Astraware, Popcap Games & Handango “Pop the Question” With Bejeweled Valentines Day Edition

Special Limited-Time Edition Includes Heart-Shaped Stones, a Marriage Proposal and a Chance to Win a Honeymoon Cruise

THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND – February 12, 2004 ? Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, along with PopCap Games and Handango, announces the release of Bejeweled ? Valentines Day Edition. Available for only a limited period exclusively from Astraware and Handango, this version of Astraware?s all-time best selling PDA game — available for both Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds — not only features new heart-shaped gems, but also provides an ingenious means for proposing marriage.

Couples who become engaged with the aid of the Valentines Day edition of Bejeweled will receive a special gift from the sponsoring companies, along with a feature on the Astraware Web site and the chance to win an all-expenses-paid honeymoon cruise.

?We get plenty of email feedback from the partners of Bejeweled addicts, saying how difficult it can be to win attention back while their loved one is playing,? said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. ?We thought this would be an ideal way to get a special message across to them!?

While players will surely enjoy the sparkling heart-shaped gems and the romantic Valentines theme, what sets this edition apart is a secret command that allows boyfriends (or girlfriends) to enable the hidden screen while the game is being played by a loved one, revealing the words ?Will You Marry Me?? and providing the proposal recipient a chance to respond with an instant answer via ?Yes? or ?No? buttons on the screen.

“We?re very excited to be the first to offer Bejeweled ? Valentines Day Edition,”
said Clint Patterson, vice president of Marketing for Handango, “The game is nothing less than what you?d expect from Astraware who are among the very best at creating compelling, engaging games for mobile devices.?

The game is not just for men to propose to their girlfriends either, as traditionally, February 29th is the acceptable day of the year for women to propose to men. Since 2004 is a leap year, ladies who would like to propose to their men should jump at this unique opportunity?if they do not do it this year it will be another 4 years before this chance comes around again.

About Bejeweled


Bejeweled is very simple to play, but difficult for players to put down. They can choose from a relaxing and absorbing Easy-level, or a frantic Timed-level game, as they tap adjacent pairs of gems to swap them and make matching horizontal and vertical lines of three or more. In honoring Bejeweled as ?Game of the Year,? Handango recognized the game for its endurance as the top selling handheld game of all time. The game had previously been named Game of the Year for 2001 by Handheld Computing Magazine with a warning for new players to ?put in for vacation time? prior to playing Bejeweled for the first time because of its addictive nature.

About Astraware Limited.


Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops and publishes games and entertainment software for mobile devices, including Zap!2000, Mahjongg, GTS Racing Challenge, and the award winning Bejeweled. Handheld gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 10 million copies of Astraware?s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact VP Marketing, John Phillips at john@astraware.com, or visit www.astraware.com

About PopCap


The company was founded in 2000 by John Vechey, Brian Fiete, and Jason Kapalka, who?d learned their trade earlier working for internet game companies like Flipside and pogo.com. In 2002, they consolidated their operation by opening an office in Seattle. Today, PopCap have nearly twenty employees and a host of contractors and development partners. PopCap games can be found on numerous different platforms, from the web to PCs to Macs, to PDAs and cell phones, even mid-flight airline entertainment. Visit www.popcap.com for more information

About Handango


Handango is the leading provider of mobile downloads, bringing over 50,000 applications and 25,000 digital media titles to market through an extensive global distribution network that reaches millions of mobile users. Handango’s application management and provisioning platform, Handango AMPP, has been chosen as the mobile software delivery platform for Nokia, Motorola, Sprint, Verizon Wireless, Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Orange SA, Sony Ericsson, palmOne, Microsoft, Sony, HP, Sega Mobile, AOL and more than 100 others. For more information, visit www.handango.com.

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Astraware and Skwork Studio Bring Shattered Worlds to the Tapwave Zodiac

San Jose, California – February 11, 2004 – Today at the PalmSource Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, along with Skwork Studio and Tapwave, Inc., announce the release of an all new Zodiac-enhanced version of Shattered Worlds: Space Combat. Available for both Zodiac1 and Zodiac2 devices, this version of Skwork Studio?s space combat simulator takes advantage of the Zodiac?s robust gaming features, including an extended landscape display, sharp analog controls via the Zodiac controllers, and rumble effects to enhance the effect of collisions and explosions. This new release brings an added bonus of one extra mission to both the Zodiac-specific game and the original versions for all registered players.

"At Skwork Studio we are very excited about extending our product to take advantage of the Zodiac?s superior gaming features." said Sergei Savchenko, CEO, Skwork Studio. "With its power and great feature set, the Tapwave Zodiac permitted us to do things we could not have done otherwise in a handheld system."

Shattered Worlds: Space Combat is a revolutionary 3D space flight game using the 3DMGPL Engine technology developed by Skwork Studio. 3DMGPL Engine technologynot only provides new technological advances, but also offers an even better long-term gameplay experience for PDA users everywhere, with the added bonus of a completely new mission. This all new extra-mission version will be available to existing owners as a completely free upgrade from Astraware on their website at www.astraware.com.

"”As a popular PDA game, Shattered Worlds: Space Combat has a reserved seat in our first-quarter content lineup." said Byron Connell, co-founder of Tapwave, Inc. "We are thrilled to have a Zodiac-enhanced version of Shattered Worlds to add to our catalog, especially since Skwork Studio?s has added a new mission to the game, and has optimized their game to take full advantage of the Zodiac?s strong gaming features (analog controller, high-resolution display, game rumble feedback)."

The game is available to download and purchase from www.astraware.com, priced at $17.95 for all formats.

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 john@astraware.com or visit www.astraware.com.

About Skwork Studio.
Skwork Studio is a software engineering company based in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. They specialize in Artificial Intelligence and Computer Graphics and develop products and tools using technologies from these two areas of their expertise. In particular, they build software tools for data and pattern quality assessment and produce 3D computer games for multiple mobile and dedicated platforms. More information about the company can be found at their website
www.skworkstudio.com or by contacting them at info@skworkstudio.com.

About Tapwave, Inc.
Pioneers of a new category of mobile entertainment gear, Tapwave is changing the way people live, play and interact on the go. Founded in May 2001, Tapwave is a privately funded startup company in Mountain View, CA. Through a wealth of experience and strong partnerships, Tapwave is developing a portfolio of innovative next-generation products tailored to deliver the most fun and function in mobile entertainment gear. More information about the company can be found on the Internet at http://www.tapwave.com/

Astraware Classic Evolves for Next Generation Handhelds

Zap!Evolution™ development announced plus an update for original Zap!2000/2016 for newer device owners

San Jose, California – February 10, 2004 – Today at the PalmSource Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, revealed a top-secret long-term development project, Zap!Evolution?. Developed as the long awaited sequel to the highly successful Zap!2000/2016, Astraware have announced that the final version will be available this summer.

"Zap!Evolution embodies the Astraware tradition of great gameplay and great technology, specifically designed for the handheld platform." said David Oakley, Director of Technology for Astraware, "The game is designed to adapt and use the latest features found on today’s devices, making the best use of larger screen sizes, better controls and enhanced audio."

Zap!Evolution™ is the first handheld game to fully utilise Lua scripting technology as used in Balder’s Gate, MDK2, Grim Fandango, Homeworld 2 and Impossible Creatures. Lua allows new aliens to be easily created that have complex behaviours, reacting to the player, other aliens and the environment around them plus Lua also makes it possible to include additional behaviours in update packs, alongside new enemies and special effects. The game is designed to work on devices with different screen sizes and shapes, utilising the extra screen height on the Tungsten T|3 and some Sony CLIÉ devices and the extra screen width on the Tapwave Zodiac and Astraware?s Aurora Audio Engine, will be providing stereo sound effects and an 8-channel techno soundtrack.

Today also sees the release of a new update for the original Astraware shoot-em-up Zap!2000/2016 and this version 1.7 update adds sampled sound effects and faster screen response on Palm OS 5 devices, along with enhanced controls on the Tapwave Zodiac and other handhelds with 5-way joypads.

The Zap!2000/2016 1.7 update is available now free of charge to existing owners from the Astraware Website at www.astraware.com and more information about the forthcoming Zap!Evolution? can be found at www.zapevolution.com.

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 john@astraware.com or visit www.astraware.com.

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Astraware Announce Audio Enabling Technology for PDA Developers

Astraware’s Aurora Audio Engine(tm) Available Now to Third Party Developers for Licensing.

PalmSource Conference, San Jose, California – February 8th, 2004. Today sees the official release to third party developers of the Aurora Audio Engine(tm), Astraware’s sound system that more easily enables their handheld games and entertainment software to include high quality audio effects and music that are essential to producing a top selling product.

The Aurora Audio Engine(tm) provides handheld software developers with an easy to integrate audio system with the capability to mix in-game sound effects and multi-channel stereo music across a broad range of devices.

Licensing options are available to suit various development and distribution models. Libraries, along with documentation and test code, are available for Palm OS®, Windows Mobile(tm) for Pocket PC and Smartphone, and Windows(tm) desktop systems. A compatibility layer for Palm OS® allows software to produce sound effects on devices with older Yamaha PA-1 and Piezo-buzzer audio systems via a single interface.

“Aurora has now been successfully used in over a dozen of our products since the first game to use it, Bejeweled ‘Game Of The Year Edition’, was released in August 2003,” said David Oakley, Astraware’s Director of Technology. “Developers can have confidence that the Aurora Audio Engine(tm) is tried and tested, and ideal for the job of helping them to add more impact to their games.”

Further details on both licensing options and technical specifications for the Aurora Audio Engine(tm) are available now from the Astraware web site at:

http://www.astraware.com/technology/aurora/

About Astraware Limited
Founded in 1994, Astraware develops shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for mobile devices, including the popular Zap!2000. Astraware?s Bejeweled was named as the Best Handheld Game for 2001 by Handheld Computing Magazine and Handango?s Game of the Year 2003. Handheld gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 10 million copies of Astraware?s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact VP Marketing, John Phillips at john@astraware.com, or visit www.astraware.com

Aurora and Aurora Audio Engine are trademarks of Astraware Limited, Palm OS is a registered trademark of PalmSource Inc. and Microsoft Windows and Windows Mobile are trademarks of the Microsoft Corporation. All other trademarks and properties are copyright of their respective owners.

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Astraware Ltd.
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