Catalyst Game Labs At PAX Prime 2012

PAX Attendees Can Go Hands-On with MechWarrior Tactics and MechWarrior Online and Secure Limited Edition Posters At the Catalyst Games Booth

Monday, August 27th — Catalyst Game Labs is exhibiting at PAX Prime, offering gamers on a first come, first serve basis the chance to go hands on with MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics as well as check out and purchase all the latest releases for BattleTech, Shadowrun, Cosmic Patrol and Leviathans. In addition to other board and card games for sale, such as Balance of Power, Catalyst Game Labs is showcasing additional games coming down the pipeline, such as the successful Kickstarter tile laying game, The Duke.

Catalyst Game Labs at PAX
Featuring MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics Game Stations
When: August 31st to September 2nd, 10 AM to 10 PM (possibly later…)
MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics Game Stations Available 10 AM to 6 PM
Where: Second Floor, Room 213

Shadowrun Returns—coming from Harebrained Schemes—will be in the Catalyst Game Labs room at PAX, along with two hotly anticipated titles published by Infinite Game Publishing, MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics 
will also be available for preview.

MechWarrior Online (www.mwomercs.com) is the premium online successor to the best-selling MechWarrior franchise. Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your ‘Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent.

MechWarrior Tactics (www.mwtactics.com) is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy, blending tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features as you command numerous BattleMechs against an online opponent towards victory.

“It’s been fantastic to work with these companies and we’re proud to have them in our room at PAX,” said Randall N. Bills, Managing Developer of Catalyst Game Labs. “And not just on the games themselves, but the coordination of events and announcements. To try and create as much awareness and excitement for all aspects of the BattleTech/MechWarrior experience, regardless of your chosen way to enjoy the epic universe/game we all love. You may just have to fight me for a slot at one of the game stations they’ll have set up all weekend!”

MechWarrior Tactics Q&A
Where: Second Floor, Room 213
When:

    Friday, August 31st: 4:00-5:00 PM
    Saturday, September 1st: 4:00-5:00 PM
    Sunday, September 2nd: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM

Who: Chris Cleroux and James Romanchuk

MechWarrior Online Q&A
Where: Second Floor, Room 213
When: Saturday, September 1st: 5:00-6:00 PM
Who: Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman

Q&A Note: All in-room gaming will stop during all Q&As, including the Shadowrun Returns Q&As.

Stop by Catalyst Game Labs Room 213 and find a slot at one of the computer stations to try the games, or listen to one of the Q&A sessions. While supplies last, don’t forget to grab your own MechWarrior Online/MechWarrior Tactics poster.

For more information about MechWarrior Online and MechWarrior Tactics, hit up www.mwomercs.com and www.mwtactics.com. Additionally, fans who want to get immediate access to the MechWarrior Online beta can purchase a Founder’s Package at www.mwomercs.com.

Catalyst Game Labs

Catalyst Game Labs is dedicated to producing high quality games and fiction that mesh sophisticated game mechanics with dynamic universes-all presented in a form that allows beginning players and long-time veterans to easily jump into our games and fiction readers to enjoy our stories even if they don’t know the games.

Catalyst Game Labs is an imprint of InMediaRes Productions, LLC, which specializes in electronic publishing of professional fiction. This allows Catalyst to participate in a synergy that melds printed gaming material and fiction with all the benefits of electronic interfaces and online communities, creating a whole-package experience for any type of player or reader. Find Catalyst Game Labs online at www.catalystgamelabs.com.

Piranha Games Inc.
Piranha Games Inc. was founded in January 2000 by Russ Bullock and Bryan Ekman. Piranha Games is focused on the core action games market and has worked on exciting IPs such as: Need For Speed®, Transformers® 2: Revenge of the Fallen and Duke Nukem Forever®. Please join us at www.piranha-games.com.

Roadhouse Interactive
Roadhouse Interactive is a Vancouver based end-to-end solution provider for the next generation of browser, social, and mobile games. Founded by James Hursthouse, Ian Verchere and Tarrnie Williams in December 2009, Roadhouse’s management team is responsible for some of the most well-known game franchises of the past twenty five years and continues to build upon industry-leading production, development and live game operations expertise at Roadhouse. Announced games include Family Guy Online, a mid-core browser-based ‘MMLOL’ game for 20th Century Fox, and MechWarrior: Tactics, a turn-based strategy reboot of the classic MechWarrior franchise for Montreal-based Infinite Game Publishing. The company is working on a robust portfolio of additional projects across a range of genres, platforms and properties – linked by a unified vision that games should be free-to-play, frictionless, and highly engaging. Find us online at http://roadhouseinteractive.com/.

About MechWarrior Online
Set in the year 3049 during the early stages of a massive interstellar war, MechWarrior Online puts you in command of the most powerful war machine to ever walk the field of battle, the mighty BattleMech. Pilot your Mech and customize it to suit your preferred battlefield role; upgrade systems, weapons, and armor with endless options giving you creative control over your battle strategy as you face your next opponent. MechWarrior Online delivers a rich online experience, rewarding everything a player does with experience points, C-Bills, unlocks, and recognition. Upgrade skills and refine your role in gameplay using an all-new leveling system, and up-to-the minute detailed player statistics allow you to compare, track and share your progress with other players. Visit www.mwomercs.com.

About MechWarrior Tactics
Coming out later this year in North America, MechWarrior is developed by Roadhouse Interactive and A.C.R.O.N.Y.M. Games published by Infinite Game Publishing. MechWarrior Tactics is a brand-new MechWarrior game set in the year 3025 in the BattleTech® universe and includes everything you love about MechWarrior. MechWarrior Tactics is the latest evolution of turn-based strategy and blends tactical gameplay, deep collectability, and unique online features, and is set against visually stunning environments for the supreme MechWarrior battle experience. Players earn, collect, and purchase combat and aesthetic resources to outfit each ‘Mech and prepare for the next online battle. For more information about MechWarrior Tactics and to register your Commander name, visit www.mwtactics.com.

About Infinite Game Publishing

IGP is a newly formed publisher of AAA online interactive entertainment. Formed by industry vets with a passion for great games, IGP’s leadership is driving online entertainment forward by partnering with best-in-breed developers to bring high-octane excitement to PC gamers everywhere. 
Official Web site: www.infinitegamepublishing.com.