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cdv Software Opens Up Shop in the UK

by Rainier on July 22, 2008 @ 9:40 a.m. PDT

cdv Software announced the creation of London-based cdv Software Entertainment Ltd., establishing the firm’s direct presence in the United Kingdom, led by former Virgin Interactive, THQ, and 505 Games' David Walker.

Industry veteran David Walker, formerly in leadership roles at Virgin Interactive, THQ, and 505 Games, will head up the newly formed office as Managing Director. David will be supported by Marketing Manager Matthew Walker, having held marketing positions at Virgin Interactive, Activision and Crave.

“The United Kingdom is clearly a significant market and important to cdv’s long-term strategy as a global service provider, and is best served by an experienced and knowledgeable local presence,” said Christian Gloe, CEO of cdv Software Entertainment AG. “Both David and Matthew have a breadth of knowledge of the interactive entertainment market in the UK and will have an immediate positive impact. We are delighted to welcome them as part of the cdv team.”

“We are very excited at this opportunity, where cdv’s flexible business model enables us to offer significantly more to partners than the traditional publisher/developer model,” indicated cdv Software Entertainment UK Ltd. Managing Director David Walker. “We are thrilled to showcase these opportunities with the complete cdv line-up, including Gamecock Media’s Mushroom Men, Hail to the Chimp and Velvet Assassin.”

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