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GarageGames Launches First Hardcore Game on Mac OS X & Windows. April 8, 2004 - Eugene, OR - GarageGames announced today the launch of its first hardcore game Dark Horizons: Lore on Mac OS X and Windows at an early adopter price of $24.95.

GarageGames announced today the launch of its first hardcore game Dark Horizons: Lore on Mac OS X and Windows at an early adopter price of $24.95. Dark Horizons: Lore is a breakneck-speed, first-person shooter that is based in a universe where the bitter history of a ravaged, war-torn Earth unfolds before the player's eyes. Warring factions in the year 2155 pit cybernetically-controlled, mech-style machines of war against one another in savage team-based combat on a dark 3D Earth. It's squad against squad as you and your teammates struggle to hold ground and complete objectives against enemy forces.

One of Dark Horizons: Lore's many compelling features is the sophisticated online tracking of player data and history which opens ladders, tournaments and rankings to the Lore gamer. This powerful "backend" aspect of Dark Horizons: Lore is the focus of a current stress test being conducted by the development team.

"With over 5,000 beta players giving us input, it's great to live out our vision of creating an experience for the gamer that really uses their input and feedback as part of the development process," says Adrian Wright, President of Max Gaming. "Dark Horizons: Lore is a game we are proud to play."

"As independent game publishers we're passionate about making games that exceed our fans' expectations," comments Jay Moore, GarageGames Evangelist. "Dark Horizons Lore is a great example of a game which does exactly that: With a persistent universe and innovative online meta-map that evolve the game alongside the player, the Lore experience will always have something new to offer in content, art, missions and storyline."

A free, time-limited, trail version is available for download at http://www.garagegames.com/lore for both Mac OSX and Windows (the Linux version is coming soon). The online retail version is available for $24.95 early adopter price with no additional monthly fees.

About Dark Horizons: Lore:

Created by independent game developers Max Gaming Technologies, Dark Horizons: Lore (DHL) puts you in the Dark Horizons’ Universe in the mid 22nd century. Crammed with fast-paced, extreme action, Dark Horizons: Lore puts you in command of the 22nd century’s finest achievement, the Mechanized Assault Vehicle (MAV). Remotely piloted from control pods scattered across the globe, these giant war machines are bristling with the latest plasma rifles, cannons and missiles possessing more individual firepower than an entire battalion. Pilot a single MAV or take command of a MAV group or even an entire battalion and fight with your friends as a unit.

About GarageGames:

GarageGames’ is out to change the way games are made and played. GarageGames provides the technology, community and market to empower game makers to build commercial quality multiplatform games. Known for bringing the Torque Game Engine to independent developers for $100, GarageGames is located in Eugene, Oregon and on the web at http://www.garagegames.com and is the presenter of the annual Indie Games Con.

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