THUMBS UP, GREEN HILL AND RIPSTONE PUBLISHING ANNOUNCE STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP

23/8/2012, Game developer Thumbs Up and production company Green Hill are pleased to announce the creation of a partnership with Ripstone Publishing that will bring Panic!, a top-down action puzzler, to PlayStation®Mobile.

The game requires quick thinking and fast reflexes to defend the city against a giant alien slime monster. Help survivors escape the city by creating blockades, toppling houses, dropping bombs and throwing buoys to save those about to be swallowed by the slime! And whatever you do, try not to Panic!

Panic! is a unique game with plenty of action, comedy and surf music to keep you coming back for more. The game will be released as one of the PlayStation®Mobile launch titles, and will be playable on all PlayStation®Mobile certified devices.

Nicolas Marinus, Managing Director at Thumbs Up said: "I can honestly say there is no other game like Panic! It features completely original gameplay, fun graphics and challenging levels that are going to thrill you! "

Maarten de Koning, Managing Director at Green Hill enthused: "Panic! is not your everyday mobile game. The core mechanic may seem simple at first but will seriously challenge your reflexes in the long run! We hope that people have as much fun playing it, as we had when making it."

Leo Cubbin, Managing Director at Ripstone states: “We're excited about the potential of PlayStation®Mobile gaming and are delighted to be working with Green Hill and Thumbs Up to develop Panic!”

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About Thumbs Up

If a game isn't fun, it's not worth playing. If it isn't meaningful, it's not worth remembering. This is the essence of Thumbs Up, a Belgium-based start-up in the field of mobile gaming. We're a concept-oriented developer with a single-minded focus on fresh ideas. Our first release is a launch title on Playstation®Mobile. We are eager to bring our games to as many platforms out there so plenty of gamers will be able to try out our games first-hand.

For more information about THUMBS UP and its games please visit the official website at www.thumbsup-games.com

About Green Hill

Green Hill is a privately held production house dedicated to discover, fund and promote quality game projects. Green Hill knows each project requires its own unique approach. Whether you need help with Scrum, dealmaking or crisis management, they can help.

For more information on Green Hill and its games, please visit the official website at: http://greenhillstudios.com/

About Ripstone

Ripstone is an independent UK based videogames publisher specializing in digital distribution.

Founded in 2011 by two experienced Sony Computer Entertainment producers and the two founders of Optimum Releasing, the company has created a unique business model from which to launch a series of video games by partnering with elite games development teams throughout Europe.

Leveraging over 50 years of market expertise and knowledge, Ripstone relies on a publishing strategy of original IP’s and unique licenses to create innovative videogame experiences for digital downloadable consoles. Ripstone publish an eclectic mix of games providing the perfect partner for independent developers who want their product delivered to a worldwide audience in digital form.

The Ripstone ethos is built on honesty, integrity and trust: founded with the knowledge that games are evolving at an ever increasing speed, and that what is a niche market today could easily become tomorrow’s key business opportunity.

For more information on RIPSTONE and its games, please visit the official website at http://www.ripstone.com/

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