FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DELVE INTO THE VIVID WORLD OF EMBERS OF MIRRIM
Experience Innovative Controls and Brilliant Environments as You Fight to Save Your World
St. Catharines, ON – May 25th, 2017 – Local Developer Creative Bytes, has announced that its upcoming action-platformer Embers of Mirrim is now available on Windows PC, Xbox One, the all-in-one games and entertainment system from Microsoft, and the PlayStation®4 computer entertainment system. Begin your adventure as the ethereal creature Mirrim, who has the ability to split into light and dark entities called Embers. Master your powers in order to save your world from corruption!
Watch the launch trailer for Embers of Mirrim HERE.
“After two and half years of development, we are ready to bring Embers of Mirrim to gamers everywhere,” said Paul Caporicci, Chief Executive Officer and Project Director at Creative Bytes Studios. “We’ve taken a fresh approach on the platformer genre with our unique splitting mechanic, and we think that gamers will really enjoy the variety of moment to moment gameplay in Embers of Mirrim.
“Inspiration for Embers of Mirrim was drawn from 80’s fantasy movies from the likes of Labyrinth, Dark Crystal and The Neverending Story.” said Shawn Jackson, Chief Creative Officer and Art Director at Creative Bytes Studios. “We have built a world of fantastical possibilities and offer players a wide variety of striking visuals.”
“In Embers of Mirrim, there is no dialogue - instead, we’ve taken an approach to tell a story through visuals and game design.” said Frank Knezic, Design Director at Creative Bytes Studios. “We hope everyone has as much fun playing the game as we had making it and discover that SPLITTING IS BELIEVING!”
Embers of Mirrim is an adventure-platformer featuring a mystical creature with the ability to split into light and dark entities called Embers. As Mirrim, you can explore the dramatic landscape using the opposing forces of the Embers to affect creatures and relics in the world in unexpected ways.
Designed with a variety of gameplay – including classic platforming, puzzle-solving, formidable boss battles and thrilling chases – Embers of Mirrim ascends beyond the standard platformer with precise controls, unique mechanics, and rich environments.
Embers of Mirrim Gameplay Features:
- A Stylish Character with Twice the Personality: Mirrim has the ability to split into two playable forms called Embers. The Light and Dark embers are independently controlled by the left and right control sticks, and offer new ways to solve puzzles, overcome obstacles and traverse through the world.
- Diverse Gameplay: Master innovative thumbstick controls mixed with classic platforming, alter your world to solve intriguing puzzles, battle with gigantic bosses and run for your life from dangerous threats. Infusing these moments with the “splitting” gameplay and a powerful narrative offers a unique gaming experience like no other.
- Save Your World From the Corruption: Use your powers to rid the world of the corruption that is infecting your beloved planet. Save your friends and unify their forces to restore balance to the world.
- Explore the Extraordinary World: A vibrant and colorful universe awaits! Mirrim’s journey will take you from a thawing mountain to an aging forest to a desolate wasteland and more. A variety of hidden secrets are scattered throughout the stunningly rendered environments for you to discover.
About Create Bytes:
Creative Bytes Studios is an interactive technology company that consists of a talented group of developers who share a passion for gaming and interactive media.
The company was formed in 2013 by Paul Caporicci and Shawn Jackson, two industry leaders who believe that the creation of truly great interactive experiences involve the skillful fusion of technology and design. By combining Paul’s technical background with Shawn’s artistic skills, they work together to bring digital creations to life.
Creative Bytes Studios is a portfolio company housed in the Generator at one, an interactive digital media and tech incubator, powered by Innovate Niagara.
About the Generator at one:
the Generator at one opened its doors in 2010 to be the catalyst for interactive digital media growth in Niagara. The vision was simple: to create a utopia for interactive digital media (IDM) for companies, researchers and students. Adopting a model that has produced tremendous results in areas such as Silicon Valley, the seeds that were planted just a few short years ago at the Generator at one are now blossoming.
About Innovate Niagara:
Innovate Niagara helps entrepreneurs with leading-edge ideas to start, grow and succeed. Innovate Niagara is a Regional Innovation Centre (RIC) through the Ontario Network of Entrepreneurs (ONE). Innovate Niagara assists emerging sectors and high-growth industries through business advisory services, tools and resources including a network of business incubators.
CEO, Creative Bytes Studios
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