Lighthouse Interactive Announces Solid Release Date

September 15, 2008

Release Date And Final Box Shot For WWII Tank Simulation Game Steel Fury:
Kharkov 1942

Leading computer game publisher
Lighthouse Interactive and developers Discus Games and Graviteam announced today
that Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942, their historical detailed tank simulation game,
has a solid release date. This PC DVD-ROM game will be available online in the
U.S. and Canada early November and will begin hitting stores shelves across
European territories on November 7, 2008. Accompanying this press release is the
official box shot featuring the famous T-34/76 mod. 1941 tank during a ferocious

The events of Steel Fury: Kharkov
1942 are based on a little-known Russian offensive that occurred during May
1942, in which a German counterattack had three Soviet armies surrounded,
forcing them to fight their way out of the Barvenkovskiy Kotel ‘meat grinder’.

Lighthouse Interactive is part of
SilverBirch Inc.’s (SVB:TSXV) video game division.


Steel Fury: Kharkov 1942 is based on
real-life events that took place from May 12 to 28, 1942, which engaged the Red
Army in the fight of their lives. During a vicious German counterattack that
began on May 17, 1942, three Soviet Armies were surrounded and were forced to
fight in what has become known as the “meat grinder." Through the monstrous roar
of tanks and military vehicles, and the blaring sounds of war, players will
experience bitterness at the loss of their comrades during battle and elation
when they are victorious.


  • Historical Authenticity:
    Missions are based on true historical events
    recreated from archives and photo references, including the interiors and
    exteriors of vehicles and tactical markings. The player has access to vast
    battlefields without obstructions from impenetrable forests or other
    obstacles, allowing them to choose any path available to achieve victory!

  • Fear
    and Fury Filled Missions:
    Throughout 30 playable missions in three unique
    single-player campaigns, experience large scale battles with numerous active

    Interact with and command all units involved in the advance against the
    enemy, including: more than 40 different realistically modelled vehicles, with
    three playable tanks: T-34/76 mod. 1941, Mk.II ‘Matilda’ III, and the Pz. IV
    Ausf. F2.

  • Take
    Full Control:
    In first and third person views, assume crew positions for
    Commander, Gunner, Loader, Driver, and Hull Gunner.

  • Realistic Game Physics:
    The advanced game engine allows for precise
    calculation of ballistics and collisions models. Objects can be destroyed and
    the terrain is deformable. Both player and AI controlled vehicles are subject
    to realistic physics.

  • Realistic Environments:
    The game engine supports dynamic lighting,
    featuring night-time missions and different weather conditions. The engine’s
    particle system allows for realistic smoke and water effects, as well as
    debris from explosions.

    Everything in the path of a tank-round can be destroyed. Vehicles
    can damage buildings and knock down trees. Due to the advanced game engine,
    impacting shells create craters and trenches take damage when tanks run over
    them, deforming the terrain.

  • Difficulty Levels:
    Players can adjust the level of complexity the game
    offers. Missions gradually raise the difficulty level by introducing more
    vehicles, troops, and harder to achieve mission goals. Thanks to training
    missions, the player can easily learn how to control their tank and supporting
    AI troops from all crew positions.

    and Utilities:
    Players have the ability to create custom missions and make
    modifications. Easy-to-use editors make it possible to add new vehicles and
    weapons to the game.

For more information on Steel Fury:
Kharkov 1942, visit the official website at