SIERRA STUDIOS(tm) ANNOUNCES GROUND CONTROL(tm): DARK CONSPIRACY(tm)
The Ground Control Saga Continues with the Official Expansion
BELLEVUE, WA (August 31, 2000) - Sierra Studios(tm) announced today
Ground Control(tm): Dark Conspiracy(tm) the official PC expansion being
developed by Chicago-based High Voltage Software, in conjunction with
Swedish-based Massive Entertainment. Scheduled for release November 2000,
Ground Control: Dark Conspiracy takes the action-intense experience found in
the award-winning, 3D real-time strategy (RTS) Ground Control(tm), to the
next level and offers all new missions, environments, units, and multiplayer
modes. More information on the game can be found at
"Winner of IGN PC's Best Strategy Game of Show at E3 this year and nominee
The Game Critics' Best Strategy Game of E3 2000, Ground Control has set a
new standard for 3D real-time strategy games with its stunning graphics,
intuitive camera control, tactical gameplay and unique multiplayer modes,"
said Marc Tardif, brand manager at Sierra Studios. "We're confident that
High Voltage will be able to creatively expand and build upon
Ground Control, while also offering gamers something new."
Ground Control: Dark Conspiracy continues the Ground Control saga, following
the story of Sarah Parker as she battles against the Order of the New Dawn.
Dark Conspiracy will feature 15 totally new single player missions,
never-before-seen environments and terrains, a third faction with new
playable units, and additional Crayven and Order of the New Dawn units and
special weapons. It will also offer new multiplayer maps and modes via
Sierra.com(tm), powered by Flipside(tm).
Ground Control combines classic strategy elements with incredible 3-D
technology previously seen only in action games. It focuses its gameplay on
tactics, strategy, and the art of battle. The end result is greater realism,
faster-paced action, and an unparalleled player experience. Played out
through a variety of missions, players must take control of their
customizable squads of soldiers, tanks, hovercraft, aircraft, and other
units, as they fight for control of distant worlds.
High Voltage Software, Inc. http://www.high-voltage.com, boasts a
resourceful mix of the gaming industry's brightest young talents and
skilled, veteran developers. Imaginative design, powerful proprietary
technology, and a proven development process have made High Voltage Software
a fierce competitor in the entertainment industry. Founded in 1993, this
Chicago-based developer has been crafting games for three generations of
consoles and the PC. Some recent hits include: LEGO Racers, NBA Inside Drive
2000, All Star Baseball 2001, Quarterback Club 2001, and Paperboy 64.
Massive Entertainment, http://www.massive.se, develops interactive
entertainment products for a worldwide market. Since the company was founded
in 1997 it has focused on creating state-of-the-art interactive games for
PCs, consoles and mobile communication devices. The company today employs 35
people in Malmö, Sweden.
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