Inscape expands development, production and marketing efforts; 10 CD-ROM titles to be revealed at the 1996 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 16, 1996--Inscape, a partnership formed by Home Box Office (HBO Hyperbaric oxygen therapy (HBO)
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Mentioned in: Ozone Therapy ), the Warner Music Group Warner Music Group (WMG) is one of the four major record labels.
Warner Music Group also has a publishing arm, Warner/Chappell Music, which dates back to 1929, when Jack Warner, president of Warner Bros. Pictures Inc. and Michael Nash in 1994 to produce, publish and market exceptional entertainment on CD-ROM CD-ROM: see compact disc.
in full compact disc read-only memory
Type of computer storage medium that is read optically (e.g., by a laser). , has increased the size of its operations to support the expansion of its mandate and activities under the newly unfurled Warner Interactive banner.
Warner Interactive is the Warner Music Group division responsible for interactive game publishing within Time Warner Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), formerly known as AOL Time Warner, is the world's largest media and entertainment conglomerate headquartered in New York City, with major operations in film, television, publishing, Internet service and telecommunications. .
The senior management team, helmed by Nash, president and CEO (1) (Chief Executive Officer) The highest individual in command of an organization. Typically the president of the company, the CEO reports to the Chairman of the Board. , and founding member Antonia Smithson, senior vice president, business affairs, has been expanded to include Patti Bodner, senior vice president, marketing, and W.T. Morgan, senior vice president, product development.
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The essential, distinctive, and revelatory quality of a thing: "Here is the inscape, the epiphany, the moment of truth." Madison Smartt Bell. , Bodner was vice president of marketing at BMG BMG Bundesministerium für Gesundheit (Germand: Federal Ministry for Health)
BMG Be My Girl
BMG Blue Man Group
BMG Bertelsmann Music Group
BMG Be My Guest
BMG Browning Machine Gun
BMG Bulk Metallic Glass Video and, before that, vice president of marketing at New Line Home Video, a division of New Line Cinema. A new media pioneer, Morgan includes among his credits co-writer for the eight-hour prime-time documentary "500 Nations," as well as producing and directing the CD-ROM based on the documentary.
"Our strong executive team and existing infrastructure enabled us to manage rapid growth in the company while at the same time launch our first two titles to critical acclaim," stated Nash. "Moving forward, we remain committed to working with visionary talent to create products with integrity, originality and innovation. Given this great opportunity to expand our operations, we intend to broaden the scope of the genres we publish."
Following upon the success of its award-winning debut releases, "The Residents' Bad Day on the Midway Bad Day on the Midway is a CD-ROM game designed and scored by The Residents and a number of other graphic artists. The game allowed the player to switch from character to character in order to solve a number of puzzles: what put the park's owner in a coma? Who is killing off " and "The Dark Eye," Inscape is positioning itself to introduce 10 games at E3. The '96 release slate features action and adventure genres as well as the role playing games for which Inscape is known and reflects a balanced mix of internally and externally developed properties.
"Although we're introducing a creatively diverse slate of titles, each one reveling in our challenge to defy expectations, they share in common a commitment to outstanding production values Production values is a media term for "production cost." It refers to the professional look, or "polish," of a production. Factors that affect perceived production value may include video and audio quality, lighting, number of errors, and amount and quality of special effects. , pushing the medium to the limits and featuring the involvement of tremendous talent," noted Nash.
Among the titles Inscape will introduce for the first time at the 1996 Electronic Entertainment Expo, to be held May 16-18 in Los Angeles, are:
-- THE EGYPTIAN JUKEBOX: Players explore drawers of a clue-filled jukebox in hopes of unraveling the puzzling disappearance of eccentric millionaire Hamilton Hasp through interpreting the hidden meanings and connotations of the objects, memories, characters and songs revealed in order to solve the mystery. Based on the book THE EGYPTIAN JUKEBOX by renowned author/artist Nick Bantock (Griffin & Sabine series), this richly rendered role-playing adventure game features 3D worlds created by the magical jukebox, navigable NAVIGABLE. Capable of being navigated.
2. In law, the term navigable is applied to the sea, to arms of the sea, and to rivers in which the tide flows and reflows. 5 Taunt. R. 705; S. C. Eng. Com. Law Rep. 240; 5 Pick. R. 199; Ang. Tide Wat. 62; 1 Bouv. Inst. n. movies conveying Hasp's narratives, an innovative artificial intelligence feature, a dense atmosphere of sound and hit tunes from the '50s through the '70s. Scheduled for release, Q4 1996, on CD-ROM for PC (Win 95 and 3.1) and Macintosh platforms.
-- ASSASSIN 2015: Players are dropped into a fast-paced 3D first-person futurist scenario, where their adrenaline levels skyrocket as they assume the role of Jack Butcher, member of an elite group of government controlled assassins. After an attempt to bump off a top CEO goes wrong, Jack finds himself in the cross-hairs of a legion of artificial killing machines. With dozens of floors of winding hallways between himself and an awaiting rescue helicopter on the roof of the towering skyscraper, Jack will need buckets of brawn brawn
1. Solid and well-developed muscles, especially of the arms and legs.
2. Muscular strength and power.
3. Chiefly British The meat of a boar.
4. Headcheese. , a bunkerful of ammo and a keen sense of direction to escape with his life. ASSASSIN 2015 features a stunning combination of first-person combat gameplay and dramatic cinematic cut sequences, high-resolution 3D environments, and a daunting daunt
tr.v. daunt·ed, daunt·ing, daunts
To abate the courage of; discourage. See Synonyms at dismay.
[Middle English daunten, from Old French danter, from Latin army of realistic motion-captured enemies. With story and character components as psychologically engaging as the combat is viscerally immersive, ASSASSIN 2015 ushers in a new era for the real-time 3D action genre. Scheduled for release, Q3 1996, on PC CD-ROM for Windows 95.
-- DROWNED GOD: In this role-playing adventure game, developed by Epic Multimedia Group, players find themselves in an alien conspiracy that has evolved over 50,000 years. A deliberate distortion of mythological events, advanced by warring extraterrestial factions from the planet Orion, players navigate through four mysterious realms and uncover information about the "true" origins of mankind. Each realm contains a potent and protected relic of ancient knowledge, guarded by a labyrinth of challenging puzzles. Once the player locates tarot tarot
Sets of cards used in fortune-telling and in certain card games. The origins of tarot cards are obscure; cards approximating their present form first appeared in Italy and France in the late 14th century. cards and fits them in a Cryptowheel, they will unlock the forbidden realms and lead to powerful relics and links to controversial historical events such as the Ark of the Covenant Ark of the Covenant
In Judaism and Christianity, the ornate, gold-plated wooden chest that in biblical times housed the two tablets of the Law given to Moses by God. The Levites carried the Ark during the Hebrews' wandering in the wilderness. , Roswell's alien autopsy, the JFK assassination Assassination
See also Murder.
Fanatical Moslem sect that smoked hashish and murdered Crusaders (11th—12th centuries). [Islamic Hist.: Brewer Note-Book, 52]
conspirator and assassin of Julius Caesar. [Br. and the Philadelphia Experiment, that are in truth part of the secret war that has raged throughout the centuries. DROWNED GOD features an on-line component which links game play to content located on the World Wide Web. The game combines artfully crafted graphics, art effects by award-winning sculptor Greg Bolton (Peter Gabriel's "Sledgehammer See Opteron. " music video) and atmospheric music by Miasma miasma
noxious exhalations from putrescent organic matter; the basis for an early concept of the origin of epidemics. (Collaborators with Jazzy B of Soul II Soul and Maxi Priest). Scheduled for release, Q4 1996, for PC CD-ROM or Windows 95, 3.1 and Mac platforms.
-- SQUEEZILS: Feeling a little "chipper chipper Drug slang An occasional user of illicit drugs. See Recreational drug use Tobacco A popular term for a person who smokes < 5 cigarettes/day, who may be resistant to nicotine dependence or addiction, and often born to non-smoking parents. "? Then sharpen your claws, whet your appetite for nuts and glide into the wild forest of Squeezils, undoubtedly the best flying squirrel game of all time! Scamper through a real-time 3D adventure on a frenzied quest to collect and store a wealth of nuts located in the forest's stands. But life for a Squeezil is much more than simply hording nuts: mastering the basics of Squeezilhood unveils empowering magical fruits and berries, opens secret portals that transport you to exotic lands and reveals a quest for sacred and enigmatic relics that will solve the land's ancient secret. Competition is fierce among the Squeezils, and with a host of hopeful thwarters, it will take a thick-furred player to succeed! Featuring a unique 3D game engine based on developer Protozoa's state-of-the-art animation techniques, top-quality storytelling and sound talent (Peter Gabriel's "Steam," the Cartoon Network's "Moxy"). The result is a bustling, engaging, immersive, non-cruel game like no other! Scheduled for release, Q4 1996, on PC CD-ROM for Windows 95.
-- RAVAGE: A science-fiction action adventure game developed by Rainbow America, which pits the player, as the only surviving member of a small rebel force, against the Necron, a nasty dimension traveling vermin vermin /ver·min/ (ver´min)
1. an external animal parasite.
2. such parasites collectively.ver´minous
n. pl. . When a top secret government research program breaks the barriers of the dimensions, introducing spectacular new worlds, it also, inadvertently, opens the doors to the Necron, whose dimension converters lock on to our world, creating a super-highway for the powerful race whose only goal is to dominate all they encounter. It is up to the player to travel to the various dimensions enslaved Enslaved may refer to:
Inscape will also present two previously announced titles, DEVO PRESENTS ADVENTURES OF THE SMART PATROL, scheduled for release in August 1996, and WHERE'S WALDO? EXPLORING GEOGRAPHY, a May 1996 release.
DEVO PRESENTS ADVENTURES OF THE SMART PATROL is a role-playing adventure game created by Gerald V. Casale with Mark Mothersbaugh, founders and principal songwriters of DEVO, the pioneering thinking man's pop group. Scheduled for release in August 1996, the timely and totally deranged de·range
tr.v. de·ranged, de·rang·ing, de·rang·es
1. To disturb the order or arrangement of.
2. To upset the normal condition or functioning of.
3. To disturb mentally; make insane. adventure set in the "near-future present" will be supported by the concurrent release of an audio CD soundtrack for DEVO PRESENTS ADVENTURES OF THE SMART PATROL by Discovery Records. The audio CD will feature the first single, "That's What He Said," as well as classic tracks from the visionary "Whip-It" boys.
WHERE'S WALDO? EXPLORING GEOGRAPHY is an educational, interactive CD-ROM game for children ages 5-12. The animated adventure's entertaining exercises incorporate the 1994 National Geography Standards and are designed to teach children the essential elements of world geography. With Waldo's help, children travel the globe and use critical thinking skills to complete challenging geography exercises. Players help Waldo save the Wacky Worldwide Games by solving geography lessons which provide clues to locate missing athletes and the winning team's Champion Cup.
Inscape will be located in the WEA WEA Weather
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WEA Washington Education Association
WEA Wilderness Education Association
WEA Workers' Education Association
WEA WebSphere Everyplace Access (IBM)
WEA Wisconsin Education Association booth (No. 12828) at the 1996 Electronic Entertainment Expo.
Inscape's titles are distributed in the United States and Canada by WEA Visual Entertainment and in international markets by Warner Interactive International.
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