AVAST ME HEARTIES! BUCCANEER: THE PURSUIT OF INFAMY TOPS INDIE CHART

9 April 2009 Following on from its tremendous success at Games Developers Conference in San Francisco and a fantastic 50% discount on Steam, Buccaneer: The Pursuit of Infamy is selling by the boatload. Don’t miss your chance to become the most infamous pirate in the Caribbean at just $9.99 until 17 April.

Partnered with Blitz 1>UP, Stickman Studios created the critically acclaimed Indie arcade game that lets you sink ships, plunder gold and strike fear into the hearts of your opponents as you blast enemy ships out of the water. Will you become the world’s greatest pirate captain, or will you watch your infamy ebb away and risk mutiny at the hands of your crew?

“We're absolutely thrilled to have hit Number 1 on the Steam Indie top sellers list,’ says Stickman Studios’ Simon Nevill.“We’ve always known that we have a quality game and that even a little exposure would help it sell. We’re utterly delighted that all our hard work and efforts are now beginning to pay off.”

Buccaneer is arcade-style fun on the high seas with easy to use controls, great looking visuals and more fun than you can shake a parrot at. In single-player you have to transform your down-on-its-luck crew and basic ship into the wealthiest pirate galleon on the high seas. There are 56 missions to pit your wits against.

If you fancy taking your swashbuckling skills online, check out the epic multiplayer game and show off your teamplay prowess. With 10 maps there are countless emergent strategies to discover.

“Thanks to the increased sales the multiplayer games are really alive and kicking,” says Chris Swan, Blitz Arcade’s Business Development Director.“It's now incredibly easy to find a game size and map that suits everyone’s pirating tastes.”

Download now for your chance to get this gem of a game for half price.

For more information on Blitz Arcade or the Blitz 1>UP programme, please contact:

Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager, dhenderson@blitzgamesstudios.com

For more information on Buccaneer or Stickman Studios, please contact:

Simon Nevill simon@stickmanstudios.co.uk or Harvey Greensall harvey@stickmanstudios.co.uk

www.PursuitOfInfamy.com

About Blitz Arcade:

Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms, utilising Blitz Games Studios’ industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech.

About Stickman Studios:

Stickman Studios was founded in 2005 by Simon Nevill and Harvey Greensall and is currently based in Leamington Spa. Stickman Studios are committed to their motto to create‘Games for gamers, by gamers’

About Blitz Games Studios:

Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver and now has more than 200 staff. Its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), in-house technology (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy).


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