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January 31st, 2013

Make Change with Arcadecraft!

VANCOUVER, British Columbia – Firebase Industries Ltd. is proud to announce that their sophomore game, Arcadecraft, is now available on the Xbox Live Indie Games Marketplace for 240msp!

Arcadecraft puts the player in the role of a 1980 video game arcade entrepreneur, when video games were seen as nothing more than a passing fad to be capitalized on. Bank loan in hand, deep in debt, and tied to a lease, the player must use their finances to purchase arcade machines from the multiple manufacturers and then move and rotate them into position within their arcade. Attracting customers with the hottest new games, players start building a fortune one quarter at a time while navigating the financial rollercoaster ride that was the historic fast rise, immediate collapse, and glorious return of the arcade industry over six full years of accelerated time simulation.

Arcadecraft features near 80 arcade machines in Standup, Cocktail, Cockpit, and Import configurations. Players may change the difficulty and price parameters per machine to discover the ideal payoff settings. They must also keep on top of a pressure cooker of full coin boxes, game malfunctions, and jammed coin slots.

Players name their space, paint the walls, change the floors, add graphics, and colourful neon to make the arcade their own! They may also decorate and serve with vending machines and novelty items such as Christmas Trees and Halloween Pumpkins.

Visitors, from expert game players, salesmen, and game collectors appear in the arcade offering their services while power outages, home versions of games,industry shifts, and more work to get in the way of financial freedom! Players will also see their Xbox Live friends enjoying the games in their arcade but will need to keep a close eye on them less they go on a machine smashing rampage.

Providing around 4 full hours of gameplay, an online scoreboard for Xbox Live Gold Members, and great replay value, Arcadecraft sets a high standard for games on the Xbox Live Indie Games marketplace.

Owners of Firebase’s previous game, Orbitron: Revolution will be able to access an exclusive Orbitron: Revolution arcade machine via a passcode system shared between both games.

Start to finish, Arcadecraft was made by two full time industry veterans of Firebase Industries over a period of 11 months. Calling in favors from talented industry friends such as Mass Effect cinematics director Shane Welbourn, and established audio service provider Studio X Labs, Arcadecraft has been given a fun and professional level of production value.

Proving popular, Firebase has plans for regular updates to Arcadecraft! These include more machines, pinball machines, service items, furniture, extra years of simulation, and even other entire arcade locations to expand to.

Arcadecraft is also currently on Steam Greenlight for voting and is hoped to be released on Windows 8 for touch enabled devices.

About Firebase Industries Ltd.

Firebase Industries is a proudly independent video game developer, founded by industry veterans Matthew Leigh and Sam Sheth. Incorporated in 2011, their first game Orbitron: Revolution, was released on Xbox 360 in December of 2011 and later appeared on the PC platform March of 2012.

Check out http://www.Firebase.ca for more screenshots and information. Follow Firebase Industries Ltd. on Twitter @FirebaseIND

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Fight Cancer, Destroy Robots

January 19th 2012. Firebase Industries Ltd. is proud to announce that on Friday, January 20th and Saturday, January 21st of 2012, 100% of the net revenue from Firebase Industries’ Xbox Live Indie Game, Orbitron: Revolution will go to support the British Columbia Cancer Agency through the BC Cancer Foundation’s Ride to Conquer Cancer event.

Firebase Industries Ltd. is hoping to raise $5,000 over two days to help support a five person, friends and family, cycling team dedicated to completing the Ride to Conquer Cancer. All funds collected by and for the team directly supports  research at the British Columbia Cancer Agency.

The 200 mile ride takes cyclists on a two day journey (June 16th and 17th of 2012) between two metropolitan video game development hotbeds: Vancouver, British Columbia and Seattle, Washington. Last year 2879 cyclists entered in the event and raised a record $11.1 million for cancer research

Orbitron: Revolution for Xbox 360 is priced at 240 Microsoft Points which is approximately US$3.00 and the net revenue from each copy sold is approximately US$2.00. To reach our goal of $5,000, we have to sell at least 2500 copies of the game over the two day period.

We are counting on your kind and generous support!

Orbitron: Revolution is available on the Xbox Live Marketplace. To buy Orbitron: Revolution online at Xbox.com go to:

http://marketplace.xbox.com/Product/Orbitron-Revolution/66acd000-77fe-1000-9115-d802585509f9

For more information on the Ride to Conquer Cancer:

www.conquercancer.ca

For information on the cycling team Firebase Industries Ltd. is supporting:

http://www.conquercancer.ca/site/TR?pg=team&fr_id=1413&team_id=48031

For more information about Firebase Industries Ltd. or Orbitron: Revolution visit:

www.firebase.ca or @FirebaseIND on Twitter

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November 29, 2011

Take Your Turn with Orbitron: Revolution – December 1st, 2011.

VANCOUVER, BC – Firebase Industries Ltd. announce today that the Orbital Power Station, Orbitron will fire up its power core on December 1st, 2011. This first project marks an important milestone for the independent developer.

Since initially revealed back in June, 2011 the project has been significantly upgraded. It now includes three modes of operation as well as an extensive list of functional and visual improvements.

The chances of the Orbitron Ring coming under attack by the Droid rebellion on nearby systems is thought to be slim.  Leaving nothing to chance however, two of Earth’s best pilots, Blaze Harvest and Kaela Winters have been assigned to the station for active duty.

Combat space fighters, supplied by Advanced Combat Mechanics and their subsidiary Varia Aerotech, are on hand for the two aces to command in the unlikely event of a surprise robotic attack.  Both fighters utilize the latest in integrated direct fire, as well as Power Cell driven Wave Bombs, and Power Shot technology in addition to augmented thrust.

Earth based populace may participate in the Power Station’s defense system by purchasing the Orbitron: Revolution project on Xbox Live Indie Games for 240 Microsoft Points on December 1st. The same day the Power Station activates, high scores from the best players with Xbox Live Gold memberships will be cataloged and viewed through an online tracking system.

Orbitron: Revolution was selected as one of the top 20 semi finalists in Microsoft’s 2011 Dream Build Play competition and features music by Audio Antics (Geometry Wars: Retro Evolved), sound design by Studio X Labs (Homeworld) and is powered by the Sunburn Engine from Synapse Gaming.

The all new release trailer can be found at:

For more information about Firebase Industries Ltd. or Orbitron: Revolution visit:

http://www.Firebase.ca or @FirebaseIND on Twitter.

For new screenshots and updated Orbitron: Revolution information visit:

http://firebase.ca/orbitron-revolution/

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