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GreenScreen Acquires Destination Software and ZOO Digital Publishing

by Rainier on April 23, 2008 @ 7:53 p.m. PDT

New global publisher/developer GreenScreen Interactive Software announced the acquisitions of independent publishers, Destination Software and ZOO Digital Publishing, as well as the appointment of former Take Two executive Ron Chaimowitz as Chief Executive Officer.

ZOO Digital Publishing and Destination Software, Inc. will form the core of new casual game label Zoo Games, a wholly owned subsidiary of GreenScreen Interactive Software Inc. Continuing to focus on the emerging mass-market sector, Zoo Games will create original and licensed products for the whole family.

“The acquisition of these two publishers provides us with several advantages, including world-class management, infrastructure, distribution, high-profile licenses and an exciting lineup of products for the burgeoning mass-market sector,” said Ron Chaimowitz, CEO of GreenScreen. “I’m looking forward to working with the seasoned industry team at GreenScreen as well as our new partners at Zoo Games to build something truly special.”

Headquartered in Sicklerville, NJ, Destination Software, Inc. is a prominent publisher of family-friendly games for Wii™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and is expanding its offerings in 2008 to include games for play on PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and PC systems.

Adds Susan Kain, Founder and CEO of Destination Software: “The explosive expansion of the casual games market makes it one of the fastest-growing segments of the interactive entertainment industry. With a focused strategy designed to impact the sector, added depth of experience, expertise and creativity that results from the integration into the GreenScreen family, this new partnership will undoubtedly deliver superior gaming experiences that are the cornerstone of building a first-class publishing house.”

Based in Sheffield UK, ZOO Digital Publishing is one of the UK’s leading video game publishers and the creators of the best-selling Premier Manager series. The company has a demonstrated expertise in publishing video games with mass-market appeal for a variety of platforms, including Xbox®, PlayStation®2 system, Nintendo DS® and Game Boy Advance® and PC.

“We are pleased to align ourselves with GreenScreen Interactive Software, and are excited at the opportunities generated by a global organization,” says Ian Stewart, Chairman of ZOO Digital. “We look forward to expanding our presence beyond the European marketplace, and working hand in hand with a group of successful and dynamic industry professionals to further develop the company’s product portfolio.”

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