San Francisco, California– June 17, 2008– Flashman Studios, a leading business management firm in the interactive entertainment industry, announced today their new partnership with Blazing Lizard, a hot new development studio working on titles for both the digital download arena and consoles. Flashman will now handle business management responsibilities for Blazing Lizard, which is set to launch the highly anticipated Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball on the Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft in Q2 of 2008, as well as an unannounced title for the Wii™ home video game system from Nintendo, shipping soon.
“We love working with fun, innovative companies that are on the rise and have a bright future,” said Flashman Studios CEO Brad Young.“Blazing Lizard fits that description perfectly, and we’re excited to bring them on as a client to help them show the world what they’re truly capable of.”
“It’s a truly great feeling to be able to work with videogame veterans such as the guys from Flashman Studios,” said Christopher Stockman, studio director of Blazing Lizard.“They bring the industry know-how, extensive connections and client devotion that will undoubtedly help make our titles, and our company as a whole, successful.”
Blazing Lizard is a development studio with lots going on. Their proprietary, cross platform engine Infyrno™ is the driving force behind Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball and what allows the game to run so smoothly while featuring such a unique yet graphically impressive art style. They have the rare combination of industry-leading creativity with the drive and ability to execute their creative ideas. Developers with ideas are very common, but Blazing Lizard can deliver on their ideas, making their partnership with Flashman Studios a perfect fit.
For more information about Flashman Studios, please visit www.flashmanstudios.com. For more information about Blazing Lizard, please visit www.blazinglizard.com. For more information about Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, please visit www.piratesvsninjas.com.
ABOUT FLASHMAN STUDIOS:
Flashman Studios represents game developers and intellectual property in the interactive entertainment industry with a particular focus on the videogame market. Flashman Studios offers clients a wide range of expertise, including corporate strategy, sales, marketing, public relations, business development, corporate finance and mergers/acquisitions by utilizing the strength of a team-based approach and strong industry relationships. For more information on Flashman Studios please visit: www.flashmanstudios.com
ABOUT BLAZING LIZARD:
Founded in March of 2007, Blazing Lizard, Inc. is a videogame development studio focused on bringing highly original and creative titles to the home console and digital download arenas. Its founding members Shekar, Jiovanie Velazquez, and Christopher Stockman are all game industry veterans and bring a combined 30+ years of experience to the development table. Some of the titles the Blazing Lizard team was instrumental in developing include The Punisher (PS2, Xbox), the Red Faction series (PS2, PC), Saints Row (Xbox360) and many more. As a cohesive team, they are now dedicated and focused to applying their creative, technical, and artistic skills to create high quality, highly entertaining titles. For more information, please visit www.blazinglizard.com
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