BLITZ 1UP KICK OFF THEIR‘MAN OF THE MATCH’ COMPETITION– GAME CODES UP FOR GRABS FOR EVERY WORLD CUP MATCH

10 JUNE 2010 LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Blitz 1UP have today announced a massive game giveaway to celebrate the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The‘Man of the Match’ competition will be run via the Blitz 1UP Twitter account ( www.Twitter.com/Blitz1UP) throughout the tournament and the lucky winner, picked at random from every retweet-and-follow logged during each game, will receive a free copy of SFG Soccer: Football Fever for PC, an updated version of the hit Xbox Live Indie Games arcade football title, developed by Stir Fry Games. Further prizes will be available at later dates to tie in with the closing stages of the World Cup.

SFG Soccer: Football Fever is a six-on-six soccer game with deep RPG-style player progression and levelling systems. Players can challenge their friends, with up to four local players supported and a full league system, which they can play co-op or solo while leading their team to battle it out in the 1st Division Championship Game. Bicycle kicks, headers, one-touch passes, slide-tackles and instant replays, it's all here, with a host of special features:

    <*>Easy to learn controls, suitable for the whole family <*>Fast, addictive, arcade-style game play <*>New enhancements include mouse controls, and a two-button 'Casual Mode' for more laid back gamers <*>Customizable teams and leagues <*>Multi-season Career Mode, featuring 64 teams from around the world.

The game is available to buy on Blitz1UP.com, Ztorm, GameStreamer Impulse, Real and GamersGate.

“We’re looking forward to Twitter going football crazy in the next few weeks and hope our‘Man of the Match’ competition helps everyone enjoy the fun,” says Blitz 1UP Producer, Neil Holmes.

For screenshots please go to the Blitz 1UP Flickr Page.

For developers interested in discussing further opportunities with the Blitz 1UP initiative, see: www.blitz1UP.com/details or email blitz1UP@blitzgamesstudios.com

Visit us at: www.Blitz1UP.com

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To follow Blitz 1UP on Twitter, go here: www.twitter.com/Blitz1UP

Media contacts:

For all enquiries outside of the US, contact Elizabeth Miller, Blitz Games Studios’ PR Coordinator at emiller@blitzgamesstudios.com.

For US enquiries only, contact Doug Mealy, Online Marketing and Public Relations, at dmealy@om-pr.com.

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). Blitz also runs the Blitz 1UP initiative, which is an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles to market on a variety of platforms. www.BlitzGamesStudios.com

About Stir Fry Games:

Stir Fry Games is an independent games developer based in Guelph, Canada. It was formed by ex-Rockstar Games employee Andy Kwiatkowski in 2009. www.StirFryGames.com


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