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UK developer Strawdog Studios & EM-Media announce prototype funding deal

For immediate release

Derbyshire (UK) based developer Strawdog Studios have secured funding from EM-Media, the East Midlands film and media body which was set up to promote regional media development. The funding, totalling up to £250,000, is to be used for the continued prototyping work on Strawdog Studios' current console/hand-held title "Bugs of War".

More details of both Strawdog Studios and the "Bugs of War" title can be found via their web site at http://www.strawdogstudios.co.uk

Notes to editors

About Strawdog Studios

Strawdog Studios was founded by Paul Smith, Joe Lewis and Simon Morris. Between them the management team has a collective experience from over 40 published titles and over 20 years in the games industry, including stints at Eurocom and Free Radical Design. That's a lot of doggy years!

A photo of the three directors and a company logo image can be downloaded from http://www.obscure.co.uk/strawdogs.shtml

Contact: Dan Marchant - dan@strawdogstudios.com or telephone +44 (0)1332 258862

About EM-Media

EM Media is the Regional Screen Agency for the East Midlands and is part-funded by UK Film Council and European Regional Development Funds. EM Media has previously worked with FilmFour, BBC Films, ITV Central and Channel 4 among others.

EM Media invests in regional talent, companies and ideas. Since creation in 2001 it has made significant investments in feature films, financed training for media organisations and individuals, supported film festivals and games companies. Projects supported include Timesplitters from Free Radical Design, a number of mobile games from Nu Generation Games, the birth of a cultural network; Public Beta, Shane Meadows' latest feature Dead Man's Shoes and Tristram Shandy,the latest feature film from acclaimed director Michael Winterbottom.

For further information contact: Toby Barnes/Emily Lappin at http://www.em-media.org.uk

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