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February 6, 2014 - Boston, MA – Lantana Games today announced the cast for Children of Liberty , their upcoming stealth-action game arriving via Steam Early Access in Spring 2014 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. Children of Liberty’s ensemble includes Ashly Burch (“ Borderlands 2,” “Hey Ash Whatcha Playin'?”) as Sarah; Sarah Elmaleh (“ Skulls of the Shogun,” “Gone Home”) as Ally, Margaret Gage, and others; Sean Chiplock (“ Dust: An Elysian Tail,” “Freedom Planet”) as Doug and William Dawes; and Chris Rando (“ Dance Central 3,”Codename Cygnus”) as Joseph, the Lieutenant, and others. In addition, the game includes Ed Mace (“ Heroes of Newerth,” “Tiny Thief”) as Samuel Adams; Chris Ciulla (“ Fallout: New Vegas,”Dissidia 012: Final Fantasy”) as Benjamin Church and others; Cyrus Nemati (“ Quest for Infamy”) as Royal Governor Thomas Gage; Billy Nichols (Structure Gaming) as Samuel Prescott; and Geoffrey Campbell (Captain of the New England Patriots Endzone Militia) as Paul Revere.

Children of Liberty is a hand-animated, 3D stealth-action game with a focus on historical accuracy. Taking place the night before the Battles of Lexington and Concord, players choose one of four characters that fit their style of play - sneaky, fast, powerful, or balanced - to uncover the details of a conspiracy that could plunge the Colonies into war.

Lantana Games recorded the voiceover for Children of Liberty in a partnership with Reactive Studios ( Codename Cygnus). “The talented team at Reactive Studios helped us bring the characters in Children of Liberty to life, in a way we never could have done alone,” said Dan Silvers, game designer on Children of Liberty . “This cast has surpassed our wildest dreams in terms of everything they brought to the table. We can’t wait for you to hear them in action.”

Ashly Burch plays Sarah Ward, the dark and deadly Colonial Ninja; Sarah Elmaleh plays Ally Baker, a stern caretaker and freerunner; Chris Rando plays Joseph, an athletic, bratty warrior; and Sean Chiplock plays Doug, a burly tank and lovable stutterer. They are joined by Geoffrey Campbell as Paul Revere, a silversmith, messenger, and figurehead of the Patriots; Ed Mace as Samuel Adams, a wise politician and leader of the Sons of Liberty; and Cyrus Nemati as Thomas Gage, the Royal Governor as Massachusetts Bay and an expert swordsman.

To celebrate the cast announcement, Lantana Games has released a behind-the-scenes preview of some of the cast in action. It is watchable on the Lantana Games Youtube Channel:

Children of Liberty is being developed for Windows PC, Mac, and Linux in Unity 4.3 by Lantana Games. It is launching on Steam Early Access in Spring, 2014.

About The Game

Children of Liberty is a stealth-action game which takes place on the eve of the American Revolution. Take on the roles of four kids on a mission to break their parents out of jail and warn the countryside of the pending Redcoat attack. Players have various tools at their disposal depending on the character they play, including Toy Swords, Grappling Yoyos, and Smoke Bombs. Children of Liberty places a heavy emphasis on stealth-based gameplay, allowing the player to hide in shadows and pop out at strategic moments; while remaining true to the core of classic 2D platformers, but in a fully realized 3D world.

About Lantana Games

Lantana Games is an independent game development team located in Boston, MA and founded by graduates of the Savannah college of Art and Design. With a focus on artistic uniqueness and heavily refined gameplay in everything we make, we believe that if we don't love our games, neither will you. Lantana Games was founded in 2009 and is made up of a diligent team working from their respective attics.