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Partnertrans and Ignition Entertainment form strategic partnership

Partnertrans, one of the leading interactive entertainment localisation agencies, and Ignition Entertainment, the ambitious publisher, can today announce that they have formed a strategic partnership.

As part of the partnership, Ignitions development services - such as their creative services and localisation -will be handled by Partnertrans. This includes the Ignition's SNK catalogue which is published across Europe by Ignition as well as titles developed in house.

'"Partnertrans has excelled in its work for us, providing flexibility, quality and attention to detail,", says Jim Philpot, "Ignition Entertainment is rapidly growing into a major publishing force within the industry - therefore it is important that we're able to deliver quality code across a number of territories to schedule and to of a high standard. We look forward to establishing a long and healthy relationship with Partnertrans."

This relationship is part of a massive expansion currently underway by Partnertrans, who have aggressively focused on the UK market during 2004.

Partnertrans can now boast that it has a number of key new clients in both in the games and the mobile sectors. It has offices in the UK and Germany.

About Ignition

Ignition Entertainment Limited is privately owned software Developer & Publisher. Created by a core team of Industry veterans with the purpose of building upon their successful track record within the international Games industry, and to bring a fresh new approach to both the development & distribution of original Gaming product.

Incorporated in April 2002 from a select group of smaller studios & publishers,, he last 18 months has seen a gradual momentum building, as Ignition continues it's expansion. Considerable Intellectual Property Rights and a healthy back catalogue of established game titles & franchises provide the launch platform for many new ideas & concepts.

With a flourishing Development Studio in Banbury (UK), the European HQ & Distribution Centre in Waltham Abbey (UK) and the Chicago (USA) based nerve centre, plans are being drawn for the release of a number of innovative titles across all major Game Platforms during 2004.

At the centre of these top secret projects is Awesome Studios, Ignition's wholly owned development studio. The brainchild of industry veteran Archer Maclean, whose contribution to the Games industry is undisputed, having a string of number-one hits to his name plus numerous industry awards to his credit, puts Ignition in a unique position. From this centre of excellence, Archer & his Teams are creating the next wave of titles that will build upon his reputation for producing sure fire hits.

About Partnertrans

Partnertrans was formed in 1998, and today is now one of the leading providers of localisation solutions to the interactive entertainment industry. Located in Germany and the UK, Partnertrans have contributed to thousands of projects to date, including some of the highest profile titles such as FarCry, EverQuest, Splinter Cell, Morrowind and Star Wars.

The founders of Partnertrans represent a total of more than 25 years' experience in the area of localisation. Their range of services includes localisation project evaluation, localisation project management, translation from and to all of the world's major languages, voice production, localisation quality assurance, proof-reading/editing, localisation of graphic material, implementation of localised materials, layout of print materials, adaptation of marketing materials (including web sites) for target markets and DVD-related work.

From the planning to the execution of a project, Partnertrans provide concepts and solutions custom-tailored to meet the client's needs, optimally coordinating every step of the project.

Partnertrans work on PC, Sony PlayStation ®, Microsoft Xbox ®, Nintendo GameCube ®, Nintendo Game Boy Advance ® and various mobile devices.

Clients include Ubisoft, CDV, Codemasters, Sega Europe, Zoo Digital Publishing, Midas Interactive, Koch Media, Europress, Novalogic, Ignition Entertainment, Iridon, Phoenix Games, Data Becker, GMX Media and Instant Four.

Mobile clients include Macrospace, Com2US, Digital Bridges, JAMDAT, Mobile Scope and Morpheme.

Partnertrans' breadth of experience includes the following titles: Far Cry, Second Sight, Tom Clancy's Splinter Cell series, Champions of Norrath, Morrowind, Rainbow Six 3, Lords of EverQuest, Myst Revelations, Yager, Silent Hunter 2, Outlaw Golf, IL-2 Forgotten Battles, Obi-Wan, Lock On: Modern Air Combat, Ben Hur, War and Peace, EverQuest, Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace, Evil Islands, Monkey Island 3 and many others.

For more information please visit www.partnertrans.com.

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