Press releases from July 2009


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

Twitter: Follow @FuturemarkGames

Shattered Horizon marks 40th Anniversary of Apollo 11 with new screenshots http://bit.ly/SH_new


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
Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

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



Futuremark and GIGABYTE announce worldwide AMD overclocking competition

July 20, 2009 - -


Futuremark and GIGABYTE announce worldwide AMD overclocking competition

Fantastic prizes to be awarded in multiple categories by GIGABYTE, FSP, Maxcube, GlacialTech, GSkill, and Enermax


SARATOGA, CA – August 17th, 2009 - Futuremark® Corporation today announced a new competition for PC overclockers everywhere. Utilizing AMD and GIGABYTE hardware, contestants worldwide will compete in two segments for the overall "Gigabyte Dragon" title within multiple prize award categories.
http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabytedragon
Twitter: http://twitter.com/yougamergirl

The contest entry period will run from Aug 17th to Sep 13th. Prizes will be awarded to first to third place finishers for the following segments, top 3DMark score and top CPU overclocking.

Grand prizes include GIGABYTE GA-MA790FXT-UD5P motherboard, FSP Everest 800 Watt power supply, Maxcube Amoris 6010 Architectural Designed Gaming Case, GlacialTech X-Wing Notebook Cooling Pad, Gskill F3 Triple Channel DDR3 6GB memory module, and Enermax Apollo series 12cm Fan. Additional prizes awarded to second and third place runner-ups as well as two weekly lucky draw prizes for GIGABYTE motherboards given away just for entering.

"This is the largest overclocking event of its type we’ve ever seen. We're delighted to be partnering with Futuremark to support GIGABYTE overclockers everywhere with this community building competition," said Tony Liao, Gigabyte Marketing Director.

Contestants will be competing to see who can achieve the highest score with 3DMark06, a benchmark program from Futuremark that measures the 3D gaming performance capabilities of PCs. 3DMark software has been downloaded more than 45 million times. The 3DMark06 edition is currently the world’s most popular benchmark and can be downloaded for free from the Futuremark website. http://www.futuremark.com/benchmarks/

For further details of the "Gigabyte Dragon" competition visit http://www.futuremark.com/community/competitions/gigabytedragon

About Futuremark® Corporation

Futuremark® Corporation is the leading provider of performance analysis software and services for PCs and smartphones. Futuremark® is known around the world for its benchmark products, including 3DMark® (with more than 45 million copies distributed worldwide), PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ and value-added services powered by the ORB, an online database of over 30 million real life benchmarking results. Futuremark maintains offices in Saratoga, California and Helsinki, Finland. For more information, please visit http://www.futuremark.com/

© 2009 Futuremark® Corporation. Peacekeeper™, 3DMark®, PCMark®, SPMark™ and VGMark™ trademarks and logos, Futuremark character names and distinctive likenesses, are the exclusive property of Futuremark Corporation.

Company Contacts
Futuremark Press Room RSS Feed

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

Europe and ROW:
Jukka Mäkinen
Vice President, PC Products and Services
Phone: +358 20 759 8250 (GMT +2)
Email: jukka@futuremark.com



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