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Developer: Acony

FPS Guru E3 2011 Biggest Surprise

Today ACONY, the German development studio based in Villingen-Schwenningen in the heart of Baden-Wurttemberg, is announcing the first details of Hedone, its new game project: A pioneering Free2Play (F2P), Multiplayer Online First-Person Shooter has originated in this idyllic town in the Black Forest that distinctly sets itself apart from anything done before in the genre. The game captivates with its incredibly high quality, its limitless options for customization, and a background story with all the makings of a Hollywood film!

The concept behind the game is simple - pure hedonism! In the world of Hedone, your top priority is personal pleasure, fun and fame. The gamer enters the arena of a combat game show that is aired worldwide, allows themselves to be acclaimed as celebrity, then satisfies his or her craving for personal glory and decadence in a gripping, nerve-wracking atmosphere charged with suspense. Players can transform their character continuously and have a weapons system at their disposal that is constantly improving.

The script is being written with a new twist
With its various game modes, story and visual depiction, Hedone differs from every other FPS title that has ever been developed. "Hedone is one-of-a-kind and was designed to set itself apart from the mass of military shooters that always involved the same gaming principles and systems," is how Andre Herbst, a founding partner at ACONY, describes the new game. "Our ambitious development team is composed of more than 50 games experts from over 12 nations. Together we have created an innovative game that definitely has the potential to revolutionize the online FPS market."

Hedone was developed by FPS enthusiasts with the vision of offering a product displaying all the quality of a full-price title free of charge. Hedone fulfills all the expectations placed on a next-generation AAA F2P FPS game and features a dedicated client-server environment which ensures that gameplay experience is not compromised. "ACONY intends to create a completely new community experience for FPS gamers worldwide. We are going to implement content updates continuously and integrate additional features that leave our gamers with nothing to be desired. The top priority goes to our users. That's the only way we can establish ourselves successfully in this market," says Mario Rizzo, Game Director for Hedone.

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