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  Magrunner, revisiting Lovecraft in screenshots
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03/29/2013
 


[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]

Developed on Unreal Engine 3 by 3AM (Frogwares), Magrunner is an action/reflexion game for PC, PlayStation Network, and Xbox LIVE based on the use of physics. Magrunner sends us to the near future, where technology will confront the Cthulhu Mythos as imagined by the renowned author of fantasy novels H. P. Lovecraft.

Through 6 new screenshots, Magrunner unveils today more of its environments, but also some of the characters and Lovecraftian creatures that will appear all along the story. In these screenshots, we can see Dax, the hero of the game, as well as Xander, one of the scientists responsible for the training program in which you're participating. We can also see one of the terrifying "Dark Youngs", one of the dangerous creatures of Cthulhu which you will have to face while the world around you slowly turns into nightmare. Keep your head cool, use common sense and utilize the powers of your Magrunner glove to overcome these monsters, and find a way out of the maze of vast, spectacular training rooms.

Dax, selected among the elite to participate in the Magrunner training program organized by MagTech Corporation, thought this was the chance of a lifetime. But reality will be prove to be quite different, as the program will quickly turns into a nightmare. A power outage and what feels like an earthquake isolates the participants from the rest of the world. Their only hope is to finish the course and attempt to contact the outside world. But the training rooms that separate them from the finish grow more and more menacing and a long descent into hell awaits them. At the end of the tunnel lies a frightening secret that could threaten all of humanity.

Today's screenshots illustrate this transition: from the sleek, modern rooms and reassuring characters, to the darker and more troubling areas that follow, filled with terrifying creatures.

- Download the screenshots (9.72MB)

- Download the press kit (30.3MB)

 

About Focus Home Interactive

Founded in 1996, Focus Home Interactive is an independent French publisher based near Paris, France. Known for the quality, diversity and originality of its catalogue, Focus has published and distributed original titles that have become benchmark titles worldwide - such as Blood Bowl, Wargame European Escalation, Sherlock Holmes, TrackMania, Runaway, Cities XL and also Cycling Manager and Farming Simulator.

During first half of 2013, Focus will publish ambitious games such as Wargame AirLand Battle, the sequel to Wargame European Escalation, the impressive real time strategy game from the creators of « R.U.S.E. »™; Mars War Logs, the new Cyberpunk role-playing game from Spiders Studio for Xbox LIVE®, PlayStation®Network and PC, and also the console versions of Farming Simulator, the #1 farming simulation game and international best-seller.

The second half of 2013 will be just as exciting, with the release of the Tour de France official games for consoles and PC; the new adventures of Sherlock Holmes, and Blood Bowl 2.

http://www.focus-home.com

About Frogwares

Created in 2000, Frogwares is an independent development studio specialized in adventure video games and located in Ukraine. Thanks to a talented team of 45 artists and programmers, Frogwares realizes quality games to please adventure fans and has alternated the production of games based upon inquiry and discovery, with high licenses such as the award-winning Sherlock Holmes, Jules Verne and now Dracula. The graphic quality, the technical innovation and the incredible ability to create environments and atmospheres are the spearheads their titles.

http://www.frogwares.com