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The player matches stepping stones of like colors to move through fifty levels of intensifying cyber-mazes filled with corrupted sectors, deep microchasms and malicious seeker viruses. Tracer also includes a free Level Editor, which allows players to create their own innovative levels with totally new-twists and turns. Single and networkable-player options for up to eight opponents are available.
To make the characters' actions as realistic as possible, Future Endeavors employed motion-capture technology, which involved filming human movements and applying the data to each character's movements. The player views the character from a third-person perspective, which can be manipulated for a quick, concise understanding of the playing field.
As the first release of the exclusive publishing deal between 7th level and Future Endeavors, Tracer offers a unique style of strategy-based game play and a real-tie, 3-D texture-mapped environment. It is scheduled to ship in June for Windows 95.
"7th Level is pleased to be affiliated with Future Endeavors in the pursuit of cutting-edge CD-ROM games," said George Grayson, chairman and CEO, 7th Level, Inc. "Tracer represents a strategic decision to move into third-party interactive publishing, which offers both companies distinct advantages over the competition."
"Our association with 7th Level on Tracer and other upcoming titles accelerates the production process and brings our products to market with greater impact than we would have had on our own," said Paul Bodnoff, Future Endeavor's president. "This first release combines vivid 3-D animation with a pulsating soundtrack and an original story line to create an unmatched gaming experience."
To download information about Tracer, check the Web at www.7thlevel.com or www.endeavors.com. 7th Level can also be reached via the online services. On CompuServe, AOL and MSN, use "SEVENTH."
7th Level, Inc. blends Hollywood creative artistry, proprietary production techniques and world-class animators and producers to deliver state-of-the-art multimedia products. 7th Level's award-winning products include: Arcade America, TuneLand and The Great Word Adventure starring Howie Mandel, Battle Beast, Take Your Best Shot and Monty Python's Complete Waste of Time.
Coming soon from 7th Level are Monty Python and the Quest for the Holy Grail and ACE VENTURA the CD-ROM Game.
Future Endeavors Incorporated is Canada's fastest-growing interactive entertainment company. Innovative concepts, high-quality visuals and strong technical expertise combine to create outstanding entertainment that is fun for all ages. Current shipping titles include The Interactive Alphabet and Dracula's Secret.