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NIFFLAS, GREEN HILL AND RIPSTONE PUBLISHING ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

Indie game developer Nifflas aligns with development partner Green Hill Studios and publishing partner Ripstone to bring Knytt Underground to console.

26.06.2012: Indie game developer Nifflas and production company Green Hill are pleased to announce the creation of a strategic partnership with Ripstone Publishing that will bring the latest version of the critically acclaimed Knytt PC platformer game Knytt Underground to download on console.

Knytt Underground, the sequel to the massively popular Knytt and Knytt Stories, is the next stage in the well-liked series, with the original boasting over 1 million downloads globally. The exciting platform game offers gamers exploration in an infinitely breathtaking atmosphere and will be available on PlayStation?3 and PlayStation?Vita later this year.

Green Hill will develop the new game in conjunction with Nifflas. The alliance with Ripstone and Nifflas will further advance Green Hill’s strategy to collaborate with great developers and to liaise between all stakeholders, to make the best games possible.

Maarten de Koning, Managing Director&Co-Founder at Green Hill said: “We’re extremely excited when we had the chance to team up with Nifflas to help him develop the PlayStation versions of Knytt Underground and to collaborate with each other to design the unique content that will be available for the PlayStation-versions of the game.”

Nicklas Nygren, Creative Director at Nifflas states:? “ Knytt Underground is the biggest game I've ever developed and is the first game where I feel that I have a story to tell. It's about the big questions; trying to understand life and our place in it - and failing completely.”

Ripstone is dedicated to working with indie developers to bring great games from the indie market and introduce them to the wider gaming community.

Phil Gaskell, Creative Director and Co-Founder of Ripstone enthused: "Working with talented indies like Nifflas is an honour for us. It underlines Ripstone's goal to be the go-to publisher for indie game makers, with a publishing model that is fair, honest, and transparent.”

Nifflas will also be releasing a version of the game on PC/Mac/Linux.

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About Nifflas

Nicklas Nygren, better known by his handle“Nifflas”, is renowned for his freeware games and is the developer of numerous popular indie titles including FiNCK, Night Sky, Saira, Knytt Stories and Knytt.

For more information about Nifflas please visit: http://nifflas.ni2.se

About Green Hill

Green Hill is a production company that provides business development, studio representation and development services for game studios, publishers and investors.Green Hill knows each project requires its own unique approach. Whether you need help with creative deal making, game production or crisis management, Green Hill can help.

For more information on Green Hill and its games, please visit the official website at: http://greenhillstudios.com

About Ripstone

Ripstone? is an independent UK based videogames publisher specializing in digital distribution.

Founded in 2011 by two experienced Sony Computer Entertainment producers and the two founders of Optimum Releasing, the company has created a unique business model from which to launch a series of video games by partnering with elite games development teams throughout Europe.

Leveraging over 50 years of market expertise and knowledge, Ripstone relies on a publishing strategy of original IP’s and unique licenses to create innovative videogame experiences for digital downloadable consoles. Ripstone publish an eclectic mix of games providing the perfect partner for independent developers who want their product delivered to a worldwide audience in digital form.

The Ripstone ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust: founded with the knowledge that games are evolving at an ever increasing speed, and that what is a niche market today could easily become tomorrow’s key business opportunity.

For more information on RIPSTONE and its games, please visit the official website at http://www.ripstone.com?

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