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The Worlds Leading Business and Talent Agency for Video Games and Digital Entertainment

DDM Overview
Digital Development Management (DDM) is the worlds leading business and talent agency for video games and digital entertainment. DDMs executive expertise includes proven success across game development and studio management as well as the media and entertainment marketplace. DDMs three divisions are dedicated to both development studios and the industry at large across all platforms of connected entertainment.
DDM services clients worldwide via offices in Boston, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle, Manchester (England), Osaka (Japan), Stockholm (Sweden), and its headquarters in Northampton, MA.

Game Studio Representation


Manages many of the best interactive entertainment studios around the globe

Game Industry Services


Strategic guidance for publishers, brand & license holders, and investors

Game Production Services


Services that support every aspect of development regardless of deal structure

The Worlds Leading Business and Talent Agency for Video Games and Digital Entertainment

Game Studio Representation (GSR)


DDM secures deals between the industrys most recognized publishers and video game developers, offers clients intellectual property development and sales services as well as provides research, strategic, and presentation guidance. DDM focuses on project placement and overall business strategy for its clients, representing some of the best game studios from around the globe with a roster of over 1000 talented developers throughout North America and Europe. Core Representation By acquiring meaningful, market-relevant opportunities, maintaining regular communication with publishers, and tracking trends, DDM focuses on project placement with publishers and overall business strategy for its clients. Studio Support DDM offers studio support focused on contract negotiation, team organization as well as studio strategy and management.

Research
DDM is dedicated to using the most accurate, up-to-date market research across its divisions to support its clients business development and corporate strategy.
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Exclusive Clients
Ascension CrossMedia (Toronto and Ottawa, Canada) Founded in 2010 from a merger of Bedlam Games, Playbrains, and bitHeads, each studio brings a complimentary skillset, from frontline console to casual to top-tier mobile applications, with the goal of creating cross media experiences that take advantage of connected technologies across multiple platforms Released Dungeons & Dragons: Daggerdale for XBLA, PSN, and PC (2011, Atari) PSN-exclusive Sideway: New York (Sony) in addition to several PC online and mobile games are currently in development
Black Hole Entertainment (Budapest, Hungary) Black Hole was founded in 2001 and is a top strategy and action specialist with a strong single player and online multiplayer background Developed Warhammer: Mark of Chaos (2006, Namco Bandai) and Armies of Exigo (2004, Electronic Arts) on PC Currently developing Might and Magic Heroes VI on PC (Ubisoft)

The Worlds Leading Business and Talent Agency for Video Games and Digital Entertainment

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Bugbear Entertainment (Helsinki, Finland) A leading action racing studio with cutting-edge technology and destruction, Bugbear Entertainment brings over a decade of experience Developed award-winning FlatOut franchise across two console generations, including FlatOut Ultimate Carnage on Xbox 360 and PC (2007, Empire Interactive) Recognized in CVGs Top 5 E3 Racing Games and as runner-up for Digital Trends E3 Best Driving Game, Ridge Racer Unbounded is currently in development for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (Namco Bandai) Ninja Theory (Cambridge, England) Founded in 2004, Ninja Theory has established itself as one of the top development studios in the world for high end cinematic presentation and high action character games Developed Enslaved: Odyssey to the West on PS3 and Xbox 360 (2010, Namco Bandai) and Heavenly Sword on PS3 (2007, Sony) Currently developing Devil May Cry 5 on PS3 and Xbox 360 (Capcom)

The Worlds Leading Business and Talent Agency for Video Games and Digital Entertainment

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Obsidian Entertainment (Irvine, USA) World-class and award winning RPG specialist founded by five industry veterans with over sixty years of combined experience Developed critically acclaimed hits, Fallout: New Vegas for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (2010, Bethesda), Neverwinter Nights 2 for PC (2006, Atari), and Star Wars: Knights of the Old Republic II: The Sith Lords for Xbox and PC (2004, LucasArts) Released Dungeon Siege III for PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (2011, Square Enix) and currently developing unannounced project for leading animation franchise
Slant Six Games (Vancouver, Canada)

Founded in 2005 by industry veterans and a specialist in third person and multiplayer games, Slant Six Games has worked on some of the largest games franchises including SOCOM and Resident Evil

Developed SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Fireteam Bravo 3 on PSP (2010, Sony), SOCOM: U.S. Navy SEALs Confrontation on PS3 (2008, Sony)

Named Digital Trends Best Multiplayer and runner-up for Best Action Game, Resident Evil: Operation Raccoon City is currently in development for The Worlds Leading Business and Talentand PC (Capcom) Games and Digital Entertainment PS3, Xbox 360, Agency for Video

Exclusive Clients
Slightly Mad Studios (London, England)

Slightly Mad Studios was founded in 2009 and is a multi award winning racing studio specialized in compelling and visceral experiences Developer of Need for Speed SHIFT and its sequel SHIFT 2 Unleashed on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (2009, 2011, Electronic Arts) Currently working on unannounced project

Three G Studios (Reno, USA) A multi-network social and mobile games studio founded in 2006, Three G maintains strong relationships with major studios such as Sony and Paramount and also licenses its own platform for social-connected games Developed Facebook's first F2P FPS, Brave Arms (2010) and the wildly successful Jillian Michaels' Fitness Ultimatum for Wii (2009, Majesco) Recently launched Sony Pictures classic game show IP, The Dating Game, for social platforms

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Exclusive Clients
Triumph Studios (Delft, Netherlands) Founded in 1997, Triumph Studios has a proud and proven track record in creating original fantasy-action and strategy games that are innovative, commercially successful, and delivered on-time and on-budget Developed critically acclaimed Age of Wonders series on PC (1999-2003, Gathering of Developers) and Overlord series, including Overlord 2 on PS3, Xbox 360, and PC (2009, Codemasters) Currently developing an unannounced project
Turtle Rock Studios (Los Angeles, USA)

Known for innovative competitive and cooperative multiplayer games, Turtle Rock Studios was founded in 2002 and worked closely with Valve on such key titles as Counter-Strike: Condition Zero on PC (2004, Valve) and Counter-Strike: Source on Xbox and PC (2004, Valve) prior to developing the groundbreaking multiplayer, Left 4 Dead on Xbox 360 and PC (2008, Valve), for which they won over 40 industry awards
Currently developing an original IP for THQ

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Zombie Studios (Seattle, USA)

Founded in 1994, Zombie Studios has a long history of accomplished game creation and has successfully evolved into a leading developer of transmedia IP, F2P, and mobile games Developed Blacklight: Tango Down for XBLA, PSN, and PC (2010, UTV Ignition Entertainment) and Saw: The Videogame and its sequel Saw II: Flesh & Blood for PS3 and Xbox 360 (2009, 2010, Konami) Recently named E3s Best Shooter by Game Ogre and Top 3 Games by Gamers Daily News, Zombie Studios is currently developing F2P Blacklight: Retribution for PC (Perfect World), Blackwater for Xbox 360 (505 Games), and unannounced mobile games

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Additional Opportunities
Galaxy Pest Control (Malibu, USA)

Social media and mobile games studio, developer of Freaky Creatures, virtual pet MMO with online battle game play, and Freaky Pets, browser-based 3D virtual world launched in exclusive retail partnership with Hallmark Stores Developing Facebook Connect game, Deer Hunter Online for Atari

Gamagio (London, England)

Company started by leading racing specialist, Slightly Mad Studios, (Need for Speed SHIFT, SHIFT 2 UNLEASHED) to focus on mobile and social game development Several games in development for mobile and social network platforms with additional concepts available

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Gogogic (Reykjavik, Iceland )

Multi-platform developer specializing in social MMOs, experience producing in Flash and HTML 5 as well as synergizing gaming and branding experiences Developed Vikings of Thule; a single server freemium MMO game allowing users from different social networks and iOS to play together

Heavy Water (San Diego, USA)

Full service production studio and Sony PlayStation Home specialist, developer of Yakuza 3, Bioshock 2, Monkey Island, Star Ocean, and Tron spaces Self-published Heavy Inked avatar tattoos, Heavy Pets pet pack, and Heavy Strike game for Sony PlayStation Home

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HitPoint Studios (Hatfield, USA)

Social, mobile, and downloadable video game studio with over 50 years combined game development experience Hitpoint has shipped over 40 titles on multiple platforms, including Monopoly Build-A-Lot and UNO: Undercover in addition to advergames sponsored by major consumer product companies such as Unilever USA and Toyota Motor Corporation

Mighty Play (San Francisco, USA)

Innovative online, social, and educational gaming experiences across multiple platforms and transmedia outlets, with over 25 years experience in both gaming and digital entertainment
Has generated over $1 billion in revenue and launched 500 products in 20 countries Mighty Play maintains client relationships with Nickelodeon, Disney, Mattel, and Hasbro and is the developer of kid-targeted games such as Doras Day at the Beach and The Backyardigans on PC (Nick Jr. Games)

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Pileated Pictures (Shelburne Falls, USA)

Online entertainment studio specializing in interactive media for multiple platforms Developed and self-published, Planet Cazmo, a browser-based tween social network enabling its 2.5MM registered users to host virtual concerts featuring contemporary pop acts including Shakira and Weezer

Pixel Tales (Stockholm, Sweden) Focusing on F2P games, Pixel Tales is a full service studio with the ability to produce for all major platforms and a variety of genres Currently developing Quizball, Pixel Tales has released over 20 games since its founding in 2004 including Barbie Horse Adventures: Riding Camp and Switchball (PSN)

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Polarbit (Sodertalje, Sweden) Technical edge and experience establish Polarbit as a leading developer of high-end 3D games and middleware for worldwide mobile and handheld markets Self-published over 12 games including recently launched Reckless Racing and the great platformer Toki Tori for iOS and Android
Turtle Rock Garage (Los Angeles, USA) Casual and mobile games developer and subsidiary of Turtle Rock Studios Developed Leap Sheep! for iOS and Android

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Game Industry Services (GIS)


DDM combines industry reach with deep domain expertise to provide services to brands, entertainment, transmedia, licensors, investors, and publishers interested in maximizing their opportunities in the video game sector. These services include, but are not limited to consulting as well as finance sourcing and development.
Brand Services DDM is equipped to handle all aspects of linking brands, IPs, and video games, including strategy development as well as securing financial partners, development studios, and distribution services for its clients. Entertainment & Transmedia Services DDM leverages its deep relationships and strategic partnership with a Hollywood agency to benefit traditional and new media at a fundamental level. Investment Services DDM provides the industry knowledge and relationships necessary for a successful investment or entre into the video game business. Publisher Services DDM meets with publishers in the US, Europe, Japan, and China on a regular basis and can efficiently provide services which allow publisher personnel with limited bandwidth to focus on other tasks.

The Worlds Leading Business and Talent Agency for Video Games and Digital Entertainment

GIS Brand Services


DDM is a hub for brands, agencies, publishers, and developers to engage and activate against creative branded partnership solutions with broad reach, viral impact, and measurable ROI:

Delivers a wide variety of interactive entertainment experiences to brand partners via its stable of engaged, experienced development talent specializing in custom solutions across all gaming platforms Serves as a resource for publishers executing holistic promotional partnerships with existing partners looking to expand to mobile, web, social, event, and retail based extensions of their program

Provides brands and agencies with insight into the gaming landscape via a broad industry reach, deep understanding of game development processes, and a global footprint Delivers strategic guidance, shares best practices, and pulls from over a decade of hands-on video game brand partnership experience with top-tier brands and video game IP

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GIS Entertainment & Transmedia


With a growing client base, deep relationships, expertise in the interactive space, and its strategic partnership, DDM and its clients can fundamentally reshape the interaction of traditional and new media to maximize success across all platforms of entertainment.

Tap DDMs strategic partnership with Verve Talent & Literary Agency Navigate traditional entertainment with the DDM/Verve partnership as a guide to both sides of the digital divide

Create intellectual property from the ground up that is exploitable across multiple entertainment verticals Package IP from comic to game to film and finance all simultaneously

Verve Talent & Literary Agency

Verve was founded by former William Morris Endeavor agents, Bryan Besser, Adam Levine, and Bill Weinstein, to focus on existing and emerging content creators from TV and feature film spaces Clients include Tron Legacy director Joseph Kosinski; Little Miss Sunshine and Toy Story 3 screenwriter Michael Arndt; Whiteout, Red, and the upcoming Battleship screenwriters Jon & Erich Hoeber Current partnerships include Verve writing clients collaborating on narrative for Turtle Rock Studios original IP and Bedlam Games and the Hoebers collaborating on an original IP for game, comic and Leading Business and Talent Agency for Video Games and Digital Entertainment The Worldsfilm

GIS Licensing Services


DDM is perfectly positioned to work with licensors that want to see their IP make a successful transition into the video game and interactive entertainment space.

Serves as a resource for licensors and IP owners interested in forming complete strategies for games with insight into platform demographics, market conditions, and market trends Provides licensors and IP owners with insight into game development, with deep understanding of development costs and processes and unique network of world leading game developers

Represents licensors and IP to publishers and developers, with strategic guidance and deal negotiation, built on two decades of doing business with leading publishers and developers Understands transmedia and 360 IP development and has strategic partnerships in place with Hollywood Can utilize DDM brand services, DDM financing services, and DDM game production service

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GIS Investment Services


DDM provides the industry knowledge and relationships necessary for a successful investment or
entre into the video game business:

Tailors a portfolio of products to match a companys investment goals, including but not

limited to the establishment and subsequent management of a production company to


leverage opportunities and drive revenue

Identifies finance sourcing and executes production oversight, distribution, marketing, and development services for projects that align with investment goals

Sources acquisition targets for companies looking to invest in a video game developer or publisher

Industry tradeshows regularly attended by DDM

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GIS Publisher Services


DDM meets with publishers in the US, Europe, Japan, and China on a regular basis and can
efficiently provide services which allow publisher personnel with limited bandwidth to focus on other tasks:

Sources distribution for publishers throughout North America, Europe, Japan, and China to sell titles to other publishers or find distribution partners in international territories

Sources developers for publishers in the retail, casual, social, online, and digital game spaces Facilitates and enables licensing agreements for Hollywood video game IPs, including movies, TV, and graphic novels

Secures investments, project financing and bonding for publishers looking to fund game development or generate other company investments

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Game Production Services (GPS)


DDM provides partner services to all clients, client publishers, and third parties that benefit every step of production and adds value and security for all sides of a publishing deal, regardless of funding source, deal structure, or project focus.

Utilizes DDMs network of production service represented clients and partnerships enabling flexibility to facilitate support regardless of deal structure or focus Allows development studios to increase value offering: Allows studios to offer a full production package Allows studios to offer more complete value services and adds security in self-publishing deals

Allows companies entering the video games business a cost effective, low risk solution and entry strategy into the industry Brings expertise and experience to fill production gaps, offering specific or full development and publishing support
GPS Services
Include but are not limited to Localization, QA, Tools and Middleware, Art and Animation, Online Infrastructure and Technology, Live Game Operations, Platform Certification and Submission, as well as Digital Distribution

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Jeff Hilbert Founder and Managing Partner, US-based Corporate

DDM Team

Since 1992, Jeff has been widely recognized as one of the industry's leading agents, with his strong business development and management experience. Since his first client, Virgin Interactive, Jeff has negotiated deals worth hundreds of millions of dollars worldwide. Joe Minton President, US-based Corporate Joe has overseen the growth of DDM from a single agent business to an international firm established as the leading business and talent agency for video games and digital entertainment. He oversees corporate development, coaches the DDM team and works hands-on to run the support services division. Joe brings his practical experience from running a development studio for 14 years to ensure that DDM provides clients with meaningful services and benefits from their agency relationship. Peggy Twardowski Research Director, US-based Corporate From managing website development projects at local leading firms and a background in research and data management, Peggy switched to the video game industry in 2007. While establishing the framework for DDM's industry-wide research, she creates targeted research reports from game comparables to market sector viability to support DDM clients strategic objectives, initiatives, and development projects. Alexandra Ross-Reid Support Associate, US-based Corporate With a background in advertising, public relations and event marketing, Alexandra provides comprehensive support for DDM. Expanding her experience within the entertainment industry, she collaborates with team members to maximize the productivity and efficiency of daily business.
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Kael O Malley Support Associate, US-based Corporate

DDM Team

With a background in media production and communications, Kael provides overall support to the DDM team by focusing on trade show logistics, online data management, client services, and assisting founder/co-manager Jeff Hilbert. Derek Douglas Lead Agent, US-based GSR While part of the William Morris Agencys interactive division, Derek worked with established and startup companies to strengthen business development opportunities and guided clients through the entertainment landscape, forging relationships between traditional and interactive media. Ben Judd Lead Agent, Asia-based GSR The first foreign producer at a major Japanese publisher, Ben worked on a variety of Capcom's biggest franchises from Resident Evil and Devil May Cry to classics like Mega Man. His experience in the US branch office and the Japanese head office, along with producing multiple international collaborative projects, gives him a unique understanding of how to best negotiate deals between companies several oceans apart. Ben will lead DDM's Japanese initiative as it continues to expand its global reach. Mat Mortlock Agent, Europe-based GSR Formerly of Codemasters fame, Mat single handily headed up the Acquisitions & Development Relations department. Within this role he forged a fine reputation for delivering concise, credible and constructive evaluations of the games that reached the department. He also worked tirelessly to find talented developers to collaborate with, adding value to the Codemasters brand and helping to further the perception of Codemasters capabilities.
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Johan Sjberg Lead Agent, Europe-based GSR

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A former studio manager with extensive experience in game development and design, Johan has produced numerous titles for publishers like Electronic Arts, Activision, and Bethesda. Before joining DDM, Johan was business development manager for Peligroso, a Nordic video game agency. Johan coordinates DDMs initiatives assisting licensors navigate the video game business. Tobias Sjgren Lead Agent, Europe-based GSR As a former studio manager and business developer at DICE, Tobias has strong business, development and management experience dating back to the legendary releases of Battlefield 1942 and Battlefield. Tobias holds a position as a director of the board of the Swedish game developer association. Prior to joining DDM, Tobias was CEO of Peligroso, a Nordic video game agency he took part in founding. Tobias is helping to coordinate DDMs initiative in expanding the agencys involvement with short form games.

Paula Cuneo Brand Director, US-based GIS


Since 1995, Paulas breadth of experience in the interactive entertainment industry spans production, licensing, corporate alliances, in-game advertising and promotions, and business development. She has sculpted collaborative partnerships with major corporate brands such as Jeep, Coca-Cola, McDonald's, and Puma. Creating innovative co-marketing initiatives, she has placed products and brands in games such as Guitar Hero, DJ Hero, Tony Hawk, Shrek, True Crime and helped place dynamic in-game advertising in dozens more.

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Elizabeth Ross Director of Business Development, US-based GIS

DDM Team

Liz comes to DDM with over 10 years of experience in selling and aligning licensing and strategic partnerships for the online and entertainment industries. Previously, she was a strategic sales consultant for a stealth startup company and Director, Strategic Sales for Electronic Arts where she transformed the OEM/Licensing Division into the Strategic Sales Division with new found licensing revenue of over $12 million dollars. As DDMs Director of Business Development, Liz will lead DDMs strategy for casual, social, and digital games. John Sutyak Executive Vice President, US-based GIS A visionary executive with 19 years experience and a strong record in creative content, business development, and product acquisition, John is a founding member of Hasbro Interactive where he led the acquisition of Atari and built brands for Nickelodeon, DreamWorks, and Sony.

Ben Wibberley Executive Vice President, US-based GPS Ben was a co-founder and EVP of Babel Media, a leading global game services provider, where he was primarily responsible for business development, account direction and strategic relationships. Having entered the game industry in 1996, he has provided development support for hundreds of titles. Ben brings that experience to DDMs Game Production Services division.

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DDM Headquarters
25 New South Street Suite 102 Northampton, MA 01060 USA Office +1 877 336 9660 Fax +1 310 861 1310 E-mail info@ddmagents.com

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