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Project Three Interactive Signs 'Alida'

by Rainier on June 15, 2004 @ 8:32 a.m. PDT

Dutch publisher Project Three Interactive today announced a publishing deal for the PC version of "Alida", an atmospheric graphical adventure game. The game was originally developed for Macintosh and is now being brought to a bigger audience on the Windows PC platform.

The story centres around four young men in the band Alida, who attained phenomenal success with their first CD release. Loads of money coupled with wild imagination resulted in the construction of "Alida - the theme park". It's a rather unusual place: an island shaped like a giant guitar of 330 metres long! But these guys didn't stop there - the guitar can actually be played!

But...the band's popularity was waning and when the money stopped coming in, distrust set in. The band members isolated themselves, each claiming different areas of the island, where they devised weird and elaborate systems to protect their wealth. Finally, the island was left uninhabited. 15 Years later band member Arin has gone missing on the island and his wife, Julia, now sends the player to Alida to find him.

Five years in the making, the world of Alida will captivate the player with wondrous graphics, unique locations, intriguing puzzles, bizarre transportation machines, ornate objects, electronic imagery, tactile contraptions, massive constructions, animated natural elements and an entrancing original music score.

The game will ship on 5 CD's or on 1 DVDROM version which contains many extra's. Relatively low system requirements ensure that almost anyone owning a PC will be able to enjoy the enchanting beauty of Alida.

Cos Russo, the Australian creator of this illustrous tribute to the genre, who spent 5 years on completing the game, said: "Project 3 has an excellent background in releasing these type of adventure games. We jointly came up with the idea of the special edition DVD version and they will I am sure do very well in promoting the game. I am really excited to start working with them."

Erik Schreuder, Project 3 COO, added: "Cos Russo has done a remarkable job on making this fantastic game all by himself. We are absolutely looking forward to present this masterpiece to the many adventure game fans in Europe, Russia and Australia."

"Alida" for the PC CDROM and PC DVDROM platforms is scheduled to ship across Europe September 25th 2004.

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