Shadow Vault Ships


Nuclear war is in the air

December 22, 2004. Montreal, Canada.
Publisher Strategy First and developer Mayhem Studios are happy to announce that
Shadow Vault has shipped to retailers nationwide.

“A strong apocalyptic, cyber-punk
setting submerges the player in non-stop turn based action! Amazingly simple
controls and a compelling storyline are the basis for this eerie thriller. If
you have been waiting for a turn based game to wet your feet, Mayhem’s Shadow
Vault is game for you … all the depth with half the confusion” says Jay
Podilchuk, the Producer at Strategy First.

About Shadow Vault The sky is
blackened by dark clouds and planet Earth is nearing its sad end. Humans have
already tried all possibilities to avoid doom. Only one option remains – a ‘time
tunnel’ leading back to the year 1958. The alliance is back in the year 1958 and
the ‘time tunnel’ is their only chance to change what has transpired in order to
avoid a war that should have never happened. But the alliance plans are delayed
when the Contingent government, an organization hell-bent on war and domination,
went through the tunnel first. Now they must begin battle again and save the
Earth from these invader’s hands.

Shadow Vault is a turn based
Strategy RPG set during a violent time in Earth’s alternate history. Battle the
forces of the Contingent government through 20 different levels, featuring over
30 unique characters and units or go against human opponents in 10 multiplayer
levels over LAN or internet. Designed for both casual and hard-core strategy
players, the games provide countless hours of strategic gameplay delivering lots
of action and strategic possibilities without the need of studying a huge


  • Stylish nuclear war ravaged
    environment where buildings and structures can be destroyed or used for cover

  • Unique unit classes, each with its
    own special sets of abilities, such as medics, engineers, snipers and more

  • Units improve abilities and
    acquire new ones as they gain combat experience

Over 30 unique abilities and 40
different actions to enhance and update your units Hours of strategic gameplay
through 20 game levels 30 units and characters to choose from or battle against
Epic story and dynamic storyline that immerses the player into the game High
level Artificial Intelligence that reacts to as player’s strategy Intuitive game
rules and interface placing emphasis on the strategical experience rather than a
steep learning curve

Shadow Vault is available at all
major retailers with a suggested retail price of $29.99. Rated T by ESRB. To
learn more about this game please visit

About Mayhem Studios Mayhem Studios
s.r.o. is a Slovakian company, based in Bratislava, that specializes in computer
games development. In the past four years the level of company technical
equipment, as well as human resources grew rapidly. The main element
characterizing the whole of Mayhem Studios is its high flexibility. Company
management uses modern trends in administration like flexible task assignment,
IT outsourcing, etc. enabling them to achieve low costs and high work

About Strategy First

Strategy First Inc. is a leading
developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded
in 1990, the company has grown rapidly, publishing major games in the industry
and simultaneously developing its own in-house titles such as O.R.B. and
Disciples II. After winning numerous awards for games such as Disciples: Sacred
Lands, Kohan: Immortal Sovereigns, Steel Beasts, Galactic Civilizations, and
Jagged Alliance, Strategy First continues to push the gaming envelope with its
own groundbreaking titles, while maintaining its reputation as a unique
alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a
worldwide audience.