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Upper One to Discuss Venture into Impact Video Game Market

Game-based cultural and educational experiences slated for a global audience

As the first indigenous-owned video game company in the U.S., Upper One Games, LLC of Anchorage will harness the immersive power of impact games to engage modern audiences through a global portfolio of appealing digital game experiences.

Please join us for a special news conference today when Upper One Games will discuss its exciting new venture into the impact games arena; the partnership with E-Line Media; and its vision for embracing technology and new media to preserve and share Alaska Native culture.

Upper One Games products and services will push the boundaries of the medium, and explore new themes across both consumer and educational channels, while providing a path for long-term organizational sustainability for Cook Inlet Tribal Council. All games will be designed to be relevant to a global audience.

Upper One Games is an initiative launched by Cook Inlet Tribal Council (CITC) and its publishing and development partner, E-Line Media of New York. The partnership will create unique and innovative game-based cultural and educational experiences, whether in the home or in the classroom, through a robust slate of commercial and educational products infused with Alaskan Native culture, knowledge and values.

Upper One Games’ first consumer title will be a “cinematic platformer” designed for game consoles (Sony PlayStation and Microsoft Xbox) and personal computers (Windows and Mac). The new game (screenshot embedded) is currently in production and slated for release by fall of 2014.

CITC announced the launch of Upper One Games, LLC June17 during the 10th Annual Games For Change Festival in New York. CITC is the leading educational, workforce development and social service provider for Alaska Native and American Indian people residing in Alaska’s largest urban area.

Who: Upper One Games and Cook Inlet Tribal Council

What: Special press event to discuss the first indigenous video game company in the U.S., its partnership; and its products, research and development efforts

Where: Cook Inlet Tribal Council’s Nat’uh Service Center; 3600 San Jeronimo Drive, Anchorage; 4th Floor Board Room

When: Tuesday, June 25; 11 a.m.

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