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WFTDA Licenses Roller Derby Video Game


Jam City Rollergirls will be available via WiiWare™ starting Jan. 10.

Austin, TX, December 30, 2010 --(PR.com)-- The top women's flat track roller derby athletes are ready to roll into America’s living rooms via the first video game licensed by the Women's Flat Track Roller Derby Association (WFTDA), Jam City Rollergirls™.

Punk rock video game developer Frozen Codebase developed Jam City Rollergirls for the Nintendo Wii™ system. The game will be available for download in North and South America via the WiiWare™ service starting on Jan. 10, 2011; additional global releases are awaiting scheduling.

Jam City Rollergirls, with its explosive graphics, creative twists and charismatic characters, demonstrates that the extreme team sport of roller derby is serious, fun and ready for prime time. The basic rules of roller derby are stretched to their limits with wild power-ups and trick moves. It’s WFTDA-style derby, with real skaters and real teams – and a lot of extra fun thrown in, including ramps, tractors, fireballs, and more.

The game features the licensed images of 28 skaters from five WFTDA member leagues: Brewcity Brusisers of Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Gotham Girls Roller Derby of New York, New York; Mad Rollin’ Dolls of Madison, Wisconsin; Rat City Rollergirls of Seattle, Washington; and Texas Rollergirls of Austin, Texas. The look and feel of the game, the teams, and the skaters were all developed in direct collaboration with the players.

“Flat track roller derby continues to represent the vanguard of amateur sports, and its best athletes are gaining recognition around the world for their competitive skills,” said Leanne Terpak, WFTDA Director of Marketing. “Jam City Rollergirls lets any fan be on her favorite team or be her favorite skater for a day, and it gives each of our 105 member leagues an exciting and hands-on opportunity to expand their local fan bases.”

A trailer for Jam City Rollergirls and additional details about the game are available at http://wftda.com/jamcity.

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For More Information, Contact:

Kali Schumitz, WFTDA Public Relations – press@wftda.com
Juliana Gonzales, WFTDA Executive Director – 512-587-1859, juliana@wftda.com

About WFTDA: The Women’s Flat Track Derby Association is the international governing body for the sport of women’s flat track roller derby and a membership organization for leagues to collaborate and network. The WFTDA sets standards for rules, seasons, and safety, and determines guidelines for the national and international athletic competitions of member leagues. There are currently 105 WFTDA member leagues and 46 leagues in the WFTDA Apprentice program. The WFTDA is governed by a five-member, volunteer Board of Directors and managed by an Executive Director.

About Frozen Codebase: Frozen Codebase is a leading independent video game studio focused on innovative ideas, original games, and non-stop compelling gameplay. Founded by industry veteran Ben Geisler, Frozen Codebase began Xbox 360 game production in 2006 with a staff of industry veterans. Frozen Codebase has several production teams and includes ex-employees of Raven Software (Activision), Radical Entertainment (Vivendi) and GarageGames. Frozen Codebase is a fully authorized developer for XBox 360, Sony PS3 and Nintendo Wii. Frozen Codebase has created "Screwjumper" on the Xbox 360 Live Arcade and "Elements of Destruction" on the PC and Xbox 360 Live Arcade. Publisher clients include THQ, Sierra Online (Vivendi) and Garage Games.

*Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.
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Women's Flat Track Derby Association
Juliana Gonzales
512-587-1859
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wftda.com

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