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Jazz and Faust Announced

by Rainier on Dec. 18, 2001 @ 7:03 a.m. PST

Russian video game developer and publisher, 1C, is gearing up to make its debut in the North American market with the PC 3D adventure game Jazz and Faust. Set for release in the second quarter of 2002, Jazz and Faust will feature a rich, innovative storyline and beautiful 3D graphics, which will satisfy game fans that are looking for both qualities in a game rather than just one at the expense of the other.

In Jazz and Faust players assume the role of one of two characters – the covetous smuggler Jazz or the enchanting sea captain Faust. Players then embark on an epic adventure through a marvelously rendered world of the Ancient East and will have the unique opportunity to see some of the same events from two completely different points of view. The game features two variant paths, depending on which character was selected, each offering its own unique storyline, but progressing to equally rich endings. Jazz and Faust will even run into one another during their intrepid travels, but have many experiences unique to each character that will keep each journey fresh and exciting. The characters’ different personalities and motivations provide two completely different game perspectives, thus extending the life and playability of the game.

The game takes players into an extremely versatile world made up of over 80 puzzle-laden scenes and inhabited by over 50 characters. Three challenging picturesque worlds await ardent players: The first is a nefarious desert of caravans, ghost towns and sultry caravanserais packed with seedy characters. There are also markets packed with all types of goods being bought, sold and traded. The second is a seacoast world of smuggling seaman and loot dealers – many of which conduct their shifty dealings in the town’s taverns. The third is world set in the middle of the sea along a trade route. This makes it the perfect setting for mercenaries, heroes and scoundrels to conduct their reprehensible activities.

Jazz and Faust’s striking Middle Age European prerendered art, detailed 3D characters, real-time shadows, and colorful special effects – including fire, smoke and mist will dazzle the most demanding adventure game fan. The game’s challenging puzzles and dynamic storyline will keep gamers coming back for more. Additionally, the ability to play the game from two unique points of view are sure to make Jazz and Faust one of the most talked about adventure games of 2002.

About 1C Company
Founded in 1991, Moscow, Russia based 1C specializes in the distribution, support, publishing and development of entertainment, education and business software. With a long history as a pivotal games and software publisher and distributor in the burgeoning Russian market, 1C plans to establish itself with equal prominence in North America. 2002 will see the North American release of numerous games on multiple platforms published under the 1C brand, including the upcoming Jazz & Faust, Smash Cars and Perimeter.

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