Daedalic Entertainment and Deep Silver present a video-teaser for the PC-game The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav, in which sequences of the game are shown. The gripping The Dark Eye-Adventure takes place in the familiar fantasy world Aventuria. In the tranquil Andergast the protagonist Geron gets on to the track of a mysterious crow plague and, with the help of his mystical companion Nuri, starts a mission to find the source of the evil. What dangers will be in their way are shown in the video. The teaser trailer, footage and further information can be found on the official homepage at: http://www.satinavsketten.de.
In The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav players will witness a brand-new adventure in Aventuria and accompany the trapper Geron, who will be involved in an incredible conspiracy in the Nordic kingdom of Andergast. Andergast, where people have a strong tendency to superstition, has been at odds with neighboring Nostria for centuries, but now first steps are being undertaken towards a lasting peace. But the burgeoning peace and the euphoria of a royal festival are disturbed by a mysterious crow plague. The aggressive birds even attack humans.
As the belligerent creatures infiltrate even the castle itself, the king seeks a skilled bird catcher – an opportunity for young Geron to prove that the reputation for ill luck that has followed him since childhood is undeserved. However, the task proves much more difficult than he expects and leads him on the path of the greatest adventure of his life that will take him to the borders of the charted lands of Aventuria and beyond.
Hand-drawn locations in dazzlingly detailed HD, challenging puzzles, an engaging storyline and lovingly animated characters await adventure fans in this classic point & click adventure game.
The Dark Eye: Chains of Satinav will be released March 23, 2012 for the PC.
The German game developer studios Crytek and Daedalic Entertainment have reasons to celebrate. Both games Crysis 2 and Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes won several awards at Deutscher Entwicklerpreis (German Game Developer Award) http://www.deutscher-entwicklerpreis.de. The Best German Game 2011 is Crysis 2, but also the Hamburg-based publisher and developer Daedalic Entertainment won no less than five times at the ceremony of the German Game Developer Award. In advance Daedalic was nominated nine times with the games: Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes and Living Stories – The Lost Heart. The innovative products of the development studio could ultimately prevail in the categories: Best Adventure, Best Youth Game, Best Children's Game, Best Story and Best Art Design.
Managing Director Carsten Fichtelmann was pleased with the jury's decisions and draws a positive conclusion: "2011 was an extremely successful year for the products of Daedalic - both as a developer and as publisher. Daedalic functions primarily as a storyteller and in Edna & Harvey: Harvey’s New Eyes discerning entertainment and classic game design comes together. This recipe for success, we will continue next year. In 2010 we were four-time winner at the German Developer Award and the yield will hopefully increase again next year. Already in January, we expect with Deponia another exceptional game from our creative heads Jan Mueller-Michaelis. And with The Dark Eye – Chains of Satinav, Daedalic ventures in March into the exciting world of Aventuria."
The German Game Developer Award is one of the most prestigious awards in the gaming industry and was awarded for the eighth time this year in Düsseldorf/Germany.
The multi-award winning adventure game A New Beginning, developed by Daedalic Entertainment, can now be downloaded on several digital platforms in a full English version. The unusual PC game is available at online shops including http://adventureshop.gamesplanet.com and http://www.gamersgate.com.
The cinematic, interactive adventure-thriller A New Beginning deals with an impending global climate cataclysm: At locations all around the globe, players will have to try and stem the tide – with the whole world hanging in the balance.
Scientist Bent Svensson has had to give up on his life’s work of trying to bring an eco-friendly alternative energy source to reality. But his existence as a reluctant retiree is interrupted by a very strange visitor: The young Fay claims to have been sent from the future to prevent an impending environmental catastrophe. The only remaining hope is Bent’s research which is about to fall into the hands of an unscrupulous energy magnate. Bent decides to trust the young woman – but could she really be telling the truth?
In A New Beginning, players take control of the two protagonists and explore the detailed, hand-painted backgrounds in classic point-and-click style. The more than 50 characters are rendered in a striking graphic-novel style and are painstakingly animated by hand in feature-film quality.
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German publisher and developer Daedalic Entertainment and Czech studio Amanita Design have extended their succesful partnership. Daedalic will be the exclusive publisher of Botanicula, the new title from the makers of Machinarium, in most major European territories.
Telling a wonderful story without words is the great art of Amanita Design. Botanicula takes the player to a fairy-tale world of plants, where he helps five tree creatures on a quest to save their home’s last seed from a pack of evil parasites. Each of the five protagonists has unique skills, which have to be combined in many different ways throughout the game. The lovingly hand-crafted point & click adventure allows the player to interact with their surroundings to often surprising effect. Atmospheric music and sounds from the Czech band Dva underscore the fantastic experience.
„We are connected to Amanita Design through an excellent partnership that we are thrilled to continue with the publishing of Botanicula. The great sales success of Machinarium, both on digital platform and at traditional retail, has shown what great things we can achieve together”, commented Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment.
"It's very difficult to find a reliable and professional publishing partner especially for an adventure game nowadays. Daedalic Entertainment is not only a very reliable and professional company but working with them has always been a pleasure. We are sure our next game Botanicula is in very good hands with them," said Jakub Dvorsky, head and founder of Amanita Design.
The adventure game Botanicula will be released in Q1 of 2012 for Windows PC and Mac. Daedalic is licensed to publish the title in Germany, Austria, Switzerland, the United Kingdom, Scandinavia, Benelux, France, Spain, Portugal, Italy and Greece.
German publisher and developer Daedalic Entertainment has seen a change at the top of its PR department. PR & New Business Manager Claas Paletta is to leave the company at the end of this year. He is succeeded by Henrike Rohloff as new Head of PR, joining the company as of November 15.
After more than four years heading corporate and product PR at Daedalic, Paletta is leaving the company as per his own request. Since 2008, the 30-year-old Paletta was also in charge of developing the company’s license portfolio and working with Daedalic’s international licensing and distribution partners.
„Almost since Daedalic’s inception, Claas Paletta has put his stamp on the company with unfailing passion and has played a significant part in the successes and goals that we have achieved in the past years. We wish him all the best for the future,” commented Carsten Fichtelmann, Managing Director of Daedalic Entertainment. „At the same time, we’re happy to welcome Henrike Rohloff as a new member of our team. Her experience will make sure that we will continue to go down creative and successful paths in our communication.”
The 28-year-old Henrike Rohloff joins Daedalic after a stint as Head of PR at online games developer Goodgame Studios, where she built up the PR department and headed the internal and external communication successfully since 2010.