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Philadelphia, PA---October 12, 2009--- GameX (Games&Media Expo), October 23-25, 2009 in Philadelphia, today announced Spark Plug Games as one of the latest featured game developers to participate in the quickly-growing games convention. Spark Plug Games will be presenting their newest line-up of online and console games for the casual player at GameX.
Spark Plug Games is a leading independent games developer licensed for Sony PlayStation®3, Nintendo Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Sony PlayStation®Portable, Microsoft Xbox 360® and Apple iPhone™ platforms. Their studio culture embraces the slogan“We ignite fun!”™. The slogan expresses their desire to create high-quality products with strong entertainment value, and their personal desire to love what they do for a living.
Spark Plug Games recently announced a new development collaboration with 2BeeGames.com, the premier online community for independent games. 2BeeGames concluded their first indie game developer competition in July, and has entered into a publishing agreement with community favorite Terence Lee, creator of Storm. Zoo Games (parent company of 2BeeGames) has selected Spark Plug Games as the game development studio to work with 2BeeGames in conjunction with Lee in the creation of console versions of the winning title.
“We are excited to be a part of this gaming collaboration,” said John O’Neill, President of Spark Plug Games.“The support of indie developers in bringing innovative ideas to the masses fits perfectly into our company culture of igniting fun!”
Together, Spark Plug Games and 2BeeGames will be showing early previews of Storm, a unique weather-based action puzzle game, at the GameX convention (booth 105). The development team and Storm creator will be on-site to talk about the upcoming plans for multiple console versions of the title. In addition, 2BeeGames will be available for any indie developers who attend the show and would like to learn more about the upcoming contests.
“GameX comes at an ideal time for 2BeeGames as we’ve signed our first indie project to publish on consoles with Storm,” said Tony Tran, Beekeeper of 2BeeGames.com.“Our second indie game competition enters the voting period on November 9th and we encourage all interested gamers and developers to come talk to us at the conference.”
Presented by NBC Local Media in Philadelphia, GameX has quickly ramped up to be high-visibility entertainment, tech and media show with games as its main attraction. GameX features games-focused exhibits and demos from companies such as Electronic Arts (Dante’s Inferno and Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning), SEGA (BAYONETTA) and Ubisoft, as well as pop culture elements such as advance film and TV screenings and trailers from SyFy Channel and Lionsgate, celebrity guest appearances from TV, film and games, high stakes game tournaments, live video game music, robotics demonstrations, cosplay, video game comedy improv, animation festival, steampunk fair and competitive steampunk art exhibit, and much more.
About Spark Plug Games
Spark Plug Games was established in January 2008, and was sparked from a desire to build something greater than just another game company. Based in Raleigh, North Carolina, the founding team brought together industry experience and a passion to create innovative casual products focused on a mass market audience. The team structure has been designed to follow the approach of smaller, focused, and more efficient development teams and embraces the company slogan We ignite fun!™
2BeeGames.com is a community for independent game developers, gamers, and video game fanatics. Developers can post games to the community during any stage of the development process. The site currently features over 100 online and downloadable games from indie developers worldwide. Anyone in“The Hive,” the 2BeeGames community, can give feedback to help the developers improve and refine their games. In addition, games rated highly by the users can be considered for a publishing contract to see their games released on home and handheld gaming consoles. 2BeeGames.com is owned by Zoo Games, Inc.
GameX, the Games and Media Expo, is a national game consumer show and‘pop culture’ festival produced by Virtual Rush Gaming in Philadelphia, designed to draw from local, regional and national audiences of game players, film and TV fans, comic book buffs and tech enthusiasts. GameX is supported by NBC Local Media with media and marketing, as well as participation from NBC Universal brand partners. GameX sponsors and partners include QVC, A-List Promotions, Arnold’s Family Fun Center, CD Baby, Creative Talent Network, Dave&Buster’s, Disc Makers, Entertainment Consumer Association, GameDev.net, Half Off Depot, Hoopla Marketing&Public Relations, Innovation Philadelphia, MAGFest, PR Newswire, PWNED.com, Steam Gear Lab, Weston Mason and 93.3 WMMR, with significant game media support from The Escapist.
About NBC Local Media Philadelphia
NBC Local Media Philadelphia is an owned and operated entity of NBC Universal in the 4th largest television market in the country, comprised of a Television Station (WCAU NBC10), an Internet site (nbcphiladelphia.com), two Digital Channels (Universal Sports and NBC Plus), a Production Company (StudioTEN Creative Group), and out of home opportunities (The University Network and Fuelcast). NBC Local Media Philadelphia broadcasts to over 2.8 million households and reaches over 1 million uniques per month on their digital platforms.
NBC Local Media is comprised of ten NBC owned-and-operated television stations reaching 27% of US TV households; the NBC Everywhere operation focusing on the growing Out of Home digital market; LX.TV, a content production company that produces lifestyle and cultural programming; and Skycastle Entertainment, an award winning entertainment marketing and promotion company. Together, the NBC Local Media properties distribute NBC Universal content and produce local content for broadcast.
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