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Pug Pharm funding

Social networking games outfit gets more cash, this time from the Canada New Media Fund.

VANCOUVER, BC – August 12, 2009 – Pug Pharm Productions Inc. (Pug Pharm), a Canadian online developer focusing on pure social networking games, announced today that it has received financial support from the Canada New Media Fund (CNMF) administered through Telefilm Canada.

“With this financial contribution from Telefilm, along with our recently announced support from the IRAP-NRC program, Pug Pharm is building momentum and is well-positioned to execute on our current production plans towards a public beta launch,” stated Steve Bocska, CEO of Pug Pharm.

“With this investment, the Canada New Media Fund is supporting novel online games that combine the engagement of traditional video games with the technologies of social networking applications. We see opportunities to create innovative offerings that have global appeal,” continued Bocska.

About Telefilm’s Canada New Media Fund (CNFM).

The CNMF is a unique program from Telefilm Canada that provides funding for private sector entrepreneurs. The national program supports the creation and the distribution of interactive cultural content products through: Product Assistance, Sectoral Assistance and Sectoral Development. For more information about Telefilm Canada, please visit:

About Pug Pharm Productions Inc.

Incorporated in 2008, Pug Pharm Productions Inc., is a privately held Canadian video game development company with a mandate to produce intelligent, compelling and cost-effective interactive entertainment built entirely upon a foundation of pure social networking gameplay. For more information, please visit:

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