Strategy First Launches Penumbra: Overture Online for Digital Download
Software Publisher Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (Nasdaq: SSTR), and the Swedish Independent Developer Frictional Games, announced today that “Penumbra: Overture” is now available for purchase online.

“Penumbra: Overture” will follow up with two sequels over the course of one year. The first person horror/adventure game has already generated a strong following and is sure to leave fans looking forward to the future sequels.

Penumbra: Overture is an innovative first person survival horror game using advanced physics interaction. Instead of relying on combat as the main gameplay, Penumbra focuses on puzzles and exploration, using wits to fight off enemies, rather than brute force, creating a unique experience and surreal atmosphere of a scary game world.

Penumbra tells the story of Philip, who while in search of his presumed dead father, uncovers a dark world. Trapped in an underground complex below the icy wastelands of Greenland, Philip fights for his survival and sanity.

  • Dynamic lighting and shadows
  • Next-gen graphical features such as Motion blur and Depth of Field
  • Innovative physical interaction system
  • Dynamic music handler / mixer
  • Advanced AI with an ability to sense its surroundings.
  • Environmental sound system using physics to mix realistic sounds.
  • Detailed and atmospheric environments.
  • State of the art interaction system.
  • Thrilling blend of puzzles and action, with various solutions.
  • Dark secrets to be discovered.
  • Over 8 hours of gameplay

Order your copy of “Penumbra: Overture” today at the suggested price of $19.99.

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About Frictional Games
Frictional Games is a small PC game developer company who focuses primarily on content and technology, working closely with a network of external contributors who provide additional resources in music, coding, writing, and other specialized areas. Founded in 2006, its first game “Penumbra,” was developed as a technology demonstration. This demonstration was extremely successful and developed into “Penumbra: Overture”, a full commercial release spanning over three episodes. Frictional Games uses their in-house developed HPL engine, featuring various graphic, physic and audio technologies that are often referred to as "next-gen". This includes depth of field, motion-blur, advanced audio physics, and an advanced physics based interaction system.

About Strategy First Inc
Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (Nasdaq: SSTR), is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the Company is well known for its proprietary groundbreaking titles, such as the award winning Disciples, Jagged Alliance and Space Empires series of games, which are under continuing development. Simultaneously, Strategy First continues to publish many of the industry’s major titles, winning numerous awards for games such as “Hearts of Iron”, and “Galactic Civilizations.” Recent offerings include top releases such as “S.C.S. – Dangerous Waters™” and “Space Empires V.” The Company provides a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience.

About Silverstar Holdings
Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high-growth retail-driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology-related platforms. It currently owns Empire Interactive PLC and Strategy First Inc. as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband. Empire Interactive PLC is a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment software games such as Starsky & Hutch, Big Mutha Truckers, Ford Racing and FlatOut. Empire’s products are delivered on both console and PC platforms. Strategy First Inc. is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Magnolia Broadband is a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry.