Philadelphia, Pa– February 19, 2008– Belarus based development studio Steel Monkeys signs an exclusive multi-year representation agreement with leading business management firm FOG Studios. Having worked on such high profile IPs as Bob the Builder and the Rocky franchise, the 70+ person development studio has taken a modest approach to exposing their studio to the outside world. Preferring to let their high quality games speak for themselves, Steel Monkeys has maintained a relatively low profile in North America until recently.
Steel Monkeys CEO Tim Dvoskin commented,“Many studios will make a lot of noise in order to draw attention to themselves in this industry, oftentimes letting people down when they release a mediocre product. We’ve always preferred to concentrate on making great games first and letting them speak to the sort of quality developer we’ve grown to be.”
FOG CEO Ed Dille added,“What’s funny about Tim and the rest of the group at Steel Monkeys is that, despite all of their modesty, they’re about to break out in a big way. You can’t stop the media machine once fans begin to anticipate something that you’re working on and the recent buzz around their current project, 2 Days to Vegas is proof of that.”
2 Days to Vegas was one of the most intriguing titles to be showcased at last year’s GDC in San Francisco. Since that time Steel Monkeys has been relatively tight-lipped about the game in anticipation of a new unveiling at 2008’s Game Developers Conference. Boasting exceptionally detailed graphics, 2 Days to Vegas is a story driven 3rd person action-adventure game. The thrill-a-minute story is crammed full of car chases, shootouts and unexpected twists to keep you on the edge of your seat throughout the game. The action is set in several major cities across the USA and takes place during an intense 48 hour period. This game has it all, a gripping story of contemporary gangster life combined with thrilling car chase action and an intense race against the clock.
As indicated above Steel Monkeys will be showcasing 2 Days to Vegas at the upcoming Game Developers Conference in San Francisco. To set an appointment this event (or any others), please contact FOG’s Logistics Manager, Christine Freeman, at 215-595-7160. For follow ups after the show, please contact Adam Spencer, email@example.com or 506-459-5604.
About Steel Monkeys
Steel Monkeys is a cutting edge studio for game design and technology creation. We aim to become leaders in the development of high quality real-time video games, across present and emergent platforms. We currently create games for PC, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii, PlayStation 2.
Steel Monkey's aim is to inject our unique gameplay into our products and to develop the creative technologies used in our development process to create the most interesting and fun new games of the 21st century.
Many challenges have presented themselves over the years and, without exception, all have been used to enhance and strengthen the team's experience in game development, management and business development. Today, Steel Monkeys are stronger and more passionate about everything they do than ever before.
About FOG Studios
FOG Studios has been responsible for the creation of over $3 Billion dollars of revenue for its clients and customers via the placement of over 5,600 interactive titles into the international marketplace since 1979. The world’s first and most successful interactive representation agency, FOG exclusively represents independent videogame development studios, brand and intellectual property owners, and service providers to the interactive entertainment industry from around the world. FOG creates opportunity for its exclusive list of clients on all platforms from cellular phones to next generation console games by packaging intellectual property rights with the developers and resources necessary to bring them to market. FOG helps publishers and other potential distributors of the products to make fully-informed decisions expeditiously and with confidence based on the longstanding proven track record of success we have uniquely achieved. Noteworthy gaming franchises cre ated in FOG’s history include, but are not limited to: ESPN, Command&Conquer, Test Drive, Kings Quest, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Castlevania and Warlords. FOG has placed titles with all of the top 10 publishers as well as countless other smaller publishers. FOG's roster of over 550 clients have included, among others: United Media, BMI, Ubisoft, Atari, Sierra, Westwood Studios, Sega, Paramount, Viacom, Robert Maxwell, Koei, FROM Software, Platinum Studios, ESPN, CBS Sportsline, the US Army Rangers, the Foreign Legion, Jenga, Arthur C. Clark, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, The Three Stooges (Estate), Paramount, Warner Brothers, Marvel, America On-Line, Yahoo, Ebay, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. For more information please visit www.fogstudios.com or call 506-459-5604.
Contact: Adam Spencer