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Jim McDonagh

Former Eidos/NCsoft/Creative Assembly man joins new social/casual outfit Zattikka.

London, 31st August, 2010 – Zattikka, a major new player in social and casual gaming across online and mobile platforms today announced the appointment of Jim McDonagh to the position of External Producer within the company.

Jim McDonagh brings to Zattikka a wealth of experience, having worked with some of the games industries’ top developers and publishers in his accomplished and enviable career path.

After spending 3 successful years as an external producer for Ubisoft, Jim could then be found helming the highly renowned Championship Manager series for two iterations (03/04 and 5), as External Producer for a 3 year period at Eidos Interactive. His next port of call was NCSoft, where he worked on their myriad of MMO titles before moving to Sega Europe to work with The Creative Assembly, as External Producer driving Empire: Total War to triple-A sales and a BAFTA award in 2009.

In his new role as External Producer, Jim will be responsible for overseeing and actively shaping new Zattikka talent and Intellectual Property, lending his skills and knowledge to multiple projects in order to ensure that they become polished and technically superior end products.

“I’m delighted we’ve hired Jim, with his wealth of games industry experience, demonstrating our ability to attract high quality people into our expanding team” said Zattikka Ltd Founder & CEO, Tim Chaney. “he will be pivotal in acquiring and managing the development of high quality games for our rapidly developing portal business”

“Zattikka is a thriving new business at the cutting edge of modern gaming and I am really excited to be joining,” commented McDonagh. “The industry is constantly changing and evolving and I know this will be a challenging role working with the sharp end of game development.”

About Zattikka:

Zattikka Ltd was founded in 2009 by Tim Chaney and Mark Opzoomer. Chaney has worked at the top of the videogame industry for 25 years, engineering two sales of and two MBOs of Virgin Interactive companies. Opzoomer as CEO of Yahoo! Europe and Rambler Media strategized and executed major business turnarounds. Zattikka is a blend of videogame, internet platform/distribution and internet/mobile gaming talent, targeting fast track growth via acquisition of development talent and creation of IP. As well as boasting over 1 million unique user visits to company IP per month, Zattikka has recently announced that it has raised $5.5m through its parent company Expedite 5, Inc. This new funding will be used to invest in recruitment, research and development and marketing to further broaden its portfolio of browser and mobile games, taking advantage of the diversifying audiences for social gaming. Zattikka Ltd, 85 Tottenham Court Road, London W1T 4TQ. Tel 00442072683064.

For more information, please contact:

Zattikka at Lunch PR

zattikka@lunchpr.com - Tel: 020 7575 3215

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