Game Industry Veterans Launch New Independent Development Studio
RALEIGH, N.C. (December 11, 2006) – Sentinel Studios, an independent developer of entertainment software, today announced its inception. Paul Potera, best known for his leadership role with Ubisoft-owned Sinister Games, and Marc Racine, former co-owner of Vicious Cycle Software, sit at the helm of the five-man console game development team with over 50 years combined industry experience.

Potera and Racine most recently produced licensed titles for Octagon Entertainment, Inc. Over the past year, the duo shipped more than 30 SKUs on platforms including the PlayStation®2, Nintendo® DS™, Game Boy Advance™, and the PC. The pair intends to develop retail games as well as downloadable content for the next-generation console and handheld market going forward.

“The value that Marc and I bring to publishers is a deep knowledge of game production as well as strong ties with international partners,” said Paul Potera, co-founder of Sentinel Studios. “Producing over two-dozen titles within challenging development constraints during the past year compelled us to identify the market segment we deem most attractive. Now we will pursue it aggressively.”

“Paul and I have a long history of working with licensed properties as well as original IP,” commented Sentinel Studios Co-founder Marc Racine. “Leveraging our in-house development talent in coordination with our overseas partners will be integral to increasing profitability and mitigating risk for our strategic partners.”

For more information, interested parties should contact Marc Racine [marc@sentinelstudios.com] or Paul Potera [paul@sentinelstudios.com].

About Sentinel Studios

Founded in 2006, Sentinel Studios is an independent console game developer based in the illustrious Research Triangle Park region of North Carolina. Sentinel leverages over 50 years industry experience, creativity in game design, and strategic relationships with overseas partners to bring high-quality entertainment software to retail and online markets. For more information, visit http://www.sentinelstudios.com.

The Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill area of North Carolina is home to over 30 game companies including Epic Games, Ubisoft/Red Storm Entertainment, Emergent Game Technologies, and Destineer Studios. Sentinel Studios is a proud supporter of the NC Triangle IGDA.

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