Santa Monica, CA – December 8, 2004 – Following a worldwide search, three lucky fans – Jonathan Jensen (Canada), David Watts (United Kingdom) and David Boyle (United States) – have been named grand prize winners in Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) and Lionhead Studios’ The Movies Logo Competition.
The winning logos will be featured in Lionhead’s upcoming PC life simulation game, The Movies, as one of many different designs that players can select to represent their movie studio. The logo will appear on everything from entry gates and crew clothing to opening film credits and more. The winning designs, which were judged from hundreds of entries by the art team at Lionhead Studios, can be viewed at www.themoviesgame.com.
Developed by Lionhead Studios and Peter Molyneux, a pioneer in the “life simulation” genre, The Movies lets gamers become Hollywood players by creating unique movies and releasing them from the studios they build, starring the actors they discover and develop. The game has not yet been rated by the ESRB.
Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment and leisure products. Founded in 1979, Activision posted net revenues of $948 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2004.
Activision maintains operations in the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Australia, Scandinavia and the Netherlands. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web site, which is located at www.activision.com.
Lionhead Studios is based in Guildford, Great Britain and was founded in 1997. The company’s first game Black & White PC was released in 2001 and has worldwide sales that top two million copies. Its second game Fable for Xbox went on sale this fall and worldwide sales already total over one million. The company currently has four other products under development.
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