Astraware and Trixiam Studios Team to Offer Titles for Palm OS Devices

Astraware today announced their partnership with Trixiam Studios

…to bring Abysma and Elixir, two of Trixiam?s popular PC puzzle-style games, to Palm Poweredtm handheld computers. Both games are fast-paced games that require quick thinking and offer addictive game-play.

In Abysma, players are opposed by both time and a descending “bar of doom.” A bar descends downward across a screen of multi-sized blocks. Energy is lost when the bar of doom comes across a blank space, causing players to race to fill in the gaps with adjoining blocks before the bar hits the empty spots and saps all of their energy.

Elixir pits the player against the clock in a race to, literally, pop as many pills as possible. As iridescent capsules descend down the screen, the player must explode as many pills as possible, but only those that are not supporting the capsules above them.

“We?re glad to be working with Trixiam Studios, a team that takes a very refreshing approach to the development of online and PC games, to put the most popular games in the hands of PDA users,” said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware?s CEO. “I knew from the moment I first encountered Abysma that it had the magic formula that works so well for handheld and Web games – eyecatching graphics, simple but challenging game-play, and completely absorbing.”

“When the idea of creating handheld versions of our games came about, it wasn?t a tough decision to decide to partner with Astraware,” said Sylvain Dufour, Trixiam Studio?s CEO. “Astraware has an excellent track record of creating blockbuster versions of online and PC games for handhelds. The ability to expand our customer base to potentially millions of PDA users through our relationship with Astraware is very exciting to us.”

About Astraware Ltd.

Founded in 1994, Astraware Ltd. develops quality shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for Palm OStm handhelds, including the popular Bejeweled and 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 or visit

About Trixiam Studios, Inc.

Based in Miami Beach, Florida, Trixiam Studios, Inc. is a game development company that focuses on producing original games for all major platforms. All games can be played directly from Web browsers, and enhanced download versions are also available. Trixiam Studios currently licenses its games to major game portals. For more information, contact Sylvain Dufour at or visit

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