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Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball

A winner at the Austin Independent Games Festival.

Austin, Texas- August 6, 2008 – Blazing Lizard, represented by Flashman Studios, is proud to announce Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, a critically acclaimed action-packed arcade title, has been named a winner at the Austin Independent Games Festival (IGF). In honor of the prestigious recognition, Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball will be exhibited at the Austin Game Developers Conference from September 15th to 17th.

Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball, coming exclusively on the Xbox LIVE® Arcade for the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft, transforms the innocent childhood game of dodgeball into a vindictive, heart-thumping battle between outlandish groups of characters including ninjas, pirates, zombies and robots! Characters must use a red rubber ball to tag opponents out of the game, but can also utilize a variety of weapons, including ninja and pirate swords, to harm enemies along the way. Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball battles take place in several different arenas that all promise to add unique challenges to gameplay from sandy beaches and snow capped forests to a spooky graveyard.

Pirates vs. Ninjas Dodgeball Features:

• Gameplay and graphics enhanced using Infyrno™ game engine

• Multiplayer support: 4 players (local) / 8 players (online) / 4-player co-op modes

• 4 teams of characters: Pirates, Ninjas, Zombies and Robots

• 4 detailed arenas

• Numerous unique abilities and weapons hosted by each character

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Founded in March of 2007, Blazing Lizard, Inc. is a videogame development studio focused on bringing highly original and creative titles to the home console and digital download arenas. Its founding members Sandeep Shekar, Jiovanie Velazquez, and Christopher Stockman are all game industry veterans and bring a combined 30+ years of experience to the development table. Some of the titles the Blazing Lizard team was instrumental in developing include The Punisher (PS2, Xbox), the Red Faction series (PS2, PC), Saints Row (Xbox360) and many more. As a cohesive team, they are now dedicated and focused to applying their creative, technical, and artistic skills to create high quality, highly entertaining titles. For more information, please visit


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