London, UK - January 23, 2008Fight afresh on a startlingly different battlefield as World War II comes to Manhattan.
Experience the explosive opening scenario from Turning Point®: Fall of Liberty™, the forthcoming alternate reality shooter from Spark Unlimited™, as Codemasters® announces the launch of the game’s playable demo, now available to download exclusively from Xbox LIVE® Marketplace for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft®.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty opens as the sun rises over New York on a September morning in an altered vision 1953. Without warning, the undefeated Third Reich launch an explosive attack on the gateway to the United States and, sending a very clear message to the city, razes the Statue of Liberty in a devastating bombing run.
As this hell breaks out, the demo sees players assume the role of Dan Carson, a New York City construction engineer, at work on the girders of a skyscraper. The invasion intensifies and, as the skies fill with Zeppelins, jet aircraft and assault blimps, the skyscraper takes several direct hits. With the building collapsing around him, Carson must run for his life, dashing along girders, finding ladders or, as players head towards the lower levels, leaping from girder to girder to safety.
Players come face to face with the enemy as paratroopers descend on the building. Players can make use of Carson’s strength to grapple with opponents Krav Maga-style, disarming and dispatching them off the side of the building in dramatic environmental kills.
Survive the attack on New York in the Xbox 360 demo and then, as the fearsome German war machine occupies America and Europe, prepare for a World War II like no other in the full game, coming soon for the Xbox 360, the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system and Games for Windows®. For the latest Turning Point: Fall of Liberty information, videos and community news, be sure to visit the official game website located at www.turningpointgame.com / www.codemasters.co.uk/turningpoint
About CODEMASTERS®Codemasters® is a leading developer and publisher of best-selling interactive entertainment products for a global audience across multiple gaming platforms and channels. Established in 1986, the company’s dominant brands include Colin McRae DiRT, Overlord, Clive Barker’s Jericho, Race Driver: GRID, and Operation Flashpoint. Codemasters is headquartered in Warwickshire UK, with North American operations based in Burbank, Calif. The company also maintains operations in Germany, France, Spain, and Benelux. Codemasters receives over two million visitors to its web site every month, discover why at www.codemasters.com.
Sherman Oaks, CA - October 3, 2007
Spark Unlimited, a developer of mass-market video games, has been recognized by Deloitte's prestigious Technology Fast 50 Program for Los Angeles, a ranking of the 50 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications, and life sciences companies in the area by Deloitte & Touche USA LLP, one of the nation's leading professional services organizations. Rankings are based on the percentage revenue growth over five years from 2002-2006.
Spark Unlimited's CEO Craig Allen credits the company's growth to the organization's cultural commitment to creative innovation and a focus on delivering high quality consumer experiences. "At Spark we are working hard to be recognized as one of the top video game developers in the world," commented Mr. Allen. "That we are recognized by Deloitte for our exceptional growth as a business is great encouragement for us as we set our path to achieve even greater success in the future."
Spark Unlimited was founded by 27 of the individuals who developed titles in the award-winning Medal of HonorTM series in August of 2002. The critically acclaimed and multi-million unit selling Call of DutyTM: Finest HourTM, published in 2004 by Activision®, was the result of the company's first efforts. Currently the company is in production on two titles for release in 2008: Legendary: The BoxTM to be published by Gamecock and Turning Point: Fall Of LibertyTM which will be published by Codemasters.
To qualify for the Technology Fast 50, companies must have had operating revenues of at least $50,000 in 2002 and $5,000,000 in 2006, be headquartered in North America, and be a company that owns proprietary technology or proprietary intellectual property that contributes to a significant portion of the company's operating revenues; or devotes a significant proportion of revenues to the research and development of technology. Using other companies' technology or intellectual property in a unique way does not qualify.
Spark was ranked number 27 with a five year revenue growth rate of 235%.
Companies from the 16 regional Technology Fast 50 programs in the United States and Canada are automatically entered in Deloitte's Technology Fast 500 program, which ranks North America's top 500 fastest growing technology, media, telecommunications and life sciences companies. For more information on Deloitte's Technology Fast 50 or Technology Fast 500 programs, visit www.fast500.com.
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Spark Unlimited's Legendary: The Box To Be Published By Gamecock Media Group In Spring 2008
Cockpit, Austin, Texas - July 9, 2007
Cockpit, Austin, Texas - July 9, 2007 - Spark Unlimited today announced that Gamecock Media Group will publish their new gaming intellectual property, Legendary: The Box. Set to release in Spring 2008 on PC and next-generation platforms, Legendary: The Box presents a world suddenly thrust into chaos and turmoil when ancient creatures of myth are unleashed into modern day society.
"Like most developers, we've always had a dream game that we've secretly been working on," said Craig Allen, CEO of Spark Unlimited. "We've made a name for ourselves with World War II first-person shooters, but Legendary: The Box is our labor of love. It's a thrill to work with Gamecock; they want to see the game completed exactly as we envision it."
"If there is one genre that needs a shot in the arm, it's the first-person shooter," said Harry Miller, Head of Development of Gamecock Media Group. "Spark's Legendary: The Box is going to be a classic, in terms of story, game-play and technology. I'm inspired by where they're taking the genre."
Legendary: The Box tells the story of Charles Deckard, an art thief who is duped into stealing Pandora's Box. When he opens the box, he releases hordes of beasts thought to be fictional - such as werewolves and gryphons - into an unprepared modern world. A full scale war between man and myth begins, and it is quickly complicated by the actions of powerful secret societies. As the person responsible for releasing this terror, Deckard's unwittingly become the only person capable of containing it once more and saving civilization from being destroyed by the terrifying creatures of the box.
Please visit www.legendarythebox.com for more info.
About Gamecock Media Group
Based in Austin, Texas, Gamecock Media Group offers a welcome solution to the bloated and originality-starved video game industry. A well-funded, independent, artist-driven company, Gamecock favors the most innovative and original video game developers in the industry. Publishing games for all platforms, Gamecock offers its developers a high degree of participation, freedom and financial incentives, allowing them to perform and create to their utmost ability. For more, please visit www.gamecockmedia.com.