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Media Alert: Other Ocean and ESA’s Save The Game Debuts at Crime Museum in Washington D.C.

(San Francisco, CA.) July 30, 2014 –Created by Other Ocean in conjunction with the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), mobile title Save The Game has been released for public play at the Crime Museum in Washington D.C. Broaching the subject of software piracy and the ways in which it damages the livelihoods of independent software developers, the game fuses puzzle elements and a resource management system to bring these relevant concepts to life. The game will be available for free in July on Windows RT, Windows Phone, iOS, and Android devices.

Save The Game lets players experience the video game industry through the eyes of independent developers, as well as the law enforcement officers who help game companies protect their games. The game itself is a resource management combined with a “match three” puzzle game, with fast-paced gameplay fueling the experience. Players choose between either Special Agents or indie game developers; special agents attempt to apprehend pirates, while indie developers attempt to create games while stopping pirates from stealing their resources. Gathering certain resources will allow players to complete the level, purchase boosts, and remove “Game Leeches”.

Save The Game is mainly about opening a dialogue, and attempting to teach people how pirating software can affect the industry,” says John Mathis Other Ocean Producer. “We believe it’s a great way to address these important issues in interactive form.”

Save The Game features:

·  Intuitive, fast-paced game play

·  Free boosts can be earned to assist the player

·  Video game-specific scholarship information

About the Counterfeit Crimes Exhibit

The International Anti-Counterfeiting Association (IACC) has spent years fighting the piracy market and has partnered with the museum, along with Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE), and a wide range of industries, to create this new interactive gallery. From high tech to hands-on, this new gallery exhibit brings awareness to an illegal activity that affects the everyday lives of visitors. To learn more about the Counterfeit Crimes interactive exhibit currently on display at the Crime Museum in Washington D.C., please visit: www.crimemuseum.org/counterfeit-crimes

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