FREDERICTON, CANADA - July 19, 2007- Anino Entertainment, the leading game development studio in the Philippines, has secured interactive entertainment agency FOG Studios for representation to outsourcing clients and game publishers worldwide. FOG Studios will help extend Anino Entertainment’s products and services outside the South East Asian region by marketing Anino as a viable outsourcing and development partner.
“FOG has really increased our value as a game developer,” said Niel Dagondon, president of Anino Entertainment.“Our products and services have reached key decision makers in some of the world's top tier publishers and developers. They have been a guiding light as we continue towards our goal of becoming the region's most prominent game developer. Developing our game studio as a viable business has never been easier. Because of FOG, we can concentrate on doing what we do best - develop games.”
“FOG’s extensive client list is matched by their helpfulness and service in getting Anino out there,” said Anino producer Paraluman Cruz.“It’s been raining projects since we have signed up with FOG and they have helped us every step of the way.”
“We began quietly working with Anino earlier this year,” says Ed Dille, CEO of FOG Studios.“They were exactly the type of developer and outsource provider client we look for, talented, capable, and poised to break out to the next level. The industry confirmed our selection of this client by awarding four different projects, both full development and outsourcing, in a matter of months. That is the kind of success story that needs to be shared widely in the independent game development community. FOG exists to help people who deserve to be successful achieve that success and we are proud to include Anino in that legacy.”
About Anino Entertainment
Anino Entertainment is a third-party game developer specializing in art outsourcing and end-to-end game development for the PC, mobile phones, and handheld platforms. Anino is the biggest and oldest game development studio in the Philippines, with 45 developers and award-winning original IP such as Anito: Defend A Land Enraged (IGF 2004) and Anima Wars (IMGA 2006). Anino has a strong background in art outsourcing for both next and current generation platforms, and is also equipped to handle other development projects (e.g. audio production, game design, programming, etc). For more information, visit www.aninogames.com.
About FOG Studios
FOG Studios has been responsible for the creation of over $3 Billion dollars of revenues for its clients and customers via the placement of over 5,600 interactive titles into the international marketplace since 1979. The world’s first and most successful interactive representation agency, FOG exclusively represents independent videogame development studios, brands and intellectual property owners, and service providers to the interactive entertainment industry from around the world. FOG creates opportunity for its exclusive list of clients on all platforms from cellular phones to next generation console games by packaging intellectual property rights with the developers and resources necessary to bring them to market, helping publishers and other potential distributors of the products to make fully informed decisions expeditiously and with confidence based on the longstanding proven track record of success FOG has uniquely achieved. Noteworthy gaming franchises created in FOG’s history include but are not limited to; ESPN, Command&Conquer, Test Drive, Kings Quest, Advanced Dungeons and Dragons, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Castlevania and Warlords. FOG has placed titles with all of the Top 10 publishers and countless other smaller publishers as well. FOG's roster of over 550 clients have included, among others: United Media, BMI, Ubisoft, Atari, Sierra, Westwood Studios, Sega, Paramount, Viacom, Robert Maxwell, Koei, FROM Software, Platinum Studios, ESPN, CBS Sportsline, the US Army Rangers, the Foreign Legion, Jenga, Arthur C. Clark, Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, George Foreman, Elvira: Mistress of the Dark, The Three Stooges (Estate), Paramount, Warner Brothers, Marvel, America On-Line, Yahoo, Ebay, Ringling Brothers Barnum and Baily Circus, and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.