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January 22, 2007
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Minister Currie Congratulates Telos Productions for Becoming Nintendo Developer

Development and Technology

Hon. Mike Currie, Minister of Development and Technology, is pleased with the recent announcement that Telos Productions Inc. was successful with its application for developers status with Nintendo, a worldwide leader in the creation of video games and interactive entertainment.

“Our government has targeted video game development as an emerging sector of our economy, and this announcement by Telos Productions is another example of the endless potential for jobs and opportunities here in Prince Edward Island,” said Minister Currie. “The quality of work and commitment of the management and employees of Telos was instrumental in this successful application with Nintendo. I congratulate all of those involved and look forward to many more positive announcements in the future.”

Telos President Sean Yeomans says this is a first of many steps to console platform development for Telos Productions.

“An authorized developer must have demonstrated the ability to develop and program excellent software for Nintendo video game systems or for other video game or computer systems,” said Mr. Yeomans. “In addition, an authorized developer must have a stable business organization with secure office facilities, equipment, personnel and financial resources in order to insure the security of Nintendo proprietary information and in order to ensure an effective environment for working with Nintendo and/or its licensees.

“Nintendo provides authorized developers with highly proprietary information, and many of Nintendo's licensees also rely on recommendations and referrals to authorized developers. For these reasons, Nintendo exercises a very high level of care in approving only a select number of authorized developers.”

Mr. Yeomans said many factors have gone into the success of the company, particularly assistance from Telefilm and the Province of PEI.

“We would like to thank the Province of PEI and Telefilm for helping Telos Productions Inc. bring its high quality video game products to market. Although our main goal is to be successful in an increasingly global marketplace, we will continue to give back to our community and province any way we can.”

Telos Productions employs 9 people at the Atlantic Technology Centre in Charlottetown.

Media Contact: Dennis King
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