KOHNKE COMMUNICATIONS SELECTED BY HIP GAMES(TM) AS PR AGENCY TO HANDLE CAMPAIGN FOR "STOLEN"
San Francisco, CA - November 18th, 2004 - Entertainment Software Publisher Hip GamesTM has selected Kohnke Communications LLC, a public relations agency specializing in interactive entertainment, to oversee public relations strategies and press outreach for the forthcoming PlayStation® 2, XboxTM and PC game "Stolen," which is due for release in March 2005.
"Kohnke Communications is the perfect match for 'Stolen,'" said Pete Thomas, Director of Publishing for Hip Games. "Their experience in securing media coverage that counts will allow Hip Games to achieve our mass market objectives."
Erica Kohnke Kain, president of Kohnke Communications, commented, "Kohnke Communications has made its name by bringing innovative, high quality games to the media. We are excited to be able to continue this trend with 'Stolen.'"
About Kohnke Communications LLC
Kohnke Communications is a public relations agency specializing in games. With unparalleled experience and a location in the heart of the games community, the agency's services include crisis consultation, media training seminars, product introductions and event management. In addition, the company offers Game WireTM, a specialized news distribution system. More information about Kohnke Communications is available at http://www.kohnkecomm.com.
About Hip GamesTM
Hip GamesTM, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hip Interactive (www.hipinteractive.com), leverages Hip's distribution infrastructure to move up the video game supply chain. Hip GamesTM has distribution and licensing arrangements with publishers and developers from around the world. With the acquisition of LSP, now Hip Europe, Hip GamesTM not only expanded its library of games, but can now publish and/or distributed PC and console games around the world. As well, with the recent acquisition of ARUSH Entertainment, Hip acquired rights to several top tier projects, including the highly anticipated title Playboy: The MansionTM for Xbox, PS2 and PC and Fear Factor: UnleashedTM.
About Blue 52
Blue 52 is a premiere European developer, currently developing games for PlayStation2®, X-Box®, GameCube® and PC. The company, based in Camden Town, North London, UK, employs over 50 highly skilled and dedicated staff. Among Blue 52's previous successes was 'Peter Pan: Legend of Neverland', developed for Disney Interactive. During the past four years, Blue 52 has also undertaken development projects for Sony Computer Entertainment, Take 2 Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games.