HB Studios Announce New Studio

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE– GAMES INDUSTRY PRESS:

(Lunenburg, Nova Scotia– 8th November 2007)

HB Studios is expanding its operations in Nova Scotia with the creation of a new dev studio in Halifax - the provincial capital and largest city in Atlantic Canada. The President of HB, Jeremy Wellard, sees this step as crucial to the strategic growth of the region’s largest game developer:“We are at capacity in our Lunenburg HQ so the creation of this new studio provides us the with the necessary space to take on further development opportunities and also gives us access to another recruitment option in the broader region.”

HB Studios Halifax will open on January 2nd with 20 staff and two projects in place. The HQ in Lunenburg is currently working on five projects across PS3, Wii, DS, PS2, PC and PSP with 85 staff.

HB STUDIOS Company Information

FOUNDED: July 2000

OWNERSHIP: Private

LOCATION: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada

EMPLOYEES: 85

HB Studios was established in Lunenburg, Nova Scotia, Canada at the beginning of July 2000 and has since shipped 13 titles with more than 70 SKUs. The latest game released was EA Sports NBA Live 08tm on PlayStation2 and PC in October 2007.

To date, HB's global sales have reached over 4.5 million units.

In Develop 100, an international ranking of the top 100“World’s Most Successful Game Studios” according to product performance on the U.K. retail charts in 2006, HB Studios was ranked 26th; up from 32nd in 2005 and 46th in 2004.

For more information on HB Studios, please visit our website at www.hb-studios.com.

Contact:

Melanie Williams

Studios Operations Manager

Box 725, 37 Hall Street

Lunenburg, NS

B0J 2C0

melaniew@hb-studios.comTel: 902-634 8316 ext 23


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