HARDWARE: Shipbreakers Makes “First Contact” in Gameplay Reveal Trailer

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See in-game units traversing planet LM-27, scouting derelict spacecraft using a free control camera

VANCOUVER, Canada – May 29, 2013 – Blackbird Interactive, a videogame developer specializing in sci-fi real-time strategy games, has released the first gameplay trailer for their upcoming online strategy game HARDWARE: Shipbreakers. Following the release of a series of assets introducing the game’s visual style, this brand new trailer will show players how in-game graphics have been fully realized based upon the iconic, original concept art. Players can expect the game to closely resemble the stylized concept art as they traverse the varied terrain of LM-27.

In the gameplay trailer released today, entitled “First Contact,” players can get a first look at the derelict ship graveyards, unit formations and the completely free control camera as well as never before seen in-game units. This video marks players’ “First Contact” with the game and the game’s first contact with enemy units, the shipwrecks around which gameplay occurs. Fans of Homeworld, which came from the creators of HARDWARE: Shipbreakers, will notice the eerily familiar look and style of the air units in HARDWARE: Shipbreakers.

The closed beta is scheduled to begin Q4 2013 and is now open to applicants. Players can support the game’s development through the purchase of limited edition pre-sale packages at www.blackbirdinteractive.com/store.

Watch the official first gameplay trailer on YouTube.

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About Blackbird Interactive
Blackbird is a private, independent game studio headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia. The company was founded in 2007, by a team of experienced and successful video game industry veterans, including senior EA staff and founders of Relic Entertainment.

In 2010 development started with an ambitious and original sci-fi game entitled HARDWARE, the newest Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game from the creators of Homeworld.

For more information, please visit www.blackbirdinteractive.com.

About Hardware
Hardware is the newest Free to Play (F2P) real-time strategy (RTS) game from the creators of Homeworld.
Survive among the derelict starships of planet LM-27. Earn your in-game currency retrieving cargo and technology from the space-wrecks littered across the landscape. Combat onslaughts from militant competitors, equally desperate for wealth. Survive the harsh storms and burning temperatures, and endure the poisonous grinding dust that wears down man and machine alike. After that, fortune can be your reward, or death in the sand can be your lonely fate.

For more information, please visit www.hardwarethegame.com.



Press Contact
Stephanie Palermo
TriplePoint, on behalf of Blackbird Interactive