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Blitz Games Studios expands recruitment drive

30 April 2012 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK

Blitz Games Studios is expanding its latest recruitment drive, opening over 20 vacancies at all levels and across several disciplines, with a particular focus on Programmer opportunities, including Senior, Tools and Graphics Programmer roles.

Following the announcement of Epic Mickey 2: The Power of Two (developed in conjunction with Junction Point Studios and Disney Interactive Media Group), and with new contracts signed on a wide variety of other soon-to-be-announced titles, the Studio is actively seeking talented and passionate creatives to help it build the next generation of gaming experiences on a variety of leading edge platforms.

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For over 20 years Blitz Games Studios’ passion for making great games has put it at the forefront of the global games market. Utilising its own industry-leading, award-winning middleware, BlitzTech, the studio have a back catalogue of over 60 titles, across all platforms.

“There’s never been a more exciting time to be a part of Blitz Games Studios”, says Philip Oliver, CEO.“We are extremely excited about all of the projects currently under development, a large number of them our own intellectual properties.? We are also working in partnership with some of the world’s most prestigious publishers.

“Not only do we pride ourselves on the quality of our games, more importantly it’s the quality of our people that makes us stand out from the crowd. We’re looking for experienced and driven individuals to add to our already dynamic creative force.”

The company culture at Blitz empowers its staff to strive for excellence in their chosen fields, while supporting them with an award-winning in-house training and personal development initiative– Blitz Academy.

Blitz also encourages its employees to create their own games in their spare time, and allows them, rather uniquely, to retain all the creative and financial rights to their IP.?

Explains Philip:“The benefits to this kind of creative freedom and IP ownership are not only to the individuals and teams who work on their own games, who are able to tap into each other’s creative talents, but the Studio as a whole also benefits from the skills and lessons they learn on these projects.”

Anyone interested in a career at Blitz Games Studios, particularly experienced programmers, can find full details of all current vacancies or download an application form on the Studio’s careers website:? http://www.blitzgamesstudios.com/careers

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For all press enquiries, contact Natalie Griffith, Head of PR&Marketing Blitz Games Studios' PR Coordinator at ngriffith@blitzgamesstudios.com

For all careers enquires, including applications, email careers@blitzgamesstudios.com

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About Blitz Games Studios:

Blitz Games Studios ( www.BlitzGamesStudios.com) is a highly respected, award-winning independent games developer founded in 1990 by industry veterans Philip&Andrew Oliver. Based in the UK (in Leamington Spa), it now employs over 220 dedicated and talented staff, and maintains a diverse portfolio that showcases its industry-leading, licensable development technology BlitzTech. Recent releases include Puss In Boots: The Video Game (for THQ/DreamWorks), SpongeBob Squarepants Surf&Skate Roadtrip (THQ/Nickelodeon), Michael Phelps: Push the Limit (505 Games) and Yoostar on MTV (Yoostar/MTV).

About Junction Point

Junction Point is Disney Interactive Studios' Austin, Texas-based developer of console games with a focus on games where "playstyle matters." Junction Point games offer strong, player driven narratives, opportunities for problem-solving rather than puzzles, and choices with significant consequences. The studio's goal is to tell stories with players, not to them, allowing each player to craft their own, unique experiences. Junction Point was founded in 2005 and joined Disney Interactive Studios in July 2007. For more information on the studio, go to www.junctionpoint.com.

About Disney Interactive Media Group:

Disney Interactive Media Group (DIMG), one of the world's largest creators of high-quality interactive entertainment across all platforms, is the segment of The Walt Disney Company responsible for the global creation and delivery of interactive entertainment, multi-platform video games, and lifestyle content across all current and emerging digital media platforms. DIMG produces and distributes a broad portfolio of content from its five primary lines of business: Disney Interactive Studios, Disney Online, Disney Online Studios, Disney Mobile, and Playdom. Products and content released and operated by DIMG include blockbuster mobile and? console games, online virtual worlds, and #1-ranked web destinations Disney.com and the? Moms and Family network of websites. Disney Interactive Media Group is the interactive entertainment affiliate of The Walt Disney Company (NSYE:DIS).?

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