HOTHEAD GAMES ROCKETS TO THE TOP OF READY TO ROCKET'S 2009 LIST

For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - Feb. 9, 2009 - Hothead Games has been announced as part of Ready to Rocket's annual "Emerging Rockets" list for 2009. The list, organized by the Vancouver-based management consulting firm Rocket Builders, profiles technology companies with strong potential for investment and market breakthroughs in the coming year but are a few years away from their maximum potential growth. Hothead Games was chosen as one of the top companies representing the New Media category.

Each year, Rocket Builders identifies 25 private companies that are best positioned to capitalize on the trends for growth in the information technology sector. Its selection methodology has been an accurate predictor of growth, with Ready to Rocket companies exceeding the industry growth rate. This is the second year in a row that Hothead Games has been selected for acknowledgment in its "Emerging Rockets" list.

"We founded this studio to focus on creating great games," said Vlad Ceraldi, Hothead Games' president. "We have built a great studio and team and are now poised to have breakout success in the growing video game industry. It is a real honor to be recognized for this by being named as an Emerging Rocket."

About Hothead Games: Hothead Games is an independent game developer and publisher based in Vancouver, Canada. The company is committed to creating top quality games for the experienced gamer. Hothead is best known for its RPG-adventure game series, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, based on the widely popular Penny Arcade online comic strip. Hothead self-publishes its titles with a focus on offering accessible game play and episodic content through digital distribution. Visit www.hotheadgames.com for more information.

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