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Blitz signs its tenth game and launches direct selling site

Blitz 1Up hits signing milestone and sells games direct.

22 February 2010. Leamington Spa, UK. Blitz 1UP, the indie publishing initiative from Blitz Arcade today announced its tenth signing and outlined the next phase in the scheme’s growth, with an expanding portfolio of titles, a new website selling the games direct and the addition of new distribution channels.

“With our heritage as an independent studio we’ve been able to connect with the indie scene and establish a framework for producing a continuous stream of high quality games,” says Chris Swan, Blitz 1UP’s Business Development Director.“This next phase of growth will focus on widening our network of publishers and distributors to maximise the potential of our titles. I’m proud to announce that as of today our titles can be purchased directly from Blitz1UP.com, and that this is only just the beginning for us.”

Blitz 1UP has already had a very active start to the year, with Mole Control and KrissX already finding their way to the marketplace.

“The next game to launch will be the PC title Clover: A Curious Tale on 3 March,” adds Chris.“We also have a number of additional titles already signed up for release over the next few months, so it’s a very exciting time for us.”

The current list of games under the Blitz 1UP label is as follows:

Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy, Stickman Studios Ltd, Out now!, PC

Project Aftermath, Games Faction Ltd, Out now!, PC

Fluttabyes, Red Chain Ltd, Out now!, PC

Mole Control, Remode Studios Ltd, Out now!, PC

KrissX, Regolith Games Ltd, Out now!, PC and XBLA

Clover: A Curious Tale, Binary Tweed Ltd, 3rd March 2010, PC

SFG Soccer, Stir Fry Games Ltd, March 2010, PC

Plus 3 more as yet unannounced titles:

TBA, TBA, Q2 2010, PC and iPhone

TBA, TBA, Q2/3 2010, PC and TBC

TBA, TBA, Q3 2010, PC

Blitz 1UP was formed as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles– finished and unfinished - to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The initiative offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to the proprietary cross platform BlitzTech engine.

Blitz 1Up will be at GDC to meet with publishers, distributors and independent developers, for an appointment or to find out more about Blitz 1UP, please contact: Blitz1UP@BlitzGamesStudios.com

Press enquiries, please contact:

For US media enquiries: Doug Mealy, OMPR at dmealy@om-pr.com

For all other media enquiries: Natalie Griffith, Head of PR&Marketing, Blitz Games Studios at ngriffith@BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Blitz 1UP, Blitz Arcade and Blitz Games Studios:

The Blitz 1UP initiative is run by Blitz Arcade and was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles– finished and unfinished– to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners. www.Blitz1UP.com. Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios, which is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990. Its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). www.BlitzGamesStudios.com.

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