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Newly launched iPhone game earns support of Europe's last communist dictator.

General Schmerdiakov, the cruel yet loveable dictator of Slabovia, the last communist dictatorship in Europe, has issued a formal statement and decreed a national holiday to celebrate the launch of GUTS on the App Store. The general has also arranged for each comrade within Slabovia to receive at least one free potato each as the state’s official game-based tale of medical drama takes its miraculous story to the wider world.

General Schmerdiakov’s statement is as follows:

“Comrades, it is I, your fearless leader General Schmerdiakov. Stop grovelling, put down your potatoes and hear what I have to say!

In recent times, we have seen great advances in our joyous state of Slabovia. We have exploited the technology of the West, bringing our glorious nation to the attention of the world through the website and our SlabSpace social networking regime. Now, as we enter a new era of cultural enlightenment, we shall show the world not only how beautiful my innards are, but also how advanced our medical technology has become with GUTS, a glorious re-telling of that fateful day two micro-comrades entered my body and gave me back my health. It can be played on the West's iPhone and iPod touch entertainment devices.

Under orders of Professor Probious, The Slabovia 8-Bit orchestra has joined forces with "madcap beat scientist" Si Begg to produce The Sounds of GUTS, which again demonstrates the might of Slabovia's creative shadow - it is truly massive and casts the rest of the world into darkness. The fact that the mighty App Store has bowed to the greatness of GUTS also demonstrates this.

The message I now send to the West is this: BUY THIS GAME. ENJOY THIS GAME. OR PUNISHMENT WILL BE SEVERE.

That is all.”

GUTS is available from the App Store now, priced at £1.79 or $2.99.

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Tag Games is an independent game developer and publisher based in Dundee, Scotland. Tag has quickly established itself as a leader in the creation of games for mobile and digital download platforms having earned critical acclaim and commercial success with a number of titles including recent top 10 iPhone hit Car Jack Streets. The studio has extensive experience of game development for the most important mobile platforms including iPhone, Android, PSPgo, DSi, Blackberry, J2ME and BREW.

Tag’s reputation for flexibility, innovation and delivery is second to none, successfully balancing the creation of original IP alongside development of licensed and commission titles. Tag Games clients and partners include Virgin Atlantic, Connect2Media, I-play, Endemol, Big Fish Games, GlobalFun, Tern TV and Sandlot Games.

About is an online representation of the Slabovian State Communications Network and its various media output. General Schmerdiakov launched on 7 March 2008 to celebrate 60 years of "glorious repression" in Slabovia. He believes it is "an opportunity" for the world to look upon his leadership as an example, and for it to see how great The People's Republic is.

The Slabovian State Communications Network is notoriously fickle, particularly in its broadcasting departments, and does not tolerate programming content that it deems non-Slabovian or does not meet with the General's approval.

Due to the high expectations of all televisual output, no TV commissioner in Slabovia has survived in the role for more than six months. If you have any complaints about the current service please Contact Us.

It has been suggested that has business ties with independent Scottish Television Production company, Tern TV, and the mighty British broadcaster Channel 4. We vehemently deny any such association.

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