16th August 2008

Meridian4 Inks Deal For SpaceTrader

Montreal– August 16, 2008 – Meridian4 is pleased to announce that they have signed a publishing agreement with Hermitworks Entertainment Corporation of Grande Prairie, Alberta for their unique, habit-forming Action-Trading game; Space Trader.

“We’re really excited to be working with Meridian4. They share our vision in offering players a unique game play experience. We’ve changed the rules of traditional action games to challenge both new and veteran players and Meridian4 supports us in this.” said Cameron Tofer, President and Co-Founder of Hermitworks Entertainment.

“When we were first presented Space Trader, we were thrilled to see a small, independent developer, close to home producing such a unique title.” said Andy Sher, CEO of Meridian4, “With its clever mix of FPS and Trading, we were, as I’m sure gamers will be, hooked immediately.”

About Space Trader
In the far future, humanity is ruled by The Ministry of Accounts, an oppressive bureaucracy that tracks, records and taxes every transaction of daily life. From the depths of Red Tape, a new breed of marketeer arises to challenge the authority and make a profit: the Space Trader is born!

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29th July 2008

Mass Effect Expansion Now Available For PC

“BRING DOWN THE SKY” EXPANDS THE MASS EFFECT ADVENTURE

Leading video game developer BioWare™, a division of Electronic Arts Inc. ( NASDAQ: ERTS ), has announced that “Bring Down the Sky,” the first piece of downloadable content for the award-winning space epic Mass Effect™, is now available for owners of the PC game version to download free of charge.

Fully optimized for the PC, “Bring Down the Sky” is the first in a series of planned downloadable content that will further expand the Mass Effect story and universe. It includes a new uncharted world that introduces the deadly Batarian alien race, approximately 90 minutes of new gameplay and an original soundtrack. Instructions on how to download and install the new content are available on the Mass Effect downloadable content page. “Bring Down the Sky” is currently available for international languages including English, Spanish, Italian and German, with additional language versions coming soon.
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21st July 2008

Go! Go! Break Steady Available This Wednesday

Press Release – VANCOUVER — Little Boy Games announced today that “Go! Go! Break Steady” will launch on Xbox LIVE Arcade this Wednesday, July 23, 2008 at 9:00 a.m. GMT (2:00 a.m. PDT). “Go! Go! Break Steady” features an original style combining rhythmic beat-matching with match-3 style puzzle game play. Choose your character and then make them dance to the beat while solving increasingly challenging puzzles. Developed by Little Boy Games, Inc. and published by Microsoft, “Go! Go! Break Steady” will be available worldwide for 800 Microsoft Points and is rated E for Everyone by the ESRB.

Key Features:

Original game play including beat-matching and puzzle-solving
Unique visual style including over-the-top, hand drawn animation
Multiplayer versus and cooperative local and multiplayer action via Xbox LIVE
Catchy hip hop soundtrack with 20 different songs

“Go! Go! Break Steady” is the debut title from Vancouver-based independent game studio Little Boy Games.

“What really makes this game stand out is its b-boy stylings. The characters are colourful and fun, the animations OTT, and the beat-matching pitched at just the right difficulty. The music is toe-tappingly infectious, with just enough scratching and dope beats to have you popping and locking the hours away.” – X360 Magazine

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