SouthPeak Games and TopWare Interactive announce new $10,000 X-Blades art contest

Karlsruhe&London, 20th June 2008 - SouthPeak Games, in coordination with developers Gaijin Entertainment and TopWare Interactive, announced today that it is launching a second artwork contest through the official X-Blades website for its upcoming anime-style game X-Blades. The contest is a follow-up to a similar one held earlier this year, and this contest’s winner receives a total of $3000 in prize money and their piece published!

The central theme of first contest was the heroine Ayumi, and the overwhelmingly positive feedback from that experience convinced the X-Blades team to launch another competition for all of the game’s talented fans. All fan-submitted Ayumi illustrations received by August 31st will be judged by a jury of specialists. The first-place winner will receive $3,000 in prize money, the second-place winner will receive $2,000 and the third-place winner will receive $1,000. In addition to the prize money, 20 game packages, valued at $200 dollars each, are up for grabs!

The most creative illustrators also get their share of fame, because the Royal Edition of X-Blades will be equipped with a high-grade art book. The best entries will be included with the high-quality illustrations already in place, and the artists will also be rewarded $100 per piece!

Go to the game’s official website for inspiration: www.x-blades.com.

X-Blades will be released on PC&Console later this year.

Contact:

PR: Ruth Fraser/Bec Sands

Chaloner Associates Ltd

Tel +44 (0) 1954 270599

Mob +44 (0) 771 517 1788

ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk

bec@chaloner-associates.co.uk

About SouthPeak Games

SouthPeak Interactive Corporation develops and publishes interactive entertainment software for all current hardware platforms including: PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation® Portable) system, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Xbox 360TM videogame and entertainment system, WiiTM, Nintendo DSTM and PC. SouthPeak's games cover all major genres including action/adventure, role playing, racing, puzzle strategy, fighting and combat. SouthPeak's products are sold in retail outlets in North America, Europe, Australia and Asia. SouthPeak is headquartered in Midlothian, Virginia, and has offices in Grapevine, Texas and London, England. www.southpeakgames.com

About TopWare

TopWare Interactive is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. The company publishes interactive consumer software products in North America and is establishing a vast portfolio from budget to console.

About Reality Pump Studios

Reality Pump Studios was established in 1995 and since 2001 has been an affiliate of the European publisher Zuxxez Entertainment AG. The 45 man team developed hits such as“Earth 2140” (RTS, 1996),“Earth 2150” (RTS, 1999),“World War III: Black Gold” (RTS, 2001),“Knightshift” (RPG, 2003) and“Earth 2160” (RTS, 2005). The studio is a leading developer of 3D graphics engine development, including proprietary editing tool and environmental generators. All programming, art, design, and modelling is done by experienced in-house artists.

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