Interactive Studio Management (ISM), an agency for developer business management, has announced a long-term agreement to represent game developer Next Level.
The Vancouver, British Columbia-located independent developer Next Level most recently created NHL Hitz Pro
, and is now working on soccer title Mario Strikers
for Nintendo, as well as an undisclosed title for a U.S. publisher to be released in 2006.
Interactive Studio Management, with offices in northern and southern California, is representing or has represented such companies as Silicon Knights, Digital Illusions CE, the recently signed-up
Digital Extremes, and Paradox Entertainment.
Jeffery Hilbert, principal with ISM, commented of the new arrangement: "With the recognition that Next Level received at E3, receiving an Editor's Choice Award for Best of Show for Mario Strikers
, publishers and consumers alike are taking note of this team's potential for creating hit games."