HOMEWORLD: CATACLYSM SHIPS SEPTEMBER 1st!
Redesigned Web Site Launched to Include New Look and Exclusive Content
BELLEVUE, WA (September 1, 2000) - Sierra Studios(tm) announced today that Homeworld:
Cataclysm(tm), developed by Canadian-based Barking Dog Studios(tm), in conjunction
with Relic Entertainment(tm), has shipped to retail outlets throughout
North America. Now PC gamers everywhere can have a totally immersive 3D experience
battling alien terror with the stand-alone, next episode in the blockbuster
real-time strategy (RTS) series - Homeworld(tm). More information on Homeworld:
Cataclysm can be found on the newly redesigned web site at www.homeworld.net.
"Two years ago we set out to create a game that would appeal to new and
existing Homeworld players, but would also offer them new challenges, said Chris
Stewart, designer at Barking Dog Studios. "By improving upon the interface
and technology that earned Homeworld 2000's most coveted awards, we've created
a game that is sure to live up to its predecessor as an exceptionally smart
and visually stunning RTS."
"Homeworld has achieved PC Gamer's 1999 Game of the Year and Computer
Gaming World's 1999 Strategy Game of the Year and has sold over a half a million
copies world wide," said Jim Veevaert, vice president of marketing for
Sierra Studios. "It's no surprise that we are extremely excited to be continuing
this critically acclaimed franchise with Homeworld: Cataclysm, faithful to the
Homeworld storyline and easier for those new to the Homeworld universe."
Homeworld: Cataclysm extends Homeworlds revolutionary gameplay with an entirely
new fleets of ships, each with the ability to upgrade their capabilities, new
research, fog-of-war, interface enhancements, mothership modules, damage control
way points. Homeworld: Cataclysm continues the saga from the original Homeworld
game and introduces a new threat from a techno-organic entity. In addition to
seventeen new single player missions, Homeworld: Cataclysm will feature an improved
multiplayer mode that allows for multiplayer games of up to eight players via
Sierra.com(tm), powered by Flipside(tm).
The redesigned Homeworld: Cataclysm web site has a whole new look and feel
with new, exclusive content like the "Getting Started" and "Player
Guide" pages and interviews with the creators of the game. There is also
an exclusive Homeworld: Cataclysm screenshot every week and even a "Goodies"
area. The new site allows players to launch into multiplayer mode or
download / upload maps and MODs. Plus fans can now download music tracks from
the game, and of course link to the latest news, reviews and press releases.
Barking Dog Studios Ltd., founded in May 1998, is a Vancouver-based development
house that concentrates on making action, strategy and 3-D shooter titles for
both the PC and console markets. For more information see their web site at
Founded in May of 1997, Relic Entertainment is involved in developing electronic
entertainment. Relic worked with Sierra Studios on the production of Homeworld,
a real-time strategy game for Windows(r) 95/98 PC CD ROM. More information on
Relic can be found at www.relic.com.
Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/
is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive
entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive,
a global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest publishers
of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard
Entertainment(r), Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and Flipside.com(tm)
are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles. Havas
has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing
house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications.
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