The Games Tribe buys games journalist network Gameleon

Bristol, 12/11/10

The Games Tribe, the specialist video games media business, today announces that it has signed an agreement to take over ownership of Gameleon ( www.gameleon.net), a network for games media journalists.

Gameleon is used by more than 2,000 games journalists to find and post jobs and freelance work, use the extensive database of games media firms and keep track of what’s happening in the games mediaspace. Via the forumsand PMs, uUsers of the site are also able to discuss and share thoughts and interests about games and the games media.

The site also enables games industry PR and marketing departments to post press releases and information or seek feedback or support from journalists and the media listed in the directory.

The purchase will enable The Games Tribe to further deliver on its mission to be a hub for the best in independent games journalism and follows the launch of www.thegamestribe.com, a discovery site for consumers to find the best in independent games media.

The Games Tribe’s Rich Keith said:

“I’ve long been a fan of Gameleon and its social approach to bringing together games journalists. We hope to build on the start made by founder Bregt Colpaert and offer games journalists a place where they can find out the latest about what’s happening in games media, find work and jobs, learn about releases, events and opportunities and connect to other journalists.

Gameleon fits perfectly with what we are doing at The Games Tribe and will complement both www.thegamestribe.com hub and our main offering, a platform which enables independent games sites and blogs to get professional, experienced publishing experience and while publishing houses and independent developersmarketers a benefit from improvedway to communication withtalk to hard-to-reach gaming tribes and niche fanbasesniches.”

ENDS

About The Games Tribe

The GamesTribe ltd is a specialist video games media group set up by games media veteran Rich Keith, a former editor and publisher of PC Gamer, Official PlayStation Magazine and FirstPlay. For more on The Games Tribe go to www.thegamestribe.com/about

For more information

Rich Keith, director 0845 116 2719 / 07740866250 / rich@thegamestribe.com 


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