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TALES FROM SPACE: ABOUT A BLOB NEW FREE CONTENT AVAILABLE IN NORTH AMERICA TODAY

New Free and Paid Content Available Today!

TORONTO, Ontario (March 8th, 2011) – Co-op PlayStation®Network platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob has new content being released to North American players today. This automatic game update contains an exciting new feature that allows players to customize their Blob character in interesting and unique ways. Players can use points collected within levels to purchase new customizations and accessories. In addition to this free content, more customizations are available for purchase in the PlayStation®Store.

DrinkBox COO Graham Smith had this to say about the new feature: “The ability to customize the Blob is something we always really wanted to do, but just did not have time to implement for the initial release. I’m excited that we are able to finally get this feature into the hands of players!”

Tales from Space: About a Blob is a side-scrolling action-platformer about alien Blobs that land on an Earth-like planet and begin eating everything around them. The game features local co-op play, puzzles, special Blob powers and a healthy dose of humour. For more information, visit the official game blog at www.aboutablob.com.

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TALES FROM SPACE: ABOUT A BLOB OUT NOW FOR NORTH AMERICAN PLAYSTATION®PLUS USERS, EU DATE CONFIRMED

European Release Date Officially Set for Feb 9th: Just Over a Week Away!

TORONTO, Ontario – February 1st, 2011 – Co-op PlayStation®Network platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob is now available to North American PlayStation®Plus members!  Developer DrinkBox Studios has also confirmed that the European release of the game will occur on February 9th – the same week the title will be made generally available to North American PlayStation®Store users.

DrinkBox CEO Ryan MacLean had this to say about the company’s release plans: “We’re very excited that the game is finally coming out!  The release is definitely a big milestone for our studio.  After two-plus years of development we’re ready to sit back and watch OTHER people have fun with the game!”

Tales from Space: About a Blob is a side-scrolling action-platformer about alien Blobs that land on an Earth-like planet and begin eating everything around them.  The game features local co-op play, puzzles, special Blob powers and a healthy dose of humour.  For more information, visit the official game blog at www.aboutablob.com.

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TALES FROM SPACE: ABOUT A BLOB TO BE RELEASED THROUGH SCEA’s “PUB FUND” INITIATIVE

Developer DrinkBox Studios officially confirms console exclusivity

TORONTO, Ontario – September 30th 2010 – Toronto-based start-up DrinkBox Studios today announced that their alien-invasion-themed co-op platformer Tales from Space: About a Blob will be released as part of Sony Computer Entertainment America’s “Pub Fund” program.

Developers looking to release a game through the Pub Fund initiative must be prepared to build it to completion and commit to a period of console platform exclusivity. In return, approved developers receive a development-budget-matching royalty guarantee from SCEA. A number of popular PlayStation®Network games, including Burn Zombie Burn by DoubleSix and Joe Danger by Hello Games, have already been released through the program.

DrinkBox CEO Ryan MacLean had this to say about the initiative: “Pub Fund has been a good fit for us. The royalty guarantee and other Pub Fund terms have allowed us to confidently focus on finishing our game while retaining ownership and artistic control over the project. Working with SCEA has been a great experience in general: The advice they have given us over the course of development has helped us build a better game. We’re excited to be working with them on this project!”.

Tales from Space: About a Blob is slated for an early 2011 release. More information on the game is available at www.aboutablob.com.

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TALES FROM SPACE: ABOUT A BLOB COMING TO PLAYSTATION®NETWORK

Toronto-based independent startup DrinkBox Studios to release its first original console game – a monster-movie-inspired puzzle-platformer – as a PlayStation®3 system downloadable title.

TORONTO, Ontario – June 11th 2010 – DrinkBox Studios has announced that its first original console title will be coming to the PlayStation®3 system via the PlayStation®Network toward the end of the year.

Tales from Space: About a Blob is a game about an innocent little creature that grows and grows until it eats the whole world. In development since January of 2009, the game features a monster movie setting and theme, a retro-inspired art style and puzzle-focused platforming gameplay.

“Players will interact with the game environment using unique growth and absorption control mechanics, experiencing the world at vastly different scales as they progress. Both single-player and co-op play will be supported.” said Ryan MacLean, CEO of DrinkBox Studios. He continued: “We’re extremely excited to be releasing the game on the PlayStation®3 system.”

For more information about the game please visit the official Tales from Space: About a Blob blog at www.aboutablob.com.

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