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Take your scoring combos to the max in the year’s biggest fruit-stravaganza!

DERBY, ENGLAND– April 20th 2010– We all know that fruit is good for your health, but did you know that digital fruit is great for racking up ridiculously high scores?!

Well, indie game developer Strawdog Studios has released a brand new video to show how getting more than your regular five-a-day can propel you to the top of the leaderboard in Space Ark, the classically addictive, yet digitally nutritious Arcade game to be released on Xbox LIVE? Arcade, the premier destination for digitally distributed games, this Spring.

Skilled Space Ark players wanting to beat their friends’ high scores must collect the longest combos, gather the best fruit, and reach the highest Level Ups to multiply their scores.

• Trigger a‘Fruit Frenzy’. Collecting same-colour combos of three or more DNA blocks forms the falling fruit to be gathered by your Arkonaut or Bounce Pad.

• Max your score with‘Level Up’. Fruit fuels your Power Meter and each Level Up increases your score multiplier.

• You want seriously huge scores? Longer combos yield better fruit to fill the Power Meter even quicker and reach the higher score-multiplying Level Ups. There’s 21 different fruit to gather, ranging from the modest cherry created by a 3 block combo to the magnificent melon created by the ultimate 15 block combo which fills your Power Meter by a whopping 33%.

• You want even more? Grab B O N U S to unlock the‘Bonus Stage’ and feast on falling fruit to boost your score.

So remember; in Space Ark, it’s about the fruit. Get all the best fruit and you’ll become the top banana!

To see the elite Arkonauts getting into a Fruit Frenzy, download the latest trailer and screenshots from: http://www.strawdogstudios.com/incoming/space_ark_press_release_03_assets.zip

Or view the trailer here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=McEE8lVz_gQ

"Space Ark” has been co-financed by EM Media through the European Regional Development Fund, invested in Strawdog Studios’ sister company Bounce Entertainment Software Limited.

For more on“Space Ark” please visit the official website at www.spacearkgame.com

For press inquiries and interview requests please contact:

Simon Callaghan

PlayReplay

Email: simon.callaghan@playreplay.net

Tel; +44 (0)203 176 0139

Mob; +44 (0)7867 514554

About Strawdog Studios Ltd.

Strawdog Studios is an independent game developer founded in 2003 and based in Derby, UK. The Strawdog Studios team develop both original games and contract/licensed games for Xbox 360/Xbox LIVE Arcade, PS3/PSN, Wii, PC and iPhone. In addition to“Space Ark” the team have previously developed arcade title "Geon" (Xbox LIVE Arcade&PSN) as well as a number of contract projects using our cross-platform technology. For further details of the company, products or services please see www.strawdogstudios.com.

About EM Media

EM Media is the Screen Agency for the East Midlands region of England.

EM Media secures finance, nurtures talent, invests in success and stimulates growth and innovation across the digital content sector.

EM Media has invested in the development and production of more than 60 British feature films. These include: Nick Whitfield’s Skeletons, Karl Golden’s Pelican Blood, Justin Molotnikov’s Crying With Laughter, Samantha Morton’s The Unloved, Brian Percival’s A Boy Called Dad, Alexis Dos Santos’s Unmade Beds, Nicolas Winding Refn’s Bronson, Kenny Glenaan’s Summer, Duane Hopkins’ Better Things, Steven Sheil’s Mum and Dad, Jeanie Finlay’s Goth Cruise, Shane Meadows’ award-winning This Is England and Anton Corbijn’s award-winning Control.

EM Media has co-financed the first six films from Warp X, the low-budget digital studio including Bunny and the Bull, She, A Chinese and All Tomorrow’s Parties.

EM Media has also financed games and virtual worlds including the soon to be launched Space Ark and Hunter’s World, as well as mixm8, Beauty Salon, Geon: Emotions, Bugs of War, Manifest and Spell Souls.

Visit www.em-media.org.uk.

"Space Ark™, Strawdog Studios™ and the Strawdogs logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Strawdog Studios Ltd

Space Ark is? 2010 Bounce Entertainment Software Ltd, all rights reserved"

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