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 wi E 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: 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 and
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
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 www.barking-dog.com.
Founded in May of 1997, Relic Entertainment is involved in developing
electronic entertainment. Relic worked with Sierra St tios 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
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