Cambrian House and Hothead Games Join to Create Crowdsourced Games

    GWABS Desktop-to-Desktop Combat Game First Game Built by Community

    VANCOUVER, British Columbia, and CALGARY, Alberta, Jan. 31 /CNW/ --
Calgary-based Cambrian House Inc., the world's leading crowdsourced software
community and Hothead Games, a Vancouver-based independent game developer,
today announced that the two companies have joined forces to blow the doors
open on the next game development revolution: crowdsourced games.
    Their first crowdsourced game will be GWABS, a casual desktop-to-desktop
combat game currently being built by community members living in Canada, the
US and Europe, all of whom might never have had the chance to work for a
traditional game developer.
    Crowdsourcing refers to the method of tapping into the wisdom and
participation of crowds to collaboratively work on projects they're passionate
about. Cambrian House allows anyone, anywhere, to submit and work on software
products for royalty points, which convert into cash when a product is
commercialized. The joint-venture between these two forward-looking companies
will mean that GWABS, and potentially other games built within the Cambrian
House community, can benefit from the years of industry experience and
contacts of Hothead Games. Cambrian House and Hothead will leverage
crowdsourcing to allow hardcore video game lovers to actively play a role in
developing new games, learn development and marketing skills, and get
experience and royalties in return for their efforts.
    "GWABS is a perfect combination of innovative design, satisfying
rapid-fire game play, and solid character design that gamers everywhere will
love," says Steve Bocska, Joint CEO of Hothead Games. "And the crowdsourcing
approach aligns perfectly with one of our core beliefs; which is to make great
games, you need to put the gamers first!"
    "Cambrian House lives and breathes to liberate ideas that get stuck in
the backs of creative minds around the globe," says Michael Sikorsky, CEO.
"This curve-jumping partnership with Hothead means that gamers will now have a
phenomenally better chance of seeing their ideas come to life, plus they get
to share in the rewards."

    About Hothead Games:
    Hothead Games is an interactive entertainment company dedicated to
creating and delivering innovative and engaging video game experiences to as
wide an audience as possible.  Hothead's approach combines veteran experience,
innovative production methodologies, and an awareness of the importance of
controlling distribution channels. This focus ensures we only make games that
gamers want.  Founded in March 2006, one of the Vancouver, BC firm's game
concepts was recently selected as one of ten first-round winners in Telefilm
Canada's Great Canadian Video Game competition.

    About Cambrian House:
    Headquartered in Calgary, Canada -- Cambrian House is the first and only
crowdsourced software company to leverage the age of the "participatory
internet" by harnessing the power of virtual crowds to develop software from
concept to final product and paying them to do so. For more information on
Cambrian House Inc.

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For further information:

For further information: Jasmine Antonick of Cambrian House Inc., 
+1-403-975-6995,; or Steve Bocska of Hothead Games 
Inc., +1-604-831-0798, Web Site:           

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