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New Talent Agency for Game Developers launches in the UK

Jon Hare, legendary developer and one of the most highly rated games designers in Europe, signs to roster…

LONDON, WIMBLEDON, 15 November, 2006 - 1 Game Agent, the first talent agency in the world dedicated to the videogames market, launches today creating a new professional service for the most creative talent in game development. 1 Game Agent adopts a model similar to other creative industries such as film and music to promote the most talented developers in games. It represents the current and future stars of the industry allowing these top creators to showcase their talent for more clients on more hit games without the hassle associated with taking time out to line up for the next contract.

1 Game Agent is the brainchild of David Smith, Vice Chairman of the IT & Comms Sector of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and Managing Director of DS Interactive, the parent company of games recruiter, Interactive Selection. "This is an opportunity to forge a new path" commented David Smith, Managing Director of 1 Game Agent. "The model works well in the film, TV and music industries so we think it will work well for game developers. We seek a roster of the games industry's finest creative talent so that we can the help the talent make even more great games in the future."

Jon Hare is the first talent to sign with 1 Game Agent. Founder of the legendary Sensible Software, creators of Sensible Soccer and Cannon Fodder, Jon is one of the most highly rated games designers in Europe. From 30 games over 20 formats spanning 3 decades he has created over 20 top 10 hits including 10 titles which have reached number 1 in the game charts.

"I am very excited at the opportunity offered to me by David Smith's 1 Game Agent to expand my business." explained Jon Hare. "As the games industry inevitably moves towards a creative business model much closer to that of Hollywood, 1 Game Agent is perfectly poised to take full advantage by placing experienced creators such as myself in front of game publishers and developers looking for talent of the highest calibre."

Commenting on Jon Hare's addition to the 1 Game Agent roster, David Smith goes on to say, "Jon Hare has a proven track record of successful games in the Sports, Real Time Strategy, God Simulation and Action titles on PC, console and mobile formats. He will significantly increase the chance of developers achieving hit titles in an increasingly hit driven market"

Jon is available, through 1 Game Agent, for short and long term contracts from a few days to 18 months to design and oversee 'critically acclaimed', award winning games in the UK, in Europe and overseas.

1 Game Agent offers the benefits of agency representation to experienced game developers with success at the highest level. Those interested in working with David Smith should contact by email to david.smith@1gameagent.com

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About 1 Game Agent

1 Game Agent, the first talent agency in the games market worldwide, creates a new professional service for the most creative talent in game development. 1 Game Agent adopts a model similar to other creative industries such as film and music to promote the most talented developers in games. It represents the current and future stars of the industry allowing these top performers to showcase their talent without the need to concern themselves with their next contract

The leading actors in Hollywood or the world's top performers in the music or sports industry would not dream of showcasing their talents without the benefits of working with an experienced agent. This is no different for stars at the highest levels within games?

David Smith the world's first game talent agent - working exclusively in games - the number 1 Game Agent.

He represents individual talent, not teams of game developers. He is a talent agent, not an agent seeking publishing deals for established teams of game developers

David is a qualified Chartered Accountant who for the last 10 years has managed Interactive Selection, one of the most successful search and recruitment businesses in computer and video games. Interactive Selection was built on helping to manage the careers rather than just the next job of its registered job seekers

David is Vice Chairman of the IT & Comms Sector of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation (REC) and Managing Director of DS Interactive Ltd, the parent company of games recruiter, Interactive Selection

1 Game Agent is a division of DS Interactive Ltd., the specialist recruitment and media group within the interactive entertainment and gaming sectors

Web site: http://1gameagent.com

PR contacts:

Simon Callaghan

JohnnyAtom Productions

Email: simon@johnnyatom.com

Telephone: 07867 514554

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