FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
NEW YORK - October 17, 2005 - AEGF, a partnership between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors, today announced the acquisition of Lucky Chicken Games of Santa Monica, Calif. The studio will continue under the Lucky Chicken name and will develop games for AEGF, as well as continue to create games for other game publishers and platforms. The announcement was made by AEGF's CEO, Marcus Ticotin and Lucky Chicken's CEO, Jamie Ottilie, who will now serve as AEGF's COO.
"Given our recent agreement with NBC Sports for mobile games and our experience as co-publisher of the best-selling massively multiplayer online role-playing game, Dark Age of Camelot, we think the addition of a talented, experienced development group can help drive AEGF to great heights," says Ticotin. "The Lucky Chicken team has impressed us with their efficiencies, creativity, and ability to take popular licenses and turn them into great games."
"AEGF's vision for the potential of mobile entertainment closely matches our own," says Ottilie. "We're thrilled to be merging our strengths as a development group with their wide range of capabilities and extensive resources."
Founded in 1998, Lucky Chicken has held true to its original mission - to deliver great games, and in the process has earned a reputation for exceeding expectations, meeting timelines, and creating high-quality, compelling interactive entertainment. The founders of Lucky Chicken have worked together for nearly a decade, and have assembled an excellent team whose passion for gaming and wide-ranging talents are the driving force behind Lucky Chicken's success.
The management team at Lucky Chicken Games has over 50 years combined game development experience working for companies such as Sierra, 3DO, Midway, TDK, THQ, Mattel, Core Design, Eidos, Rare Ltd and other well-recognized publishers and developers in the interactive entertainment industry.
AEGF is a partnership formed by Abandon Entertainment, Inc. and GF Capital Management and Advisors, LLC, an investment firm that makes private equity investments in a variety of industries including media and entertainment, branded consumer products and other select industries. The two companies have extensive investment and operational experience in games, music, film and television and have partnered on several ventures including Abandon's investment into massively multiplayer role playing game developer and publisher, Mythic Entertainment. Mythic and Abandon co-published the bestselling Dark Age of Camelot. Abandon also founded with producer Scott Faye, Collision Entertainment, a film development company whose upcoming projects include Venom (Dimension Films), Max Payne (Fox - based on the hit game), Alice (Universal) and $6 Billion Man (Dimension/Universal).
Editorial Contact for: AEGF Mobile Games
Michael Meyers Public Relations