Astraware Breathes New Life and Looks in to an Old Classic to Bring Out Tantric.

Astraware Breathes New Life and Looks in to an Old Classic to Bring Out Tantric.

THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND – June 7th, 2004 – Astraware today announces the launch of Tantric for Palm OS® and Pocket PC. Tantric, formally known as Abysma has earned itself the hall of fame treatment and been given beautiful new graphics and sounds.

Tantric has players frantically arranging different shapes in a top down fashion to avoid leaving gaps for the impeding power sapping bar. Those people with a natural flair for efficient suitcase packing or arranging large furniture in a small room will take to Tantric like a fish to water.
The gameplay has been likened by one journalist to filling a car trunk while someone is slowing trying to shut it.

  • Dazzling graphics
  • Shadow effects
  • Ultra addictive game
  • Palm port of the popular web game
  • ‘Tap to drop’ or ‘Drag and drop’ interface
  • Colour and Greyscale support
  • Unlimited number of levels
  • Separate high score tables for each mode of play
  • Stereo sound effects throughout the game
  • Musical soundtrack
  • Built in help and instructions to keep you going

“This game is all about focus and reaching a higher state of awareness – hence the new name! The option of the new music and sound effects adds a new level to the game and the rich new colours captivate first time viewers.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware.

Tantric is available for Palm OS® and Pocket PC based devices at Astraware?s website, www.astraware.com, priced at $17.95.

About Astraware Limited

Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for mobile devices, including the popular Zap!2000. Astraware?s Bejeweled game 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 Marketing Coordinator, Paul Arena at paul@astraware.com, or visit http://www.astraware.com.

Astraware going mobile at E3

State of Play Stand, E3 Expo, Los Angeles, California

May 13th, 2004 – Astraware, the premier developer of PDA games, is proud to announce three brand new game titles for all Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC owners. Astraware, currently exhibiting at the Electronic Entertainment Expo in Los Angeles, have always endeavored to bring cutting edge technology and gameplay to the mobile sector and these new releases, once again, certainly deliver.

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space, an IGF??, is the first Astraware conversion of a Digital Eel PC title, and sees players exploring randomly generated star systems, where they will meet alien races, strange artifacts and indulge in interplanetary trading and combat. S.A.I.S. features a revolutionary dynamic combat perspective system, never before seen on Palm Powered? Handhelds or Windows Mobile? powered Pocket PCs.

Toucan Tango is the first Deluxeware title to be published by Astraware and gives all the puzzle playing fans favorite features a new jungle themed twist. While Equilibria is the second licensed title from Astraware?s partnership with Mumbo Jumbo Games and features stunning high resolution graphics and dynamic sounds that capture all the excitement and tension of the original PC game.

“For Astraware, E3 is an ideal time to release and show off the latest game titles, in the context of perhaps one of the most important entertainment shows in the world.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware, “These games add to our existing range of fast, and fun mobile titles, and we are sure that their quirky style will appear to many gamers.”

Strange Adventures in Infinite Space will be released in late May for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC devices and will be priced at $19.95.

Equilibria is available now for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile? for Pocket PC devices and is priced at $17.95.

Toucan Tango is available now for Palm Powered? Handhelds and is priced at $17.95.

For more information or to purchase any of the titles, visit Astraware?s website at www.astraware.com.

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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 Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Bang

Astraware Celebrates Chinese New Year with a Bang

PopCap and Nuclide.com?s Rocket Mania sees it?s debut for Palm Powered Handhelds and Pocket PC Devices.

THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND – January 20th, 2004 – Astraware, the top developer and publisher of games for PDAs, today announces the release of Rocket Mania, converted for both Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds by Astraware from the original web and PC based version from PopCap and Nuclide.com, it retains all the stunning pyrotechnic features, stunning music and addictive gameplay of the original.

Soon after Rocket Mania was released, our customers started asking us for a handheld version. Who better to develop it than Astraware? We knew Rocket Mania would work great on a PDA because it is so natural to play the game by tapping the screen.” said Luc Van den Borre, CEO of Nuclide.com. “This PDA version of Rocket Mania has all the fun and excitement of the PC version, and being able to play on the go really adds another dimension. I expect our players will love it!

The game launches players into a world of fireworks and fuses, making them perform spectacular displays to thrill the crowds, as they complete fuses to link a burning match to one or more rockets. The game features two play modes, Classic and Strategy, to suit both frantic or thoughtful players, and a third Action mode will be released shortly as a free upgrade for registered customers.

Rocket Mania mixes captivating gameplay with great sound and visual effects, and adds some great character with its cute dragon and cool ranks.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “All of this makes for a superb combination, and as soon as I saw the game, I knew it would be a magical game for our PDA audience. Now everyone can be a Curious Badger!

Rocket Mania is available for Palm OS® and Microsoft Mobile OS Pocket PC based devices at Astraware?s website, www.astraware.com, priced at $17.95.

About Astraware Limited
Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for mobile devices, including the popular Zap!2000. Astraware?s Bejeweled game 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.

About Nuclide.com
Nuclide.com is a privately held company founded in 2001 and headquartered in Antwerp, Belgium. Its small but perfectly formed band of developers is set on making Nuclide.com Europe’s premier developer for casual games. Visit their website at www.nuclide.com for more information and the latest games.

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.

Astraware and Skwork Studio Release Shattered Worlds: Space Combat for Palm OS® 5 and Pocket PC Devices

The Midlands, England: Ottawa, Ontario (December 8th, 2003) Astraware Limited and Skwork Studio announces the release of the eagerly anticipated Shattered Worlds: Space Combat for Palm OS® 5 and Pocket PC devices.

Space Combat is the first of the Shattered Worlds trilogy from Skwork Studio centered on the war between the Inner Planet Alliance and the Outer Colonies. Space Combat is a revolutionary 3D space flight game using the 3dmgpl Engine technology developed by Skwork Studio
We at Skwork Studio are extremely excited about the release of our first game and look forward to bringing new exciting chapters in Shattered Worlds saga to PDA gamers.” said Sergei Savchenko, CEO, “It has been a thrilling and rewarding experience to cooperate with Astraware who?s great experience in games in general and PDA games in particular helped immensely with all aspects of Space Combat.

Space Combat not only provides new technological advances but also a great long term gameplay experience for PDA users everywhere and will keep them enthralled whilst they await the release of the second instalment of the trilogy, Planet Assault in the spring of 2004.
The Skwork team have really shown off their considerable capabilities with their first title.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO, Astraware Limited “They have done a superb job of creating a strong 3D engine and bringing about a space game with good controls and visuals, and great gameplay, and we?re pleased to be their exclusive publisher.“

Both versions of Shattered Worlds: Space Combat are available now, and are priced US$17.95 on Astraware?s Web site, www.astraware.com. Further information on the complete trilogy can be found at www.shattered-worlds.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.

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.

Astraware releases FreshGames? WORD MOJO for Palm Powered handhelds and Pocket PC devices.

(The Midlands, England, 24th November 2003) Astraware Limited announces the release of its newest word game for PDA, Word Mojo, developed and published by Astraware Word Mojo is a conversion of the highly popular PC and web game by US based FreshGames, LLC.

Word Mojo is a simple, crossword-style word game that is both challenging and fun with a unique play style that engages the player with unlimited word variations played against the clock or with no time limit.

We are thrilled to have a PDA version of Word Mojo that captures the game perfectly from it’s original Win32 version. Whether you’re a word aficionado or not, Word Mojo’s simple but addictive game-play will test your spelling and ignite your Mojo through each funky level.” Stephan Smith, President, FreshGames.

With stunning graphics and funky sound effects, Word Mojo proves that word games need not be boring and plain, but still offer a challenge for both children and adults alike.

Word Mojo is available for all Palm OS® and Pocket PC handhelds from Astraware?s website at www.astraware.com priced at $14.95.

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 FreshGames, LLC.

FreshGames, LLC – based in New Albany, Ohio was formed in 2002 by industry gamers and veteran marketers whose shared vision was to create cool interactive games to be played over the Internet and through handheld devices. FreshGames has won numerous awards for their original casual gamer content and continues to lead with top selling games and branding opportunities for leading interactive and online brand marketers. For more information, contact Stephan Smith, steve@freshgames.com or visit www.freshgames.com.

Astraware Teams With MumboJumbo to Offer Exciting New PDA Games in Time for Post-Holiday Shopping.

The Midlands, England and Dallas, Texas USA (November 24, 2003) – – Astraware Limited, the top developer of games for PDAs, and MumboJumbo, LLC, a leading developer of downloadable entertainment, will work together to port many of MumboJumbo?s popular online games to be playable on Palm OS and Pocket PC handheld devices.

The first MumboJumbo games available by Astraware should be on the market in January 2004 when many people will begin outfitting the PDAs they received as holiday gifts with hot new games that leverage the vibrant color/high-resolution screens and fast processor speeds of the latest PDA models.

Astraware will serve as MumboJumbo?s exclusive developer for PDA ports of its successful Web and PC games. The first games that PDA owners can look forward to playing are Equilibria, Chainz and Snowball Run:

  • Equilibria is a fast-paced game of balance in which players must click on groups of three or more matching marbles as they fly in from all four sides of the screen;
  • In Chainz, players must rotate colorful links to create valuable chains in this challenging puzzle game while starting chain-reactions and incorporating bonus links for increased rewards;
  • Snowball Run is a challenging adventure as players guide a snowball-riding penguin on a bold adventure through 75 fish-packed levels to find his frozen homeland.

All three games feature eye-catching graphics and will take advantage of Astraware?s Aurora sound system to include lively musical scores and exciting sound effects.

“We?re excited to work with MumboJumbo to offer their very high-quality and challenging games to our customers,” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “We not only benefit from new games that are perfect for PDA game-play, but also from MumboJumbo?s experience in the more traditional fields of PC development and retail distribution which should open up many new possibilities for us.”

“We recognized early-on the potential marketplace for our games among PDA users, and when we began looking for a development partner with experience in this industry, we looked no further than the global leader, Astraware,” said Brian Moon, president of MumboJumbo, LLC. “MumboJumbo?s games will provide highly addictive and fresh experiences for PDA users and we couldn?t ask for a better partner to help make our vision a reality.”

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 MumboJumbo, LLC

MumboJumbo, LLC was formed in 2001 as a subsidiary of United Developers, LLC. The company is a development team formed by former members of Ritual Entertainment. The company initially specialized in developing first person/third person action games which included ?Myth III: The Wolf Age? for Take Two Interactive and ?Medal of Honor: Spearhead? for Dreamworks. More recently, the company has focused on the development of games for online distribution and has completed ?Snowball Run,? ?PowerChips,? ?High Roller,? ?Equilibria,? and ?Chainz? for distribution through RealOne Arcade and the company?s own Web site, www.mumbojumbo.com. For more information, contact Brian Moon at bmoon@udgames.com.