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ENGLAND, BASINGSTOKE (June 21st 2005), KOCH MEDIA today announce the exclusive signing of NESTLE'S global brand SMARTIES, for release on one of the leading world-wide gaming consoles. SMARTIES: MELTDOWN follows the crusade of BIG BLUE, a hero Smartie whose mission is to save the SMARTIES 'FACTORY SHIP' from the invasion of DR Soursweet and his stroopers. Jumping on board as the larger than life character voice of hero BIG BLUE is popular children's presenter; DAVE BENSON PHILLIPS (Planet Cook, Playdays and Playhouse Disney). Releasing OCTOBER 2005, SMARTIES: MELTDOWN opens up a world of interactive chocolaty fun for players young and old.

SMARTIES: MELTDOWN is a third person action adventure, based on the world famous Smarties confection. SMARTIES: MELTDOWN is set on a giant Smarties shaped 'factory ship' orbiting the Earth. Everything is working smoothly when suddenly the factory ship is attacked by a small armada of craft from the fleet of the evil DR Soursweet. MUHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!

DR Soursweet, thwarted by the children of Earth turning their noses up at his own sugary creations the 'stroopers', has decided to take control of the Smarties factory. His sugar coated Stroopers quickly overrun the factory, shutting down production and imprisoning all the Smarties on board. All but one that is.....The Hero BIG BLUE.

SMARTIES: MELTDOWN is shaping up to be mouth wateringly good...

'Nestlé is happy that Koch Media has developed this exciting game bringing alive the SMARTIES brand personality. It will help children develop their own imagination whilst having fun with the familiar colourful SMARTIES they have always liked so much'. - GERRIT-JAN WESTERMANN - Senior Marketing Director, Confectionery SBU

For more information please contact:

Rachel Ventress

PR Executive Europress

08700 276 535


Since Henri Nestlé developed the first milk food for infants in 1867, the Nestlé food company has aimed to build a business based on sound human values and principles. Nestlé aims to create value that can be sustained over the long term by offering consumers a wide variety of high quality safe food products at affordable prices. NESTLE and SMARTIES are registered trademarks of société des produits Nestlé S.A. Vevey, Switzerland and are used under license. société des produits Nestlé S.A., 1800 Vevey, Switzerland.


As the pioneer of the education and family software market in the UK, Europress specialise in delivering high quality, affordably priced software to the UK consumer marketplace. Europress's Educational ranges are based on the UK National Curriculum, and written by senior teachers and educationalists, Europress' range of CD-ROM's include Key Stage Tuition and Tests programs, best selling GCSE titles, and the market first AS / A2 Level range. In addition to the spectrum of curriculum based products, Europress also publish a series of popular 'fun learning' and family titles, including the perennially popular Art Attack brand and the new Fun School 'Little Monsters' range together with the highly sort after "High In The Sky" Ariel photography range from Getmapping,'s Millennium Map. For further information on Europress and their upcoming products, visit


Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles, representing the publisher to the UK market place. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit

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