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Blitz reaches 150 staff and looks to grow by 25%

8th November, 2005. Leamington Spa, UK. Blitz Games, already one of Europe's largest independent game development studios announced today that is has employed it's 150th staff member and is actively seeking to grow by a further 25% over the next 6 months.

The company, which recently established the Volatile Games brand for its videogames with mature content, including the next-gen zombie action title Possession, also recently celebrated its 15th anniversary in game development.

Philip Oliver, co-founder and CEO of Blitz Games commented, "We've weathered the storms of the past couple of years and are in a stronger position than ever before - with a broader portfolio of titles, excellent in house technology on both current and next generation consoles, an enthusiastic and talented workforce and an unwavering passion for games. Reaching 150 employees is indeed a milestone but we're still looking to grow considerably over the coming months."

Andrew Oliver, co-founder and Development Director of Blitz Games added, 'This in a part exciting period for us and we're confident that we can continue to expand by employing only the best talent in the industry. With a wide range of titles across current and next generation consoles in development we can offer great opportunities for ambitious and creative individuals'

The 150th employee is Gerard (Gez) Gourley who takes the role of Senior Audio Designer. Gourley has over 15 years experience composing and creating sound effects within the games industry.

For information on employment opportunities visit: www.BlitzGames.com

For further information please contact: Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR

T: +44 (0) 1608 645756 M: +44(0)7966 449130

E: Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk www.lincolnbeasley.co.uk

About Blitz Games

Blitz Games is based in Leamington Spa and was founded in 1990 by twin brothers Andrew and Philip Oliver and now boasts over 150 staff. The Olivers are responsible for developing over 100 games since the early 1980s and their company has three new titles planned for release in the next year, including Pac-Man World 3 and Bratz: Rock Angelz. Also currently in development is next generation original title Possession. The company continues its huge long-term investment into BlitzWare, its in-house technology, which provides one of the best cross platform game development environments of any independent developer. www.BlitzGames.com.

Volatile Games is a division of Blitz Games focused on developing games with mature content. www.VolatileGames.com

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