Astraware celebrates 10th Anniversary of Broken Sword series.

THE MIDLANDS, UK – September 28th, 2006 – Astraware and Revolution Software are excited to announce a special Broken Sword promotion to celebrate 10 years since the release of the original Broken Sword.

When the game was originally released on 30th September 1996, no-one could have forseen that the game would still be receiving rave reviews a full decade later. Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars has been released on several platforms including PC, PlayStation®, GameBoy Advance®, and most recently for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile®. Broken Sword is now an award-winning franchise with three sequels. The most recent, Broken Sword 4: The Angel of Death, has just been released and is currently number 1 in the charts.

“We always dreamed of writing the game on a device that would reach beyond hardcore gamers; with the emphasis on intelligent, cerebral gameplay, rather than the requirement for manual dexterity, the game was always intended to have a broad appeal. Writing the game on Palm OS®and Windows Mobile® platforms has finally allowed us to achieve this goal”, said Charles Cecil, Managing Director and co-founder of Revolution Software.

“We are really proud of how the game has turned out on Palm OS® and Windows Mobile®.”, said Tony Warriner, co-founder of Revolution Software, “The PC version was praised for its beauty and subtlety, and this has translated perfectly”.

To celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the release of Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars, Astraware is making the game available at a very special discount price. From Friday 29th September to Sunday 1st October 2006 ONLY, Broken Sword: Shadow of the Templars for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC will be available with an Anniversary-only discount. This offer is available from the Astraware website for this limited period only. Visit the website for more details.

StarPop™ – the game for people who like to make stuff go “Pop!”

THE MIDLANDS,UK – September 13th 2006 – Astraware is delighted to announce StarPop™, the perfect game for the big kid in all of us that just likes to pop stuff!

StarPop™ can be simply described as fun, absorbing, stress busting, and even poptastic! If you enjoy popping bubblewrap (and who doesn’t?) then you’ll love StarPop™. Pop stars, burst balloons, splat fruit and a whole lot more against all kinds of cartoon backgrounds. Trigger the popping bonuses for extra points and unlock special onscreen prizes.

“Games should be all about fun.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware “We designed StarPop to be all about fun, with satisfying effects so that you just can’t help playing, and nothing to worry about. StarPop is literally a game that you can’t lose!”

StarPop™ was designed for everyone but also with younger children in mind, and is perfect for keeping everyone entertained – on long journeys, in meetings, between appointments – and it’s so addictive you can play it over and over trying to beat your own highest score!

StarPop™ is available now for all Palm OS® 5.0 devices and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC 2003, 2003SE and 5.0. More information on the game, including a full feature on how the game was developed from early concept to release, can be found at