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Thumbstar Signs the Legendary 'Colin McRae Rally’ for Android Devices with Codemasters

Liverpool, UK – 2 nd DECEMBER 2013 - Thumbstar Games is excited to announce the addition of Colin McRae Rally™ for Android devices to its portfolio of games.Thumbstar Games will handle the publishing and distribution of Colin McRae Rally world wide on all Android devices on behalf of Codemasters®

Colin McRae Rally is one of the worlds most iconic brands in video gaming, having sold over 10m units on console platforms before a successful move to mobile earlier this year. At launch, it was the #1 Racing Game in 85 countries and placed Top 5 in All Games in 62 countries on the iOS store.

Thumbstar plans to publish the game worldwide on Google Play, Amazon and Samsung stores, and also reach a much wider audience through its global distribution network of over 200 operators and D2C channels, particularly across the rapidly expanding markets of Asia and Latin America.

“We are absolutely thrilled to be working with Codemasters on Colin McRae. It is not only one of the most recognized and well loved brands in video game history, but also one of the best driving games available on mobile. We were huge fans of the game back in the Playstation One days, so it’s a real privilidge for us to be involved” said Gareth Edmondson , CEO at Thumbstar.

Rod Cousens, CEO of Codemasters added “We are very much looking forward to working with Thumbstar. They have a proven wealth of knowledge of the mobile industry, and in particular an expertise in accessing emerging markets making this a great partnership that will bring Colin McRae Rally to new audiences and territories”

Colin McRae Rally will be out soon on Android devices.

About Thumbstar Games

Thumbstar is a mobile games service provider representing more than 150 developers and providing in excess of 3500 titles through channels into 130 markets globally, including the UK and Europe, S.E. Asia, the Americas, the Middle East and Australasia. Thumbstar originally started out in 2008 as an aggregator / publisher of mobile games for J2Me, Windows Mobile, RIM BlackBerry and Symbian. Since then Thumbstar has also moved into mobile games publishing for iOS and Android and expanded its business offering to become a digital developer, distributor and publisher of mobile entertainment lifestyle applications, wallpapers and themes.

About Codemasters

Codemasters is an award winning video game developer and publisher with a 25-year heritage. With titles distributed globally, Codemasters is a leading developer and publisher of driving and racing entertainment games including DiRT, GRID and the official FORMULA 1 series, which is a receiptent of a BAFTA award. Codemasters employs over 500 people and operates multiple development studios from its Warwickshire HQ and Birmingham sites in the UK with a further art studio based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Codemasters is a winner of the coveted Grand Prix Award from the Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 60 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com. Join in the conversation with @codemasters on Twitter or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/codemasters.

© 2013 The Codemasters Software Company Limited (“Codemasters”). All rights reserved. “Codemasters”® and the Codemasters logo® are registered trademarks owned by Codemasters. “Colin McRae Rally”™ is a trademark of Codemasters. “Colin McRae”™ and the Colin McRae signature device are trademarks of Colin McRae Motorsport Ltd. All Rights Reserved. “Colin McRae”™ and copyrights, trademarks, designs and images of car manufacturers and / or on car liveries featured in relation to the game are being used by Codemasters under license. All other trademarks or copyrights are the property of their respective owners and are used under license. All rights reserved. This game is NOT licensed by or associated  

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