SOURCE: Emergent Game Technologies

August 22, 2007 11:00 ET

Emergent Opens Poland Office to Meet Growing Demand and Foster Partnerships in Eastern Europe

Appoints Industry Veteran Dave Solomon to Lead New Poland Office

CALABASAS, CA and LEIPZIG, GERMANY--(Marketwire - August 22, 2007) - GC Developers Conference: Hall 1, Stand #181 -- Today at the GC Developers Conference in Leipzig (GCDC), Emergent Game Technologies announced that it has opened a regional office in Poland to address the rapidly growing demand for its game development technology and services, and to foster strong strategic partnerships in Eastern Europe and Russia. To lead the office and drive all marketing, sales and strategic partner efforts in the region, the company has hired industry veteran Dave Solomon, as Head of Developer Relations for Eastern Europe.

Emergent already licenses its award-winning game development technologies and serves many innovative game development companies in this region, including Play Ten and Alterlab in Russia, and Black See Studios in Bulgaria, among many others.

Emergent's new Poland office will provide on-the-ground service to Eastern Europe and facilitate a collaborative environment with existing and new customers to advance new tool sets and technologies that will dramatically enhance worldwide game development, according to Geoffrey Selzer, CEO of Emergent.

"We are seeing a great deal of creativity in terms of games, concepts and technologies coming out of the Eastern European game development community," said Selzer. "Emergent is very proud to be supporting what we view as some of the best minds and talent in the industry as this segment of the market matures."

Emergent has appointed industry veteran Dave Solomon to drive the company's partnership and sales efforts in the region from its new Poland office.

"Dave Solomon is a great addition to our team and we are happy to have him on board to represent us in the region and lead our expanded operations there," added Selzer.

Dave Solomon joins Emergent from CineGroupe Interactive, a leading animations company, where he served as VP of Sales and Marketing with specific responsibility for increasing European sales. He has a long-tenured career in international technology sales, with high profile positions at Canon Software as Director of International and OEM Sales, at Microforum, leading international sales efforts, and at Cosmi Corporation as Director of Publishing.

Emergent's new office is located at Pl Staczica 15/13, WROCLAW 50-223, Poland, +48 6650 79558.

About Emergent

Emergent Game Technologies provides flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. These proven, stand-alone solutions, known as Emergent Elements, include the award-winning Gamebryo 3D graphics engine, which has been used to create hit titles for the PLAYSTATION®3, Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent Elements give developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk.

Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, California, and has offices in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Austin, Texas, Wroclaw, Poland and London. To learn more, visit www.emergent.net.

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