BLITZ ARCADE SIGNS CLOVER TO ITS BLITZ 1UP LABEL

1 OCTOBER 2009 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Blitz Arcade, the downloadable division of Blitz Games Studios, today announced its partnership with London-based indie developer Binary Tweed to bring Xbox Live Indie Games smash Clover to PC through the Blitz 1UP initiative.

The new and enhanced version of Clover– now Clover: A Curious Tale– updates the hand-crafted watercolour political platform puzzler and invites players to put their puzzle-solving skills to the test by confronting the mysteries of its fascinating medieval world.

Players must help orphaned teenager Sam find out more about the events surrounding a shock attack on the proud nation of Sanha, which resulted in his mother’s tragic death. Be warned though, even if Sam works out the mysteries that surround him, the answers he receives may challenge his beliefs forever.

Featuring a fully remastered piano score, new puzzles, voice acting, localisation and a plethora of new ambient effects, Clover: A Curious Tale is a relaxing yet immersive experience that will keep players pushing to find out more.

Chris Swan, Business Development Director for Blitz Arcade, says:“We’re delighted to have created a partnership with Binary Tweed for Clover: A Curious Tale. Daniel Jones has crafted a unique counter culture platform adventure game with an engaging and original storyline, an individual visual style and highly engaging audio. It’s a game with fantastic potential for growth on other platforms and we look forward to helping take Clover: A Curious Tale to the next level.”

With an original story line and a new take on gaming conventions like 'lives' and 'health', Clover: A Curious Tale offers an intriguingly modern take on adventuring classics such as Fantastic Dizzy and Maniac Mansion.

Binary Tweed’s Daniel Jones says:“It's fantastic to be working with Blitz Games Studios. As stalwarts of the UK games industry, the Oliver Twins were responsible for many of the games I played growing up, giving the relationship between Binary Tweed and Blitz 1UP a common cultural background. Partnering with a company of such experience is exactly the kind of route that I hoped Xbox Live Indie Games development would make accessible.”

Clover: A Curious Tale capitalises on the strengths of the previous Xbox Live Indie Games version and brings you a whole range of new and unique features:

• No player death, lives or health bars

• Fantastic reworked piano music and all new voice-acted dialogue

• More than 175MB of hand-painted watercolour artwork

• New graphics and effects and an unlockable artwork gallery

• Improved animation

• New intro, endings, extra puzzles and additional characters

• New context sensitive controls

For developers interested in discussing further opportunities with the Blitz 1UP initiative, see: www.blitzgamesstudios.com/blitz1up

or email Blitz1UP@BlitzGamesStudios.com

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For more information please contact: Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager, Blitz Games Studios

T: +44 (0) 1926 880000

E: dhenderson@BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Blitz Arcade:

Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms, utilising Blitz Games Studios’ industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech. www.blitzarcade.com

About Blitz 1UP:

The Blitz 1UP initiative was launched in 2008 in order to assist independent developers with bringing their titles to market. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners. www.blitzarcade.com/blitz1up

About Blitz Games Studios:

Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver. Now has more than 210 staff its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), proprietary middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and education division (Blitz Academy). www.blitzgamesstudios.com

About Binary Tweed

Binary Tweed is an independent games studio created in September 2008, focusing on the reinvention of classic genres to make "new games that are bit like old games, but better." After leaving the financial sector, founder Daniel 'Deejay' Jones formed the studio along with a network of artists covering different disciplines. He aims to bring original takes on vintage games to new and experienced gamers alike. He also has an outrageously handsome moustache. www.binarytweed.com

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