1969 One small step. 2049 One big bang.

July 20, 2009

1969 One small step. 2049 One big bang.

80 years after Apollo 11, night sky to look very different predicts Futuremark® Games Studio


HELSINKI, FINLAND – July 20th, 2009 - As the world looks back 40 years today and celebrates the Apollo 11 Moon landing, Futuremark® Games Studio looks forward 40 years with two new screenshots from their Shattered Horizon™ game showing a Moon very different from the one we know today.

"The Apollo missions are inspirational yet these events happened before most gamers were even born," said Antti Summala, Lead Game Designer at Futuremark Games Studio. "With Shattered Horizon we're imagining what Man might achieve in the next 40 years, events that could happen in our lifetime. A return to the Moon. Colonization and commercialization. And a catastrophic accident that forever changes the night sky and threatens the very future of Mankind."

Shattered Horizon is a multiplayer first-person shooter for PC. In the game world, a catastrophic explosion on the Moon fills near-Earth space with billions of tons of rocky debris. Survivors on the Moon are forced into conflict with those trapped on the battered International Space Station. Teams of players fight in zero gravity to control the limited supplies that mean the difference between survival and death.

The two new screenshots show one of the environments from the game, a huge fragment of rock slowly rotating in space against a backdrop dominated by the shattered Moon.

Shattered Horizon is currently in development and a release date has not been announced. However, PC gamers can register now for the Shattered Horizon beta due to take place later this summer.


Information for Editors

Futuremark Games Studio will be previewing Shattered Horizon to selected press from August 19-23 at gamescom in Cologne. To arrange a meeting, please contact Jukka Mäkinen. A Shattered Horizon Press Kit is available from www.shatteredhorizon.com.

Screenshots

New #1 http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/screenshots/shattered_horizon_ss_03.jpg
New #2 http://www.shatteredhorizon.com/screenshots/shattered_horizon_ss_04.jpg
More www.shatteredhorizon.com

Trailer

"Breaking News" teaser trailer shows news coverage of the Moon explosion (available in HD)
http://www.gametrailers.com/game/shattered-horizon/10127

Links

Shattered Horizon official website www.shatteredhorizon.com
Beta testers wanted, sign up now: www.shatteredhorizon.com
Futuremark Corporation http://www.futuremark.com

Keywords and suggested tags

Shattered Horizon, Futuremark, first person shooter, FPS, zero gravity, multiplayer, PC, video game, beta, screenshot, space, Moon, Apollo 11, NVIDIA TWIMTBP

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About Futuremark® Games Studio

Futuremark® Games Studio, wholly owned by Futuremark® Corporation, was formed in January 2008 to create original games with new and entertaining gameplay. Shattered Horizon is the studio’s first game, announced at last year’s Leipzig Games Convention. It will carry the NVIDIA®: The Way It's Meant To Be Played™ seal. The game has not yet been rated by ESRB, PEGI or other rating bodies. Futuremark is based in Helsinki, Finland and maintains a sales office in Saratoga, California. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Shattered Horizon™ trademark and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Company Contacts
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Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen
Head of Futuremark Games Studio
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com

North America:
Oliver Baltuch
President, Futuremark Inc.
Phone: +1 408 517 0910 (PST)
Email: ollie@futuremark.com

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