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|November 24, 2003 GMT|
|Astraware Teams With MumboJumbo to Offer Exciting New PDA Games|
From: John Phillips
|Astraware Limited, the top developer of games for PDAs, and MumboJumbo, LLC, a leading developer of downloadable entertainment, will work together to port many of MumboJumbo’s popular online games to be playable on Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices.|
The first MumboJumbo games available by Astraware should be on the market in January 2004 when many people will begin outfitting the PDAs they received as holiday gifts with hot new games that leverage the vibrant color/high-resolution screens and fast processor speeds of the latest PDA models.
Astraware will serve as MumboJumbo’s exclusive developer for PDA ports of its successful Web and PC games. The first games that PDA owners can look forward to playing are Equilibria, Chainz and Snowball Run:
Equilibria is a fast-paced game of balance in which players must click on groups of three or more matching marbles as they fly in from all four sides of the screen;
In Chainz, players must rotate colorful links to create valuable chains in this challenging puzzle game while starting chain-reactions and incorporating bonus links for increased rewards;
Snowball Run is a challenging adventure as players guide a snowball-riding penguin on a bold adventure through 75 fish-packed levels to find his frozen homeland.
All three games feature eye-catching graphics and will take advantage of Astraware’s Aurora sound system to include lively musical scores and exciting sound effects.
"We’re excited to work with MumboJumbo to offer their very high-quality and challenging games to our customers," said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. "We not only benefit from new games that are perfect for PDA game-play, but also from MumboJumbo’s experience in the more traditional fields of PC development and retail distribution which should open up many new possibilities for us."
"We recognized early-on the potential marketplace for our games among PDA users, and when we began looking for a development partner with experience in this industry, we looked no further than the global leader, Astraware," said Brian Moon, president of MumboJumbo, LLC. "MumboJumbo’s games will provide highly addictive and fresh experiences for PDA users and we couldn’t ask for a better partner to help make our vision a reality."
About Astraware Limited.
Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited. licenses, develops and publishes high quality games for handheld computers. The company provides a range of products, including the popular “Zap!2000” and “Bejeweled,” which was named as the "Best Game Application" by Handango in 2003. Handheld gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than a million copies of Astraware products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. Astraware currently offers over fifty of the best game titles for handheld platforms, both from its award winning in-house gaming development department and by building successful partnerships with a over a dozen companies worldwide. For more information, contact John Phillips, PR & Marketing Coordinator at email@example.com or visit www.astraware.com.
About MumboJumbo, LLC
MumboJumbo, LLC was formed in 2001 as a subsidiary of United Developers, LLC. The company is a development team formed by former members of Ritual Entertainment. The company initially specialized in developing first person/third person action games which included “Myth III: The Wolf Age” for Take Two Interactive and “Medal of Honor: Spearhead” for Dreamworks. More recently, the company has focused on the development of games for online distribution and has completed “Snowball Run,” “PowerChips,” “High Roller,” “Equilibria,” and “Chainz” for distribution through RealOne Arcade and the company’s own Web site, www.mumbojumbo.com. For more information, contact Brian Moon at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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