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Source:Foundation 9 Entertainment AsiaNet 43845
Category:Business and Finance
Griptonite India (Formerly FXLabs) Announces Expansion Plans in Hyderabad
21/03/2011

Griptonite India (Formerly FXLabs) Announces Expansion Plans in Hyderabad

HYDERABAD, India, March 21, 2011 /PRNewswire-AsiaNet/ -

    
    FXLabs, a Foundation 9 Entertainment studio, today announced plans to
expand its presence in Hyderabad. As part of the studio''s expansion strategy,
FXLabs is setting up a new facility in the city to accommodate an increase in
headcount and updated technology. Upon completion of the move, the FXLabs
will be renamed Griptonite India to reflect its close association with
Griptonite Games, Foundation 9 Entertainment's Washington-based development
studio.

    FXLabs is a full-fledged game development studio specializing in the
development of PC, online, social and mobile games. FXLabs earned the
distinction of being the only game studio in India to develop a complete
end-to-end game.

    "When Foundation 9 Entertainment acquired the operations of FXLabs in
October 2010, we gained an incredible team with a wealth of game development
experience, but they were clearly outgrowing their space," explained James
North-Hearn, CEO of Foundation 9 Entertainment. "Upgrading their workspace
and investing in new technology demonstrates that Foundation 9 is completely
committed to welcoming FXLabs into our family of studios."

    "Foundation 9 Entertainment is the world's largest independent
developer," said Sashi Reddi, founder and chairman of FXLabs. "FXLabs has
benefitted greatly from joining Foundation 9 Entertainment. In addition to
upgrading our work conditions, we now share technology, resources and
knowledge across Foundation 9 Entertainment's global organization."

    About FXLabs
    FXLabs is the leading end-to-end game company in India. Founded in
September 2004, FXLabs began its operations building PC based games both for
the Indian market as well as the global market. In October of 2010,
Foundation 9 Entertainment acquired the operations of FXLabs. As part of this
transaction, FXLabs will become Griptonite India.

    About Foundation 9 Entertainment
    Foundation 9 Entertainment is the world's largest independent games
developer. With experienced studios around the world, Foundation 9
Entertainment is a development powerhouse, with deep multi-platform,
multi-genre expertise. Through its studios, Backbone Entertainment, Double
Helix, Griptonite, Griptonite India, ImaginEngine, Pipeworks, Sumo Digital
and Sumo India, Foundation 9 Entertainment has created games for every name
brand game company including (but not limited to) Activision, EA, THQ,
Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. The company creates titles for all age groups
on all platforms, through licensed and original IP, as well as contract
development.

    In 2010, Foundation 9 was the only independent developer to rank in the
top five of the Develop 100, a list of the hundred most successful game
development studios based on game sales.

    For more information, please visit: http://www.F9E.com.


    

    
CONTACT:
CONTACT: Tiffany Spencer Foundation 9 Entertainment, PR, +1-310-795-1806 tiffany@f9e.com
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