Historic Game Announced by Outbreak Studios

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Outbreak Studios develops a game based on unique archaeological finds in Sweden.

Outbreak Studios announces today the upcoming game Fylgja, which is based on archaeological findings from the Tulebo area in Gothenburg, Sweden. Fylgja is planned for release in 2011 on Windows and Mac. It will be available for free. Experts, coordinated by the Museum of Mölndal, are involved in the development and the project runs with support from the Torsten Söderbergs foundation. The game is co-developed by Liminal Studio.

Players solve quests in both the Bronze Age (around 400 B.C.) and the Iron Age (700 A.D.). Buildings, clothing, characters and their environment are all based on correct archaeological data, but carefully transformed to a more mystic and magic tone. The story revolves around the girl Tyra who mysteriously falls asleep and time travels to the Bronze Age. There she meets her ancestors and they rely on her to solve conflicts and other challenges to secure the survival of her blood line.

"It is very inspiring to develop a game that has an exciting historical background", said Peter Björklund, CEO and founder of Outbreak Studios. "The experience to work with a museum and well known archeologists and experts really triggers the imagination".

"We wanted Outbreak Studios to be involved from start to finish", said Charlotte Heyman, founder of Liminal Studio. "Their dedication and skills are so valuable for this project".

"I'm impressed how far the project has come in a short time", said Jonna Ulin, President for Mölndals Museum. "It 's thrilling to see the history hidden under our feet brought to life".

For more information about the game, please visit the official website at http://www.fylgja.se.

About Outbreak Studios - Founded in 2007 by Peter Björklund. Outbreak Studios is dedicated to delivering games that uses new and exciting ways to play online. Their mission is to develop titles exclusively for digital distribution platforms.

About Liminal Studio - Makes high quality 2d and 3d illustration and animation for games, e-learning and exhibitions. The founder, Charlotte Heyman, has studied fine arts, stop motion animation, photography and digital art. She has worked in the Game Industry since 1995, for companies like Vision Park and DICE.

About Mölndals Museum - The museum is located in the cultural heritage area of Kvarnbyn in Mölndal, Sweden. It holds collections of local history, heritage and crafts. Its hands-on open storage with everyday objects from early 20th century evoke personal memories and feelings of nostalgia. A permanent furniture display from the beginning of the 18th Century to the mid-20th Century, shows a unique craft collection from the local area of Lindome. Temporary exhibitions thematically weave the present and the future history together, and attracts and engages thousands of visitors each year.

About Tulebo Find - By the two lakes in Tulebo, Mölndal, just south of Göteborg, archeologists have made fascinating finds. It was in 1918 that they first discovered what is believed to have been a fortification made of wood, called Tuleboborgen. Further excavations and C14 tests made during the 1990s show that it has been in use for almost a thousand years and most likely it has been a place of huge strategic importance during the time 0-1200 AD. Nearby the fort archeologists have found a unique collection of around 230 hearths. This is believed to have been a ceremonial place during the bronze age.

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