Alliance Distributors Welcomes Matt Sughrue as Metaversal Studios' Vice President of Product Development

Jan 20, 2011, 09:00 ET from Alliance Distributors Holding Inc.

NEW YORK, Jan. 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Alliance Distributors Holding Inc. (Pink Sheets:  ADTR), a distributor of interactive video games and gaming products, today announced that Metaversal Studios, its content development arm, has hired Matt Sughrue as Vice President of Product Development.

Matt is a game industry veteran with nineteen years of experience planning and managing projects, teams and studios on both the publishing and development sides of the business for companies including Atari, Vivendi, Foundation 9, Creat Studios and Seven45 Studios. He has worked on game titles spanning nearly every platform, with original IP as well as major licensed properties from Nascar, Disney, and Nickelodeon.

Matt stated, "I'm excited to be a part of Metaversal Studios and to lead their team of talented developers in the creation of innovative and addictive games with strong digital brands."

Jay Gelman, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, commented, "We are delighted to have Matt take the leadership position at Metaversal.  The mobile gaming business continues to grow, and I am confident that Matt's experience and skill set will help Metaversal maximize its potential."

Metaversal Studios, based in Cambridge, Massachusetts, develops casual games with a focus on mobile and online platforms. Game titles by Metaversal Studios include Bad Apples, Shave Me!, Frank Further and GameRoom.

About Alliance Distributors Holding Inc.

Alliance Distributors Holding Inc. (, which does business as Alliance Distributors, is a full-service wholesale videogame distributor, specializing in gaming products and accessories for all key manufacturers and 3rd party publishers. Alliance Distributors offers support on: PS3, PSP, PS2, X-Box 360, Wii, DS and GBA SP, peripherals and software titles. Alliance develops downloadable and social content video games through Metaversal Studios (, which it wholly-owns.

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