FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MADISON, AL - June 4, 1997 - Ground Zero Software, Inc. today announced a major new upgrade to Bedlam, their shareware game of three years ago. Bedlam 2, with a totally new look and many cool new features, offers the Macintosh and MacOS compatible community fast and furious blasting action and fun.
Mankind has been virtually wiped out by an extraterrestrial armada! The shoot'em up game play puts you in the seat of the XJ-777, code-named "Annihilator". Only you can help save the solar system from ruthless alien domination. Bedlam 2 is a fast action, arcade-style game with forty-five levels of blistering game play. As you blast away at the invading forces, your ship moves along the bottom of the screen trying to avoid a barrage of enemy firepower, collisions with attacking ships and the occasional chunk of floating space debris. By racking up points along the way, you earn much-needed extra ships, and can even capture hunks of gold bars released when you've demolished the ships of some of the greedy trespassers. Other fun and nasty surprises materialize during your long mission to free our galaxy from this evil infestation.
Your first encounter with the alien aggressors begins near the outer-reaches of the solar system at the ninth planet, Pluto. If successful, you move inward to Neptune and each planet thereafter, until you've kicked all alien butt completely out of our galaxy! Some of the cool sound effects in the game help you keep track of your weapon status and any helpful or dangerous objects that approach your territory. These include special weapon 'containers' that are periodically released for you to try and shoot open to free and capture the extra-powerful ammo you need to pulverize your attackers. There is detailed and interesting information about each planet as you arrive at its defense, which helps illuminate our section of the universe for those who have a hard time keeping track of just how many planets are orbiting the sun. :-)
Bedlam 2 utilizes the latest Quicktime technology for it's music tracks, contains tons of "stereo" sound effects, and has several full 256 color 3D rendered images. The many exciting and nerve-wracking features will challenge your senses and give your mouse finger a workout. As you progress beyond each level, obliterating the swarm of adversaries becomes succeedingly more difficult. The aliens are supplied with additional hazardous and unpredictable weaponry at each planet as you advance toward Mercury. Asteroids, score multipliers, and other exciting objects sometimes appear to help or hinder you on your quest. Each planet concludes with a battle to the death against the seemingly invincible alien mothership. Do you have what it takes to save humanity? Let's hope you do.
Ground Zero Software, Inc., a company with the goal of developing high-quality applications for the Macintosh and MacOS compatible community, is proud to offer our first commercial quality shareware game. More information can be obtained at our website.