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THE ESSENTIAL GUIDE TO INTERACTIVE ENTERTAINMENT AGENCIES AND SERVICE COMPANIES

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digitaL distribution 62 gaming accessories 68 international distribution 84 legal services 96 localisation, qa and testing 100 manufacturing services 118 recruitment 126 software development 138 uk distribution and logistics 146 company a-z 158


AGI MEDIA 7 AN.X 9 ARK VFX 11 BASTION 13 Bh media 15 Biff New MEdia 17 EYE-D CREATIVE 19 Fink 21 FLUID 23 freeform.london 25 frontroom 27

01 creative and promotional services game frontier 29 GFK Chart-track 31 heaven media 33 INDIGO PEARL 35 jelly Media 37 keef creative 39 maverick 41 outsource media 43 peppermint p 45 PMA digital 47 premier PR 49 Rainbow Productions 51 realtime uk 53 side uk 55 studio co2 57 THE AUDIO GUYS 59 UBER AGENCY 61


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AGI Tel: 0207 602 9119 Email: agi-eu-sales@eu.agimedia.com Website: www.agimedia.com

Key contacts: Matt Carter-Johnson matt.carterjohnson@uk.agimedia.com

AGI is a global solutions provider with offices in London, Paris, LA, San Francisco and Sydney. We provide a full range of global marketing and production services and have the ability to support all projects from origination through to global localisation and production.

Graham Hargreaves graham.hargreaves@uk.agimedia.com Alex Bush alex.bush@uk.agimedia.com

AGI Design: a full service creative agency that supplies campaign management, creative design, branding, retail marketing, advertising, animation, digital production and web design. We also have a 3D product development team who use printing technologies, graphics and structural material combinations that best address the needs of each customer.

Suvi Sylvelin suvi.sylvelin@uk.agimedia.com Address: Berghem Mews Blythe Road London W14 0HN

AGI Digital: has been recently created to work alongside our creative agency and specialise in all aspects of digital communications. By offering peerless services, along with innovative and dynamic solutions, we become valued partners to all our customers.

Employees: 1,500 Established: 1968

AGI Creative Services: a global art-working and localisation resource that can project manage all global production requirements and streamline asset management for all marketing communications. Using global suppliers and an online approval system we can offer 24-hour services and guaranteed cost reduction across all formatting projects. We have a long serving client list that includes Disney, Fox, Paramount, Universal, Sony, EA, Activision, Microsoft, Take Two Interactive and many more...

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

Key contacts: Jon Sloan js@anxagency.com

Specialists in content creation, design, branding and strategy for the leisure and entertainment industries.

Ed Deighton ed@anxagency.com

We’re an advertising agency that offers much more than you’d expect. As well as the usual design for print, pos, packaging and broadcast, we’ve worked with many publishers to help them develop their existing IPs, through both strategic advice and content creation, including scriptwriting.

Andi Ewington andi@anxagency.com Jayshree Mistry jay@anxagency.com

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

• Content creation and IP development • Scriptwriting • Comic creation and publishing from sister company com.x • 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 Tel: 0114 2684999 Fax: 0114 238 1839 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 Employees: 8 Established: 2004

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 including Killzone, Driver: Parallel Lines, Motorstorm, Overlord, The Club and Motorstorm: Pacifica. More recently we completed cinematic trailers for Bionic Commando, Empire: Total War and Overlord 2. Ark has also created many successful commercials for television, including a series of animated ads for the Kellogs Cocopops brand and more recently a series of mixed live action/CGI ads for Adidas for the World Cup. One of our key talents 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 can and regularly do produce amazing movie-quality vistas and landscapes for a remarkably low budget. This means pre-vis and ‘x-movies’ are something Ark is very suited to; many of our artists have worked on videogames and know the issues involved. We also offer a very high quality 3D concept design and modeling service, particularly for important characters, vehicles and buildings. We offer excellent communication and customer satisfaction, can work to strict deadlines and the advantage of being UK-based allows us to liaise closely with our clients at all stages of the creative process.

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Bastion Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 7600 Fax: +44 (0)20 7421 7601 Email: hello@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 Employees: 8 Established: 1992

Cut through the usual agency bullshit and come and talk to Bastion, a team of experienced creative communicators who deliver campaigns that achieve results – on message, on time and on budget. Passionate about social media whilst being stupidly well connected within traditional media, Bastion creates campaigns that connect on different levels across different mediums – but all with the single purpose of motivating your consumers and moving product. And as Founding Partner of the Onevoice Network, we can replicate campaigns all around the world in a heartbeat. From Los Angeles to Paris, New York to Frankfurt, we have people on the ground who know how to help games businesses grow. So don’t be out of date. Come and find out more at www.bastion.co.uk or look us up on Facebook or Twitter. Bastion. A new story every day.

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Answers: Vertical columns from top to bottom. Vivienne Westwood, Sir Alec Issigonis, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, Martin Luther King, David Hockney, Jonathan Ive, Joan Bakewell, Johnny Cash, Orson Welles, Sydney Pollack, Stephen Fry, David Bowie, Germaine Greer, Charles Darwin,Lord ‘Lew’ Grade, Mae West, William Shakespeare, Prince Albert, Steven Hawking, Roald Dahl, Jake & Dinos Chapman, Noël Coward, John Lennon, Nolan Bushnell, Joe Strummer, Sir George Martin, Paul Weller, Peter Sellers, Coco Chanel.


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BH Media Tel: +44 (0) 1462 456780 Fax: +44 (0) 1462 456781 Email: simon@bhpr.co.uk

Key contacts: Simon Harvey simon@bhpr.co.uk Address: Troopers Yard Bancroft Hitchin Herts SG5 1JW Employees: 12

In a world driven by change you need a partner that understands your needs, that is in touch with shifting consumer demands and has the experience to develop strategy specific to you and your objectives. We bring years of experience, understanding and relationships in press and consulting in games to businesses in the UK, Europe and the US. If you need a partner to deliver key press campaigns, to provide key consulting advice in entertainment then our track record speaks for itself. Furthermore, we now have new resources in Los Angeles, providing entertainment consulting, management, licensing and press through Bosh Entertainment LLC. Our team is experienced but it is also infused with new young talent, helping us write the next chapter in our history.

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Biff New Media Tel: 0203 178 3312 Fax: 0207 198 7902 Email: info@biffnewmedia.com Website: www.biffnewmedia.com

Key contacts: Olaf Siebert olaf@biffnewmedia.com Shane Auckland shane@biffnewmedia.com Leigh Kirwan leigh@biffnewmedia.com Address: 24 Greville Street London EC1N 8SS

Biff New Media are a young and enthusiastic web design and development company based in the City of London. Our focus is on creating extremely attractive yet functional websites, online advertising and promotional materials. We have delivered valuable marketing and sales tools for high profile clients from a variety of industries and backgrounds. Some of our clients include: • Ubisoft • Square Enix • Eidos • 505 Games • WWE

Employees: Less than 10 Established: 2008

We specialise in designing Flash experience websites, HTML/CSS websites, online advertising and newsletters & mail-outs. If you just require a design and have the development side taken care of, no problem. Our design team is here to help! Our development team are experts in their fields with many years experience in the online industry, and they simply love a development challenge! Whether it be Actionscript 2 or 3, DHTML, PHP (and the rest...) they specialise in innovative solutions and delivering to extremely high standards. If you happen to already have a kick-ass design and just need a group of development experts, then we can help!

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VISIT: WWW.EYE-DCREATIVE.CO.UK/AR AND HOLD THIS PAGE UP TO YOUR WEBCAM This advert showcases integrated print, digital and motion communications and features Augmented Reality (AR) – AR is just one of many services brought to you by Eye-D Creative. Please note: you will need a webcam to appreciate the full experience. Augmented Reality is a term for a live direct or indirect view of a physical real-world environment whose elements are augmented by virtual computer-generated imagery. Aug•ment•ed verb | make (something) greater by adding to it; increase

Reality noun | a thing that is actually experienced or seen


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Eye-D Creative 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 steve@eye-dcreative.co.uk Address: 212A Tower Bridge Road London SE1 2UP United Kingdom Employees: 8 Established: 1997

Augment your games with intelligent thinking, smart creative ideas and unrivalled technological expertise. Create the buzz you need to make enhanced sales figures a reality. DIGITAL, MOTION AND PRINT COMMUNICATIONS Key art Branding Advertising (digital, print, outdoor, TV) Packaging design and production POS Printed literature Websites Digital press/sales kits and presentations Emailers TV sponsorship idents Trailers Game footage capture Eye-D Creative – Serious about games

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

Key contacts: Oliver Hilton olly@finkcreative.com Address: 7 Free Church Passage St Ives Cambridgeshire PE27 5AY Established: 2002

At FINK we know games. With over 30 years combined experience in the games industry our highly experienced team has a diversity of skills that spans the creative need, from packaging and collateral through to promotional and web. Our open and flexible attitude involves you in the creative process, helping turn ideas into reality. As well as our long-term involvement in the games industry we help other clients with their design requirements, from charities such as Willow Foundation and Wood Green Animal Shelters through to organisations like The British Board of Film Classification and EMAP. We bring fresh, creative ideas into all aspects of our work. We pride ourselves on knowing what you, our client, needs and providing it without fuss. You can rely on us to deliver on price, value and creativity. So if you would like see how FINK can help with your next project, please check out our website and give us a call. Oh, and please support GamesAid.

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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: 12 Tenby Street Birmingham West Midlands B1 3AJ

14 Years • 86 Brands • 212 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.

Employees: 9 Established: 1995

Services include: Design/Branding/Advertising/Art Direction/ Packaging/POS/Moving Image/Web/3D Modelling Entertainment clients include: Bethesda Capcom Codemasters Disney Interactive Eidos Electronic Arts EMI ITV MTV Parlophone Sega Europe Sony Computer Entertainment Sony Music Square Enix THQ Warner Bros Interactive

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freeform.London Tel: +44 (0)20 7183 6664 Fax: +44 (0) 20 7692 7873 Email: info@freeformlondon.co.uk Website: www.freeformlondon.co.uk

Key contacts: Tony Roberts, Director t.roberts@freeformlondon.co.uk Vince Newland, Head of Creative v.newland@freeformlondon.co.uk Amanda Colvin, Group Marketing Director a.colvin@freeformlondon.co.uk Address: 112-116 Old Street, London, EC1V 9BG Employees: 50

freeform.London is a full service creative agency to the entertainment industry. Established over 10 years ago, we specialise in print and digital creative, strategy & planning, marketing, AV and production. Working on a wide variety of projects from within the sector, we handle global above-the-line ad campaigns to small design briefs. Strategy and planning is a key part of any integrated campaign and we put a lot of stock into it before campaign development. We produce press, outdoor, TV (creative and media buying) and retail, which are supported by PR, promotions and online.

Established: 1995 Our digital division, freeform.Digital brings together strategic expertise with cutting edge creative and technical platform experience across the digital space. This is a key part of our group offering and we view digital as experiential, not just ‘the web’. All of our digital work is underpinned with great commercial awareness. Our highly skilled team has been handpicked from the best within the industry to provide specialist experience and knowledge. Providing outstanding creative is the bare minimum but building long lasting relationships comes from successful results; we pride ourselves on consistently achieving both. Try for yourself.

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Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing - TV, print, trailers, digital

PES - Global advertising campaigns

Football Manager - Brand repositioning

My Pet Shop - Digital campaign

Foxy Bingo - Brand segmentation & creation

Beijing 2008 - TV, print, trailers, digital, packaging

Vancouver 2010 - TV, print, trailers, digital, packaging

PartyBingo.com - Brand creation & launch

Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Winter Games - Integrated launch campaign

Madworld - TV & digital


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Frontroom Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 3033 Email: info@frontroom.com Website: frontroom.com

Key contacts: Lau Glendinning, Managing Partner lau@frontroom.com

Don't want to be just another client? Then don't work with just another agency.

Jackie Davis Managing Partner/Creative Director jackie@frontroom.com

Frontroom are specialists in developing cutthrough video game campaigns for many of the industry's most successful brands. Over 10 years, over 70 titles, over 20 multi-format, number one hits.

Address: The Workhouse 31 Charlotte Road London EC2A 3PB Employees: 15 Established: 2004

Unlike other agencies, we begin with strategic planning to uncover the most effective way 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 an opportunity to do something great. Beyond video games, we have a solid base of entertainment clients, like Party Gaming, Disney TV Channel and Foxy Bingo, which means we always bring a fresh approach and innovative thinking to every 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 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, Account 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 male and female gamer” We work with gamers, publishers, games companies, marketing agencies, hardware manufacturers, telecommunication operators, international/local brands and event/exhibition organisers. Game Frontier provide and deliver support services to the international computer gaming industry, specialising in marketing, production and the stage management of digital entertainment zones and events. With over eight years’ experience, Game Frontier can provide solutions for any company interested in taking advantage of the marketing opportunities within the computer gaming and digital entertainment industry. Game Frontier also creates and manages high impact online gaming portals and communities Game Frontier owns and manages several online properties including: theSGL (www.thesgl.com), an online gaming league, which is home to over 50,000 gamers across Europe. 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, as well as hosting one of the largest gaming communities in Europe. XTGN (www.xtgn.eu), a popular gaming news website directed towards the UK and European gaming community, featuring news and reviews of upcoming and newly released titles, industry updates and gaming technologies.

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GfK Chart-Track Tel: +44 (0)20 8741 7585 Fax: +44 (0)20 8741 7898 Email: charts@chart-track.co.uk Website: www.chart-track.com

Key contacts: John Pinder, MD john.pinder@gfk-charttrack.com Dorian Bloch, Business Group Director Software, Hardware, Accessories dorian.bloch@gfk-charttrack.com Rick Smith, Business Group Director Retail rick.smith@gfk-charttrack.com Philippa Hayes, Business Group Director Music & Video philippa.hayes@gfk-charttrack.com Address: 82 Glentham Road Barnes London SW13 9JJ Employees: 9 Established: 1996

Chart-Track was established in March 1996 through an MBO. The company was formed with the full support of ELSPA (UK software trade body) and IRMA (Irish music industry trade body). Chart-Track monitor sales of music, video, software, console hardware and accessories through retail, etail and digital outlets in the UK, Ireland and Denmark (on behalf of the Danish Multi Media Association, MUF), establishing an unparalleled reputation for fast and accurate retail research in the home entertainment market. In July 2008 we became part of the GfK Group, re-branded as GfK Chart-Track and we work closely with GfK’s entertainment division, MediaControl-GfK. We are able to offer extensive research in all major European territories, plus Australia. This includes consumer purchase behaviour with GfK NOP. For Europe we offer a comprehensive calendar year round-up based on 12 territories covering software & hardware – see opposite page. For the major world markets, we are able to offer data including UK, USA and Japan, in partnership with NPD and Enterbrain, known as the ‘Top Global Markets Report’. For developers, we track every game released and identify the studio, the country of origin and status (independent or publisher owned). We are currently establishing a PC/Console Video Games Download Panel (supported by ELSPA’s publisher members and ERA’s retail members).

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Targeting Europes biggest enthusiast Hardware, Gaming and Esports Market

Heaven Media is one of the world’s fastest growing media companies targeting the Tech Enthusiast and Gaming markets. With award winning journalists and a creative commercial department we have the means to give our clients engaging opportunities to target some of the most vibrant communities on the web. For more information please call 01480 420820


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Heaven Media Tel: +44 (0) 1480 420820 Fax: +44 (0) 1480 437502 Email: enquiries@heavenmedia.com Website: www.heavenmedia.com

Key contacts: Sales Director, Vas Roberts vas@heavenmedia.com Managing Director,James Reed james@heavenmedia.com Editor in Chief, Stuart Davidson stuart@heavenmedia.com Address: Westminster House Spitfire Close Ermine Business Park Huntingdon PE29 6XY Employees: 21 Established: 2002

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Heaven Media is one of the world’s fastest growing media companies focussing purely on the enthusiast gaming segment. Between 2006 and 2009 Heaven Media acquired the top four online gaming sites in Europe covering both professional, semi professional and casual online gaming (eSports). With an audience of over 1.5m visitors per month and Europe’s largest gaming community of 550k registered members, the group is the number one destination for online gamers. The HM commercial team are able to provide many ways to ensure brands can interact with this highly targeted audience. Heaven Media focus on providing a completely tailored solution to our clients, giving them some of the most creative and engaging opportunities to interact with, and capitalise on, the strength of our audience.

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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.

Employees: 8 Established: 2001

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Jellymedia Tel: 08707 506070 Fax: 08707 504040 Email: info@jellymedia.com Website: www.jellymedia.com

Key contacts: Lee Schofield, Director lee@jellymedia.com

Are your products missing essential online services? We can give you the controls to communicate with your fans.

Mark Bamber, Director mark@jellymedia.com

For over 10 years, Jellymedia has specialised in developing websites for the video games industry’s top brands. Experts in community management, social networking and organised play, we network with millions of gamers every week.

Address: The White House Poulton Lancashire FY6 7BN Employees: 15 Established: 2000

As games industry specialists we work in all sectors, providing bespoke solutions for distribution, e-commerce and data analysis. Coupled with our management services Jellymedia create visually stunning sites that deliver results. Our clients include Konami, THQ, Nintendo, Gem, Koei, Koch, Fan Census and many others in the industry. To find out what you're missing from your campaigns, call us today

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keefcreative Tel: +44 (0)20 3239 7563 Email: info@keefcreative.com Website: www.keefcreative.com

Key contacts: Keith Hodgetts khodgetts@keefcreative.com Address: No 8, 23 Cotswold Way, Worcester Park Surrey, KT4 8HB Employees: 2 Established: 2010

Hello. keefcreative is a creative, brand & marketing communications agency. Our strength lies in offering our clients a true creative partnership. There’s no fancy W1 address or expense accounts, just a trusted network of creative professionals. In short, we use the right people for the right project, delivering the right solutions for our clients, on time, within budget and on brief. Sound Interesting? Well take a look at the work, download our portfolio and then get in touch. Services: Above the line. Below the line. Through the line. Online. Direct line: +44 (0)20 3239 7563

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Maverick Tel: +44 (0)20 7291 3450 Email: will@maverickmedia.co.uk Website: www.mavericklovesgames.com

Key contacts: Will Jeffery, Making It Happen

Maverick create game trailers.

Address: London W1W 7PA Follow: MaverickTeam Employees: Yes Established: Very

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Outsource Media (OMUK) Tel: +44 (0)207 713 9000 Fax: +44 (0)207 713 8735 Email: info@omuk.com Website: www.omuk.com, www.loveaxis.com www.utterbrilliance.com

Key contacts: Mark Estdale, Dialogue mark@omuk.com Tamsin Pearson, Localisation tamsin@omuk.com Kit Challis, Music kit@omuk.com Rachel Lankester, Business Development rachel@omuk.com Address: UK - London Studio Unit 2, 22 Pakenham Street London WC1X 0LB UK - Sheffield Studio Unit 2, 3 Brown Street Sheffield S1 2BS USA - Los Angeles 185 Comanche Topanga CA 90290

OMUK is a creative dialogue and audio production company. We are the UK’s most experienced full service voice production team working within the games industry. We support developers and publishers worldwide and specialize in the UK and US markets. We have a passion for production excellence and are leaders in developing cost-sensitive production models, training and technology that enhance creative performance. Services • Character development • Multilingual dialogue writing & proofing • Casting • US actors union signatory • Voice & performance direction • Music production • Bespoke sound design & recording • Studio recording & mixing (London, Sheffield, Los Angeles) • Location recording • Training, tools & technology for liberating creativity A selection of recent productions that have used our services:

Employees: 8 Established: 1996

Driver San Francisco (Ubisoft), TV Superstars (SCEE), Tales of Monkey Island (Telltale Games), The Witcher 2: Assassins of Kings (CD Projekt Red), Gormiti (Climax/Konami), PES 2010 (Konami), Anno 1404: Dawn of Discovery (Related Designs/Ubisoft), Everybody’s Tennis (SCEE), Trine II (Frozenbyte), SOCOM 4 (SCEE), In the end, it can’t sound like acting.

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Peppermint P Tel: 0207 240 2645 Fax: 0207 681 1967 Email: hello@peppermintp.com Website: www.peppermintp.com

Key contacts: Keef Sloan, Director, keef.sloan@peppermintp.com Simon Jones, Director, simon.jones@peppermintp.com Tony Coles, Account Manager, tony.coles@peppermintp.com Address: 71 Endell Street London WC2H 9AJ

Employees: 6 Established: 2007

Peppermint P is the marketing consultancy that is dedicated to the video, mobile and casual game sectors. We specialise in media campaigns targeting trade and/or consumers, including strategic work for game developers and full launch campaigns for publishers on traditional and emergent gaming formats including: iPhone & mobile, Flash and browserbased social and casual gaming, MMOs, plus home and handheld console. Our specialism is not limited to video games. The team has experience in sectors including toys, music, telecoms, film, technology and B2B services including legal and financial. We can work on a wide variety of budgets and to most timescales. We currently provide PR consultancy, media planning and strategic marketing services to a wide range of clients from the game development, publishing and ancillary service sectors. Peppermint is owned and managed by two career marketers who spent many years working in-house before starting this agency. We’ve also worked with many of our competitors at one time or another and we think it’s this experience that gives us a unique insight into our clients’ needs.

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PMA Digital Tel: 020 7060 4500 Fax: 020 7483 0580 Email: info@pmadigital.com Website: www.pmadigital.com

Key contacts: Mark Cluer, Managing Director markcluer@pmadigital.com Max Peters, Project Director maxpeters@pmadigital.com Patrick King, Business Development patrickking@pmadigital.com Address: 36 Gloucester Avenue, Primrose Hill, London, NW1 7BB

Do you want a digital agency that works? An agency that has created campaigns for hundreds of game releases? An agency that has won awards for its work within the games industry? An agency that can handle TV ad production, video, web media and web design? An agency that works for some of the world’s largest consumer brands? An agency that’ll work its socks off to deliver exceptional work? That’ll be us then. PMA | Where Ideas Work ™

Employees: 30 Established: 1992

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Premier PR Tel: +44 (0)207 292 8330 Fax: +44 (0)207 734 2024 Email: simon.byron@premierpr.com Website: www.premierpr.com

Key contacts: Simon Byron, Head of Games simon.byron@premierpr.com

Premier PR’s Games Division has been built from the ground up, designed to take advantage of a new way of doing business.

Ali Wood, Account Manager ali.wood@premierpr.com

Our agency is entirely open-source. Reports are updated in real-time, accessible to our partners on a minute-by-minute basis. Where agencies typically hide contacts, we’re happy to share. PR is not about media databases, it’s about relationships and communications skills.

Harry Cole, Account Manager harry.cole@premierpr.com Address: 91 Berwick Street London W1F 0NE Employees: 90 Established: 1999

The team’s experience includes campaigns for Guitar Hero through to Guitar Hero 5, Doctor Who: The Adventure Games, Dead Rising 2, Super Street Fighter IV, No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle, Scribblenauts, We Sing and Broken Sword for iPhone, to name but a few. Whether it’s a Flash-based casual game or a hardcore MMO, we can create dynamic, imaginative campaigns which get the most bang for your bucks. Our gaming expertise is unrivalled – our core gaming staff lives and breathes gaming. Unlike any other games agency, we are able to draw on an enormous pool of talent, sharing ideas, expertise and contacts. Our home entertainment division operates at the heart of modern media. Biggest shows on TV – we’re promoting them. Recent campaigns include Doctor Who, 24, Glee and The Wire. And we handle a wealth of theatrical releases, celebrity clients and West End shows.

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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…

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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: Danny Smith danny@rainbowproductions.co.uk Simon Foulkes simon@rainbowproductions.co.uk Address: Unit 3, Greenlea Park Prince George’s Road London SW19 2JD Employees: 26 Established: 1983

Rainbow Productions is widely regarded as Europe’s leading manufacturer of costume characters and has created hundreds of licensed characters, sports and brand mascots – and, increasingly, gaming characters. We have also organised and managed major national and international tours on behalf of publishers and licensors to help promote their brands to trade and consumer audiences. Promotional costume characters give you the opportunity to put your brand in the real world. A costume is an interactive advertisement and can be used in activities such as helping promote a new release or re-launch, to pose for photos with fans or to attend company photo-calls. Commissioning us to create a bespoke promotional costume version of your gaming brand will help you stand out in a crowded market-place – at retail, at gaming festivals and at trade events. Not only will Rainbow Productions bring your brand to life as a promotional costume, we can supply the costume performer to ensure your brand is portrayed professionally during personal appearances at events. Other services available include storing and refurbishing your costume to ensure the face of your brand is always ready for action. Already we are privileged to work with clients such as SEGA, Nintendo, EIDOS, Xbox, THQ, Introversion Software, Sony Computer Entertainment and many more…

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RealtimeUK Tel: 01772 682363 Fax: 01772 683592 Email: info@realtimeuk.com Website: www.realtimeuk.com

Key contacts: Tony Prosser, Managing Director tony@realtimeuk.com Kate Dyer, Producer kate@realtimeuk.com Address: Willows Farm Studios, Ballam Road, Westby, Lancashire, PR4 3PN Employees: 25 Established: 1996

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RealtimeUK, established in 1996, is a CG Animation Studio directed and guided by some of the most creative producers and directors in the games and television industries. We work with some of the world’s leading publishers and developers to produce high-impact CG animations for video games. To date, RealtimeUK has worked alongside companies such as Disney Interactive Studios, SEGA, Codemasters, Microsoft Games Studio, Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE) and THQ. We offer a full creative solution from concept through to script & design and onto final completion. Our services include the creation of marketing trailers, concept movies, in-game cut scenes and press imagery.

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

Key contacts: Andy Emery, Creative Director andy.e@side.com Sini Downing, Sidelines Agency Director sini.d@side.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 Facial Matching Recording Facilities

Selected projects: APB (Realtime Worlds); Professor Layton and Pandora’s Box (Nintendo); Fable II & III (Lionhead); Castlevania: Lords of Shadow (Konami); Dragon Age: Origins (Bioware); Dead Space: Extraction (EA) Side & Sidelines – Bringing Stories and Characters to Life.

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Key contacts: Steve Cross, Creative Director steve@studioco2.com Address: Wey Barn 22-26 high street godalming surrey GU7 1AD UK Employees: 6+ Established: 2002

Quench your thirst. The philosophy is simple… you get plugged straight into the studio; a collection of straighttalking creative thinkers and talented diligent artworkers. You deal direct with people working on your project... no Chinese whispers, no delays…. maximising your brief and getting the most from your budget. Our long-term client list is testimony to the success of this refreshing approach… Microsoft, Codemasters, Ubisoft and Southpeak Games, to name but a few. All tapping into years of experience in the games industry, a ‘can-do’ attitude to every project and a constant thirst for delivering the best creative solutions. So, whether it’s a complete campaign or a simple trade marketing tool, a unique piece of POS or an effective piece of advertising… we get to know our clients and their brands so you can always expect intelligent, targeted creative. Our customers 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

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The Audio Guys Tel: +44 (0) 1788 565230 Email: info@theaudioguys.co.uk Website: www.theaudioguys.co.uk

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

The Audio Guys are 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, TOCA Race Driver and Overlord series of titles.

Address: Southcroft Brookside Close Rugby Warwickshire CV22 6AH Employees: 3 + freelance support

Our most recent projects include Sonic & SEGA All-Stars Racing (SEGA), Forza Motorsport 3 (Microsoft Game Studios) and Overlord II (Codemasters).

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

Key contacts: Chris Walton chris@uberagency.com Richard Benjamin richard@uberagency.com Address: Royds Mill, Windsor Street, Sheffield S4 7WD Employees: 22

“Our name means: over, above, more than. We work hard every day to live up to our name.” Über is an integrated ideas agency for the entertainment industry with big thinkers creating campaigns for film launches, in-home entertainment, music labels, performance art and prestigious industry events. Clients through our six-year history include Activision, Codemasters, BAFTA, Midway, Sega, THQ, 505 Games, BBC, Warner Bros., Sony, Random House, Casio, Setanta Sports and Ubisoft.

Established: 2004 Concepts, branding, key art, packaging, press, digital campaigns, trailers, TV, outdoor, merchandise, POS, print & delivery logistics. Put short, we do the lot. At the centre of it all is high-end creativity and big ideas, coming together with the down-toearth attitude and solid thinking required to piece together a trusted all-round marketing solution for any entertainment campaign. Because, like the best games themselves, Über appreciate that it’s not all about the fancy graphics. Campaign magazine’s no.1 agency outside London. Marketing magazine top 30 creative agency. The Drum ‘Integrated agency of the year’. RAR recommended agency.

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arvato games task force Tel: +49 (0)5241 80 3074 Fax: +49 (0)5241 809586 Email: kontakt@gamestaskforce.de Website: www.gamestaskforce.de

Key contacts: Liam Chivers Sales Director (Games) liam.chivers@bertelsmann.de Dirk Potente Sales Director National & International Accounts dirk.potente@bertelsmann.de Ingo Mohr Director Business Development ingo.mohr@bertelsmann.de Klaus Saszik Director Interactive Operations, Logistics & Sales klaus.saszik@bertelsmann.de

Address: Carl-Bertelsmann-Str. 161 F 33332 Gütersloh Germany Employees: More than 8,000 Established: 1958

Strong Services – Safe Harbour arvato games task force, part of arvato AG and media company Bertelsmann, provides a strong toolset of solutions for the games industry on both the local and the world wide level. Whether you are looking for the manufacturing and distribution of physical products or ingredients for a full backend solution to go online – arvato games task force has the answers to all your questions. Our service portfolio contains the following key elements: - Media & Packaging Production - Assembly of Wii, NDS and complex Software/Hardware bundlings - Distribution, Returns & Freight Management -

Digital Archiving Data Centre Services Network & Security Services Electronic Software Distribution Retail integration of ESD products with arvato RED - Billing Services - CRM with comfortable Virtual Money applications - Call Center (Multi-language Account-/ Tech-/Game Support) - Online Anti-Piracy Solution mbargo - Retail Advertisement Solution ‘easy interactive signage’ In a changing environment, arvato is the reliable partner and safe harbour for your business.

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Direct2Drive Tel: +44 (0)203 077 4000 US: +1 714 460 6700 Email: digitaldistribution@ign.com Website: www.direct2drive.com www.direct2drive.co.uk www.direct2drive.eu

Key contacts: UK Richard Keen, Marketing Director rkeen@ign.com US Damon Marshall Director Digital Content Acquisition digitaldistribution@ign.com Beata Piasek Senior Key Account Manager digitaldistribution@ign.com Address: UK Office 55 New Oxford Street London WC1A 1BS US Office 625 2nd Street San Francisco, CA 94110 USA

Direct2Drive is one of the world’s leading digital distribution services offering download-to-own PC & Mac games direct to the consumer. We are dedicated to providing indie and casual developers as well as AAA publishers with innovative, cutting-edge digital distribution solutions that keep in step with the rapidly evolving digital retail market. Direct2Drive offers partners the full suite of contemporary digital retail opportunities from simultaneous day-and-date release with packaged goods through to pre-order, pre-load and beta programs to maximise digital commercial opportunities. As part of the IGN Entertainment family, whose flagship media brand IGN.com attracts 27 million global users every month, working with Direct2Drive presents partners with a unique opportunity to run marketing programs across the IGN network to tap into the largest gaming audience on the planet.

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

• Over 700 Products • Uniquely specialising in VGA • Supporting both independent and online retailers • Tier 1 Distributor • Bundling Solutions • Drop shipping facilities • OEM & maufacturing facilities available • Category Management Service available • Reliable and friendly service Antigrav Media Ltd Unit 8, 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 Simon Moore Simon@antigrav-media.co.uk Address: Unit 8, Foxhills Farm Business Centre Longcross Road Chertsey Surrey KT16 0DN Employees: 8 Established: 2008

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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 including Ben-10, Disney, Lucas Arts,TVR, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Nintendo, PlayStation and Xbox, plus very high quality non-branded and OEM products. We constantly and consistently strive for excellence and demand high levels of design and service from the companies we partner with and distribute for. Our success is from our knowledge of the retail market and how we can increase value, revenue and profitability for our partners and customers.

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Hubb Accessories Tel: 01642 204350 Fax: 0870 0512640 Email: sales@hubbaccessories.com Website: www.hubbaccessories.com

Key contacts: Mel Jones mjones@hubbaccessories.com Rachel Harvey rharvey@hubbaccessories.com Address: Office A, Manor Farm, Chilworth Old Village, Chilworth, Southampton, SO16 7JP Employees: 20 Established: 2009

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We exist to provide our customers with the best quality accessories with value for money prices. Extensive product development and stock management expertise allows us to provide exceptional service tailored to our customers’ needs and be flexible in our approach to exceeding their expectations. We strive to instill confidence in our quality, service, innovation and price and as a result enable our customers to maximise their customers’ shopping experience. By adhering to this principle we endeavour to position ourselves as the leading supplier to the market. Hubb Accessories design, manufacture and supply accessories for all major video gaming platforms, including PS3, PSP, Xbox 360, Wii and all DS platforms. Formed in 2009 by Lygo International Limited to supply high quality, attractively priced accessories to the European markets, we aim to continue the expansion seen throughout 2009/10 and become one of Europe’s largest accessory suppliers.

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I-Globe Accessories Tel: 0203 0066760 Fax: 01332 756149 Email: info@i-ga.co.uk Website: www.i-ga.co.uk

Key contacts: Paul Hay paul.hay@i-ga.co.uk Stewart Straker stewart.straker@i-ga.co.uk Address: 34 Longbridge Lane, Ascot Business Park, Derby, DE24 8UJ

I-Globe through the ORB brand provide quality, value and service to its customers in gaming and audio accessories We offer a core range to accommodate the ever changing accessories market. Our products are built to a good quality with a simple and clear packaging design. Our product team is continually developing new products and ideas to ensure we meet the demands of our customers

Employees: 5 Established: 2009

With extensive experience within retail and gaming we are able to offer a unique category management service allowing our customers to reduce costs to maximise their profits If you would like to experience what I-Globe Accessories has to offer, please get in touch.

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IGS Tel: +845 600 1676 Fax: +845 600 1677 Email: office@igs-group.com Website: www.igs-group.com

Key contacts: Chris Malone, Sales Director cmalone@impactint.co.uk Martin Richards, Managing Director martin@impactint.co.uk Address: 2 Merlin Business Park Fairoak Close Exeter Devon EX5 2UL Employees: 12

IGS is a designer, manufacturer and distributor of high quality gaming peripherals and licensed game related merchandise, which are sold into all major retail outlets throughout the UK, Europe, Middle East and the USA. Our extensive range of accessories, marketed under the GameOn® brand, covers all major gaming platforms including Wii, DSi, X360 and PS3 and features unique items such as our brand new Minii™ MO child-sized Wii™ remotes, nunchuks, wheels and sports packs, Wii™ compatible balance boards, DSi induction charging plates and multi format headsets and microphones. A high performing range of peripherals to suit every game and all formats.

Established: 2000 Our collectable licensed product portfolio includes Star Wars®, Little Big Planet™, Sonic the Hedgehog®, Atari®, Buzz and Ratchet and Clank. In recent years, our focus on game related gifts has allowed us to secure partnerships with many high profile gaming companies for whom we are creating 3D collectable versions of their top gaming properties.

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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 designer, developer and manufacturer of Portable Audio and Video Gaming Accessories. Its exclusive Logic3 branded products, including i-Station, Sonitus, JiveBox, 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, initiatives and emphasis remain 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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Powerplay Global Tel: 01706 242060 Fax: 01706 242063 Email: support@powerplaygroup.co.uk Website: www.powerplaygroup.co.uk

Key contacts: Andrew Shanley andrew.shanley@powerplaygroup.co.uk Address: Powerplay Industrial Estate Burnley Road East Whitewell Bottom Rossendale BB4 9NT

Powerplay/Competition PRO has evolved over the last 28 years to become one of the most experienced manufacturers in the UK supplying video game/PC accessories and merchandise to major retailers throughout the UK, and the rest of the world. Still wholly owned by the founding family, we are a one stop solution provider for video gaming accessories requirements, and many kinds of other manufacturing projects.

Employees: 9 Established: 1982

We work in close partnership with our clients, and become the interface between market requirements and the actual task of bringing those needs to market. We are currently supplying products with unique packaging, special product combinations/specifications, or a full blown private label programme whilst remaining ultra competitive. Our depth of supply undertaking ranges from supplying own brand product to independent retail chains on a domestic basis, to supplying major global retailers with full private label programmes, direct from factory. We have an extensive product range of over 300+ accessory products across all major formats and a very strong portfolio of fully licensed merchandise. We are renowned for producing value for money accessory packs across all gaming formats. Operating from our own warehousing and distribution centre, we always have a strong ‘in stock’ position on key lines, ensuring shorter lead times and enabling retailers to quickly instigate ad hoc campaigns and fully exploit sales spikes.

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Realtime Distribution Tel: 01480 435881 Fax: 01480 411120 Email: sales@realtimeltd.co.uk Website: www.realtimeonline.co.uk

Key contacts: Mark Reed, Managing Director markr@realtimeltd.co.uk Richard Marsden, Sales Director richardm@realtimeltd.co.uk Julie Darrington, Purchasing Director julied@realtimeltd.co.uk Address: Sovereign Court Lancster Way Ermine Business Park Huntingdon Cambridgeshire PE29 6XU

Realtime Distribution is the leading UK distributor for enthusiast PC gaming components, peripherals and games. We have been able to achieve this with excellent product knowledge, rock solid relationships with our customers and manufacturers and a unique product portfolio. Realtime has a product portfolio that is focused on enthusiast PC gamers. We have partnerships with the most prestigious names in gaming peripherals with Sennheiser, Razer and Creative. Our components portfolio is equally impressive and specifically targeted at PC enthusiasts with brands such as Corsair, Sapphire, Xigmatek and ZOTAC. Realtime is also an official distributor for the biggest games manufacturer in the world, Activision.

Employees: 22 Established: 1989

In addition to its product portfolio Realtime has earned its position as the leading distributor for enthusiast PC gaming components, peripherals and games because of the strength and product knowledge of its sales force. Realtime’s sales force takes the time to understand our customers’ demographic and run rates so that we can offer each customer a personal product offering that matches their needs. Realtime further support our customers with extensive marketing campaigns across a variety of media to generate consumer demand for all of the products in our portfolio.

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Curveball Leisure Tel: 01792 652521 Fax: 01792 652527 Email: andrewnaunton@gmail.com

Key contacts: Andrew Naunton andrewnaunton@gmail.com

Curveball offers over 100,000 in stock games across all formats PS3, Xbox360, DS, Wii, PC and PS2.

Simon Brown simonbrown@googlemail.com

We also carry hardware systems and major new releases. Call now for a dedicated sales account manager.

Address: Unit 2 Fishmarket Swansea SA1 1UP

Looking forward to maximising your videogame sales.

Employees: 9 Established: 2005

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Game Outlet Europe Tel: +46 54 854750 Fax: +46 54 854759 Email: info@gameoutlet.se Website: www.gameoutlet.se

Key contacts: Mikael BrodĂŠn, Vice President mikael@gameoutlet.se +46 54 854751 Mats Salomonsson, Sales Director mats.salomonsson@gameoutlet.se +46 54 854796

Our mission is to strengthen the margins at both distributors and retailers through various low price concepts, strategic purchases and a long-term partnership, creating a win-win-win situation for GOE, our partner and the consumers.

Hamed Manzuri, Buyer hamed.manzuri@gameoutlet.se +46 54 854775 Ali Manzuri, Key Account ali.manzuri@gameoutlet.se +46 54 854793 Address: Invoice addess: Box 5083, S-650 05 Karlstad, Sweden Visitors: Ă–stanvindsgatan 17, S-652 21 Karlstad, Sweden Employees: 35 Established: 2004

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InComm Europe Tel: 01489 556700 Website: www.incomm-europe.com

Key contacts: Laura Willavoys Digital Content Product Manager lwillavoys@incomm-europe.com Simon Osgood Product Development Director sosgood@incomm-europe.com Address: 1638 Parkway, Solent Business Park, Whiteley, Hampshire, PO15 7AH

InComm is the leader in sales and marketing of prepaid products and innovator of transaction processing and prepaid payment solutions. InComm’s Fastcard® Technology has defined the evolution of the prepaid marketplace. With a dedication partners have trusted for 18 years, InComm provides a turnkey solution by leveraging retail expertise, patented technologies, and best practices in marketing with creative design, optimal placement, promotion and messaging at retail. InComm dominates the games retail market and as a highlight of this successful program, It was the first to launch top tier gaming partners including Sony, Microsoft, Disney, Moshi Monsters, Nexon and more. Through strategic planning and partnerships, InComm has built a platform of expanded retail distribution, allowing partners access to the largest and most diverse network in the industry. The strength of InComm’s program lends itself to many benefits including: Increased Brand Exposure Having launched prepaid currency cards for a growing list of over 75 top tier virtual worlds and gaming partners, InComm can put your game in front of more than 7 million gamers each week. Benefit from Retail Success InComm’s Prepaid Gaming Card sales boomed nearly 200% year-over-year in both 2008 and 2009. Award-Winning Turnkey Solution InComm partners benefit from extensive retail expertise and all-inclusive suite of services— from initial creative to product execution and sales support across all channels including social media.

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NJOYit Entertainment Tel: +44 (0)1992 631700 Fax: +44 (0)1992 629100 Email: entertainment@njoyit.com Website: www.njoyitentertainment.com

Key contacts: Elliot Browne UK & International Business elliot@njoyit.com

Established in 1998, Njoy is an Information Technology company originally specialising in the copying and print solutions market.

Stephen Marshgreen, Director steve@njoyit.com

We have expanded into the entertainment market, and have an experienced team with a background within the gaming industry.

Malcolm Lay, Director malcolm@njoyit.com Address: NJOY Information Technology Ltd, Delamare Road Cheshunt Hertfordshire EN8 9SP Employees: 9

Delivering quickly and efficiently due to well placed distribution points, we supply the trade in the UK and internationally with a wide range of home and handheld games consoles, including all of the accessories and games, new & back catalogue. In addition, our customers’ demands for the latest and greatest technology has also seen us provide them with the most up to date products such as multimedia smartphones and 3D technology for their markets.

Established: 1998 Therefore we are dedicated to keeping our eye on the future…….

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Techland Sp. z o.o. Tel: +48 71 354 46 10 Fax: +48 71 354 46 10 Email: info@techland.pl Website: www.techland.pl/en

Key contacts: bizdev@techland.pl acquisition@techland.pl Address: ul. J. Szczyrki 12 54-426 Wroclaw Poland Employees: 200 Established: 1991

Established in 1991, Techland soon became an acknowledged international developer, publisher and distributor with a team of almost 200 people. Its wide array of entertainment software and utilities resulted in creating one of the largest wholesale points in Poland that ships products published under the Techland’s brand to over 600 retail points all over the country. A group of PR and marketing specialists with over 10 years of industry experience, working on the products vision and PR and marketing strategies to achieve maximum sales potential in domestic and global markets. The participation in expos, backed up by the strong position in the market, resulted in establishing direct business and personal relations with the highest levels of management of the leaders in the industry. During close to two decades of operating Techland has built an effective and responsible worldwide network of distribution partners. Techland is not only a reliable publisher and major distributor but also producer of excellent games, utility and entertainment software. Our key activities are: • Acquisitions • International sales • Chrome Engine licensing • Games development (PC, Xbox 360, PS3, iPhone)

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The leading law firm for media and entertainment with a dedicated team of highly experienced lawyers for the video games industry. We have a long standing reputation for providing commercial and strategic advice including the following: UÊ Development, publishing, financing, licensing, distribution, console platform and tax arrangements. UÊ Copyright and other intellectual property rights, branding and licensing of technology, content and personality UÊ Cross-media projects - bridging various media: games, TV, iTV, internet, mobile, film and in-game music and in-game advertising UÊ ,i}Տ>̈œ˜\ÊV>ÃÈwV>̈œ˜]ÊVi˜ÃœÀň«Ê>˜`Ê>`ÛiÀ̈Ș} UÊ œÀ«œÀ>ÌiʓiÀ}iÀÃÊ>˜`Ê>VµÕˆÃˆÌˆœ˜Ã]ʍœˆ˜ÌÊÛi˜ÌÕÀiÃ]Êinvestments, MBOs, corporate finance, shareholder arrangements and IPOs UÊ œ˜Ìi˜ÌˆœÕÃʈÃÃÕiÃ\ÊVœ““iÀVˆ>Ê`ˆÃ«ÕÌiÃ]ʈ˜ÃœÛi˜VÞÊÀi>Ìi`Ê>`ۈViÊ and intellectual property claims UÊ Advising leading industry figures, creatives and companies on new ventures, employment or consultancy arrangements, share options and incentive packages Contact: Mark Phillips | mark.phillips@harbottle.com Paul Cairns | paul.cairns@harbottle.com Paul Groves | paul.groves@harbottle.com

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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: 170 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 internationally recognised for its legal expertise in video games. Both The Legal 500 and Chambers Guide to the Legal Profession consistently position Harbottle & Lewis as the leading law firm in the United Kingdom 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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OUTSOURCING FOR GAMES

Babel offers the following services for Console, PC, Handheld and Online titles: - English Audio - Gameplay QA - Functionality QA - Compliance QA - Translation - Localised Audio - Localisation QA - Localised Compliance QA - Localised Print - Customer Support

Babel offers the following services for mobile content: - Functionality QA - Translation - Localisation QA - Network testing - Mobile certification - Mobile content deployment

Europe and Asia: +44(0)1273 764100 North America: +1 514-904-3700

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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 Established: 1999

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 at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards. 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 450 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 post-production of PC, console, handheld, online and mobile titles. Services include functionality, localisation and compliance testing, translation, audio recording, localised print, as well as mobile certification testing. Babel has worked on some of the best-selling titles for many of the leading international publishers and developers, such as SEGA, Nintendo, THQ, Ubisoft, Capcom, Nokia, LucasArts, Activision-Blizzard, Namco Bandai, Konami, HArmonix, NCSoft, Take 2, Square Enix, Rising Star, EA, TT Games, Bethesda, Warner Bros, Aspyr, Relentless, Digital Chocolate, Glu and Gameloft. 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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Some Say They Deliver Quality...

We Also Enhance Your Worldwide Gamer Satisfaction Professionals Dedicated to The Science of Game Testing

Large Scale Video Game Multilingual Project Specialists

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Enzyme Labs Tel: (+1) 450-995-2000 Fax: (+1) 450-229-6660 Email: infos@enzyme.org Website: www.enzyme.org

Key contacts: Yan Cyr, President & CEO ycyr@enzyme.org Clement Debetz Business Development Manager cdebetz@enzyme.org Address: Head Office 2775 Rolland Street Sainte-Adele, Quebec J8B 1C9 - Canada Montreal Office 33 Rue Prince Montreal, Quebec H3C 2M7 - Canada TEL : (+1) 514-866-0290

Welcome to Enzyme Labs Enzyme Labs is a dedicated multilingual ISO 9001:2008 certified game testing company with secure facilities on three continents (North America, Europe and Asia). The company 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 pre-certification, functionality, gameplay, game balancing, compatibility, MMOG, linguistic, focus groups, product evaluation and technical support services. Enzyme Labs currently employs over 250 full time fully trained staff. We are also ready to test on all new technology platforms including the iPad.

Kawasaki Office 4F Masumiya Bldg, 3-1-26 Saginuma Kawasaki-city, Kanagawa Pref. 216-0004 - Japan TEL : (+81) 044-852-4411 FAX : (+81) 044-852-4412 Madrid Office C/ Trespaderne 29 Edificio Barajas I Madrid 28042 - Spain TEL : (+34) 91 312 13 98 FAX : (+34) 91 329 41 90

Employees: Over 250 Established: 2002

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Global Step LLC Tel: +31 (0)20 312 0508 US: +1 214 222 8080 Fax: +31 (0)20 312 0444 US: +1 214 276 7520 Email: info@globalstep.com Website: www.globalstepgames.com

Key contacts: Gagan Ahluwalia, CEO & President gagan.ahluwalia@globalstep.com Feike Dykstra Director of Business Development Europe feike.dykstra@globalstep.com Nimesh Sinha Manager Business Development nimesh.sinha@globalstep.com

GlobalStep is the largest and fastest growing game testing company dedicated exclusively to the video games market. Our testing capability includes functionality, standards, and compatibility testing on all consoles, PCs, MMO, iPhone, iPad, other mobile and casual gaming platforms. Additionally we provide support services for MMO games like management of open beta, customer comment filtering and analysis, and customer service. The GlobalStep Vision:

Manojit Bhatnagar, Manager Account manojit.bhatnagar@globalstep.com Address: GlobalStep Corporate 100 Crescent Court 7th Floor, Dallas TX 75201, USA GlobalStep Europe Hoogoorddreef 9 1101 BA, Amsterdam Netherlands

• We want to be the best in the world at what we do. • We focus on living this simple but powerful vision. • We spend a considerable amount of time explaining our vision to our people and in aligning all our actions to our vision. This vision dictates our actions at every level from front line staff to the top management team. Amsterdam, The Netherlands | Dallas, TX | Los Angeles, CA | Pune, India

Employees: 200 Established: 2006

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6 years of bug-hunting. Over 1000 successfully accomplished projects.

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Keyfactor Entertainment Tel: +49 (0) 6173 999 781 Fax: +49 (0) 6173 999 783 Email: contact@keyfactor-entertainment.com Website: www.keyfactor-entertainment.com

Key contacts: Sabine Kaiser Managing Director skaiser@key-factor.de Kay Bennemann Business Development Director kbennemann@key-factor.de

Address: Rudolf-Diesel-Str. 20a 65760 Eschborn/Ts. Germany Employees: 86 Established: 2004

Founded in 2004, Keyfactor Entertainment is a leading independent full-service provider for the interactive entertainment industry. The company delivers solutions for the entire product lifecycle of video games for PC, console, handheld and mobile devices: from conception, through production, communication and testing, to marketing and promotion. A key factor of our success is our depth of experience. Having partnered many of the industry’s leading developers and publishers, our team has contributed to thousands of projects, including browser games, Facebook apps, MMOs and digitally published games. Keyfactor is a passionate centre of video game excellence that emerged organically through a combination of professional experience and a genuine love of video games. Through effective partnerships we make easy the difficult tasks of game production and marketing. Our multinational team of professional and avid gamers provide a solid expertise with a fresh approach, making our way of working unique and effective. For our clients we are the key to success; client satisfaction, professionalism and quality are our driving factors: We are Keyfactor! We are your key to success! Our services include: - Functionality testing - Localisation testing - Console compliance testing - Script review/consulting - Build inspections - Balancing - Focus group testing - Game evaluations

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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: Galleria Ugo Bassi 1 40121 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: +44 1273 229030 Ger: +49 2104 172660 Fax: +44 1273 229039 Ger: +49 2104 172658 Email: info_uk@partnertrans.com info@partnertrans.com Website: www.partnertrans.com

Key contacts: Markus Ludolf markus.ludolf@partnertrans.com Address: Partnertrans Ltd 1 Hova Villas Hove East Sussex BN3 3DH UK Partnertrans GmbH Leipziger Str. 28 40822 Mettmann Germany Employees: 10 in-house, 300+ specialised freelancers Established: 1998

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 & every project on time • Maintaining competitive pricing At a glance: • Three decades of experience in electronic entertainment localisation – across all platforms & mobile devices • Employing only the industries’ most experienced & knowledgeable staff • From planning to execution of each project, optimally coordinating every step, providing tailored concepts & 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 • 1st Party Paperpart Submissions & Approvals • USK Rating Submission • Creative Services

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Testronic Laboratories Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1753 653 722 Fax:+44 (0) 1753 654 499 Email: talk@testroniclabs.com Website: www.testroniclabs.com

Key contacts: Alastair Harsant, Businesss Line Manager, Games Alastair.harsant@testroniclabs.com Charles Goodall, Games Sales Support Charles.goodall@testroniclabs.com Arnaud Messager, Localisation QA Manager arnaud.messager@testroniclabs.com Filipe Samora, Translation Manager filipe.samora@testroniclabs.com Address: Company HQ Eastside Complex, Pinewood Studios Iver, Buckinghamshire SL0 0NH, United Kingdom North America 111 North First Street Suite #304 Burbank, CA 91502 United States of America Europe Wetenschapspark 7 B-3590 Diepenbeek Belgium Asia c/o Interarrows Inc. 503 Mirum Shiroganedai 1-1-4 Kamiosaki Shinagawa-ku Tokyo, Japan 141-0021

Testronic Labs is the global leader in digital media and entertainment quality assurance. Specialising in games QA and localisation and with ten years’ experience of software and hardware testing, we have key advantages in this field. Testronic Labs is able to leverage not only the scale of our sizeable global operation to offer efficiency, value and reliability but also our cross-media experience to offer state-of-the-art digital testing services for streaming or download platforms and all networked applications, alongside our traditional games QA services. Our services span all major platforms and devices – from our compliance standards for major consoles to website and games testing services for online platforms and MMOs, plus the largest PC compatibility lab in the world and bespoke services for social and casual games. Whether functional testing, localisation, translation, localisation QA, compliance, compatibility, performance, website testing, usability/focus group testing and New Player Experience testing, Testronic Labs has the experience and the experts. We understand what it means to make a great game, and we understand your business pressures in getting it to market on time and exactly right – whether it’s your latest AAA title or a foray into smartphone apps, we provide the tools, the time and the knowledge to safeguard the consumer experience.

Employees: 350 Established: 1999

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Specialist Games Services Localisation • • • •

Global network of game specialised linguists Over 50 languages covered Compliance terminology checks In Game, scripts, paper parts and marketing translations

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Localisation QA Compliance checks for TRC, TCR and LOT approval Functionality QA Gameplay QA

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Voice over recordings across all languages Full casting service In territory recordings Pre and post production

DTP Services • Packaging design/redesign • Packaging localisation and layout • Local compliance regulation layout

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Universally Speaking Tel: UK: 44 1 480 210621 Fax: UK: 44 1 480 210624 Email: info@usspeaking.com Website: www.usspeaking.com

Key contacts: Vickie Peggs, Managing Director vpeggs@usspeaking.com

Universally Speaking is a leading provider of specialist games services to the global games sector.

Hastan Brooks Business Development Manager hbrooks@usspeaking.com

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.

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

From our secure premises, we provide the full suite of localisation and quality assurance services with a focus on delivering our trade mark of excellence. Our specialised internal teams, combined with our extensive global network of games linguists, allow for a smooth transition of your product through the localisation and quality assurance process. Our core services include: • Translations • Proof reading/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 We specialise in the following languages: English (UK/US), French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Portuguese, Norwegian, Danish, Finnish, Swedish, Polish, Russian, Greek, Czech, Hebrew, Arabic, Hungarian, Slovakian, Slovenian, Chinese, Japanese, Korean and Brazilian Portuguese. Our QA depts. is equipped with hardware for Sony, Microsoft, Nintendo, mobile, iPhone and PC Platforms.

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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 serialized credit card style product (ideal for subscription based gaming/DLC offers). Flexibility remains one of our key assets for our clients. Finding solutions is what we do 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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Sony DADC Austria AG Tel: +43 (0)6246 880-0 Fax: +43 (0) 6246 880-509 Email: sales@sonydadc.com Website: www.sonydadc.com

Key contacts: Sony DADC Games Services sales.games@sonydadc.com Address: Sony DADC Austria AG Sonystrasse 20 A-5081 Anif / Salzburg AUSTRIA Employees: 6000 Established: 1987

Sony DADC is the world’s leading complete supply chain provider for the games and software industry and offers its customers a complete service, from mastering (videos, games, music), Digital Rights Management and Digital Games Services, disc replication through to distribution, both physical & digital, and retail services. Sony DADC’s mission is to help you maximise your existing revenue streams and to open up new and untapped revenue sources. Sony DADC’s Games Services - whether it be Content Security solutions to help you protect your Intellectual Property, consumer convenience features to increase customer satisfaction, distribution services to bring your content to the market, or retail services, including cash collection - are all tailored to that end. By being flexible and meeting the needs of an ever evolving market, Sony DADC is prepared for the future – a strong, reliable and global partner that is here to stay.

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

Key contacts: Ben Solomou Tel: 0208 987 7829 Address: Home Entertainment Services Building 1 Chiswick Park 566 Chiswick High Road London W4 5BY Established: 1915

Technicolor provides complete Xbox 360 and DVD-ROM disc manufacturing services, as well as packaging, fulfillment and distribution services for all games formats. Recognised as an optical industry pioneer and the world’s largest manufacturer and distributor of DVD, Blu-ray Disc™ and CD products, 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 their client and retailer requirements, providing cost-effective solutions with a commitment to performance and quality of service.

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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 I have worked with Aardvark to fill several positions in our Marketing and Sales Teams. They have an excellent understanding of our business and culture and as a result have consistently provided high calibre candidates.

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.

Doug Bone, UK Sales Director Square Enix I am always confident when I place a vacancy, that the team at Aardvark will find the perfect person for us. We have employed many staff at all levels through them, and they never fail to give great service. They are always my first stop to place a vacancy and will continue to be in the future!

Gillian Whipp, HR Director, Ubisoft We’ve worked with Aardvark for many years now and have found many of our current staff via them. They understand our requirements and take time to filter the candidates so that we just have a few quality CVs who meet our requirements.

Phil Bradley, Head of Production, Exient

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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: 12 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: hello@amiqus.com Website: www.amiqus.com

Key contacts: Liz Prince Amiqus Business Manager liz.prince@amiqus.com Stig Strand Head of Games Recruitment team stig.strand@amiqus.com Peter Leonard Principal Games Consultant peter.leonard@amiqus.com Address: Chadwick House Warrington Road Birchwood Park Warrington WA3 6AE

Amiqus is a specialist recruitment consultancy that provides professional candidates to the interactive entertainment, digital media and technology sectors. Our range of services is unique, providing permanent and contract professionals across each of our specialist areas to clients in Europe, North America and Canada. Our games recruitment specialists provide experienced talent across the industry. We recruit for some of the world’s premier studios for artists, animators, producers, programmers, designers and executives such as studio heads and director level. Since our team began working in this amazing sector we’ve been a finalist in the ‘Develop’ Games Industry Excellence Awards six times (winning the award for Recruitment Excellence in 2009).

Employees: 23 Established: 2000

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Avatar Games Recruitment Ltd Tel: +44 (0) 1942 527 966 Fax: +44 (0) 1942 511 286 Email: enquiries@avatar-games.co.uk Website: www.avatar-games.co.uk

Key contacts: Eamonn Mgherbi, Managing Director eamonn@avatar-games.co.uk Emma Prudence, Recruitment Administrator emma@avatar-games.co.uk Nathan Black, Games Researcher nathan@avatar-games.co.uk Address: Rodney House, King Street, Wigan, WN1 1BT Employees: 7

Avatar Games Recruitment is a specialist recruitment consultancy that provides staffing solutions for businesses within the games industry. Avatar has extensive and exclusive relationships with some of the best developers and publishers around the globe, making it perfect sense to choose Avatar for your next career move or hiring requirement. Avatar provides tailor made recruitment solutions and a true consultative approach to its’ clients. Each individual recruitment solution is bespoke to the project requirements and we guarantee to achieve the goals agreed in every project that we undertake.

Established: 2009 Our team consists of industry professionals who have a passion for the industry and a firsthand knowledge of games production and specific staffing requirements. We have helped new studios create recruitment plans and offer cost effective solutions, and in unique cases, on-site help. Avatar works closely with universities and is proud to offer a free ‘Graduate to Studio’ scheme. We find the best graduates for studios that want to introduce fresh, new talent to their teams. So whether you are an industry professional looking for your next move or a studio looking for unique talent then feel free to contact a member of our team enquiries@avatargames.co.uk

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Game Options Limited 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 Gemma Reid gemma@gameops.co.uk Address: Lea Lodge, 147 Strathern Road, Broughty Ferry, Dundee, Scotland DD5 1BR Employees: 4 Established: 2002

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. 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 10% 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 Tel: +44 (0) 141 530 4555 Skype: Specialmove Fax: +44 (0) 141 530 3001 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

What sets us apart from our competitors? Quality of Service. Choose Specialmove as your recruitment partner and you will fully appreciate what we mean. 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 Sony, Codemasters, Activision, Rockstar and many smaller innovative studios.

Employees: 5 Established: 2005

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 candidates 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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Crytek Tel: +49 (69) 219 77 66 0 Fax: +49 (69) 219 77 66 10 99 Email: contact@crytek.com Website: www.crytek.com

Key contacts: Avni, Cevat and Faruk Yerli Founders and Managing Directors contact@crytek.com Jens Schaefer, PR Manager jens@crytek.com Heiko Fischer Head of Global Resourceful Humans (RH) heiko@crytek.com Nick Button-Brown, Director of Business Development nickbb@crytek.com Carl Jones Director of Global Business Development CryENGINE carl@crytek.com Address: Hanauer Landstraße 523 60386 Frankfurt am Main/ Germany Employees: 600+ Established: 1999

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Crytek is one of the world's most innovative studios for the development of interactive entertainment. Based in Frankfurt am Main, with additional studios in Budapest, Kiev, Nottingham, Seoul and Sofia, Crytek's development team is comprised of game professionals from over 40 different nations. The multi award-winning company has been named a top innovator following a nationwide study in 2009, making it one of Germany’s 100 most innovative middle-sized companies, and is dedicated to creating exceptionally high-quality video games for the PC and next-generation consoles, powered by its proprietary cuttingedge 3D game technology, the CryENGINE®. Since it was founded by Avni, Cevat and Faruk Yerli in 1999, Crytek created the award-winning PC titles Far Cry®, Crysis® (awarded best PC Game of E3 2007 and Best Technology at the 2008 Game Developers Choice Awards) and Crysis Warhead® (commended for outstanding real-time visuals in a video game at the 2009 VES awards). In 2010, Crytek will also release the newest instalment of its award-winning FPS Crysis® series, Crysis® 2 – the first Crytek game to be available on all three major platforms both in 2D and stereoscopic 3D.

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GameSpy Technology (a division of IGN Entertainment) Tel: 001-714-460-6732 Fax: 001-714-460-6799 Email: devrelations@gamespy.com Website: www.poweredbygamespy.com

Key contacts: Drew Curby Sr. Director, Sales & Marketing devrelations@gamespy.com Address: 3070 Bristol St., Suite 200, Costa Mesa, CA 92626, USA Established: 1997

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A division of IGN Entertainment, GameSpy Technology is the leading provider of online services to video game developers of all sizes. Founded in 1997, GameSpy has provided its connected gaming technology to the bestselling, most innovative games in the industry. We specialise in high value services — social, cloud, commerce, data and multiplayer— designed to make games more fun by helping players share their experiences. GameSpy’s technology is accessible on every gaming platform and has been utilised by more than 900 titles to date, including landmark games like Rockstar Games’ Red Dead Redemption, Nintendo’s Mario Kart Wii, and Electronic Arts’ Command & Conquer franchise.

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xaitment Tel: +49 (0)6897 600 800 Fax: +49 (0)6897 600 8020 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 VP Americas & Asia markus.schneider@xaitment.com Julia Ziemann, Communications julia.ziemann@xaitment.com Address: Europe xaitment GmbH Fischbacherstr. 92 66287 Quierschied Germany USA xaitment Inc. 5706 Corsa Ave. Suite 200K Westlake Village, CA 91362 Phone: +1 818 - 706 - 1693 Established: 2004

xaitment is the leading AI engine provider for the computer and next generation games industries, offering a line of easy-to-use AI tools and engines that aim to solve developers’ AI needs. Our SDKs feature graphical user interfaces that eliminate the need for manual scripting, reducing game development time and cost. xaitMap – Fast pathfinding & NavMesh generation By simply entering level and character specifications, complete NavMeshes are automatically generated – at unrivaled speeds. Included: advanced pathfinder. xaitMove² – Movement and crowd simulation Numerous standard 2.5D movement behaviours, e.g. running under bridges, are featured that can be easily integrated and customised. Supported: single unit and formation movement. xaitControl – Behaviour modelling; integrated graphical debugger. By drawing states and connecting them with transitions, you can specify what your NPCs should do in any given situation. Customizable: state machines, hierarchies, behaviors, sub-behaviors. Included: live debugger. xaitThink – High-level behaviour modelling An interpreter for a rule-based language, replacing complex scripts with rule sets. Your NPCs will be autonomous, learn from experience and inference, and interact intelligently. xaitKnow – Knowledge modelling Complicated code is replaced with a graphical tool to help you maintain and modify your game world and the knowledge within that world, giving every object in your world meaning.

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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@entatech.com Website:Corporate www.entatech.com Ecommerce: www.entaonline.com

Key contacts: gaming@entatech.com Address: Stafford Park 6 Telford Shropshire TF3 3AT Employees: 100 Established: 20

Who are we? EntaTech is one of the UK’s leading privately owned trade IT distributors supplying Software, networking, components, peripherals, security & gaming products and are equipped to cater for all business sizes from sole traders and independent retailers to high street multiples and large e-tailers. Why EntaTech? Currently celebrating 20 years in business, EntaTech are an award winning team receiving Best Distributor and Best Sales Team at the PCR Awards 2010, for the third year running which is testament to the service customers receive. EntaTech are committed to responding to the market in order to meet customers’ requirements in today’s industry and does so by offering customers additional benefits to aid their own sales and marketing activities, as well as constantly searching for new and innovative products which could offer further margin opportunities. Gaming Specifics EntaTech have an extensive and ever increasing product range of over 6,500 products supplied by over 65 vendors. Many ranges include products specifically for the entertainment, interactive and gaming industry and suppliers include Mad Catz, Turtle Beach, Nvidia, Steel Series and Gainward to name a few. We also have a dedicated team available to offer advice and support on suitable solutions for varying user needs, from high spec gaming PC’s to console gaming accessories. Please contact EntaTech or visit www.entaonline.com for full product listings

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Gem

Adding value to your business.

Gem is one of the largest leisure and IT distributors in the UK, providing an extensive and varied range of consoles, video games, business software, peripherals and consumer electronics to the retail and reseller markets. Gem also offer an unrivalled selection of added value services.

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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: Matthew Allen (Gem Logistics) mallen@gemlogistics.co.uk 0845 456 6400 www.gemlogistics.co.uk Address: St George House Parkway Harlow Business Park Harlow Essex CM19 5QF Employees: 200 Established: 1984

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Gem provide our partners with 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 distribution partnerships with Microsoft as well as Logitech, Nintendo, Sandisk and Symantec. Gem also offer exclusive UK distribution for Codemasters, Livescribe, NCsoft, Take Two and Xbox 360, producing an annual group turnover in excess of £450 million. Gem supply 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-facetted business extends outside of sales and distribution, providing added value through our Gem Logistics and Gem Creative divisions. For further information on Gem’s services visit www.gem.co.uk or www.gemlogistics.co.uk Gem is a wholly owned subsidiary of DCC plc. For further information please visit www.dcc.ie

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Hive Entertainment Tel: 01706 242070 Fax: 01706 242074 Email: info@hive-entertainment.co.uk Website: www.hive-entertainment.net

Key contacts: Steve Nicholas snicholas@hive-ent.co.uk Address: Hive Entertainment, Powerplay Industrial Estate, Burnley Road East, Whitewell Bottom, Rossendale. BB4 9NT Employees: 9 Established: 2008

A merchandising and distribution outfit formed by two video game industry professionals with over 30+ years joint experience, Hive Entertainment has grown from strength to strength since its inception three years ago. Partnering with various manufacturers, Hive has a portfolio consisting of an extensive range of licensed products for the video game and toy industries, supplying both independent and multiple retailers. We have a catalogue to suit all demographics and cover a variety of product areas including, action figures, plush toys, remote control toys, mugs, board games, puzzles, stationery, luggage and accessories, all of which are officially licensed. Hive is the exclusive UK distributor for all official Nintendo figures and merchandise from Together Plus and continues to distribute Tomy’s reputable and established pocket money Gacha Capsule range, along with other Tomy products. We also stock other licensed merchandise products for Sonic the Hedgehog, Square Enix gaming, UFC and SpongeBob figures and merchandise, along with Funko products and their extensive toy range featuring a plethora film, music and comic licences. As well as the expanding portfolio of toys and merchandise, Hive also supply one of the largest ranges of video game accessories within Europe.

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WHITEROOMgames a SMART approach to CASUAL games

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White Room Games Email: info@whiteroomgames.com Website: www.whiteroomgames.com

Key contacts: Luiz Ferreira, Director Address: 3 Church Street Kidderminster Worcs DY10 2AD

White Room Games offers a Sales, PR, Marketing and Distribution service to clients wishing to launch video games into the UK and Internationally. Our network includes the biggest retailers, from specialists to supermarkets and independents, to major online retailers. We also work with some of largest wholesalers in the games space.

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We have experience in bringing Console, Handheld and PC products to market and with our expertise we are the perfect partner for publishers/developers looking to gain an advantage in the casual games sector.

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company a-z

Aardvark Swift Tel: 01709 876877 www.aswift.com Recruitment 129

AGI Media Tel: 0207 602 9119 www.agimedia.com Creative and Promotional Services 7

Biff New Media Tel: 0203 178 3312 www.biffnewmedia.com Creative and Promotional Services 17

Amiqus Tel: 01925 252588 www.amiqus.com Recruitment 131

Crytek Tel: +49 (69) 219 77 66 0 www.crytek.com Software Development 141

AntiGrav Media Tel: 01932 454929 www.antigrav-media.co.uk Gaming Accessories 71

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

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

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

Direct 2 Drive Tel: +44 (0)203 077 4000 www.direct2drive.co.uk Digital Distribution 67

arvato games task force Tel: +49 (0)521 80 3074 www.gamestaskforce.de Digital Distribution 65

Discstribution Tel: +44 (0)845 430 8735 www.discstribution.com UK Distribution and Logistics 149

Avatar Games Recruitment Tel: +44 (0) 1942 527 966 www.avatar-games.co.uk Recruitment 133

EntaTech Tel: 0333 101 1000 www.entatech.com UK Distribution and Logistics 151

Babel Tel: 01273 764 100 www.babelmedia.com Localisation, QA and Testing 103

Enzyme Labs Tel: (+1) 450-995-2000 www.enzyme.org Localisation, QA and Testing 105

Bastion Tel: +44 (0)20 7421 7600 www.bastion.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 13

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

BH Media Tel: +44 (0)1462 456780 www.bhpress.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 15

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company a-z

FINK Tel: 01480 302350 www.finkcreative.com Creative and Promotional Services 21

Fluid Tel: +44 (0)121 212 0121 www.fluidesign.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 23

Harbottle & Lewis Tel: +44 (0)20 7667 5000 www.harbottle.com Legal Services 99

freeform.London Tel: 020 7183 6664 www.freeformlondon.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 25

Heaven Media Tel: +44 (0) 1480 420820 www.heavenmedia.com Creative and Promotional Services 33

Frontroom Tel: +44 (0)20 7729 3033 www.frontroom.com Creative and Promotional Services 27

Hive Entertainment Tel: 01706 242070 www.hive-entertainment.net UK Distribution and Logistics 155

Game Frontier Tel: 0870 420 2424 www.gamefrontier.com Creative and Promotional Services 29

Hubb Accessories Tel: 01642 204343 www.hubbaccessories.com Gaming Accessories 73

GameSpy Technology Tel: 001-714-460-6732 www.poweredbygamespy.com Software Development 143

I Globe Tel: 0203 0066760 www.i-ga.co.uk Gaming Accessories 75

Global Step Tel: +31 (0)20 312 0508 www.globalstepgames.com Localisation, QA and Testing 107

Game Options Tel: +44 (0)1382 731909 www.gameops.co.uk Recruitment 135

IGS Tel: +845 600 1676 www.igs-group.com Gaming Accessories 77

InComm Europe Tel: 01489 556700 www.incomm-europe.com International Distribution 91

Game Outlet Europe Tel: +46 54 854750 www.gameoutlet.se International Distribution 89

Gem Tel: 01279 822822 www.gem.co.uk UK Distribution and Logistics 153

GFK Chart-Track Tel: +44 (0)20 8741 7585 www.chart-track.com Creative and Promotional Services 31

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Indigo Pearl Tel: +44 (0)20 8964 4545 www.indigopearl.com Creative and Promotional Services 35

Jelly Media Tel: 08707 506070 www.jellymedia.com Creative and Promotional Services 37


company a-z

Keef Tel: +44 (0)20 3239 7563 www.keefcreative.com Creative and Promotional Services 39

Key Factor Tel: +49 (0) 6173 999 781 www.keyfactor-entertainment.com Localisation, QA and Testing 109

Powerplay Global Tel: 01706 242060 www.powerplaygroup.co.uk Gaming Accessories 81

Logic 3 Tel: 01923 471000 www.logic3.com Gaming Accessories 79

Premier PR Tel: +44 (0)207 292 8330 www.premierpr.com Creative and Promotional Services 49

Maverick Tel: +44 (0)20 7291 3450 www.mavericklovesgames.com Creative and Promotional Services 41

Rainbow Productions Tel: +44 (0)20 8254 5300 www.rainbowproductions.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 51

NJOYit Entertainment Tel: +44 (0)1992 631700 www.njoyitentertainment.com International Distribution 93

Realtime Distribution Tel: 01480 435 881 www.realtimeonline.co.uk Gaming Accessories 83

OK Media Tel: +44 (0)20 7688 6789 www.okmedia.com Manufacturing Services 121

RealtimeUK Tel: 01772 682363 www.realtimeuk.com Creative and Promotional Services 53

Orange Studio Tel: +39 051 588 04 50 www.orangestudio.it Localisation, QA and Testing 111

Side UK Tel: +44 (0)20 7631 4800 www.side.com Creative and Promotional Services 55

Outsource Media Tel: +44 (0)207 713 9000 www.omuk.com Creative and Promotional Services 43

Sony DADC Austria Tel: +43 (0)6246 880-0 www.sonydadc.com Manufacturing Services 123

Partnertrans Tel: +44 1273 229030 www.partnertrans.com Localisation, QA and Testing 113

Specialmove Consultancy Tel: +44 (0) 141 530 4555 www.specialmove.com Recruitment 137

Peppermint P Tel: 0207 240 2645 www.peppermintp.com Creative and Promotional Services 45

Studio CO2 Tel: +44 (0)1483 414415 www.studioco2.com Creative and Promotional Services 57

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PMA Digital Tel: 020 7060 4500 www.pmadigital.com Creative and Promotional Services 47


company a-z

Techland Tel: +48 71 354 46 10 www.techland.pl/en International Distribution 95

Technicolor Tel: 020 8987 7829 www.technicolor.com Manufacturing Services 125

Testronic Laboratories Tel: +44 (0)1753 653722 www.testroniclabs.com Localisation, QA and Testing 115

The Audio Guys Tel: +44 (0) 1788 565230 www.theaudioguys.co.uk Creative and Promotional Services 59

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 117

White Room Games www.whiteroomgames.com UK Distribution and Logistics 157

xaitment Tel: +49 (0)6897 600 800 www.xaitment.com Software Development 145

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To be included in next year’s Sourcebook call Rob Baker on 01992 535647 or email: rob.baker@intentmedia.co.uk

Sourcebook 2010  

The essential guide to interactive entertainment agencies and service companies

Sourcebook 2010  

The essential guide to interactive entertainment agencies and service companies

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