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[This unedited press release is made available courtesy of Gamasutra and its partnership with notable game PR-related resource GamesPress.]


Cracow, Poland – Nov 13, 2012: Cracow-based Nano Games Studio is proud to announce that its first title, Reef Shot, will be released on November 21! Reef Shot combines a fluid 3D navigation system with underwater photography mechanics and realistic undersea scenery to take the player on an exciting voyage, immersing him/her in a task-based storyline complete with stunning marine life, sunken ruins and an end-of-the-world Mayan prophecy!

Imagine yourself as an uncanny mercenary. Yes, you shoot, but rather pictures, not people. And now imagine that you were sent into the middle of Mezoamerican nowhere by a rather annoying hyperactive biologist friend of yours who's main goal is to have some decent photos of the fish you've never heard of. Seems like a couple of another well-paid days, fortunately without any newlyweds. And it is – until you find out that someone was there before you. Much before – about 500 years.

Therefore this shooting amidst the reefs becomes an inquiry in order to find out what happened there. Welcome to Reef Shot – an unconventional underwater adventure game set along the coast of Robinson Crusoe Island.

Reef Shot is an FPP 3D console game utilizing state-of-the-art technology. The game’s realistic compliance with the laws of physics, combined with Nano Games’ proprietary engine, allows the player to freely explore a vast undersea world, even beyond the “main area”. The story mechanics are rooted in AAA games -- the player is quickly plunged into the storyline, and gameplay is diversified with the inclusion of bonus tasks. The player’s success depends on achieving a set of goals that revolve around environment exploration and finding/photographing artifacts and fish species. Completing tasks not only earns the player points which can be exchanged for a variety of useful perks, but also allows the player to discover new areas and ultimately solve the mystery of the Mayan prophecy!

Key Features:

- Engaging underwater photography mechanics

- Easy-to-use navigation system that grabs the player’s attention from the beginning and

doesn’t let go

- Creative, original storyline based on a combination of real history and the legend of El Dorado

- Ultra-realistic environment featuring incredible underwater scenery, Mayan glyphs and

artifacts, and fish that behave like real fish!

- High-quality soundtrack that perfectly complements the game’s tone and atmosphere

About Nano Games

Nano Games is an independent game development studio with a mission to create top-quality, highly original video games for a global audience. The studio's greatest asset, apart from its team of experienced and uber-creative gamers, is its proprietary, unique Nano Engine.

Quotes from the Nano Games’ team:

“We’re a diverse group with a strong balance of industry veterans and avid gamers whose lack of professional experience is more than made up for by their enthusiasm and creativity. Our goal with Reef Shot was to create a modern, non-violent adventure game that appeals to a wide variety of gamers via a compelling storyline, top-notch photography mechanics and a user-friendly navigation system. Have we achieved our goal? That’s for the players to decide!”

-- Michal Litworowski, Producer  

“Although Reef Shot takes place in the present-day, we wanted to introduce a historical motif. We started with a conquistadors’ shipwreck, and from there became very interested in the Mayan culture and the conquest of the Americas; it was then that the creative juices really started flowing. The end result is an “alternate history” game meshing real events with the legend of El Dorado. We combined several elements commonly found in AAA productions, such as a navigation system and free movement within a level, with our own undersea photography mechanics to create a rich, historybased tale.”

– Lukasz Plesniarowicz, Designer

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