Handmark Launches First Arcade-Style Racing Game for iPhone, Leveraging Apple’s Unique Accelerometer Feature

Kansas City, MO – August 11, 2008 – Handmark® today announced the release
of GTS World Racing™ for iPhone™ and iPod® touch users. It is immediately
available through the Apple® App Store.

GTS World Racing offers a unique mobile gaming experience utilizing the iPhone built-in accelerometer feature. Players can accelerate, brake and steer the car by moving and turning the device itself. The game includes 64 track layouts and offers a choice of multiple car types and difficulty levels, as well as 4 exciting play modes – Single Race, Challenge Cup, Grand Tour, and Championship.

“We are excited to continue releasing the finest in mobile content, taking advantage of the unique capabilities of our partners like Apple,” said Paul Reddick, Handmark CEO. “We bring the highest quality mobile applications to the market for our partners and end-users, making the mobile experience both fun and productive.”

In addition to the unique interface and use of the accelerometer feature, GTS World Racing offers players a choice of music options. Users can select the exhilarating music soundtrack or use the music from their iPod to create their own customized racing soundtrack.

GTS World Racing was jointly developed by Astraware®, the Handmark Game Studio™, and Pazzazz Games.

“We have a long-standing relationship with Pazzazz Games and are delighted to bring GTS World Racing to the App Store,” said Howard Tomlinson, Director of Game Development, Astraware. “I love that I can control the game holding and turning my iPhone just like a steering wheel, which really shows off how well the device’s accelerometer works. This is classic arcade racing fun!”

GTS World Racing is available exclusively from Handmark through the App Store
for a one-time purchase of $7.99. For more information click here.

Astraware and PopCap Games, Inc. release Insaniquarium Deluxe for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones.

STAFFORDSHIRE, UK & SEATTLE, WA – August 6th 2008 – Astraware® and PopCap Games, Inc. are excited to announce the release of one of PopCap’s flagship titles for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® smartphones. Insaniquarium Deluxe™ offers hours of frantic aquarium fun as you feed your fish, watch them grow and protect them from alien invaders!

Insaniquarium Deluxe is the craziest aquarium game ever – tend to your fish and keep them happy and they’ll reward you with precious coins and jewels. Use the money you earn to buy upgrades for your tank or egg parts which hatch lots of different in-tank pets with special powers. These pets can help you feed your fish, collect coins, or even protect against the aliens that will invade your tank and wreak havoc. You can also use the money you earn to buy better weapons to see the aliens off quicker!

Insaniquarium Deluxe includes 3 fun ways to play:

  • Adventure – keep your fish healthy and protect them from aliens through 4 fun aquarium stages each with multiple levels of mayhem;
  • Time Trial – feed your fish and fight off the alien invaders to make as much money as possible against the clock. A new time trial is unlocked as you complete each stage in Adventure
  • Challenge – once you’ve mastered Adventure, face the ultimate challenge as you feed your fish and try to protect them from ever increasing alien attacks. The challenge ends when the last fish is zapped!

Insaniquarium Deluxe is available for Palm OS® 5 smartphones and PDAs with at least a 320×320 screen, and for smartphones and PDAs running Windows Mobile® 2003 and later. For more information, to try and to buy, click here.

Astraware announces their Hot Summer Sale!

Staffordshire, UK – August 1st 2008 – Summer’s here and it’s time for some fun! Whether you’re on vacation, or just want something new to play, Astraware® has the solution – the Astraware Hot Summer Sale!

Starting on 1st August, Astraware is offering 25 games each with at least 25% off the regular price. Several of the games are as low as $9.95 each!

If you’re looking for action games like Platypus or GTS World Racing, strategy titles like Westward or Tradewinds 2, word games like Bubble Babble, or favorite classics like Astraware Sudoku – they’re all included with special prices for a limited time! The Hot Summer Sale only lasts until midnight on 17th August, so make sure you don’t miss out.

For all the details and to bag yourself a bargain, visit the Hot Summer Sale page here.