CHICAGO, IL– AUGUST 28, 2008– Paul Oakenfold, internationally known DJ with a stellar list of remix and film credits, and Interzone Entertainment, parent company of game development studio Interzone Games, today announced a partnership in which Oakenfold will score the studio’s upcoming MMOG (Massively Multiplayer Online Game) Interzone Futebol.
“In addition to Paul Oakenfold’s extraordinary and recognized music talent, one of his proven strengths is forging creative partnerships with the most successful stars and projects in the entertainment industry,” said Interzone Entertainment president Marty Brickey.“We’re excited that Paul has selected Interzone Entertainment as his first partner in the billion-dollar MMO industry.”
Paul Oakenfold’s film credits include Swordfish, The Matrix Reloaded, Die Another Day, The Bourne Identity, and Shrek II. Remix credits include, among many others, works for Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson, Justin Timberlake, Madonna, U2, and Jennifer Lopez. Earlier in his career, before founding his own label, Perfecto Records, in 1989, he was an A&R rep at UK-based Champion label where he signed Will Smith (still part of Jazzy Jeff&The Fresh Prince) and Salt N Pepa. He has also done the music for high profile TV commercials including Coca-Cola, Toyota, Motorola, and Saab. His creations earned him two Grammy nominations for“Best Electronic/Dance Album” in 2007 with“A Lively Mind” and in 2004 with“Creamfields.” He has been a fixture on the electronic charts throughout his career, and continues to be regarded as one of the most prominent figures in club culture. Additional information is posted at www.pauloakenfold.com.
About Interzone Futebol
Interzone Futebol is a virtual world game centered on futebol (soccer in the U.S.), the most popular sport in the world. The first city in this virtual world is Rio de Janeiro, and includes not only player-controlled futebol action and competitions, but also includes a 3D world of Rio complete with neighborhoods, shops, social interaction with friends, and the club scene with the music which plays such an important role in the lives of youth culture in Brazil and around the world. Oakenfold’s talent is a natural fit for this project– he’s been named as one of the world’s leading DJ/remixers by Remix, CNN, Rolling Stone, BPM, and others, and is also listed in The Guinness Book of World Records as the world’s most popular DJ.
Interzone Entertainment announced Interzone Futebol in June, and additional game details can be found at www.interzoneentertainment.com.
Exact release dates have not been announced, but Interzone Futebol is planned to launch in Portuguese for the Brazilian market in 4Q08, closely followed by an international version.
About Interzone Games
Interzone Entertainment is a publisher of massively multiplayer online games for a global audience. Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, and with studios in Australia, Brazil, and China, Interzone Games currently employees a staff of over 150 worldwide. Interzone is committed to the concept of fun and intends that this constant, almost maniacal focus on game play will bring a genuinely different kind of gaming to customers around the world.
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