THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (January 16th, 2002). Astraware and GameHouse today announced their partnership to bring Collapse and Text Twist, two popular online games, to Palm Powered? handheld computers.
Collapse is a fast-paced original game concept created by GameHouse that is one of the most-played online games in history. With its intense, addictive, yet deceptively simple gameplay, it has widespread accolades across the entire online gaming community, including "Game of the Year", by RealNetworks.
Text Twist is GameHouse?s wildly popular word game. Both educational and gripping, it appeals to discriminating puzzle game fans and word game aficionados alike.
Collapse and Text Twist are the first two of GameHouse?s titles that Astraware is bringing to the Palm OS platform with three more to come soon.
"GameHouse has produced some excellent online games," said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware?s CEO. "When I first browsed their site I knew instantly that some of their games would be perfect for Palm Powered handhelds. The key elements to their games are simplicity, slick graphics, and absorbing game play. These characteristics make a truly addictive game, regardless of whether it is played on a Palm OS handheld or online."
"Creating a partnership with Astraware was one of our most significant business decisions over this past year," said Ron Powers, GameHouse?s Director of Business Development. "Our games are responsible for approximately 250 million ad impressions on the Web each month. By teaming with Astraware to offer Palm OS versions of our most popular games, which can be easily purchased over the Internet, we are able to put our games in the hands of many more players and immediately grow our customer base. We are very excited about our relationship with Astraware."
About Astraware Ltd.
Founded in 1994, Astraware Ltd. (http://www.astraware.com/) develops quality shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for Palm OS handhelds, including the popular Zap!2000. Palm enthusiasts have downloaded more than a million copies of Astraware’s products, and the company has customers in nearly 100 countries. For more information, contact CEO Howard Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GameHouse is an online game development company that focuses on designing interactive and creative content for branding, advertising, database development, and free entertainment purposes. Visit their extensive portfolio and beta test site at www.gamehouse.com for more information.
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