OPEN EMOTION STUDIOS CHOOSES CLEVER COMMUNICATIONS TO MANAGE NORTH AMERICAN PR EFFORTS FOR ITS UPCOMING PS3/PSP MINI LINEUP

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif.-June 22, 2011 - Open Emotion Studios ( http://www.openemotionstudios.com), an Ireland-based video game development company announced today that it has chosen leading public relations agency, Clever Communications to handle public relations initiatives for the launch of its new PS3/PSP Mini lineup including Mad Blocker Alpha: Revenge of the Fluzzles, Ninjamurai and Revoltin Youth.

"It was important for us to entrust our new lineup to a team who has experience and success in the North American market and Clever Communications perfectly fit that bill," said Paddy Murphy, CEO of Open Emotion Studios.  "We have absolute faith that the Clever team will help us take our current and soon-to-be launched titles to the next level."

"It is always exciting to help an up-and-coming development team whose main goal is to produce the exciting, high quality games that they themselves would love to play," said Mika Kelly, Owner of Clever Communications. "With the recent release of Mad Blocker Alpha and the upcoming North American launches of Ninjamurai and Revoltin' Youth, we look forward to helping spread the word to US gamers about these awesome games that they need to keep an eye out for!"

Open Emotion's first release for the PS3/PSP was the recent launch of Mad Blocker Alpha: Revenge of the Fluzzles; one of the best puzzlers available now on the PSP. Expanding on the Original Mad Blocker, it contains far more backgrounds, block types, new power ups, new game modes (Such as Tower Mode), an expansive story mode, with comic book style story sequences and a riveting soundtrack. Mad Blocker Alpha is Open Emotions most ambitious game to-date and thus far critics have loved it.

As for Ninjamurai - Originally conceived as a high end flash game, Open Emotion Studios held back on finishing development of the title as they felt there was more they could do with the I.P. Ninjamurai is now a PS Mini and pushes the boundaries of what is capable on the platform. Ninjamurai tells the tale of Takezou Nishimura, "The Ninjamurai" as he journeys across a strange and twisted world to take on the might of the evil Black Armour Corporation. Featuring 20 Levels, a huge soundtrack, hand drawn visuals, 5 costumes, achievements, time trials and more, Ninjamurai is the definitive PS Mini title and is due for release in the US in early July.

Revoltin' Youth is a new puzzle/platformer from Open Emotion Studios due for release in the summer of 2011. The evil Big-Wig has covered the characters town in crummy marketing gibberish and it is up to the player to control the three characters through 50+ levels of headache inducing puzzles.

The game will feature a unique pixel-art style and a robust chiptune soundtrack. Stay tuned for more information and the announcement of the game's US launch date later this summer.

Clever Communications is a leading public relations agency that specializes in providing customized public relations programs to entertainment and videogame-based companies in the online and Free-to-Play space, as well as console, handheld and mobile gaming.

Clever Communications also offers its clients Social Media Management and Community Management services, in addition to its traditional Public Relations campaigns.

For more information about Open Emotion Studios visit www.openemotionstudios.com.  Additional information about Clever Communications can be found at www.clevercomm.com

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About Open Emotion Studios

Open Emotion Studios ( http://www.openemotionstudios.com) is a video-game development company, operating out of Limerick, Ireland since late 2009. The company was founded by 3 friends, Patrick Murphy, Mike Naughton and Colm English, whose goal was to produce the games they themselves would like to see on the market. From the beginning of

2010 they have switched focus solely towards the console gaming market with games like Mad Blocker Alpha and Ninjamurai appearing on Sony Platforms. The company grew quickly, partly due to the success of the Studios first flash game, Mad Blocker which was a surprise success garnering over 2 million plays worldwide in its first month on general release.

About Clever Communications

Clever Communications is a full-service public relations agency that offers companies a fresh approach to PR, specializing in providing customized public relations and social media management/community management programs to technology, consumer and videogame-based companies. The Clever team is a trustworthy, experienced group of PR professionals who have worked on top licenses and products including Tekken, Soul Calibur, Pac-Man, Hellgate: London, Warhammer, Jak and Daxter, Ratchet&Clank, EyeToy, Naruto,The Harvest Moon Series, CrossFire, Mytheon, Digimon, Black Prophecy and more. Founder, Mika Kelly spent more than 8 years leading PR efforts internally at interactive entertainment companies including Namco, Atari and BAM!

Entertainment. For more information visit www.clevercomm.com

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