Blitz 1UP and Binary Tweed release Clover: A Curious Tale on XBLIG in aid of War Child

17 AUG 2010 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK All royalties from the first weekend’s sales of Clover: A Curious Tale, now returned home to the XBLIG service, will be donated by Binary Tweed and Blitz Games Studios to international charity War Child.

Extra content has been added to the already critically acclaimed game from Binary Tweed and Blitz 1UP to further support the charity. All profits from the sale of the XBLIG version will be donated to War Child during the weekend of 21-22 August 2010.

Blitz 1UP, an initiative from Blitz Games Studios that assists up and coming indie developers, has helped Binary Tweed to hugely enhance the original political-puzzler Clover. Now with new features including full voice acting, Clover: A Curious Tale boasts 50 per cent more puzzles, overhauled animation, multiple endings and French and Spanish translations.

Blitz 1UP Producer Neil Holmes says:“Blitz Games Studios is thrilled to be able to support such a worthy cause, and it’s exactly this kind of initiative that the indie spirit fosters. Clover: A Curious Tale is a great game any thoughtful gamer will enjoy, and a shining example of how indie games can maximise their potential through Blitz 1UP.”

Adds Binary Tweed’s Deejay says:“The donations to War Child really enable people to make a difference, as well as exploring issues through the game. War Child is a perfect fit for Clover.”

War Child’s Sara Bowcutt said:“War Child is thrilled to have been chosen to receive royalties from the newest version of Clover: A Curious Tale. The charity has always had strong links to the gaming world and this new fundraising initiative from Binary Tweed continues in this vein. The money gamers are raising during the weekend will go towards helping the children we work with who have been hit the hardest by war. On behalf of War Child– thank you!”

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About Binary Tweed:

Binary Tweed is essentially founder Deejay reinventing classic games genres to make‘new games that are bit like old games, but better’. He aims to bring original takes on vintage games to new and experienced gamers alike, using the power of his 10” moustache. www.binarytweed.com

Contact: Daniel Jones| +44 (0)79 8000 9153| press@binarytweed.com|@BinaryTweedDeej

About War Child:

War Child is a small international charity that protects children from the brutal effects of war and its consequences. Working in Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Iraq and Uganda, they are on the ground supporting the most vulnerable children that are too often forgotten in the aftermath of conflict. These include former child soldiers; children living on the streets; children put in prison and girls at risk of rape or violence. www.warchild.org.uk

Contact: Tim Dhoul|+44 (0)20 7916 9276 media@warchild.org.uk| @WarChildUK

About Blitz 1UP:

The Blitz 1UP initiative was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles– finished and unfinished– to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners. www.Blitz1UP.com

About Blitz Games Studios:

Currently celebrating its 20th anniversary, Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa and was founded by industry veterans Philip and Andrew Oliver. It now has more than 220 staff and its six divisions encompass mature titles (Volatile Games), Serious Games (TruSim), family titles (Blitz Games), licensable middleware (BlitzTech), downloadable games (Blitz Arcade) and its education division (Blitz Academy). www.BlitzGamesStudios.com


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