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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AGENCIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES

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3DI 7 AN.X 9 ARK VFX 11 Barrington Harvey 13 BASTION 15 dilute recordings 17 EYE-D CREATIVE 19 FEREF 21 Fink 23 FLUID 25 freeform.london 27 frontroom 29

game frontier 31 INDIGO PEARL 33 jr design 35 more creative 37 multiplay 39 parker consulting 41 PMA marketing 43 rainbow productions 45 realtime uK 47 richard jacques studios 49 side 51

skyskrapeR 53 studio co2 55 THE AUDIO GUYS 57 .. the pixel 59 UBER AGENCY 61

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3DI Tel: 0845 4582898 Mobile: 07980 801 930 Fax: 0871 2220189 Email: paul@threedi.net Website: www.threedi.net

Key contacts: Paul Oglesby paul@threedi.net

Digital Illustration for print, advertising, packaging and POS.

Address: Paul Oglesby 3DI The Old Vicarage Main Street Darley Harrogate North Yorkshire HG3 2QF Employees: 6 Established: 1995

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AN.X Ltd. Tel: 020 7785 7156 Email: jay@anxagency.com Website: www.anxagency.com

Key contacts: Jon Sloan js@anxagency.com

Specialists in design, branding and strategy for the leisure and entertainment industries. We’re an advertising agency that offers that little bit extra. In addition to the usual design for print, packaging and broadcast, we’ve worked with a number of prominent publishers to help them develop their existing IPs, guide new concepts through to greenlight, and refine product positioning for a first introduction to market.

Ed Deighton ed@anxagency.com Andi Ewington andi@anxagency.com Jayshree Mistry jay@anxagency.com

Our team has experience on your side of the fence, by holding senior roles at publishers in the UK, France and America, so we understand the processes and structures you have to operate within.

Address: 1 Quality Court Chancery Lane London WC2A 1HR

Whatever stage your product is at, we can help ensure that it is planted firmly in the minds of your target audience via sharp positioning, strategic promotions, relevant advertising and stand-out packaging and POS.

Employees: 10 Established: 1996

We have the tools and experience to cut through the noise and put your brands front of mind. • • • • • • • • • • • •

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Content creation and IP development Comic creation and publishing Game greenlight processes Design Strategy Marketing communications Copywriting Advertising Point Of Sale Packaging First party print submissions Video/TV production

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Ark VFX Ltd. Tel: 0114 268 4999 Email: michael@arkvfx.net Website: www.arkvfx.net

Key contacts: Michael Powell michael@arkvfx.net Andy Turner andy@arkvfx.net Address: Lydgate House Lydgate Lane Sheffield S10 5FH

Ark VFX provides world-class art and animation for the film, advertising, television and video game industries. Ark has been involved in many projects for triple-A properties over the past few years, including 30 minutes of cinematics for Driver: Parallel Lines, HD movies for Evolution’s acclaimed PS3 racer Motorstorm, an intro movie for the Xbox 360 strategy game Overlord, cinematics for Bizarre Creations’ shooter The Club and work on the teaser for Motorstorm: Pacifica.

Employees: 10 Established: 2004

More recently we’ve completed an epic trailer for Creative Assembly’s Empire: Total War, trailers for Bionic Commando and Overlord 2, as well as a series of four commercials for Kelloggs featuring bizarre fantasy worlds inside a bowl of Coco Pops! Although often secret and subject to NDA, previsualisation and x-movies are something Ark is well suited to; many of our artists worked in video games before joining Ark. Our speciality is to create worlds previously existing only in the imagination of designers, and to do that in an intelligent way that gives the client maximum value for money. We pride ourselves on providing excellent communication and customer satisfaction, and being UK-based allows us to liaise closely with our clients at all stages of the creative process.

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Barrington Harvey Tel: +44 (0)1462 456780 Fax: +44 (0)1462 456781 Email: info@bhpr.co.uk Website: www.bhpress.co.uk

Key contacts: PR – Simon Byron simon.byron@bhpr.co.uk Event Management – Kathryn Humphrey kathryn.humphrey@bhpr.co.uk Event Sales and Sponsorship – Jodie Holdway jodie.holdway@bhpr.co.uk Consultancy and Business Development Simon Harvey simon.harvey@bhpr.co.uk Address: Troopers Yard Bancroft Hitchin Herts SG5 1JW Employees: 18 Established: 1988

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BH is in the business of entertainment PR and promotion. We have been making noise for our partners and clients for 21 years. It's a rich history that gives us unique insights, perspectives, relationships and partnerships. Our history is not just about the press we have done, the events we have created, built and developed. It's not just about the consultancy, business development, resourceful thinking and our own investment, it's also about the experience we have had on the way; the fun; the madness and the friendships and relationships we have made across three decades in the global games business. Our team is experienced but it is also infused with new young talent, helping us write the next chapter in our history. The people at BH are what define us. They make us who we are and enable us to deliver for our clients and partners. If you would like to find out more about how BH can help your business, contact Simon Harvey – simon@bhpr.co.uk

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Be Strong Now is the time to get bold. Time to seize opportunities and strike out for the impossible. To do this you need partners and allies who understand your business and know how to play the game to your advantage. All of the communication professionals in our network, working within 14 countries, are united by their passion for creative campaigns that deliver results. Strong agencies with impressive track records within interactive entertainment, staffed by heavyweight communicators who know how to get the job done. On time. On budget. On message.

Get global. Get local. Either way, come and talk to

is a founding partner of the Onevoice Network

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Bastion Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 7600 Fax: +44 (0) 7421 7601 Email: pr@bastion.co.uk Website: www.bastion.co.uk

Key contacts: Dean Barrett dean@bastion.co.uk Charlotte Le Rougetel charlotte@bastion.co.uk Christina Erskine christina@bastion.co.uk Luke Geoghegan luke@bastion.co.uk Dan Griliopoulos dan@bastion.co.uk Address: 32-38 Saffron Hill London EC1N 8FH

It’s simple; Bastion’s creative campaigns deliver results. From digital to print, broadcast to regional, local to global – we have the passion, resources and talent to craft multi-disciplinary, attentiongrabbing multi-media campaigns that build momentum. Our clients range from small independent developers to international publishers, and our campaigns vary from low budget announcements to multi-territory, fullscale launches. Moreover, being a founding partner of the international PR network ‘Onevoice’ enables us to maximise the efficiency of your global campaigns. Since 1992 games have been our business; whatever your budget, we have the perfect package.

Employees: 8 Established: 1992

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Dilute Recordings Tel: 01483 306834 Fax: 01483 306834 Email: info@diluterecordings.com Website: www.diluterecordings.com

Key contacts: Adi Winman, Creative Director adi@diluterecordings.com Haydon Haynes, Business Development haydon@diluterecordings.com Address: The Lodge Weyvern Place Weyvern Park Old Portsmouth Road Guildford Surrey GU3 1LZ Employees: 4 Established: 2004

If you’re looking for that authentic ‘orchestral sound’, Dilute can now offer clients a new HD ensemble and choral recording service. Using smaller, high quality ensembles, fantastic sounding naturally acoustic venues and a microphone collection to die for, we can help turn lacklustre sample-heavy string, choral and orchestral productions into dynamic, natural sounding soundscapes for your next game project. The Dilute production team has been creating audio in various forms for nearly two decades. Dilute Recordings’ skills and accomplishments include: sound design and implementation for games, post-production for film, surround concert location recording, audio consultancy and now game audio research and testing. We also understand the need for true integration between third party outsourced audio development and internal creative teams at game developers and publishers. Our attention to detail and passion for audio means that an ‘old school’ professional approach to the early stages of the production process adds an extra dimension to what we can offer our clients. Our research is also helping the multimedia industries to further advance their technologies and products. Our audio and services have been used by: THQ, Nadeo, Monumental Games, Platinum Sound Publishing, WCS Records, Wired Productions, Marshall Amplification, Creative Labs, Faber Music, Climax, Digital Jesters, Rough Trade Records and many more.

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Eye-D Creative Limited Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 1440 Fax: +44 (0)20 7407 2440 Email: info@eye-dcreative.co.uk Website: www.eye-dcreative.co.uk

Key contacts: Steve Eddicott, Managing Director Address: 212A Tower Bridge Road London SE1 2UP

…to complete creative campaigns that lift you and your products out of the crowd and off of the shelves. To see how our ideas evolve, email ‘showcase’ to info@eye-dcreative.co.uk. Your email address will only be used to send you examples of our work.

PRINT, DIGITAL AND MOTION COMMUNICATIONS Employees: 8 Established: 1997

Key art Branding Packaging Print advertising Online advertising Point of sale Brochures Websites Microsites Digital mailers Emailers Trailers TV spots Game footage capture VO capture Eye-D Creative – Serious about games

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40 years of entertainment marketing excellence Creative | Strategy | Advertising | Branding | Design | Packaging POS | Direct Marketing | Online | Public Relations | Social Media

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FEREF Tel: +44 (0)207 292 6330 Fax: +44 (0)207 292 6331 Email: info@feref.com Website: www.feref.com

Key contacts: Robin Behling, Chairman robinbehling@feref.com Chris Kinsella, Strategic Partner chriskinsella@feref.com Andrew Warren, Marketing Director andrewwarren@feref.com

Address: 17-18 Great Pulteney Street London W1F 9NE UK

Creators of bespoke advertising and communications. Recent and forthcoming campaigns for our gaming clients: Anno 1404 Assassin’s Creed Buzz Colin McRae DiRT Football Manager Haze Iron Man Operation Flashpoint 2 Planet 51 Race Driver: GRID Samba De Amigo

Employees: 40 Established: 1968

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FINK Creative Ltd Tel: 01480 302350 Email: info@finkcreative.com Website: www.finkcreative.com

Key contacts: Oliver Hilton olly@finkcreative.com Richard Pomfret richard@finkcreative.com Darryl Fickling darryl@finkcreative.com Address: 7 Free Church Passage St Ives Cambridgeshire PE27 5AY Employees: 6 Established: 2002

At FINK we know games. As a team we have been supplying inventive solutions to our clients since the days of the Amiga; we’ve worked with well known names – from Maxis and Interplay in the early days, to Rising Star Games, Oxygen and Bethesda more recently. But heritage isn't as important as being in the now. We pride ourselves in keeping up-to-date and relevant. Expert in all game platforms, we really are the Kings of the Submission process. Our artwork sails through NOE and SCEE on a regular basis and we know what to look out for to alleviate costs, delays and headaches for our very relieved and thankful clients. We even undertake artworking of USA releases with submission to NOA and SCEA. Along with our enviable reputation in the games industry we also help other clients with their design requirements, from charities such as Wood Green Animal Shelters and The Animal Health Trust through to the likes of The British Board of Film Classification and EMAP, bringing fresh, creative ideas into all aspects of our work. With talent that spans the creative need, from packaging and collateral through to promotional and web, we involve you in the process and become an extension of your team. We pride ourselves on knowing what you, our client, needs and delivering it without fuss. Let us show you how it should be done...

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Fluid Tel: +44 (0)121 212 0121 Fax: +44 (0)121 212 0202 Email: drop@fluidesign.co.uk Website: www.fluidesign.co.uk

Key contacts: James Glover, Creative Director james@fluidesign.co.uk Neil Roddis, Operations Director neil@fluidesign.co.uk Josie Davis Communications and Development Manager josie@fluidesign.co.uk Address: Fluid Studios 12 Tenby Street Birmingham B1 3AJ Employees: 9 Established: 1995

14 Years 82 Brands 205 Campaigns Never Not Creating Fluid is not only our name, but also our branding philosophy. We have no house style, and our studio represents a rich pool of outstanding talent from a wide range of artistic disciplines. At every stage of the creative process we guarantee flexible, comprehensive design solutions that bear testament to the breadth of our experience and versatility of style. The company ethos ‘Never not creating’ ensures every project we undertake benefits from an ingrained passion and cultural knowledge, earning Fluid a renowned and growing reputation for consistently evolving creativity. Services include: Design/Branding/Advertising/Art Direction/Packaging/POS/Moving Image/Web/3D Modelling Entertainment clients include: Capcom Codemasters Disney Interactive Eidos Electronic Arts EMI Parlophone Sega Europe Sony Computer Entertainment Square Enix THQ Warner Bros Interactive

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freeform.London Tel: 020 7183 6664 Fax: 020 7900 2850 Email: info@freeformlondon.co.uk Website: www.freeformlondon.co.uk

Key contacts: Tony Roberts t.roberts@freeformlondon.co.uk Vince Newland v.newland@freeformlondon.co.uk Amanda Colvin a.colvin@freeformlondon.co.uk Address: Zepplin Building 59-61 Farringdon Road London, EC1M 3JB

freeform.London is a full service creative agency to the entertainment and leisure industries. Alongside outstanding creative for packaging, press, outdoor, online and AV, we offer marketing services that include launch strategies, media planning and buying, PR and online solutions. This integrated approach ensures brands and campaigns are experienced through the right media and in-store channels. But this is only part of the equation. freeform.London prides itself on building longterm relationships with its clients – because above all else, it is these relationships that lead to success.

Employees: 30 An understanding of your needs and your business comes hand in hand with producing outstanding work with tangible results. We offer the experience, the knowledge, the commitment and the creativity to ensure you receive the best service. And it works.

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Frontroom Tel: 020 7384 5400 Email: info@frontroom.com Website: www.frontroom.com

Key contacts: Lau Glendinning Managing Partner lau@frontroom.com Jackie Davis Managing Partner jackie@frontroom.com Address: Studio 21b 101 Farm Lane Fulham London SW6 1QJ Employees: 15 Established: 2004

Don't want to be just another client? Then don't work with just another agency. Frontroom is a specialist in developing cut-through video game campaigns for the industry's most successful brands. Over ten years, over 70 titles, over 20 multi-format, number one hits. Unlike other agencies, we begin with strategic planning to uncover the most effective ways to achieve your objectives. We write the creative briefs to save you time too. Our creative teams have the expertise to deliver fully integrated, international campaigns, from digital, brand ID, logo design and print advertising, to radio, TV, packaging and POS. We look at every new project as a new opportunity to do something great. Beyond video games, we have a solid base of entertainment clients, like Momentum Pictures, Disney TV Channel and Foxy Bingo, which means we always bring a fresh approach and innovative thinking to every game project. If you would like to see how we can make a real difference to your next campaign, please check out our website, or just call for a chat.

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Game Frontier Ltd Tel: 0870 420 2424 Fax: 0700 580 1361 Email: info@gamefrontier.com Website: www.gamefrontier.com

Key contacts: Jaffer Mir, Managing Director jaffer@gamefrontier.com Mark Thompson, Community and Tournament Manager mark@gamefrontier.com Address: Round Foundry Media Centre Foundry Street Leeds LS11 5QP United Kingdom Employees: Less than ten Established: 2002

“Empowering you to reach, engage and influence the 14 -34 year-old, male and female gamer.� Game Frontier works with gamers, publishers, games companies, hardware manufacturers, international brands, local brands, event organisers and companies interested in taking advantage of the marketing opportunities in the computer gaming and digital entertainment industry. Established in 2002, Game Frontier is a UK-based private company which delivers support services for the gaming industry, specialising in marketing, production and stage management of digital entertainment events. Game Frontier has strategic partnerships with several international brands and seven years’ experience delivering specialist support to the gaming industry, including the competitive video gaming arena. Game Frontier manages an online gaming league, theSGL (www.thesgl.com), which is home to almost 50,000 gamers across Europe and receives over 80 million hits per month. The site provides a platform for gamers to compete on a range of game titles with leagues, tournaments, and one-off challenges continuously in operation. Game Frontier also manages XTGN (www.xtgn.me), a gaming news website directed towards the Middle East gaming community featuring news and reviews of upcoming and newly released titles.

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Indigo Pearl Tel: +44 (0)20 8964 4545 Fax: +44 (0)20 8711 5857 Email: info@indigopearl.com Website: www.indigopearl.com

Key contacts: Caroline Miller caroline@indigopearl.com James Beaven james@indigopearl.com Address: 8a Lonsdale Road London NW6 6RD

Indigo Pearl is a leading agency in entertainment technology and video games PR. Established in 2001, Indigo Pearl has delivered successful campaigns for every conceivable game genre from the infamous Grand Theft Auto 3 and Vice City, through to hardcore MMOs like Warhammer Online. We have the creativity, enthusiasm, experience and media relationships to provide a quantifiable return on your PR investment. Call or email us to arrange a briefing meeting on +44 (0)20 8964 4545 or info@indigopearl.com.

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JR DESIGN Tel: +44 (0) 7824 506436 Email: joe@joeryandesign.co.uk Website: www.joeryandesign.co.uk

Key contacts: Joe Ryan joe@joeryandesign.co.uk

JR Design is a design studio for the video game industry. It focuses on design and artworking that communicates and motivates.

James Stokes jamesstokes@joeryandesign.co.uk

JR Design works in a variety of media from print and digital media, from initial concept through to final approval. We focus on creative graphic design using traditional design skills and the latest digital technology.

James Atkins jamesatkins@joeryandesign.co.uk David Romero david@joeryandesign.co.uk Address: JR Design, Coexist, Hamilton House 80 Stokes Croft, Bristol, UK, BS1 3QY Employees: 4

We deliver a passionate design service to game publishing and development companies and pride ourselves on creativity, understanding and execution. With a deep understanding of the video game market and the people who play video games, JR Design has built a team which knows how to get your product to market efficiently and successfully.

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More Creative Tel: 020 7561 6010 Fax: 020 7561 6011 Email: info@morecreative.co.uk Website: www.morecreative.co.uk

Key contacts: Gareth Mercer, Client Services Director gareth@morecreative.co.uk Neill Furmston, Creative Director neill@morecreative.co.uk Address: Bellside House 4 Elthorne Road London, N19 4AG Employees: 25 Established: 2003

All the ads in this book focus on the same two things: • Being entertainment specialists. • Having years of experience in this sector. Perhaps this means the agencies have been doing the same thing in the same way. Yes, our team has worked at the forefront of the entertainment industry for 16 years, but having also worked within a much wider range of sectors, we see the bigger picture. Our team of insight specialists continually monitor your customers’ buying habits in order to expose triggers that create a real response. We have a commitment to our clients to invest in research, generate insights and react quickly. We channel this insight into a creative process which helps us think differently. You see we’re called more for a reason. We reach the right solution, creating ideas that will span the correct communication platforms for you. You can rely on us to consistently keep our promise in terms of price, value and innovation. With world-class experts in advertising, digital, promotions, experiential, planning, DM, packaging, retail and branding, we pride ourselves in learning your business needs and pressures at pace. We believe in being easy to work with and simply always being hungrier than our competitors. So if you want to create something different, try something different. Try more.

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Multiplay Tel: +44 (0)20 7100 1337 Fax: +44 (0)845 8681037 Email: sales@multiplay.co.uk Website: www.multiplay.co.uk, iseries.multiplay.co.uk gameservers.multiplay.co.uk, www.fileplay.net

Key contacts: Craig Fletcher craig@multiplay.co.uk Stewart Fletcher stewart@multiplay.co.uk Tom Fletcher tom@multiplay.co.uk Address: Unit 7 Whitefield Business Park Blackfield Southampton Hampshire SO45 1XR Employees: 18 Established: 1997

Multiplay is a leading service provider to the games industry through events, server hosting, content delivery and consultancy. Our online community of gamers is one of the largest in Europe. Multiplay’s flagship gaming events, M Festival and the i-Series, annually attract over 15,000 gamers. These events are an ideal opportunity for publishers, developers, retailers and hardware manufacturers to showcase their latest products. Our events also play host to the finals of our online tournaments and the UK finals of the World Cyber Games. Multiplay is one of the world’s largest hosts of online game servers, with multiple locations across the globe. We provide specialist commercial hosting for PC and console, including game servers and high availability websites. We have a proven track record with extensive hosting agreements with many publishers and developers. Multiplay’s experience in online hosting provides a great resource to assist developers of multiplayer games through secure hosted environments, testing, consultancy and specialist development support. Multiplay’s ‘Fileplay’ content delivery network is a quick and easy file download site, ideal for beta key and game file distribution. We operate this and all of our online services on our own high speed, low latency network.

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Parker Consulting Ltd Tel: 07771571639 Email: info@parkerconsulting.biz Website: www.parkerconsulting.biz

Key contacts: Nick Parker nick@parkerconsulting.biz Address: Pump Cottage East Meon Hampshire GU32 1QQ Employees: 2

Through the highest quality research and strategic planning, we grow your business. We are a unique provider of advisory services and business intelligence. We are the foremost strategic consultancy in building business plans to grow our clients’ company value or to raise capital in addition to facilitating strategic partnerships and contact introductions. We conduct due diligence on behalf of potential investors and we introduce young companies to sources of finance.

Established: 2002 Parker Consulting brings profound experience of catalogue management, which is the best approach to planning and launching product, as well as creating the most profitable route to market. Furthermore, we are proud to be partners of Screen Digest and a partner of GameVision Europe, the games industry’s standard in consumer intelligence and understanding. Through these associations, we are considered the primary source for global market research and understanding.

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PMA Marketing Tel: 020 7483 0568 Fax: 020 7483 0580 Email: info@pmamarketing.com Website: www.pmamarketing.com

Key contacts: Mark Cluer, Managing Director markcluer@pmamarketing.com Address: 42 Gloucester Avenue Primrose Hill London, NW1 8JD Employees: 26 Established: 1992

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COSTUME CHARACTER SPECIALISTS I We exclusively offer guest appearances of over 90 famous licensed cartoon characters E.g. Peppa Pig, Bart Simpson and Bob the Builder. I To add an extra dimension to your campaigns and your presence at trade shows, we’d also be delighted to bring your brand to life as a costume character. Take a look at a few examples, below…

Contact Patrick Tranter T: 020 8254 5300 E: patrick@rainbowproductions.co.uk www.rainbowproductions.co.uk

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RAINBOW PRODUCTIONS Tel:+44 (0)20 8254 5300 Fax: +44 (0)20 8254 5306 Email: info@rainbowproductions.co.uk Website: www.rainbowproductions.co.uk

Key contacts: Patrick Tranter patrick@rainbowproductions.co.uk Simon Foulkes simon@rainbowproductions.co.uk Address: Unit 3, Greenlea Park Prince George’s Road London, SW19 2JD UK Employees: 25 Established: 1984

Rainbow Productions – Europe’s leading costume character company – has created many thousands of licensed characters, sports and brand mascots and increasingly gaming characters. We’ve also organised major national and international tours for publishers and licensors. Costume characters give you the opportunity to put your brand in the real world, posing for photos with fans (or perhaps more appropriately for MCV – developers, marketers and even company directors). They offer an eye-catching way of promoting a new brand, or indeed of enhancing an existing one. In a crowded marketplace there is no better way to differentiate your gaming property than with the creation of a bespoke character. Our costumes are used in retail tours, gaming festivals, exhibitions and road shows (eg: GamesCom, E3, Play.com Live). Rainbow Productions provides a complete service, second-to-none in costume. We manufacture costumes on-site in the UK and to the highest standards. Our team of experienced actors and road managers ensure that any event you are involved in will be a success. We also offer storage and refurbishment services – ensuring your character is always ready for action. Rainbow Productions’ client list includes SEGA, Nintendo, Eidos, EA, Xbox, THQ, Introversion Software, Sony Computer Entertainment and many more...

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RealtimeUK Tel: 01772 682 363 Fax: 01772 683 592 Email: andrew@realtimeuk.com Website: www.realtimeuk.com

Key contacts: Andrew Lord Account Director andrew@realtimeuk.com Tony Prosser Managing Director tony@realtimeuk.com Address: Willows Farm Studios Ballam Road Westby Lancashire PR4 3PN United Kingdom Employees: 25 Established: 1996

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RealtimeUK, established in 1996, is a CG Production company based in Lancashire, directed and guided by some of the industry’s most creative producers and directors from the games and television industry. We’ve worked with some of the world’s leading companies, producing high-impact CG animations for video games, commercials and digital campaigns. To date, RealtimeUK’s client base boasts such well known names as Sony Computer Entertainment Europe, Codemasters, Disney Interactive Studios, Evolution Studios, Juice Games, Namco, Eidos and THQ. We offer a full creative solution from concept through to script and design and on to final completion. Our services include Cinematic Trailers, Intro Movies, Cut Scenes, Concept, X-Movies and Marketing and Advertising material including animation and print images

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Richard Jacques Studios Tel: 07831 756977 Email: enquiries@richardjacques.com Website: www.richardjacques.com

Key contacts: Richard Jacques, Director richardjacques@richardjacques.com Address: 50 Malcolm Road London SE25 5HG Employees: 8 Established: 2000

Richard Jacques Studios Ltd is an award winning music production company, specialising in music and audio services for the video games industry. With over 60 years’ combined industry experience, accounting for sales exceeding 100 million, the company has worked on over 120 projects to date. The team consists of multiple award-winning composers, Grammy award-winning engineers, orchestrators, musicians, contractors, music implementors, and licensing staff. Satisfied clients include: Activision, BBC, BioWare, Bizarre Creations, Codemasters, Eidos, Electronic Arts, Endemol, Microsoft, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, and Warner Interactive. The company’s founder and creative director, Richard Jacques, is the European regional director of the Game Audio Network Guild (www.audiogang.org), an advisory director of Song-Tank (www.song-tank.com) and a director of the Media Executive Committee of the British Academy of Songwriters, Composers and Authors (www.basca.org.uk). Winner of the 2008 Develop Industry Excellence Award for Creative Outsourcing.

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Side Tel: +44 (0) 207 631 4800 Fax: +44 (0) 207 631 4801 Email: info@sideuk.com Website: www.side.com

Key contacts: Andy Emery, Creative Director andy.e@sideuk.com Address: Great Titchfield House 14 – 18 Gt Titchfield Street London, W1W 8BD Employees: 15 Established: 1997

Side is an award winning production company providing creative services to the games industry. With over ten years’ experience and a reputation for high quality production, Side is a trusted partner for leading publishers and developers around the world. Our creative services include: • • • • • • •

Narrative Design Casting Character Creation Voice Direction Scriptwriting Performance Capture Direction Recording & Mixing Facilities

Selected projects: Dead Space: Extraction (EA); FABLE II (Lionhead); LittleBigPlanet (Media Molecule); Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Konami); Killzone 2 (Guerrilla); Tomb Raider: Underworld (Eidos); Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (LucasArts). Side & Sidelines – Bringing Stories and Characters to Life.

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SKYSKRAPER速 Tel: +44 (0)20 7252 3288 Email: showmemore@skyskraper.net | reception@skyskraper.net Website: http://www.skyskraper.net | http://blog.skyskraper.net

Key contacts: Paul Boulding Creative Director paul@skyskraper.net Scott Boulding Lead Designer scott@skyskraper.net Chris Houston Head of Interactive chris@skyskraper.net Deb Stockdale-Hughes Operations Manager deb@skyskraper.net Address: 4 Ivory Wharf 4 Elephant Lane London SE16 4JD Employees: 8 Established: 2005

MAGENTA.SKY.THINKING. There is a way to scale the heights of the imagination and still keep your feet on the ground. You demand efficiency, and a seamless mastery of technology to deliver your message to a constantly evolving marketplace. You want results, not pie in the sky. We provide vibrant, creative and innovative digital solutions matched with real world sensibilities. We are SKYSKRAPER速. Our game trailers, online advertising and web experiences are rich travelogues for virtual worlds. Let us take you on a journey beyond the mundane. CREATIVE.ONLINE.MOTION.CAPTURE. Award winning online advertising | Websites & online experiences | Webmail & viral delivery Promo trailers & TV spots | Digital outdoor media Motion graphics | Interactive CD, DVD & Blu-Ray We capture direct from consoles in-house. Standard/HD game capture: MICROSOFT | SONY | NINTENDO | PC Work completed for: Atari Europe | Capcom | Codemasters | Eidos Electronic Arts | Fluid | Ghostlight | Kaboose Konami Digital Entertainment | Namco Bandai Games | Playlogic | SCi | Sega Europe Sony | SouthPeak Games | Square Enix THQ | Ubisoft | Warner Bros. Interactive SKYSKRAPER速 a tall building with many stories...

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Studio CO2 Tel: +44 (0) 1483 414 415 Fax:+44 (0) 1483 414 183 Email: info@studioco2.com Website: www.studioco2.com

Key contacts: Steve Cross, Creative Director steve@studioco2.com Address: 2 wey barn 22-26 high street godalming surrey GU7 1AD UK Established: 2002

We are a dedicated team of multi-disciplined designers with a straight-talking approach to the creative process. With years of commercial experience in a colourful variety of markets, we all share true passion for delivering what we promise: intelligent, targeted creative. Our philosophy is simple: by plugging you straight into the studio, you get the most from your brief and your budget. No chinese whispers No watering down of information No delays Our long-term client list is testimony to the success of this refreshing approach. We have experience of working with clients from all over the world and fully understand the importance of making a concept ‘work’ in production as much as on the screen, whether it’s a strategic campaign or a fast-turnaround one-off. With creative solutions always carefully targeted to our customers’ markets... our clients are really seeing the benefits. You could too!

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AUDIO FOR GAMES 35+ YEARS OF COMBINED EXPERIENCE ON 175+ PUBLISHED TITLES ON ALL MAJOR FORMATS Creative Outsourcing Nominee 2008

www.theaudioguys.co.uk

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The Audio Guys Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1926 813546 Email: info@theaudioguys.co.uk Website: www.theaudioguys.co.uk

Key contacts: Tim Bartlett tim@theaudioguys.co.uk

The Audio Guys is an audio outsource company, providing a complete audio solution to game developers and publishers.

Dan Gardner dan@theaudioguys.co.uk

With over 35 years’ combined experience in game audio development, we have over 175 titles under our belts, covering all formats and platforms since the early 1990s. Our work has featured on many ‘AAA’ titles, including the Micro Machines, Brian Lara Cricket, Colin McRae Rally, Operation Flashpoint and TOCA Race Driver series of titles.

Address: 25 Bridge End Southam Warwickshire CV47 1PD Employees: 3 + freelance support

Our most recent projects include Overlord II (Codemasters), Virtua Tennis 2009 (SEGA), Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft Game Studios) and Blur (Activision).

Established: 2006 We are eager to team up with any developer, anywhere in the world, to offer whatever game audio services are required. We can provide... audio system design and documentation...audio implementation… consultancy and advice...sound design...project management...planning and scheduling... dialogue and localisation services...specialist recording...surround mixing...sourcing of music...the list goes on. We are experienced and committed game audio developers – far more than a simple outsource solution. We can integrate into your title, in whatever way you require, from full hands-on development of audio systems, to just supplying assets, and everything in between. We would be delighted to talk to you about your next project, no matter how big or small.

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The Pixel Tel: 0800 043 1040 Fax: 01275 892396 Email: info@thepixel.com Website: www.thepixel.com

Key contacts: Stephen Leyton steve@tvgmedia.com Duncan Ball duncan@tvgmedia.com Address: Willow Cottage, The Witheys Whitchurch, Bristol, BS140QB Employees: 12 Established: 1996

The Pixel is a full service marketing & design agency with a track record of creative excellence, technical aptitude, and exceptional customer service. We’ve worked with both young companies and household names to build businesses, win customers and enhance brand value. Whether it’s creating a strong, vibrant online presence or dramatic promotional print media, The Pixel specialises in creative ideas, stylish design and effective delivery. Our service covers website, e-commerce, print and video design, for clients including Play.com, Take-Two Interactive, Rockstar Games, SKY, Valiant Entertainment and TotalVideoGames. The Pixel offers the knowledge to promote and target awareness via traditional and emerging platforms, specialising in crucial areas such as SEO, Pay Per Click Marketing, e-mail marketing, and social networking.

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Über Tel: 0114 278 7100 Email: hello@uberagency.com Website: www.uberagency.com

Key contacts: Richard Benjamin richard@uberagency.com Amy Elton amy@uberagency.com Address: Royds Mill Windsor Street Sheffield S4 7WB Employees: 19 Established: 2004

The problem with creativity in the games industry is that some agencies are simply playing at it. Like a true hardcore gamer, Über is in it for the thrills, but we’re also very protective of an industry we take great pride in. Über’s collective experience spans over 18 years, through the many phases of our wonderful industry and its magnificent growth into the huge entertainment medium it is today. Clients through our five-year history include Activision, Codemasters, BAFTA, Midway, Sega, Blizzard, Vivendi, THQ, 505 Games, Atari, BBC, Empire, Sony, South Peak, Gamestracker, Glu, Hutchison 3G, Jamdat, Setanta Sports, Ubisoft, Grand Design and Zoo Digital. It’s not just high-end creativity and big thinking that keep Über at the forefront of brand managers’ minds: it’s the down-to-earth attitude and solid thinking required to piece together a trusted all-round marketing solution for any entertainment campaign. Concepts, branding, key art, packaging, trailers, TV, outdoor, digital campaigns, manuals, merchandise, POS, print & delivery logistics (yes, we have a print department too). Put short, we do the lot. Über appreciates that, like the best games themselves, it’s not all about the fancy graphics.

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Your One Stop Shop! UK’s only Video Games Accessories specialist Our partners

• Over 500 Products • Uniquely specialising in VGA • Supporting both independent and major retail chains • Tier 1 Distributor • Bundling Solutions • OEM & maufacturing facilities available • Reliable and friendly service

Antigrav Media Ltd Unit 1a, Foxhills Farm Business Centre, Longcross Road, Chertsey, Surrey, KT16 0DN Tel: +44 (0) 1932 454 929 Fax: +44 (0) 1932 454 950 Web: www.antigrav-media.co.uk

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AntiGrav Media Ltd Tel: 01932 454929 Fax: 01932 454950 Email: enquiries@antigrav-media.co.uk Website: www.antigrav-media.co.uk

Key contacts: Robert Orchard Robert@antigrav-media.co.uk Heena Lakhani Heena@antigrav-media.co.uk Address: Unit 1a Foxhills Farm Business Centre Longross Road Chertsey Surrey KT16 0DN

AntiGrav Media Limited is a leading distributor of video games accessories based in Chertsey, Surrey, UK. With over 15 years’ experience in the IT, leisure and consumer electronics industry we have secured and continue to develop and launch innovative and market leading products to the world's leading retail and online stores. Our specialism is the electronics game industry and in particular the accessories and peripherals that enhance the game experience. We distribute licensed products from Ben-10, Disney, Porsche, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nintendo PlayStation and Xbox, to very high quality nonbranded and OEM products.

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Hubb Accessories Tel: 01642 204343 Fax: 0870 0512640 Email: sales@playwithhubb.com Website: www.playwithhubb.com

Key contacts: Mel Jones mjones@playwithhubb.com t: 01642 204343 m: 07789 782310 Address: Hubb Accessories c/o Lygo International Ltd Office A, Manor Farm Chilworth Old Village Chilworth Southampton SO16 7JP

Our Mission is simple: To provide excellent service to our customers with the best quality products and pricing available. We aim to be out in front with new and innovative ideas, continually exploring new technologies and keeping ahead of changes in the marketplace. By understanding our customers’ requirements, we will work with them to ensure that we deliver the maximum profit to their business.

Employees: 30 Established: 1997

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Logic3 plc Tel: 01923 471000 Fax: 01923 471022 Email: uksales@logic3.com Website: www.logic3.com

Key contacts: Paul Croucher, UK Sales uksales@logic3.com Ian Roach, UK Sales uksales@logic3.com Bharat Patel, Export Sales sales@logic3.com Michael Kirkham, Marketing marketing@logic3.com Address: Rhodes Way Watford WD24 4YW UK Employees: 30 Established: 1977

Founded in 1977, Logic3 is long established as one of the world’s largest designers, developers and manufacturers of portable audio and video gaming accessories. Its exclusive Logic3 branded products, including i-Station, ScreenBeat and TopDrive, are sold in over 40 countries, including Europe, USA, Australia and the Far East. Logic3 is committed to the portable audio and console/PC gaming industry, providing high quality products at competitive prices. It continuously monitors and studies market demands and trends, and is focused on developing innovative and exciting products incorporating new and varied designs and features to meet these challenges. Our strategy ensures that the new ideas and concepts introduced continually in our new product developments helps to maintain customers’ eagerness and interest at all times. This is coupled with our own initiative and drive to generate high product margins for resellers and reduce their issues to a minimum with our emphasis on high quality products at affordable pricing to achieve a successful result for all – “once sold stays sold”. This strategy, initiative and emphasis remains firmly in place today to ensure that Logic3 will keep its place as one of the world’s most successful and favoured third party portable audio and video gaming distributors.

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Pebble Entertainment GmbH Tel: +49 (231) – 477 927 0 Fax: +49 (231) – 477 927 99 Website: www.pebble-entertainment.com/en

Key contacts: Kai-Peter Enzian General Manager kpe@pebble-entertainment.de Alexander Lechner International Sales la@pebble-entertainment.de Kim Karsten Radojewski Marketing & Press kr@pebble-entertainment.de Address: Gabelsbergerstraße 2 44141 Dotmund Germany

Pebble Entertainment is an interactive video game and digital media hardware manufacturer. Since 2005 we have been selling video game accessories under our own brands: ‘Kamikaze Gear’ and ‘Pebble Entertainment’. With a clear target of increasing the added value of products, Pebble Entertainment offers a comprehensive service portfolio: • Product Development • Product Design • Unique Package Design • European Warehousing • Global sourcing and Quality Control through our subsidiary in Hong Kong Furthermore, Pebble Entertainment is a partner of internationally active companies in the media and entertainment industry. Additionally, we offer over 15 years of experience in European sales markets for entertainment-oriented products, entertainment and gaming markets. We support customers with innovative product concepts. So we would like to invite you to learn more about our service, products and possibilities.

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Fix it... clean it... play it... enjoy it...

Nyko - No.1 third party peripheral label in the US, providing the latest technology Skip Dr - "Best in class" care and repair products, essential tools for today's disc based media Clean Dr - Cleaning and care range designed exclusively for the latest tech Enigma - All-encompassing video game accessory range, covering all major formats

...bringing you all the right lines For general enquiries contact:

01606 558 428 or email:

enquires@pinpointce.co.uk Road One, Winsford, Cheshire CW7 3QG www.pinpointce.co.uk Part of the Pinpoint Group

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Pinpoint Consumer Electronics Tel: +44 (0) 1606 558 428 Fax: +44 (0) 01606 559 612 Email: enquiries@pinpointce.co.uk Website: www.pinpointce.co.uk

Key contacts: UK Sales - Mike Skinner mike@pinpointce.co.uk

Products designed to enhance consumers’ enjoyment of technology.

General Enquires – +44 (0) 1606 558 428 enquiries@pinpointce.co.uk

Pinpoint’s brands include: Nyko – number one third party gaming accessory brand in the US Enigma – video gaming accessories offering the best combination of value and performance SkipDr – world number one for disc repair, care and maintenance CleanDr – cleaning products designed for the new generation of technology

Address: Head Office and Showroom: Meridian House, Road One, Winsford Cheshire CW7 3QG

These brands represent a unique and fresh offering to retail, covering all customers’ needs and appealing to a wide market sector. They provide quality, value, performance and innovation.

Employees: 14

Nyko specialises in delivering innovative accessories designed to enhance the users’ interactive experience. Bestsellers include the Wii ChargeStation, the one-handed pistol grip Wii Perfect Shot and the genre-creating Intercooler series. Enigma is an all-encompassing value accessory label covering all major formats. The clean and crisp packaging designs help highlight the features and benefits of each product SKU. The label is ‘open ended’, allowing customers to specify any product request as Pinpoint source, manufacture and package for customers. SkipDr includes the SkipDr Classic, Deluxe and Premier Disc Repair Systems. These ‘evergreen’ lines have been joined by the patented GameDr Blu-ray Laser Lens Cleaner. CleanDr utilises the specially formulated streak-free UltraClear cleaning solution designed for the latest technology.

European Sales - Simon Hamer simon@pinpointce.co.uk Products and Market -Tom Armstrong tom@pinpointce.co.uk

Established: 2000

OEM – Pinpoint also supplies own brand accessories to specialist outlets throughout Europe.

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ComputerLand doo Tel: +381 11 309 95 95 Fax: +381 11 309 95 96 Email: office@computerland.rs Website: www.computerland.rs

Key contacts: Miodrag Stakic, CEO miodrag.stakic@computerland.rs Ljubodrag Stakic, CFO ljubodrag.stakic@computerland.rs Gordana Cvetkovic, Marketing Manager gordana.cvetkovic@computerland.rs Address: Kumodraska 45 11000 Belgrade Serbia Employees: 40 Established: 1993

ComputerLand is the leading distributor of games, gaming consoles, gaming accessories, computer peripherals and multimedia devices in the Balkans. Founded in 1993 as a single retail outlet in Belgrade, we grew into successful company with annual turnover of about eight million USD. Today, ComputerLand employs 40 qualified, young and creative people. Their teamwork is directed towards completely satisfying expectations of users of the latest games and technology products we proudly deliver in co-operation with our network of selected partners. Our strategic partnerships with major local retail shops, retail chains and hypermarkets, dealers and system integrators, in combination with a wide range of shop types, from specialised/traditional to general/non-traditional shops, allow us to be the leader in games distribution in the region. Our business process (including B2B) enables quick ordering, reliable product information, service and support. Customer relations are based on close co-operation, respect and mutual profit. Constant effort is being made in order to educate our partners, acquainting them with the latest technologies, products and solutions, through educational trainings, seminars and presentations. By inspiring and informing our partners about product lines, we strive to create a network of people passionate for the same goal – providing solutions and improving the living space of the consumer.

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CURVEBALL LEISURE Tel: 01792 652521 Fax: 01792 652523 Email: andrewnaunton@googlemail.com Website: www.thegamecollection.net

Key contacts: Andrew Naunton andrewnaunton@googlemail.com Simon Brown curveballsimon@googlemail.com Address: Unit 2 Fishmarket Quay Swansea SA1 1UP

To provide wholesale, back catalogue and promotional video games at the best price throughout the UK and Europe. Our aim is to offer the consumer better prices and the widest possible variety of proven, strong selling, back catalogue software titles. We have been trading for ten years within the UK and European wholesale industry and have often taken part in the most up-to-date and killer deals hitting the High Street and online. We consider ourselves an essential supplier in any buyer’s product resource portfolio

Employees: 5 Established: 2005

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Funtastic Tel: +61 3 9419 5444 Fax: +61 3 9418 7388 Email: interactive@funtastic.com.au Website: www.funtastic.com.au

Key contacts: Gavin Wulfsohn Business Manager gavin.wulfsohn@funtastic.com.au Address: 1-35 Wellington Street Collingwood Victoria, 3066 Australia Employees: 463 (Total Funtastic business) Established: 1994

Funtastic is an entrepreneurial marketer and distributor of consumer branded lifestyle merchandise with product spanning all aspects of family life. In Australia and New Zealand, Funtastic is custodian to some of the world’s largest children’s brands including Razor, Ben 10 and Leapfrog. The Interactive Entertainment division was established in October 2005 to complement and gain leverage from our current business model and relationships. We believe the secret to success in the Interactive Entertainment category is effectively managing the product lifecycle of all our properties to ensure we are maximising returns for all players through all stages of the cycle. Our focus is on building a profitable and sustainable business based on strong financial disciplines, innovation, speed to market, customer intimacy and value-added partnership with all key stakeholders. We look forward to discussing distribution opportunities for your product range in the Australian and New Zealand markets!

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GameStreamer, Inc. Tel: 001-813-527-0383 Fax: 001-877-482-9585 Email: info@gamestreamer.net Website: www.gamestreamer.net

Key contacts: Timothy Munro Roberts troberts@gamestreamer.net Address: 16350 Bruce B Downs PO Box 46216 Tampa, FL 33646 Employees: 15 Established: 2008

GameStreamer™, Inc. is a business to business (B2B) service provider, with its HQ located in Tampa, Florida. GameStreamer™, Inc. allies with strategic partners all over the world to help them take part in the digital distribution revolution by offering video games and other media to their customers, delivered with our technology, infrastructure and catalogue of games by download and with our proprietary streaming technology. Unlike the ‘competition’, GameStreamer™, Inc. focuses on AAA content for hard-core and casual games and gets them when they first come out, unlike our competition that offers games only after they are no longer available at retail. GameStreamer™, Inc. is powered by a strong executive team, software that was developed by the original creators of streaming technology and by a network and content delivery partner that powers 30 per cent of the internet’s backbone and most of Wall Street.

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Harbottle & Lewis Tel: +44 (0)207 667 5000 Fax: +44 (0)207 667 5100 Email: hal@harbottle.com Website: www.harbottle.com

Key contacts: Mark Phillips mark.phillips@harbottle.com Paul Cairns paul.cairns@harbottle.com Paul Groves paul.groves@harbottle.com Address: Hanover House 14 Hanover Square London W1S 1HP Employees: 164 Established: 1955

Harbottle & Lewis LLP provides specialist legal advice to the media, entertainment and communication industries. It remains unique in having expertise right across these sectors with specialists working in the games industry alongside specialists in the film, television, broadcasting, sports, music, publishing, performing arts, marketing, IT and communications industries. The firm is known and highly regarded for its legal expertise in video games. This is confirmed by The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession, which consistently position the firm as the leading law firm in the United Kingdom and Europe specialising in interactive entertainment. Clients cover all areas of the industry, including publishers, developers, format owners, distributors, licensors, peripheral companies, trade and consumer magazines, financiers and investors, as well as leading industry figures. The firm provides a full legal service to its clients, covering not only specific games industry work but also corporate finance, intellectual property, employment, litigation, property and tax advice.

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Experts in Media and Entertainment Marriott Harrison has extensive experience in advising clients within the technology, digital media and computer games industry. We have a knowledgeable team of expert lawyers who regularly advise companies and individuals including publishers, developers, consultancies, web designers, advertisers and rights holders on a wide range of legal issues and agreements. – – – – – –

Media, Entertainment and Technology Corporate Employment Property Insolvency Dispute Resolution

Contact: Tony Morris or Jaclyn Wilkins Marriott Harrison Staple Court, 11 Staple Inn Buildings, London WC1V 7QH Tel: +44 (0)207 209 2000 Fax: +44 (0)207 209 2001

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Marriott Harrison Tel: +44 (0)20 7209 2000 Fax: +44 (0)20 7209 2001 Email: email@marriottharrison.co.uk Website: www.marriottharrison.co.uk

Key contacts: Tony Morris tony.morris@marriottharrison.co.uk Jaclyn Wilkins jaclyn.wilkins@marriottharrison.co.uk Address: Staple Court 11 Staple Inn Buildings London WC1V 7QH Employees: 55 Established: 1985

Marriott Harrison is a leading corporate/media specialist practice with a refreshing and personable approach, offering pragmatic advice and practical solutions to companies and individual clients across the technology, digital media and entertainment industries. Marriott Harrison is recognised as a leading media and entertainment law firm confirmed by directories including Legal 500. Marriott Harrison's lawyers have extensive experience of advising a range of clients within the games and digital media industry, which includes publishers, developers, consultancies, web designers, advertisers and individual rights holders. We provide advice in relation to a range of legal issues and agreements including: • software development, licensing, hosting, support and maintenance; • outsourcing; • international distribution, manufacturing, supply and production; • data protection, distance selling and a range of other e-commerce legislation; • copyright, trade marks, design rights and other intellectual property, particularly regarding sponsorship, merchandising, branding, marketing and advertising matters; • corporate, finance and banking transactions including in relation to mergers and acquisitions, shareholder agreements, private equity, joint ventures, MBOs and IPOs; • advice across the media and entertainment industries including film, television and music. The firm also provides advice in relation to employment, property, insolvency and litigation/dispute resolution matters.

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4-Real Intermedia GmbH Tel: +49 (0) 69 80 90 88 - 0 Fax: +49 (0) 69 80 90 88 - 77 Email: info@4-real.com Website: www.4-real.com

Key contacts: Michael Buss michael.buss@4-real.com Roger Schoenberg roger.schoenberg@4-real.com Address: Ludwigstr. 32 63067 Offenbach Germany Employees: 22 Established: 1999

4-Real is the leading games agency for German localisation of PC and video games. In co-operation with first-rate agencies from across Europe, 4-Real also offers localisation for all other European languages. Our competent and creative team delivers highquality localisation, in close co-operation and contact with the client or developing studio, to meet the demands of the market and the product. In order to guarantee excellent translations, our in-house team of copy editors thoroughly and comprehensively checks all translated text before it is delivered or processed. Experience has shown that this is the only way to ensure top-quality translations – for action blockbusters as much as for gimmick-rich racing games and children’s fairy-tale games. Sound recordings are performed at our in-house recording studios by experienced directors and sound engineers in close co-operation with our translation team. We work solely with professional actors and voice talents to guarantee authenticity and first-rate cinematic quality. Our in-house recording studios are fitted with state-of-the-art recording equipment and seamlessly integrated into our agency’s infrastructure, enabling us to react smoothly and quickly to any changes during the localisation and recording process on even the most extensive projects. For all projects, we take extra care to meet agreed upon deadlines and budget arrangements.

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Interactive Entertainment Services at Absolute Quality

Consult Market Research Services Focus Group Testing, Gamer Experience Analysis, Social Media Analysis, Video Games Evaluation

Implement Functionality Services Functionality QA, On-Premise Testing, Online & Multiplayer Testing

Compatibility Services Games for Windows

Compliancy Services Pre-Certification Testing, Authorized Xbox Test Vendor

Localization Services Translation, Localization QA, Language Compliancy, Design Services

Operate Multi-Lingual End-User Support L1-L3 Support

Online Games Security Services Revenue Generation Services Infrastructure Services

Absolute Quality - an e4e company e4e Business Solutions, LLC

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Absolute Quality Tel: +44 (0)141 220 5600 Fax: +44 (0)141 248 8143 Email: europeansales@absolutequality.co.uk Website: www.absolutequality.com

Key contacts: Neil Ross, Head of Test nross@absolutequality.co.uk Simon Ledger, European Centre Head sledger@absolutequality.co.uk Address: Skypark One 8 Elliot Place Glasgow G3 8EP Employees: 300 Established: 1996

Absolute Quality, a division of e4e Business Solutions LLC, is one of the world's leading providers of quality assurance games testing, managed support services and content localisation services to the interactive entertainment industry, working with 18 of the top 20 game publishers worldwide. Maintaining over 300 highly trained employees worldwide, Absolute Quality is capable of ramping up capacity very quickly to take on high volumes of test work. We've continued to have ongoing growth, investment and service development, introducing new offerings to our Consult, Implement and Operate (CIO) portfolio of business services available to the interactive industry. Absolute Quality has tested thousands of titles for hundreds of clients. In the last year AQ has tested well over 200,000 test hours for clients and over 200 titles, working on a variety of tripleA projects with leading publishers. Experienced on all major consoles, AQ has extensive knowledge of the submission criteria required for a first pass submission, quality guaranteed. We offer localisation services in all European and major Asian languages. Our specialised test teams work across a range of platforms and consoles including PC, Mac, Sony PS3/PSP, Nintendo Wii/DS and Microsoft Xbox 360.

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ANAKAN GMBH Tel: +49 (0) 30 531 420 450 Fax: +49 (0) 30 531 420 459 Email: ana@anakan.de Website: www.anakan.de

Key contacts: Marie-Laurence Amigues, Managing Director mamigues@anakan.de Horst Baumann, Production Manager hbaumman@anakan.de Address: Pfueltrasse 5 10 997 Berlin Employees: Germany: 20+ permanent in-house France: 30+ permanent in-house Pool of 200+ specialised freelancers Established: 2006

Play different with Anakan! We are gamers. We understand your needs and expectations – as well as those of your customers, gamers worldwide. Located in Berlin and Paris, we handle each stage of the localisation process in over 30 languages and on ten platforms at the highest quality standards. Anakan delivers localisations that have the look and feel of the original and are consistent with the requirements of your target markets. Our extensive services include: • Translation & linguistic adaptation • Audio production & Audio QA • Localisation engineering • DTP Layout, 2D & 3D graphics • QA testing – Anakan is registered with Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony • Creative media & advertising materials Our audio studios feature state-of-the-art equipment operated by experienced sound engineers and artistic directors. Furthermore, we only work with professional, native-language voice talents. Maintaining close and transparent communication with you, we ensure that your products are ready to hit the market on schedule and within budget. Our competencies and values are the keys to our success: we have localised more than 1,000 titles – the loyalty of our customers and countless positive reviews speak for themselves. Contact us to bring your games to a larger audience. We will be more than happy to put our skills and expertise to work for you!

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Babel Tel: 01273 764100 Fax: 01273 732278 Email: info@babelmedia.com Website: www.babelmedia.com

Key contacts: Richard Leinfellner, CEO richard.leinfellner@babelmedia.com Keith Russell, VP Sales and Marketing keith.russell@babelmedia.com Paul Gorry, Director of Sales – Europe paul.gorry@babelmedia.com Anthony McGaw VP Client Services & Product Development anthony.mcgaw@babelmedia.com Address: 11-12 Hove Business Centre Fonthill Road Brighton BN3 6HA Employees: 600

Babel is the leading international provider of specialist outsourced services to the games and interactive entertainment industries. Babel has been voted Best Outsourcing Company 2003, 2005, 2007 and 2008. Babel has facilities in Brighton, New Delhi and Montreal, as well as sales offices in Tokyo and Los Angeles, employing more than 250 full-time staff backed up by over 350 contract QA testers. Babel also maintains a global network of audio studios and over 400 in-country translators. Babel offers a complete suite of outsourced services for the development and postproduction of PC, console, handheld, online and mobile titles. Services include quality assurance testing, translation, audio recording, localised print, as well as mobile certification testing and mobile handset porting.

Established: 1999 Babel has worked on some of the best-selling titles for many of the leading international publishers and developers, such as SCE, SEGA, Nintendo, THQ, Ubisoft, Eidos, Capcom, Nokia, LucasArts, Microsoft, Activision-Blizzard, Namco Bandai, Midway, Konami, Majesco, NCSoft, Take 2, Square Enix, Rising Star, Hudson, EA, TT Games, Bethesda, Warner Bros, Aspyr, Relentless, Vodafone, Digital Chocolate, Glu and Atari. Babel is an approved Microsoft, Sony and Nintendo QA test partner, as well as an official test house for Nokia, Java Verified and Vodafone.

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Enzyme Labs Tel: Head Office +1 (450) 229-9999 ext.312 Fax: North America & Europe +1 (450) 229-6660 Email: info@enzyme.org Website: www.enzyme.org

Key contacts: Yan Cyr, President & CEO ycyr@enzyme.org Emmanuel Viau, Vice-President & COO eviau@enzyme.org Sophie Barnaud-Blancheton Business Development Manager sblancheton@enzyme.org Address: North America Head Office 2775 Rolland Street Ste Adele, Quebec J8B 1C9 Canada Montreal 33 Prince Street Montreal, Quebec, H3C 2M7 Canada Europe Edificio Barajas 1, c/ Trespaderne, 29 28042 Barajas (Madrid), Spain Tel: +33 1 70 61 57 20 Asia Masumiya bldg. 4th floor 3-1-26 Saginuma Miyamae-ku Kawasaki-shi Kanagawa Japan Tel: +81-44-852-4411 Fax: +81-44-852-4412 Employees: Over 450 Established: 2002

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Professionals dedicated to the science of game testing Enzyme Labs is one of the only companies in the world solely dedicated to game testing. As an ISO 9001:2000 certified company with state-of-the-art secure facilities in North America, Asia and Europe, we are focused on providing an uncompromising level of quality multilingual services to our clients. Our lab managers are experienced in project management and the rigorous testing procedures we have developed at Enzyme Labs. When choosing to work with us, you benefit from: • French, English, Japanese and German project managers for effective communications • Fully trained in-house multilingual staff in over 15 languages • Expert advice to assist you develop and balance your game through our focus group and product evaluation services • Pre-certification services with a first submission pass rate that is one of the best in the industry • Flexible day and evening shifts for easy project co-ordination between time zones • A company that is certified or recognised as an authorised testing facility for the major game console manufacturers Enzyme Labs helps video game publishers and developers reduce production costs, enhance the gaming experience and shorten their time to market by providing multi-platform world class video game testing services.

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Orange Studio Tel: +39 051 588 04 50 Fax: +39 051 588 04 51 Email: info@orangestudio.it Website: www.orangestudio.it

Key contacts: Gabriele Vegetti, General Manager gvegetti@orangestudio.it Barbara Bonfiglioli, Art Director bonfiglioli@orangestudio.it Gian Maria Battistini, Project Manager gbattistini@orangestudio.it Marco Angiuoni, Project Manager mangiuoni@orangestudio.it Address: Via Frassinago 27 - 40123 Bologna - Italy

Orange Studio is a software localisation agency, specialising in the field of video games and electronic entertainment. Founded in Bologna in 2002, it boasts staff with more than ten years’ experience. Its structure is based on a web of highly specialised skills, with a flexible core and capacity to guarantee the customer a particularly direct and effective relationship. We deal with the translation and the localisation from/to the main European languages: English, Italian, French, German, Spanish. The constant search for quality, the attention to detail, the linguistic and technical competence are the targets that drive our work.

Employees: 5 Established: 2002

SERVICES Orange Studio can carry out complete localisation projects at any complexity level, and also take charge of specific steps upon request, with the highest flexibility: * Texts translation and proofreading * Graphic processing * Processing and correcting print material * Selection and recruitment of actors and speakers * Realisation and supervision of voice dubbing * Integration of translated material * Linguistic testing on the game platforms We are equipped to operate with every type of current game platform: PC, PlayStation 1/2/3 and Portable, Microsoft Xbox/Xbox 360, Nintendo GameCube/Gameboy/DS/Wii, mobile phones.

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Partnertrans Tel: UK +44 1753 247731 GER +49 2104 172660 Fax: UK +44 1753 245531 GER +49 2104 172658 Email: UK info_uk@partnertrans.com GER info@partnertrans.com Website: www.partnertrans.com

Key contacts: Markus Ludolf markus.ludolf@partnertrans.com Address: Partnertrans UK Ltd Regal Court 42-44 High Street Slough Berkshire SL1 1EL UK Partnertrans GmbH Leipziger Str. 28 40822 Mettmann Germany Employees: 10 in-house, 300+ specialised freelancers Established: 1998

About Partnertrans: Partnertrans is a leading provider of localisation solutions to the interactive games entertainment industry. We are experts in our field, having built a solid reputation among our clients based on the following three criteria: • Exceeding customers’ quality expectations • Delivering each and every project on time • Maintaining competitive pricing At a glance: • Three decades of experience in electronic entertainment localisation – across all platforms and mobile devices • Employing only the industries’ most experienced and knowledgeable staff • From planning to execution of each project, optimally co-ordinating every step, providing tailored concepts and solutions to meet clients’ needs • Translation into virtually every major language in the world • Fully digital studios responsible for some of the most famous voices in the games industry • Localisation solutions enabling game publishers to successfully launch profitable products into target markets Our Solution Services: • Localisation • Voice Production • Project Management • Quality Assurance • Proof-Reading / Editing • Implementation • DTP • First Party Paperpart Submissions & Approvals • USK rating submission • Creative Services

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PlayableGames (formerly Serco Games Research) Tel: 020 7421 6487 Fax: 020 7421 6477 Email: info@playablegames.net Website: www.playablegames.net

Key contacts: Ben Weedon ben.weedon@playablegames.net

We provide usability testing to help you identify what works and what needs tweaking in games in development.

Address: 22 Hand Court London WC1V 6JF

We work with clients to ensure that the games they create make sense to the end gamers, and are fun. We identify issues that work, or that need addressing, early in development, to be adjusted sooner rather than later, saving development time and money.

Employees: 15 Established: 2003 (formerly Serco Games Research)

We run small numbers of gamers through games in development to get an idea of what works best for them. We focus on game issues that you as developers are interested in. It's no fun if the controls don't make sense to the user, no matter how great the game. We can help get that ramp up of beginner-easiness to expert-hardness just right, too. We recruit the participants you want, and run the sessions for you. We have state of the art testing labs in central London, allowing you to view all the sessions if you wish. We also have mobile testing kits, so that we can run sessions at your offices, especially if security is paramount or your time is short. We’d be delighted to hear from you, to discuss any queries you might have about the process.

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Testronic Laboratories Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1753 653722 Fax: +44 (0)1753 654499 Email: sales-tl@testroniclabs.com Website: www.testroniclabs.com

Key contacts: Alastair Harsant, Business Line Manager, Games alastair.harsant@testroniclabs.com David Hooker, SVP Sales and Marketing david.h@testroniclabs.com Arnaud Messager, Service Line Manager Localisation QA arnaud.messager@testroniclabs.com Filipe Samora, Translation Manager filipe.samora@testroniclabs.com Address: Eastside Complex Pinewood Studios Pinewood Road Iver, Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH, United Kingdom Employees: 346

Testronic Labs is a global quality assurance and localisation specialist dedicated to serving the needs of the games industry. Operating from facilities across Europe and the United States, with major games customers in every international market, Testronic Labs delivers a high degree of expertise and security. Placing quality at the heart of our operation, we integrate testing into every stage of the production process, minimising time to market and helping publishers grow sales worldwide. Our testing services operate across all major platforms and devices and include functionality testing, localisation QA, PC compatibility, compliance testing, MMO performance testing, usability/focus group testing and New Player Experience (NPE) testing. In addition, our skilled team of in-country translation and localisation specialists provide authentic, high quality language services, helping our clients recreate the spirit of their games to a multinational audience.

Established: 1999

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Universally Speaking Tel: UK 44 1 480 210621 Japan 81 3 6712 1177 Fax: UK 44 1 480 210624 Japan 81 3 6712 1177 Email: info@usspeaking.com Website: www.usspeaking.com

Key contacts: Vickie Peggs, Managing Director vpeggs@usspeaking.com Toru Sasaki, Sales Manager tsaski@usspeaking.com Hastan Brooks, Business Development Manager hbrooks@usspeaking.com Kirsty Knox, Operations Manager kknox@usspeaking.com Address: UK Priory Chambers Priory Lane St Neots Cambs PE19 2BH Japan 2F, 5-26-26 Higashi-Ooi Shinagawa-Ku Tokyo 140-0011 Japan Established: 2005

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Universally Speaking is a leading provider of specialist games services to the global games sector. Operating from bases in the UK and Japan, our enviable client list includes the industry’s largest publishers and we have localised thousands of games across all platforms and genres. Our experience is second to none. From our secure premises, we provide the full suite of localisation and quality assurance services with a focus on delivering our trademark of excellence. Our specialised internal teams, combined with our extensive global network of games linguists, allows for a smooth transition of your product through the localisation and quality assurance process. Our core services include: - Translation - Proofreading/editing/glossary production - Audio including localised voice overs - Localisation QA - Compliance QA - Brand management QA - Age rating QA - Focus group QA - On site QA - DTP for packaging and print

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YES CAN GET THE BEST QUALITY LOCALISATION & LINGUISTIC QA ALL IN ONE PLACE – JUST CALL U-TRAX U-TRAX. For the love of games!

www.utrax.com

U-TRAX Multimedia Localisation BV Phone: +31 30 293 2098 E-mail: info@utrax.com

Headoffice Voetiusstraat 2, 3512 JM Utrecht, The Netherlands

U-TRAX Quality Assurance BV Phone: +31 30 231 8900 E-mail: LQA@utrax.com

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U-TRAX Tel: Localisation: +31 30 293 2098 Fax: +31 30 231 7419 Email: Localisation: translations@utrax.nl Website: www.utrax.com

Key contacts: External Relations: Richard van der Giessen richard@utrax.com Dutch & Audio: Jochen Willemsen jochen@utrax.com Nordic & Multilingual: Suzanne Heerschop suzanne@utrax.com Testlab: Tommy Nordkvist tommy@utrax.com Address: U-TRAX Headquarters Voetiusstraat 2 3512 JM Utrecht The Netherlands Employees: 40 Established: 1996

U-TRAX offers full advertising, localisation and quality assurance services, including translations, proofreading, copywriting, graphic and interaction design, video production, DTP, voice dubbing and linguistic testing (QA). We are the market leader in Dutch and Nordic localisation and are rapidly consolidating this position. Of course we also offer full localisation and LQA services for other European, Asian and South American languages. The U-TRAX in-house testlab provides linguistic QA across 14 languages and offers unrivalled quality thanks to our well-trained testers and experienced supervisors. Our excellent project management skills and experience in the games industry, combined with solid language skills and our high quality standards, make U-TRAX the perfect multilingual games localisation and LQA one-stop shop for publishers, developers or distributors.

Additional telephone: Quality Assurance: +31 30 231 8900 Advertising: +31 30 232 1272 Additional email: Quality Assurance: LQA@utrax.nl Advertising: advertising@utrax.nl

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arvato digital services Tel: 0121 502 7800 Fax: 0121 502 7811 Email: info@arvatodigitalservices.com Website: www.arvatodigitalservices.com

Key contacts: Liam Chivers Address: Wednesbury One Black Country New Road Wednesbury West Midlands WS10 7NY Employees: More than 8,000 Established: 1958

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arvato digital services specialises in providing replication, fulfilment and distribution/supply chain management, financial services and electronic software distribution. Together with a team of proven experts, a global infrastructure of our manufacturing and distribution sites in 19 countries on all five continents and an integrated global IT system, arvato digital services is the preferred partner for world class companies in the IT/high-tech, games, video, and audio sector. arvato digital services is an authorised replicator of Microsoft Xbox and Xbox 360 products (first and third party).

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Specialist media duplication and replication

and a whole lot more… Dischromatics is the ideal ‘one stop shop’ for high quality replication & duplication, in-house digital printing, authoring and graphic design.

Dischromatics is ISO accredited and with over 20 years experience we have built an impressive Blue Chip client list whose testimonials are always complimentary.

And that’s not all – we also offer top-notch variable data, print and fufilment services.

We pride ourselves on the quality of our products and services and with our high daily capacity we can fulfil even the most demanding requirements

www.dischromatics.co.uk

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DISCHROMATICS LTD Tel: 01495 243222 Fax: 01495 243777 Email: sales@dischromatics.co.uk Website: www.dischromatics.co.uk

Key contacts: Gareth Spencer, Managing Director gareth@dischromatics.co.uk Stewart Spencer, Chairman stewart@dischromatics.co.uk Alex Spencer, Sales Manager alex@dischromatics.co.uk Kayle Garkut, Technical Manager kayle@dischromatics.co.uk Address: Unit 20 Abercarn Industrial Estate Bridge Street Abercarn Newport NP11 5AR Established: 1989

Formed in 1989, Dischromatics has a reputation throughout the industry as a supplier of highquality products, backed up by comprehensive, customer-oriented service from a team of dedicated and trained staff, evidenced by glowing testimonials and ISO accreditations. The company has close links with a reputable and probably the best known CD and DVD replication plant in Europe and has an on-site, self-contained, high-capacity CDR and DVDR duplication and printing suite, plus a digital print department producing CD and DVD inserts, as well as flyers, business stationary, banner stands, NCR pads, etc! Other forms of media from Blu-ray to floppy disk are also available. Determined not to ‘stand still’, we have recently added graphic design and post-production services to our range, establishing Dischromatics as a true ‘one-stop-shop’ in the industry sector. We work diligently to establish personal links with all our clients, taking pride in the products and services we supply, ensuring we meet our customers’ requirements time and again. If you have any projects that fall into any of the categories of service we have on offer, please get in touch to discuss how we might be able to assist you.

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MPO UK Tel: +44 (0) 20 8956 2727 Fax: +44 (0) 20 8956 2728 Email: info@mpo.co.uk Website: www.mpo-international.com

Key contacts: Keith Young keith@mpo.co.uk Lee Patterson lee@mpo.co.uk Laurent du Puy l.du.puy@mpo.fr Volker Schnorr schnorr@mpo.de Address: 500 Chiswick High Road London W4 5RG Employees: 1,300 Established: 1957

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MPO Group is a leading European provider of media solutions for the games and home entertainment industries. Our investment in ‘State of the art’ facilities across Europe and Asia means that high quality products are always produced efficiently and delivered on time. MPO design and project teams work closely with customers to provide the best possible outcome on each project. Our teams strive to fulfil customers’ ever-changing requirements and always succeed in exceeding expectations. From media manufacturing to packaging, printing, assembly, distribution, and digital services, the MPO Group has over 50 years’ experience in managing complex projects. The MPO Group is a trusted partner for many leading European games publishers. As well as our manufacturing, packaging, assembly and logistics services, MPO offers a range of solutions dedicated to the games market: automated packaging and special-packing for console games, returns management and repackaging, POS and global management for collectors’ projects.

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Multi Media Replication Ltd Tel: +44(0) 1264 336330 Fax: +44(0) 1264 336694 Email: info@replication.com Website: www.replication.com

Key contacts: Philip Hall, Managing Director info@replication.com Karen Ireson, Software Sales Manager info@replication.com Kelly-Anne Crean, Sales & Marketing info@replication.com Address: Unit 4 Balksbury Estate Upper Clatford Andover, Hampshire SP11 7LW Employees: 12 Established: 1992

We have a wealth of experience in CD and DVD copying, copy protection, authoring, Blu-ray duplication/replication and USB/flash memory pre-loading. Our team can assist you from project concept to delivering your final product, whether it is mainstream manufacture or embraces cutting edge on-demand technology. Our in-house encoding and authoring facilities can prepare your video and audio for a wide variety of formats including online delivery. We can help create content for you and enhance your project with personalised, user friendly, static or animated menus. We project manage CD-ROM, DVD and Blu-ray replication including unique and copy protected discs complemented by full packaging and fulfilment services. As a specialist distributor of automated media publishing systems, not only do our DVD and Blu-ray, duplication and printing solutions include continuous bulk ink, but we also provide innovative USB/flash memory labelling, testing and pre-loading solutions relevant to content owners, mobile/PDA handset manufacturers and developers. We advise on the workflow of professional automated disc and memory systems for On-Demand publishing, plus develop and integrate options for customised content ordering, creation and output. Our experienced technical team offers support every step of the way. Multi Media Replication is an innovative, energetic, and experienced, ISO 9001:2008 certified company. Why settle for any less?

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. . . more than just a replicator! CDs, DVDs, Flashcards, USB sticks, blister packaging, hand packing, copy protection, serialisation, authoring, warehousing, pick & pack service and much, much more . . .

OK Media - In brief • OK Media is one of the largest independent replicators in Europe with over 50 years experience • Daily capacity of 370,000 CDs & DVDs & 50,000 memory cards / USB sticks • 200 employees across 2 production sites near Hamburg focused on flexibility, speed and reliability. • Copy Protection (SecuROM™, StarForce, SafeDisc, Táges and CD-Cops) and Pay2See technology for DVD • Internal mastering and authoring • Printing & fulfilment of a wide range of packaging – from DVD case to digipaks and everything in between • Machine & hand packing, stickering, serialisation • Console print and packaging • Silkscreen and offset label printing, 3D printing, full colour deco printing, scented discs • 2 logistics centres offering over 16,000 pallets storage capacity • CD and DVD - single copies on demand (added value to download service) • Limited Editions - outsized boxes, special shapes, metal, wood Samples available - please call to discuss

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OK Media Tel: +44 (0) 20 7688 6789 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7688 6790 Email: info@okmedia.biz Website: www.okmedia.com

Key contacts: Doron Garfunkel doron@okmedia.biz Heike Seidler heike@okmedia.biz Stephan Ermacora stephan@okmedia.biz Address: 14-22 Coleman Fields London N1 7AD Employees: 200 Established: 1997

OK Media brings a wealth of expertise to the marketplace having previously been part of the Warner Music group. We have pro-actively developed extensive knowledge of the games industry working with companies of all sizes. Expectations are everchanging and we have recognised this through diversifying the services we offer. These now include console print and packaging, extensive distribution solutions, licensing solutions for Germany, memory card / USB stick duplication and credit card style product (ideal for subscription based gaming). Flexibility remains one of our key assets for our clients. Finding solutions is what we do â&#x20AC;&#x201C; whether it be fast turnaround for your replication requirements or going that extra mile to offer packaging to maximise your products' sales. Pioneers in the field of copy protection, we offer a number of security mechanisms for both CDs and DVDs (including DVD video). From authoring through to final delivery OK Media offers a high quality, full turnkey service for your product. With two factories in Germany supported by sales offices in the UK, France and Denmark, OK Media has an annual capacity of approximately 120 million CDs and DVDs, ensuring we are large enough to cope and small enough to care. Do you value your content? We certainly do. To find out how much call us on 020-7688-6789. OK Media: from customer content to content customer!

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Technicolor Tel: 0208 987 7829 Email: sales.europe@technicolor.com Website: www.technicolor.com

Key contacts: Ben Solomou Address: 566 Chiswick High Road London W4 5AN Established: 1915

Technicolor provides complete Xbox 360 and DVD-ROM manufacturing services for games and software publishers â&#x20AC;&#x201C; from replication through packaging to distribution services. Recognised as an optical industry pioneer and the world's largest manufacturer and distributor of DVDs, Blu-ray discs and CDs, Technicolor has the capability to manufacture 2.1 billion discs annually. Technicolor operates from six distribution centres in Europe and ships directly to more than 30,000 delivery points. Our comprehensive 24/7 distribution services cover everything from order processing to cash collection, including dispatch, retailer returns processing, inventory control, campaign management and credit management. All Home Entertainment services from Technicolor focus on client and retailer requirements, providing cost-effective solutions with a commitment to performance and quality of service.

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The Producers Limited Tel: 0845 234 2444 Intl: (non-0845): +44 (0) 1480 377 450 Fax: 0845 234 2475 Email: solutions@theproducers.co.uk Website: www.theproducers.co.uk

Key contacts: Gary Winter on 0845 234 2452 gary.winter@theproducers.co.uk Steve Allwork on 0845 234 2444 steve.allwork@theproducers.co.uk Dermot Stapleton on 0845 234 2444 dermot.stapleton@theproducers.co.uk Address: 2 Stonehill Stukeley Meadows Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE29 6ED Employees: 50 Established: 1988

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We are an experienced fulfilment specialist for third party Nintendo and PC publishers. We can save publishers up to â&#x201A;Ź0.15 per unit on Wii and DS builds by supplying the printed parts and cases and building stock to order. This allows publishers to have flexibility within the process and reduce risk as well as cost. We will improve your cash flow, as you only pay Nintendo for cartridges and discs in advance, but pay for the other parts and build on terms for finished units. This flexibility allows publishers to insert additional marketing collateral more economically and with flexibility. We offer a full stock management and primary and secondary distribution service allowing publishers further flexibility to cater for local language SKUs, late orders, small runs and re-working of excess inventory. Our service delivers reliable and improved timeline management, less stock exposure and thus ensures a higher level of retail stock efficiency.

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Total Console Repair Ltd Tel: 08719 181 721 Fax: 0845 22 55 197 Email: info@totalconsolerepair.co.uk commercial@totalconsolerepair.co.uk Website: www.totalconsolerepair.co.uk

Key contacts: Rob Austin, Managing Director rob@totalconsolerepair.co.uk James Austin ‘Aus’, Operations Director aus@totalconsolerepair.co.uk Address: Unit 3 Somerford Business Park Wilverley Road Christchurch Dorset BH23 3RU Employees: 60 Established: 2005

TCR is equipped to repair large batches as well as single consoles at competitive prices. All games consoles and iPods are repaired by experts and quality controlled to ensure the maximum number of quality repairs. A strong research team of boffins keeps us at the forefront of repairing technology. All repairs come with a guarantee and can be branded white label to suit your company’s requirements. Our service can be tailored to suit, e.g. bespoke reporting, peripheral testing and repair, packing ready for sale. We keep detailed records allowing full traceability on each and every console we receive. ‘TCR Brings Quality to the Business of Games Console Repairs.’ *Now selling off the shelf repair vouchers in leading high street stores. For more information please contact us.

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In all the years that I have worked with them I have found their consultants to be knowledgeable, friendly and always willing to go that 'extra mile' to help us out. The service they provide is excellent and they are always willing to be flexible and accommodate our recruitment needs.

Lesley Jones, UK HR Manager - Eidos Interactive We’ve dealt with a number of agencies in the past, but none have been as great to work with and effective in finding suitable applicants as Aardvark. We’ve been happy with all aspects of their services and have been recommending them to everyone we’ve met.

Stuart Varrell, Managing Director Fluid - Pixel Studios Aardvark have a consistent approach of professionalism and striving for what is best for both candidate and client. This is evident in all of the consultants I have dealt with.

Julian Davidson, HR Manager - Sega Europe This is the first time I have used the services of Aardvark Swift and it will not be the last time. They had a great understanding of what I was looking for and sent only suitable CVs, speeding the process up and finding me the perfect applicant for the role.

James Anderson, Konami Digital Entertainment B.V. This was first assignment we had worked with Aardvark Swift and it was clear very quickly of their ability to gain an understanding of us as a client, our business and the calibre of candidates required to fulfil the role. We were working to a tight frame and Aardvark Swift afforded us the time and attention to detail to provide opportunities to enable us to reach the widest number of quality candidates available.

Jane Smith, Corgi The customer service from the team at Aardvark Swift was truly excellent and thanks to the high calibre of candidate, we successfully filled the position within a matter of weeks.

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Aardvark Swift Tel: 01709 876877 Fax: 01709 876777 Email: ian@aswift.com Website: www.aswift.com

Key contacts: Ian Goodall, Director Colin Walsh, Director Pete Aunins, Director Address: Unit 16 Nightingale Court Nightingale Close Rotherham S20 2AB

Established in 1989, Aardvark Swift was the first recruitment agency to dedicate its services to the video games industry. We have since evolved to become a market leading specialist recruitment consultancy for the video games, mobile content and toy industries. Our worldwide client portfolio includes organisations ranging from small start-up companies, to internationally known and well-respected blue chip organisations such as: Microsoft, Sony, EA, Sega and Nokia.

Employees: 16 Established: 1989

We recruit across all areas of the UK. We also handle international career opportunities in the US, Canada, Australia, Japan, Germany, Holland, Spain, Sweden, Denmark, France, Italy, Switzerland and Southern Ireland. Aardvark Swift has preferred supplier agreements in place with most leading games companies including Sony, Activision, EA, Microsoft and Capcom. Many companies use our services exclusively (they do not advertise their vacancies and do not use any other agencies). We have experienced Recruitment Consultants who are dedicated to specific industry sectors: Programming, Creative (Art/Animation), Development Mgmt (Producers/Dev Mgrs), QA/Localisation, Mobile Games/Content, Sales and Marketing/PR, Graduate Recruitment and Toys.

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Amiqus Tel: 01925 252588 Fax: 01925 252596 Email: Games.team@amiqus.com Website: www.amiqus.com/games

Key contacts: Liz Prince liz.prince@amiqus.com Stig Strand stig.strand@amiqus.com Peter Leonard peter.leonard@amiqus.com Address: 3rd Floor, South Tower Chadwick House Warrington Road Birchwood Park Warrington WA3 6AE Employees: 22 Established: 2000

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Amiqus Games is one of the top five games recruiters in Europe. We help a host of big name developers and publishers to secure the biggest talents for their teams â&#x20AC;&#x201C; all the way to the top, for everything from creatives to HR to Finance. From one-off projects to complete hiring and recruitment supplier management, we know the gaming world. We got where we are through valuing long-term relationships. Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re passionate about helping candidates and clients get the best out of the recruitment process. We believe that both groups should expect their recruitment partner to provide them with expert advice during the recruitment process, doing everything they can to get the best people into the best roles. Talk to us about where we can take you next. Email us at games.team@amiqus.com or visit amiqus.com/games.

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Game Options Ltd Tel: +44 (0)1382 731909 Fax: +44 (0)1382 731966 Email: info@gameops.co.uk Website: www.gameops.co.uk

Key contacts: Steph Woods steph.woods@gameops.co.uk Susan Walker susan@gameops.co.uk Address: Lea Lodge 147 Strathern Road Broughty Ferry Dundee Scotland DD5 1BR

Game Options Outsourcing – In-sourcing – Project Management – Licensing – Consultancy – Recruitment A customer focussed company, Game Ops is still Europe’s leading provider of freelance resources for computer game development, boasting some of the best talent available throughout Europe, from programmers and artists to testers and producers. Minimising labour costs using Game Ops’ large bank of contracting professionals, on-site or remotely, can help create the studio model already being used by TV and film companies.

Employees: 5 Established: 2002

By providing an unbiased and totally objective review of projects, Game Ops can help ensure critical development milestones are met and issues understood. For permanent recruitment solutions, Game Ops are able to offer a reliable, confidential service at a very competitive ten per cent flat fee across the board. Through taking the time to listen, understand and match a studio’s requirements, we can ensure that our selective process avoids inappropriate candidates being submitted. Having a good relationship with Scotland’s universities ensures that Game Ops can support graduates and provide employers with a steady flow of high calibre graduates to inject enthusiasm and new ideas into development studios.

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Specialmove Consultancy Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 141 585 6491 Skype: Specialmove Fax: +44 (0) 141 585 6301 Email: info@specialmove.com Website: www.specialmove.com

Key contacts: Andy Campbell, Chief Executive Officer Art and Animation, Design, Programmers andy@specialmove.com Claire Campbell, Director claire@specialmove.com Matthew Hill Head of Recruitment Publishing, Sales Marketing, Production, QA & IT matthew@specialmove.com Address: Hillington Park Innovation Centre 1 Ainslie Road Hillington Park Glasgow Scotland UK G52 4RU Employees: 5 Established: 2005

What sets us apart from our competitors? ‘QoS’. Choose Specialmove as your recruitment partner and you will experience fully and appreciate ‘QoS’ – Quality of Service. Uniquely, the team at Specialmove has over 35 years’ experience working within games development, publishing and retail. We know what it takes to physically produce, market and sell games. We know the key to successful game production lies with the selection, assembly and management of the people within the business. We know art, programming, audio, marketing, sales, management and QA. We understand your long term business needs. Covering both development and commercial roles, we work closely with well known companies including SEGA, Codemasters, Rockstar and many smaller innovative studios. We offer a highly focused, selective process. Every CV and resume that comes to Specialmove is meticulously reviewed and profiled with each appropriate vacancy. Once a good match is found, we take time to fully qualify the candidate and ‘sell’ the opportunity to them. Once, and only once we get the candidate’s interest and approval, will we submit the candidate’s application to our clients. We all hate ‘CV spam’ and never turn any of our candidates CVs into it. We believe that our approach is the right approach and works well with the busy execs within development studios. By supplying the best, we help minimise project slippage and increase quality, helping to guarantee development success. We are also members of The Recruitment & Employment Confederation.

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ChaYoWo Games Tel: US: +1 917.650.0010 INDIA: +91 -484 - 4059440 Fax: +91-484 4059441 Email: info@chayowogames.com Website: www.chayowogames.com

Key contacts: Mr. Gaurav Mirchandani Founder and Chairman gmirchandani@chayowo.com Mr. Jugul Thachery Founder and MD jugul@chayowo.com Address: 2nd Floor, Leela Infopark Infopark, Kakkanadu Kochi, Kerala, India 682030 Offices in New York London, and India Employees: 60 Established: 2007

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ChaYoWo Games is Indiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leading game development studio. We are a creative company focused on providing game development, game art and animation, and game QA outsourced solutions to companies worldwide. Our expertise lies in development of PC and Mac games, online flash games, iPhone games, social gaming, virtual worlds, advergames, and more. Our clients and partners are leading game producers/developers and publishers looking to increase production capacity while keeping costs under control. From customised game development, original titles, advergaming, and virtual worlds, with our state-of-the-art development center in India and offices in New York and London, we are on a mission to enable game development teams and our publishing partners worldwide to create more games, more content, and more emotions for their audience, while keeping costs under control and meeting delivery timelines.

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Crytek UK Tel: +44 115 949 0808 Fax: +44 115 949 0606 Email: recruitmentuk@crytek.com, ukinfo@crytek.com Website: www.crytek.com

Address: Unit 1, Interchange 25 Bostocks Lane Sandiacre Nottingham NG10 5QG Employees: 60+ UK 450+ World Wide Studios Established: UK 2009 Germany 1999

Envision. Enable. Achieve. Crytek is dedicated to the creation of highquality video games for PC and next generation consoles and 3D game technologies such as the CryENGINE® game engine. The company's goal is to provide gamers with an intuitive user interface, innovative and exciting gameplay, and revolutionary atmospheric visuals. To achieve this, Crytek has developed a highly advanced 3D engine, the CryENGINE®, to surpass both today's and tomorrow's expectations for blockbuster games. Crytek’s development team comprises game professionals from over 27 different nations. Crytek's office language is English. Crytek is an interactive entertainment development company founded by Cevat, Avni and Faruk Yerli in 1999. The main office is located in Frankfurt am Main, Germany with development studios in Nottingham (UK), Budapest (Hungary), Kiev (Ukraine), Sofia (Bulgaria) and Seoul (Korea).

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Data Design Interactive Tel: +44 0 1384 44 79 00 Fax: +44 0 7092 87 47 46 Email: admin@datadesign.uk.com Website: www.datadesign.uk.com

Key contacts: Stewart Green Stewart_g@ddi.uk.com Address: Block K2 Mill Race Lane Stourbridge West Midlands DY8 1JN

Data Design Interactive is a leading international developer and publisher of interactive software products. We have built a diverse portfolio of products that span a wide range of categories and target markets. Our products cover the action/adventure, sports, racing, role-playing, simulation, training and strategy game categories. Our target customer base ranges from casual players to game enthusiasts, children to adults, and mass-market consumers to value buyers.

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Our objective is to be a worldwide leader in the development and publishing of quality interactive entertainment software and peripheral products that deliver a highly satisfying consumer entertainment experience. The company has created, licensed and acquired a group of highly recognisable brands that it markets to a growing variety of consumer demographics. With over 25 years’ experience we are the UK’s longest established development company; nobody knows more about games development than us. We have worked with many global brands and licences from film, TV, books, & toys in all formats from the early Spectrum to the Nintendo Wii. We know the importance of not only providing a quality game, but also treating a brand with respect, creating something suitable to license holders’ requirements.

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xaitment GmbH Tel: +49 (0) 6897 - 600 80-0 Fax: +49 (0) 6897 - 600 80-20 Email: info@xaitment.com Website: www.xaitment.com

Key contacts: Dr. Andreas Gerber, Group CEO andreas.gerber@xaitment.com Dr. Thorsten Maier, CTO thorsten.maier@xaitment.com Markus Schneider, Executive Vice President Americas & Asia markus.schneider@xaitment.com Georg Reckenthaeler Director Communications georg.reckenthaeler@xaitment.com

A spin-off of the world-renowned German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence (DFKI), xaitment was founded in 2004 with the mission to create lifelike AI for games and simulations. Our mission led to the development of the xaitEngine, a highly customisable and highly modular multi-agent system that enables bots to learn from their mistakes, co-ordinate activities, compete with each other and achieve their goals with uncanny realism. For more information about xaitment and the xaitEngine, visit www.xaitment.com.

Address: xaitment GmbH Fischbacherstrasse 92 66287 Quierschied Germany Employees: 28 Established: 2004

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Discstribution Tel: Sales: + 44 (0) 845 430 8735 Logistics: + 44 (0) 845 226 9847 Accounts: + 44 (0) 845 430 8755 Fax: + 44 (0) 870 762 6777 Email: sb2009@discstribution.com Website: www.discstribution.com

Key contacts: Pete Walkling, Managing Director pete@discstribution.com Kevin Beard, Director of Sales kevin@discstribution.com Ashley Cochrane, Trade Sales DVD Dept ashley@discstribution.com Richard Oakley, Trade Sales Video Games Dept richie@discstribution.com Jamie Felmingham, Logistics Dept jamie@discstribution.com Address: 6 Harvington Park Pitstone Green Business Park Pitstone Bedfordshire LU7 9GX United Kingdom Employees: 12 Established: 1993

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The Discstribution Team has actively been trading in the video game industry since the early 1990s. Historically we have been largely successful due to the ability to trade in large and small quantities of overstock and closeout products. Publishers and manufacturers alike that have dealt with Discstribution, when offering excess products, like our direct approach in submitting an offer, paying and collecting goods quickly, thus improving their bank balances and their warehouse space! From retro gaming to modern day 32/64 bit consoles, Discstribution has dealt with all ranges of products in this ever evolving market. Always on the lookout for new ventures, we have also acquired a large range of DVD product and are open to offers on video games, DVDs, CDs, toys and gadgets and any other entertainmentrelated products. If you would like to discuss an opportunity please get in contact and we will be happy to arrange a meeting. The new Discstribution trade only website (www. discstribution.com) has some new features not seen before, 24/7 online ordering and a great team supporting it. We are sure the site will become your new best friend.

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EntaTech Tel: 0333 101 1000 Fax: 0333 101 1100 Email: sales@entagroup.com marketing@entagroup.com Website: www.entaonline.com

Key contacts: Jon Atherton Group Vice President – Commercial Address: Stafford Park 6 Telford Shropshire TF3 3AT Employees: 100 Established: 1990

EntaTech is one of the UK’s leading IT distributors and is dedicated to providing products customers demand whilst maintaining excellent service standards. EntaTech distributes a whole host of products from over 60 suppliers; the product areas include software, components, peripherals, CCTV and networking for which there are over 6,500 products available. EntaTech is committed to responding to the market in order to meet customer requirements in today’s industry and does so by offering customers additional benefits to help their own sales and marketing activities as well as constantly searching for new and innovative products which could offer further margin opportunities. There are various suppliers within EntaTech’s portfolio which relate specifically to the entertainment, interactive and gaming industry. Just a few examples are given below:• Gainward – offers high end graphics cards • Mad Catz – a range of console accessories • Saitek – hardware for the serious gamer or hardware with a twist for the casual user • Antec – offers a range of cases and power supplies to cater for low end to high end requirements. • Shuttle – stylish, small form factor barebones which can cater for various markets including alternative and niche. Build your own through EntaTech. For further details or for specific requests please contact EntaTech who will be more than happy to hear from you. For full product listings and information please visit www.entaonline.com.

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Gem Providing our partners with end to end integrated supply chain solutions and added value distribution to the retail channel.

One integrated solution

Gem Distribution St George House Parkway Harlow Business Park Harlow Essex CM19 5QF 01279 822822 www.gem.co.uk

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Gem Tel: 01279 822822 Fax: 01279 412604 Email: sales@gem.co.uk Website: www.gem.co.uk

Key contacts: Sales: sales@gem.co.uk 01279 822822 Marketing: Neil Handa (Gem Creative) neilh@gem.co.uk 01279 822800 Logistics: Alan Lynch (Gem Logistics) alanl@gem.co.uk 01282 684800

Address: St George House Parkway Harlow Business Park Harlow Essex CM19 5QF Employees: 200 Established: 1984

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Gem provides our partners with end-to-end integrated supply chain solutions and added value distribution to the retail channel for software, peripheral and connected home technologies. In our third decade, Gem’s history of success includes exclusive UK distribution of Codemasters, NCsoft, Take Two and Xbox 360, as well as being a leading UK distributor for vendors such as Logitech, Microsoft and Symantec, producing an annual turnover in excess of £260 million. Gem supplies to an extensive customer base including well-known high street and internet retailers, corporate resellers, mail order companies and independent retailers. We have also recently extended our category reach into new sectors of the market including Audio Visual, digital pens and video cameras. Our multi-faceted business extends outside of sales and distribution, providing one integrated solution through our Gem Creative and Gem Logistics divisions. Gem’s own brand, Exspect, has built a reputation for producing popular and uniquely designed innovative cases, covers and accessories for iPods, MP3 players, portable games consoles and more. By understanding customer needs and wants, Exspect has produced proven successes throughout its history. Since its acquisition by Gem in May 2006, Exspect has gone on to develop a new range of hundreds of accessories in existing and new categories. For more information please visit www.exspect.co.uk.

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Meroncourt Europe Ltd Tel: + 44 (0) 1462 680060 Fax: + 44 (0) 1462 677142 Email: sales@meroncourt.com Website: www.trade.meroncourt.co.uk

Key contacts: Michael Mason, Managing Director m.mason@meroncourt.com Steve Walsh, Sales Director s.walsh@meroncourt.com Oliver Mason, Sales Manager o.mason@meroncourt.com Chris Bradley, Technical Manager c.bradley@meroncourt.com Address: Such Close Works Road Letchworth Garden City Hertfordshire SG6 1JF Employees: 15 Established: 1997

Meroncourt Europe was established in 1997 and since then has expanded extensively in the product range available and the client base covered. The number of staff has continually increased to meet the demands and expectations of our customers. We moved into much larger premises 12 months ago to allow for our projected business expansion over the next five years and already we are moving towards warehouse capacity, so rapid has been our growth. We are well known and respected in the industry as a trade supplier of quality computer hardware, networking and accessories. We were the first distributor in the UK to really focus on the needs of the independent retailer and also the first to specialise in high end PC gaming products for the UK. We continue to look at how we can help the market and our customers. We offer a drop-shipping service for all customers and can dispatch worldwide on their behalf without the need for them to hold stock. What you see new at Meroncourt today you will see copied in the future â&#x20AC;&#x201C; but probably not done so well. Apart from distribution we offer warehousing and fulfilment services worldwide.

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Trilogy Logistics Ltd Tel: 0845 456 6400 Fax: 0845 330 3086 Email: enquiries@trilogy-uk.com Website: www.trilogy-uk.com

Key contacts: Stephen Duke sduke@trilogy-uk.com John Bambara jbambara@trilogy-uk.com Address: Salthouse Road Brackmills Industrial Estate Northampton NN4 7BD Employees: 80 Established: 2003

Trilogy is the only independent third party logistics company in our market. Having already implemented complete solutions for a number of prestigious partners, including Ubisoft, Midway, Capcom and Square Enix, Trilogy focuses on delivering a flexible one-stop solution to all its partners. Our company is dedicated to servicing the entertainment market and was created to provide the most effective interface between our clients and their customers, partnering with video games publishers, toy manufacturers and DVD publishers. Our new division, TRILOGYi, was developed in consultation with our retail customers and publishers and specifically services the independent retail market, with an emphasis on service levels and commitment to this channel. We have developed a very distinctive culture and set of values and we have a clear view of our mission. Our businessâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s success to date stems from our understanding of client, customer and staff needs and our continued growth is based on mutual trust and commitment to our clients. The Trilogy Group firmly believes that partnership is the key to delivering continuing improvement. Trilogy is run by people from the industry, for the industry. The management team has over 50 yearsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; experience and is passionate about the entertainment market. Trilogy is ideally placed to raise the standard of sales, marketing and distribution services available to our fast paced, multi-billion pound industry and we are already the natural choice for many forward thinking companies.

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3DI Tel: 0845 4582898 www.threedi.net Creative and Promotional Services 7

Babel Tel: 01273 764 100 www.babelmedia.com Localisation, QA and Testing 101

4-Real Intermedia Tel: +49 (0)69 80 90 88-0 www.4-real.com Localisation, QA and Testing 95

Barrington Harvey Tel: +44 (0)1462 456780 www.bhpress.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 13

Aardvark Swift Tel: 01709 876877 www.aswift.com Recruitment 137

Bastion Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 7600 www.bastion.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 15

Absolute Quality Tel: +44 (0)141 220 5600 www.absolutequality.com Localisation, QA and Testing 97

ChaYoWo Games Tel: +1 917 650 0010 www.chayowogames.com Software Development 147

Amiqus Tel: 01925 252588 www.amiqus.com/games Recruitment 139

Crytek Tel: +44 115 949 0808 www.crytek.com Software Development 149

Anakan Tel: +49 (0) 30 531 420 450 www.anakan.de Localisation, QA and Testing 99

Computerland Tel: +381 11 309 95 95 www.computerland.rs International Distribution 77

AntiGrav Media Tel: 01932 454929 www.antigrav-media.co.uk Gaming Accessories 65

Curveball Leisure Tel: 01792 652521 www.thegamecollection.net International Distribution 79

an.x Tel: 0207 785 7156 www.anxagency.com Creative and Promotional Services 9

Data Design Interactive Tel: +44 (0)1384 447900 www.datadesign.uk.com Software Development 151

Ark VFX Tel: 0114 268 4999 www.arkvfx.net Creative and Promotional Services 11

Dilute Recordings Tel: +44 (0)1483 306834 www.diluterecordings.com Creative and Promotional Services 17

arvato digital services Tel: 0121 502 7800 www.arvatodigitalservices.com Manufacturing Services 119

Dischromatics Tel: 01495 243222 www.dischromatics.co.uk Manufacturing Services 121

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Discstribution Tel: +44 (0)845 430 8735 www.discstribution.com UK Distribution and Logistics 157

Game Frontier Tel: 0870 420 2424 www.gamefrontier.com Creative and Promotional Services 31

EntaTech Tel: 0333 101 1000 www.entaonline.com UK Distribution and Logistics 159

Game Options Tel: +44 (0)1382 731909 www.gameops.co.uk Recruitment 141

Enzyme Labs Tel: +1 (450) 229 9999 ext. 312 www.enzyme.org Localisation, QA and Testing 103

GameStreamer Tel: 001 813 527 0383 www.gamestreamer.net International Distribution 83

Eye-D Creative Tel: +44 (0)20 7407 1440 www.eye-dcreative.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 19

Gem Tel: 01279 822822 www.gem.co.uk UK Distribution and Logistics 161

FEREF Tel: +44 (0)20 7292 6330 www.feref.com Creative and Promotional Services 21

Harbottle & Lewis Tel: +44 (0)20 7667 5000 www.harbottle.com Legal Services 87

FINK Tel: 01480 302350 www.finkcreative.com Creative and Promotional Services 23

Hubb Accessories Tel: 01642 204343 www.playwithhubb.com Gaming Accessories 67

Fluid Tel: +44 (0)121 212 0121 www.fluidesign.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 25

Indigo Pearl Tel: +44 (0)20 8964 4545 www.indigopearl.com Creative and Promotional Services 33

freeform.London Tel: 020 7183 6664 www.freeformlondon.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 27

JR Design Tel: +44 (0)7824 506436 www.joeryandesign.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 35

Frontroom Tel: 020 7384 5400 www.frontroom.com Creative and Promotional Services 29

Logic 3 Tel: 01923 471000 www.logic3.com Gaming Accessories 69

Funtastic Tel: +61 3 9419 5444 www.funtastic.com.au International Distribution 81

Marriott Harrison Tel: +44 (0)20 7209 2000 www.marriottharrison.co.uk Legal Services 89

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Meroncourt Tel: +44 (0)1462 680060 www.trade.meroncourt.co.uk UK Distribution and Logistics 163

Pinpoint Consumer Electronics Tel: +44 (0)1606 558 428 www.pinpointce.co.uk Gaming Accessories 73

More Creative Tel: 020 7561 6010 www.morecreative.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 37

Playable Games Tel: 020 7421 6487 www.playablegames.net Localisation, QA and Testing 109

MPO Tel: +44 (0)20 8956 2727 www.mpo-international.com Manufacturing Services 123

PMA Tel: 020 7483 0568 www.pmamarketing.com Creative and Promotional Services 43

Multi Media Replication Tel: +44 (0)1264 336330 www.replication.com Manufacturing Services 125

Rainbow Productions Tel: +44 (0)20 8254 5300 www.rainbowproductions.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 45

Multiplay Tel: +44 (0)20 7100 1337 www.multiplay.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 39

RealtimeUK Tel: 01772 682363 www.realtimeuk.com Creative and Promotional Services 47

OK Media Tel: +44 (0)20 7688 6789 www.okmedia.com Manufacturing Services 127

Richard Jacques Studios Tel: 07831 756977 www.richardjacques.com Creative and Promotional Services 49

Orange Studio Tel: +39 051 588 04 50 www.orangestudio.it Localisation, QA and Testing 105

Side Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 4800 www.side.com Creative and Promotional Services 51

Parker Consulting Tel: 07771 571639 www.parkerconsulting.biz Creative and Promotional Services 41

SKYSKRAPER Tel: +44 (0)20 7252 3288 www.skyskraper.net Creative and Promotional Services 53

Partnertrans Tel: +44 1753 247731 www.partnertrans.com Localisation, QA and Testing 107

Specialmove Consultancy Tel: +44 (0)141 585 6491 www.specialmove.com Recruitment 143

Pebble Entertainment GmbH Tel: +49 (231) – 477 927 0 www.pebble-entertainment.com/en Gaming Accessories 71

Studio CO2 Tel: +44 (0)1483 414415 www.studioco2.com Creative and Promotional Services 55

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Technicolor Tel: 020 8987 7829 www.technicolor.com Manufacturing Services 129

xaitment Tel: +49 (0)6897 600 80 0 www.xaitment.com Software Development 153

Testronic Laboratories Tel: +44 (0)1753 653722 www.testroniclabs.com Localisation, QA and Testing 111

The Audio Guys Tel: +44 (0) 1926 813546 www.theaudioguys.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 57

The Pixel Tel: 0800 0431040 www.thepixel.com Creative and Promotional Services 59

The Producers Tel: 0845 234 2444 www.theproducers.co.uk Manufacturing Services 131

Total Console Repair Tel: 0871 9181721 www.totalconsolerepair.co.uk Manufacturing Services 133

Trilogy Logistics Tel: 0845 456 6400 www.trilogy-uk.com UK Distribution and Logistics 165

Über Tel: 0114 278 7100 www.uberagency.com Creative and Promotional Services 61

Universally Speaking Tel: +44 1 480 210621 www.usspeaking.com Localisation, QA and Testing 113

U-Trax Tel: +31 30 293 2098 www.utrax.com Localisation, QA and Testing 115

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