Trimark Interactive's "The Hive" swarms the PC CD-ROM video game market, approaching 100,000 pre-orders two months prior to release; one of the very first titles to take full advantage of Windows 95 Operating System.SANTA MONICA Santa Monica (săn`tə mŏn`ĭkə), city (1990 pop. 86,905), Los Angeles co., S Calif., on Santa Monica Bay; inc. 1886. Tourism and retailing are important, and the city has motion-picture, biotechnology, and software industries. , Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 23, 1995--Trimark Interactive, a subsidiary of Trimark Holdings Inc., has announced that its PC 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). action adventure game title, "The Hive," developed exclusively for Windows 95, is approaching 100,000 pre-ordered copies two months prior to its official launch on Oct. 18, 1995.
"It is widely recognized that 50,000 pre-orders is considered a major success among PC CD-ROM games," said Mark Amin Mark Amin is an American motion picture producer and distributor.
Amin formed Vidmark Entertainment in the early 1980's which handled mainly video releases, and was a pioneer in home video entertainment. In 1985, Amin changed the name of Vidmark to Trimark Holdings Inc. , president of Trimark Interactive and chairman of parent company Trimark Holdings.
"With `The Hive' generating almost twice that amount at this early stage, we are confident that Trimark Interactive has joined the pantheon of leading software publishers and has become a substantial asset for Trimark Holdings."
Critics have praised "The Hive" for its imaginative gameplay along with its compatibility with Windows 95. While U.S. News & World Report U.S. News & World Report
Weekly newsmagazine published in Washington, D.C. U.S. News was founded in 1933 by David Lawrence (1888–1973) to cover important domestic events; he founded World Report in 1945 to treat world news. The two magazines were merged in 1948. praised its graphics and dubbed it a "hot game," Computer Gaming World Computer Gaming World (CGW) was the first magazine devoted exclusively to computer games. CGW was founded in 1981 by Russell Sipe as a semi-monthly publication. called "The Hive" "a game that takes full advantage of both the new operating system's (Windows 95's) power and its user demographics."
"The Hive" challenges players with a complicated quest to save the galaxy from mutant bees called Hivasects, whose "honey" will imminently provide a potent biological weapon for the Noir Dyne dyne (dīn), unit of force in the cgs system of units, which is based on the metric system; an acceleration of 1 centimeter per second per second is produced when a force of 1 dyne is exerted on a mass of 1 gram. Corporation. The protagonist enjoys an array of experiences and settings: a dog fight in space; a crash landing on an ice planet; a journey to the home planet of the Ancients; a gun battle on foot; and the rescue of a female compatriot com·pa·tri·ot
1. A person from one's own country.
2. A colleague.
[French compatriote, from Late Latin compatri .
"The Hive" will be one of the very first titles to take full advantage of the Windows 95 operating system incorporating true 32-bit autoplay technology, stereo sound and 16-bit graphics. It will also be the first game to incorporate sophisticated action sequences along with never-before-seen "panoractive" gameplay, which allows the player 360-degree movement from a fixed position.
Established in March of 1993, Trimark Interactive is an entertainment-based software publisher involved in the development, marketing and sales of computer-based software products. Trimark Interactive is a subsidiary of Trimark Holdings.
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