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Jay Sharples joins Rockpool Games as Creative Manager for their Internal Development Studios.


-- 17th October 2006 --

Sharples joins Rockpool from iFONE/Glu, where he was responsible for running the internal Pre-Production & Design departments and managing developer relationships for all external mobile projects. His valuable experience will ensure that Rockpool continues its enviable track record of developing some of the most successful games in the market.

Sharples explains the new role, "My remit at Rockpool is to be the 'qualitative guardian' for all mobile games developed by the studio. So I'm here to provide guidance and motivation to all the internal development staff in order to ensure that the high creative quality of our games - along with our publisher's strong brand-values - is sustained throughout each project."

Managing Director, Paul Gouge, adds, "Rockpool's goal has always been to be the best mobile studio in Europe and we have made great strides in reaching that goal. Jay's appointment is further recognition of our absolute commitment to creative quality. Jay brings with him an impressive track record of countless quality mobile titles for key-players such as; Sony, SEGA, Atari and Hasbro and, as such, adds a wealth of experience to our Creative team".

Rockpool Games are the UK's leading independent developer of games on mobile platforms and were recently nominated for the Mobile Entertainment 'Best Developer' award. At least one Rockpool developed title has been in the ELSPA top ten download chart every month since April.

For further information please contact:

Tina Elkin,

Rockpool Games Ltd

Tel: +44 (0) 161 839 2828,

Fax: +44 (0) 161 839 2838


Simon Jones,

Peppermint M Ltd.

Tel: +44 (0) 7889 162939

Fax: + 44 (0) 1483 797574


This release was issued by PEPPERMINT M, a marketing company specialising in the mobile entertainment, toy, video games and licensing sectors.

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-- About Rockpool Games --

Rockpool is one of Europe's leading developers of games for wireless devices. Amongst the largest and longest-established independent studios, Rockpool is one of the few able to offer a full solution including Development, QA, Porting and Certification. It has a proven track-record of delivering the highest-profile brands for the largest publishers. Rockpool's clients include SEGA, THQ Wireless, Infospace, Codemasters, Hands-On, GLU and Player One.

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