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Butterfly-themed downloadable PC title signed by Blitz.

OCTOBER 16, 2009, LEAMINGTON SPA, UK Fluttabyes, a beautiful butterfly-themed downloadable PC title, developed by indie Red Chain Games, has been signed to Blitz Arcade’s Blitz 1UP label.

Fluttabyes is a fun, quirky take on a Match 3 game. Easy to pick up and play, yet deeply addictive, the aim of Fluttabyes is to help the butterflies fly away by matching four or more of the same colour. The game is gorgeous and cute, with sunny countryside summer settings in a unique and colourful art style.

You can create lines of four, five, six or seven butterflies, a 4x4, L shapes and cross shapes up to 7x7. And the bigger the match, the bigger the bonus! Create 7x7 matches to unlock special ladybird bonuses. You can also create combos by lining up matches that complete after other butterflies have flown away, to amass huge bonuses.

Different modes also vary the game play. With Endless mode, you can play for as long as you like without pressure. In Survival mode, a dandelion clock counts down and if it reaches zero, it’s game over. But you can slow it down by helping the butterflies to fly away.

Fluttabyes is the sixth game to be signed to the Blitz 1UP label. Chris Swan, Business Development Director for Blitz Arcade, says: “We’re incredibly excited to announce our partnership with Red Chain Games for Fluttabyes, who have crafted a beautiful take on the classic match 3 game. We’re really looking forward to helping them bring this charmingly addictive game to market.”

Adds Dean Baker, MD, Red Chain Games: “We’re delighted to partner with Blitz 1UP. From their early days, the Oliver Twins have designed and developed games we loved, while enjoying huge critical and commercial success. We’re privileged to be able to tap into that experience to make our game as good as it can be. Partnering with Blitz has given our game a huge opportunity to reach the widest audience possible.”

For press enquiries and information about Fluttabyes, Blitz Arcade and Blitz Games Studios, contact:

Debbie Henderson, Assistant PR Manager, Blitz Games Studios

T: +44 (0) 1926 880000


For more information on Blitz 1UP please contact:

Neil Holmes, Producer, Blitz 1UP

T: +44 (0) 1926 880000


About Red Chain Games:

Red Chain Games is based in Warwick, UK and was founded in 2009 by Richard M Smith and Dean Baker, who have a combined 25 years experience in the games industry.

About Blitz 1UP:

The Blitz 1UP initiative was launched in 2008 as an outlet for small, independent teams to bring their titles – finished and unfinished – to market on XBLA, PSN, PC, WiiWare, iPhone and Flash. The scheme offers tailor-made packages to indie developers including PR, QA and access to its established distribution channels. The initiative provides a wide range of services, from design and production advice through to assistance with finding distribution and publishing partners.

About Blitz Arcade:

Blitz Arcade was founded in 2007 and is dedicated to producing top quality downloadable games across all platforms. Blitz Arcade is a division of Blitz Games Studios and uses its industry-leading proprietary technology, BlitzTech. Blitz Games Studios is based in Leamington Spa in the UK and was founded in 1990 by industry veterans Andrew and Philip Oliver and now has more than 200 staff. Its six divisions encompass Volatile Games (mature titles), TruSim (Serious Games), Blitz Games (family titles), BlitzTech (proprietary middleware) Blitz Arcade (downloadable games) and Blitz Academy (education division)

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