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


04 NOVEMBER 2013


Johannesburg, South Africa - If Sanitarium, Alien and Fallout had a child, it would be called Stasis. Stasis is a 2D isometric adventure game set on desolate spacecraft, Groomlake, where the player assumes the character, John Maracheck, to interact and solve puzzles.

From midday today until December 7th, 2013 Stasis will attempt to raise the

US$100,000.00 it needs to ensure its completion in 2014.

This is the first game and first crowd-sourced funding launch by developer, Christopher Bischoff and his new indie studio, The Brotherhood.

If successful, Kickstarter funds will also provide for professional voice artists and musical score, more cut scenes and an additional layer of AAA polish.

The Kickstarter rewards feature both digital and physical rewards, that include Polo shirts with an embroidered logo, boxed copies of Stasis, a 3D printed sculpture and even a classic adventure game hint book.

The Kickstarter page can be found here:


Stasis is also on Steam Greenlight here:

Creator, Christopher Bischoff has also released the first chapter of the game as a free playable Alpha demo. This can be downloaded from:

Brian Fargo, of Wasteland 1 and 2 fame, has expressed his view on the demo, "Excellent work! Stasis sets a thick mood and reminds me of a Ridley Scott Film."

More information is available on the Stasis website here:


Further comments and feedback regarding the he Stasis Alpha release:

Originally posted by RPG Codex:

Just finished the demo and it's definitely one of the most atmospheric and visually impressive isometric games I've played!

Originally posted by HypeBeyond:

He has left very good impressions, the OST is fantastic and the atmosphere superb. We wish you good luck.

Originally posted by Al Ceb:

Finished the @StasisGame demo, every single fan of adventure games HAS to back this next Monday on @Kickstarter, let's make this happen! :D

Originally posted by Zed:

Finished the @StasisGame demo. Great stuff! Like an isometric adventure version of SS2/HL2, but without the monsters... thus far. KS soon!

Originally posted by Balious/Edward:

I have now finished @StasisGame demo. What a truly amazing experience.

Can't wait to find out what happens next!

Originally posted by Comte Yannick:

I really liked it to. It's better than some "AAA" games .

Originally posted by Rosemarie Short:

SO impressed with the @StasisGame demo. The intro scene was jaw dropping.

The game is looking great; nostalgic and fresh at once. #stasis

Originally posted by GamingWithTonyMo:

Playing the @StasisGame demo and I think have fallin' in love. This is sci fi epicness. The atmosphere is fantastic!


Brothers, Christopher and Nicolas Bischoff have started THE BROTHERHOOD to make the games that they want to play.

Chris and Nic are partners in a successful 3D design company that has been in operation for the last decade and they hope to carry that success over to their new game studio.