AVENCAST: Rise of the Mage Demo Competition Sponsored by SoundBlaster

January 22, 2008

AVENCAST: Rise of the Mage Demo
Competition Sponsored by SoundBlaster

Leading computer software publisher
Lighthouse Interactive, game developer ClockStone Software, and Creative, a
worldwide leader in digital entertainment products, are looking for the most
famous adept among all AVENCAST demo players! Today they announced a player
competition for their unique Action RPG game, AVENCAST: Rise of the Mage. The
competition begins on Tuesday, January 22, 2008 and ends Tuesday, February 5,
2008 (inclusive). AVENCAST combines role-playing with a fluid combat system
found in beat-em-up games, which is unique to the RPG genre. AVENCAST is
Windows® Vista™ compatible and is available at major retail stores across
Canada, the US and Europe.

What is it about?

One of the features of AVENCAST is a
player’s Fame Points. It is a score that evaluates a player’s battle skills as
they try to avoid being hit and use their spells with maximum effect to gain
lots of points. If players beat the game, their hero will appear in the game’s
Hall of Fame. They can compare their scores to those of other characters. If
they have their Fame Points Display activated while playing, players can
permanently observe their current competence in gaining fame points.

How to participate:

  1. Click here to download the game


    AVENCAST: Rise of the Mage Competition Demo

  2. Download the competition tool at
    www.avencast.com 
    and save it on your computer.

  3. Play the demo to the very end so
    you hero is found in the Hall of Fame.

  4. Enter the competition by starting
    the competition tool, which submits your hero stats and contact details.

You could win one of the following
SoundBlaster prizes:

1st Prize – 1 qty. Sound Blaster®
XtremeGamer™ sound card

 2nd Prize – 1 qty. Sound
Blaster® XtremeGamer™ sound card

3rd Prize – 1 qty. Sound Blaster®
XtremeGamer™ sound card

4th Prize – 1 qty. Sound Blaster®
XtremeGamer™ sound card

Plus… 5 winners by random draw,
each receiving a deck of Avencast branded cards

TOTAL WINNERS = 9

The 1st and 2nd prizes will be
awarded to the top 2 players with the highest "fame scores." The 3rd and 4th
prizes will be awarded by random draw among the Top 20 best players. The 5
winners of the Avencast decks of playing cards will be allocated by random draw
among the Top 100 players.

To view the full contest details,
visit www.avencast.com

GAME SUMMARY:

As the sun rises over Avencast, the
renowned academy of magic; a young adept begins his perilous journey. In a world
of wizardry, wonder and untold mystery, you must undertake some of the most
diverse quests to hone your abilities in spell casting, weaponry and melee
combat. Your martial skills are soon put to the test as demonic monsters of
unknown ancient origin descend upon Avencast turning the academy into a horrific
state of chaos and destruction.

Armed with over 50 combat moves and
spells, and a vast arsenal of equipment items, you must uncover the source of
these ominous happenings while vanquishing an onslaught of fiendish enemies.
Treachery and deceit reveal themselves as the vicious army of adversaries
beleaguers your frail haven threatening Avencast’s very existence. Amidst the
mayhem, an astonishing truth unfolds which will forever change the battle
scarred Wizard.

AVENCAST: Rise of the Mage is
accessible to novice RPG game players, but it will also challenge core RPG and
Action fans. Both combat and non-combat interactions create a perfect balance
between brains and brawn. By requiring players to bring their own combat and
strategic skills to the forefront, they will have the excitement of crafting a
powerful character unleashing their hero’s potential.

FEATURES:

  • Cast Lethal Spells from Different
    Skill Trees – Surrounded by vicious foes, unleash a mighty soul magic spell.
    The pure agglomeration of energy alone produces a warp in the surrounding
    atmosphere before the catastrophic nova demolishes your enemies. Blood Magic
    (elementally charged blows with varying speeds, ranges, and damage properties)
    and Soul Magic (covers all kinds of ranged magic spells allowing better area
    control) – both allow players to summon reinforcements during combat.

  • Perilous Quests – While brawn and
    agility will win most battles, acumen and strategic thinking are necessary to
    survive challenging quests.

  • Fluid Combat System – Chain
    together spells and easily execute lethal attacks using an innovative system
    that favors skillful gameplay over dull mouse clicking. Unleash your hero’s
    potential as you bring your own player skills to each intense battle.

  • Strong Player Personification &
    Character Development – Acquire new equipment, armor, weapons and spell
    casting skills to craft a powerful character.

  • Over 30 Nightmarish Monsters with
    Advanced AI – Each with versatile combat strategies, attacks, and defensive
    moves dependant upon the player’s behavior and attack strategy.

  • State-of-the-art 3D Engine –
    Stunning graphics enhanced with advanced visual effects make for an impressive
    display of devastating spell casting.

  • Many Hours of Exciting Gameplay –
    Set in diverse worlds with both indoor and outdoor environments to explore.

  • Attractive to a Broad Range of
    Players – An Action RPG at its core, but dynamic gameplay and adventure-like
    quests make AVENCAST attractive to a broad range of game players.