Cohort Studios re-launches official website and reveals UEFA football tactics app

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE - Dundee, 11 May 2009 - Independent video game developer Cohort Studios has today re-launched its official website and announced an exclusive new project which will launch on the official UEFA website later in coming months.

The 40-strong studio, which has produced top titles for Sony consoles, including Go! Puzzle, Buzz! Junior: Dino Den and Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers, now has a string of exclusive and as-yet unnamed titles in development for release on Playstation 3 throughout the year.

Cohort Studios most recent project is innovative football tactics simulator TactX developed for professional use via the official UEFA web page. Commissioned by Scottish company AVC Media, the developer has created the perfect tool for football coaches to devise in-depth training regimes and complex match tactics within a web browser format.

TactX uses a simple interface, allowing managers and coaches to dive straight in and easily create new routines with a few clicks of the mouse. Users can edit their projects and save them for other club members or players to view and modify at leisure via the online service.

If you think of a tactic, you can create it. From complex passing formations to sprinting and co-ordination exercises, the program lets users of any skill level devise the routines they need in preparation for matches and training days.

To provide an accurate simulation of created tactics, TactX allows users to view a realistic, three-dimensional visual representation of their routine, using fluidly animated motion-capture players to deliver comprehensive replays.

For more information about TactX, please visit the official websites below:

TactX - http://www.tactfoot.com/tactx

UEFA website - http://www.uefa.com/uefa/keytopics/kind=32768/newsid=788354.html

AVC Media, commissioning company -

http://www.avcmedia.com/2009/03/avc-invited-to-unveil-its-tactx-coaching-software-at-uefa%E2%80%99s-8th-grassroots-workshop

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For press information, assets or promotional material for any Cohort Studios title, please contact:

Dave Cook

Managing Director, Ink Media

t: +44 (0)131 557 2183

m: +44 (0)7525358281

e: dave@ink-media.co.uk

w: www.ink-media.co.uk

Lol Scragg

CEO, Cohort Studios

t: +44 (0)1382 201 714

m: +44 (0)7738960492

e: lol.scragg@cohortstudios.com

w: www.cohortstudios.co.uk

About Cohort Studios

Cohort Studios is a games development and interactive entertainment studio in Dundee, Scotland that specialises in next-generation development partnerships.

With a staff of just over forty, the company offers a wealth of experience in all aspects of the game development process from concept to shipping. Team members have worked on some of the biggest franchises within the industry, including Battlefield, Medal of Honour, Harry Potter, F1, Wipeout, Theme Park World, Syndicate, Crash, Goldeneye, Populous, Dungeon Keeper, Serious Sam and FIFA.

Formed in 2006 by three Directors with over thirty years combined industry experience, Cohort’s first project involved being contracted by Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to assist on the excellent Motorstorm title for Playstation 3. They followed this up by working on Go Puzzle!, for Playstation Network on both Playstation 3 and Playstation Portable . In addition, the company developed a small downloadable driving title which was used on the website of the Audi TT.

Early in 2008, Cohort Studios released Buzz! Junior: Dino Den followed later in the year with Buzz! Junior: Ace Racers for SCEE and are currently working on a PlayStation 3 title and a number of PlayStation Network titles for a major client.

Recent continued growth has led to the company moving to new offices overlooking the River Tay in Dundee within the cities Digital Media Park where they continue to use their proprietary technology to create high production value products.


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