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ROBERT KIRKMAN’S SKYBOUND ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH INDIECADE

LOS ANGELES (March 17, 2013) – Skybound Entertainment and IndieCade, the nation’s premier independent game festival, are pleased to announce a new strategic partnership between the two companies.

“IndieCade’s continued growth and success in championing independent games, creators and visionaries has been both rewarding and humbling,” said Stephanie Barish, CEO, IndieCade.  “The incredible support we’ve received from publishers, industry luminaries, developers, and players has been unwavering and represents the true energy behind our mission. We are thrilled to partner with the amazing team at Skybound Entertainment to see how our collective efforts can lead independent game development to a new level of success.”

In addition, Skybound Entertainment, which was founded upon a creator-first business model will collaborate with IndieCade on creating different programs to bring more visibility and awareness to indie gaming projects.  This includes exploring producing an online web series around the IndieCade Festival and the game makers, creating a dedicated video channel for IndieCade nominees and award winners and furthering the efforts in publishing opportunities.

“Many of the most successful and innovative games seemingly come from independent game makers all over the world.  Because of Skybound’s longstanding commitment to fostering new creators, we are delighted to help lift up the undiscovered rock stars of the independent gaming world,” stated Skybound Entertainment Managing Partner Jon Goldman who announced the partnership at SXSW Interactive.

About Skybound Entertainment:
Founded in 2010 by The Walking Dead creator Robert Kirkman and longtime collaborator David Alpert, Skybound Entertainment is a multiplatform entertainment company specializing in publishing, television, film and digital content, video games, merchandise, and special events.

About IndieCade
Applauded as the “Sundance of the videogame industry,” IndieCade supports independent game development globally through a series of international events highlighting the rich, diverse, artistic and culturally significant contributions of indie game developers. IndieCade’s programs are designed to bring visibility to and facilitate the production of new works within the emerging independent game community. Annual events include IndieCade East, IndieCade’s Showcase @ E3, and IndieCade Festival, the largest gathering of independent game creators in the nation. For more information, visit indiecade.com.

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