Alpha testing. More information about Dawnspire: Prelude will available on www.dawnspire.com shortly.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Apr 24, 2007.

silent-grove.com:
    Dawnspire is a fast-paced tactical RPG set in the original fantasy world of Alendere. Choose between four different and original classes such as the agile deep elf Reaver who can mold her very skeleton into deadly weapons, the fearsome Aramasi assassin, a Shadowblade, who can move instantly between shadows, striking swiftly with a poisoned blade or the Paladin of the Order who melds his very soul to his near-sentient enchanted sword.

    Contributed by Jeanne (75624) on Apr 24, 2007.