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Press Release Teaser: Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa Now Available As A Download!   

News Release For Immediate Release


Download Your Way To The Depths Of Adventure!
Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa Now Available As A Download!


Hampstead, NC, 03 October 2007

Shrapnel Games is pleased to announce that Chronic Reality's Scallywag: In the Lair of
the Medusa is now available for purchase as a download! Available for Windows, the
game retails for $29.95 and can be acquired directly from the Shrapnel Games e-store, the
Gamers Front (https://www.gamersfront.com/xcart/home.php). Download and let the
mushroom fueled hackorgy begin within minutes!

Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa is a sprawling single-player action RPG in the
Rogue tradition; randomly created levels populated with fresh bad guys and booty with
each new play. Playing as Rapius, the reluctant hero intent on saving his valley and its
supply of ShrOOm ale, gamers will experience eight different worlds (Dirt Caves, Insect
Nest, Tagloth Dungeons, Ice World, Fungus Gardens, Magma Caverns, Necropolis, and
Lost City), each with ten levels for a total of eighty levels of dungeon descending action.
In these worlds players will deal with environmental challenges (and no, not things like
making sure the aluminum cans are separated from the plastic bottles), fiendish monsters,
and powerful boss creatures. And then there's the dark.

Everyone knows you always play a non-human in RPGs to get all the cool racial bonuses,
but not Rapius. Unable to see in the dark Rapius has been forced to bring along a lantern
to light his way. Players can control how brightly the lantern burns, which affects both
the rate of oil burning and how well Rapius can be spotted by the lurkers below. Turn it
low and it's possible to sneak your way through the dark, or fire that sucker up to engage
your foes from a distance. Just remember to keep an eye out for flasks of oil otherwise
it's lights out!

Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa offers massive replayability. There are four
different levels of difficulty to choose from, and the randomly generated content ensures
that players have plenty to discover with each new session. Items can be collected and
combined, and there are over twenty different status effects Rapius can be hit with, many
of which can be quite positive.

Even if players have beaten the game at every difficulty level a dozen times over, and
they think they've ingested every form of mushroom and smoked every bit of fungus,
there is still giving in to your RAGe! RAGe (Random Adventure Game engine) allows
anyone to mod Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa with basic software tools most users
will probably have on their desktop already. No programming skills needed, just your
imagination!

Using RAGe items can be altered, added, or deleted. Monsters can be weakened or
toughened up, given new powers, or created from scratch. Want to add in new sound
effects or music? You can do so within seconds. Tweak how the maps are made. Want
them smaller? Larger? Control the rarity of items. Make the adventure you want to play.
Pull out your best dungeoncrawl module from your favorite pen and paper RPG and turn
it into a game! Or go into a completely different direction from fantasy and turn
Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa into a Roaring Twenties mob adventure! All it
takes is some time and creativity.

Besides the ease of modding the basic game with no programming skills, those that do
possess the mad C++ skills can create plug-ins that change the core experience itself,
opening up numerous gameplay possibilities.

To read more about Scallywag: In the Lair of the Medusa, or to check out the demo
(which allows users to sample how easy it is to mod), please visit:

www.shrapnelgames.com/chronicreality/scallywag/1.htm

Check out the entire Shrapnel Games catalog at www.shrapnelgames.com. Serving the
gaming public since 1999, we offer an award-winning line of eclectic titles that gamers
will appreciate on a variety of subjects. If you're a fan of fantasy games you'll also enjoy
Land of Legends, Dominions 3: The Awakening, and the free download, Conquest of
Elysium II.
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