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Sarbakan, a Quebec-Based Game Developer launches its newest game property, The Bug Factor, on

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Quebec, Canada, August 19, 2005 - Sarbakan, a Canadian casual game development studio has announced today the launch of The Bug Factor, a humoristic action packed 3rd person shooter, on the Trymedia network (

In The Bug Factor, players take on the role of one of the five Bug Hunters, a team of unlikely heroes that has sworn to rid Louisiana of an aggressive breed of mutating space invaders. To accomplish this task, each of these characters has designed and constructed its own Exobot, a robotic armor that reflect its owner's own particular quirks and eccentricities. As the players progress through each bug-infested level, he can upgrade his Exobot or choose to play one of the four other Bug Hunters.

"The Bug Factor is one of our many homegrown properties, says Sarbakan's President Guy Boucher. It is one of the biggest in-house projects our studio has ever undertaken and one of the very few arcade-style game designed specifically for the downloadable game market. Even though The Bug Factor is primarily geared toward the tweens and teen market, we are confident that it will please fans of all ages".

"The Bug Factor is easy to learn, amazingly addictive, hard to master and really fast-paced, states Richard Vallerand, Sarbakan's VP and Executive producer. Our Art Department has worked tirelessly and it shows: the look and feel is visually stunning and the techno score is one of the best we have composed for one of our games. I'm sure that The Bug Factor will strike a chord with many fans of classic shooters".

Both The Bug Factor trial demo and the full version can be downloaded at either, the game's official Website, or

About Sarbakan

Founded by pioneers of the interactive entertainment industry in 1998, Sarbakan ( is a creative studio supplying cross-platform interactive entertainment content for clients such as Warner Bros, AOL, WB Kids, ABC, Hasbro, Viacom and Sony. In addition to providing its clients with licensed games production services, Sarbakan also offers titles based on its own roster of intellectual properties which have included in the past successful products such as Firechild, Good Night Mr. Snoozleberg, The Black Squirrel, Arcane and Steppenwolf.


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