Handheld Computing Magazine Hails Astraware?s Rook?s Revenge as Among Best Mobile Computing Products of 2002

LAS VEGAS (January 10, 2003) – – Astraware is proud to announce that its Rook?s Revenge game for Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds was awarded as one of the Top 40 Mobile Computing Products of 2002 by the editorial staff of Handheld Computing Magazine.


Rook?s Revenge is a raucous, real-time chess game that is more about being a fast thinker and mover than a grand master. While the game features a standard checkered board and chess pieces all moving according to traditional chess rules and the objective is to kill the opponent?s king, this is where the similarities cease. Instead of taking turns at moving their pieces, the players can move them as soon and as often as they like.


When most people think of playing a chess game, they get about as excited as most of us get preparing our annual tax returns but Rook?s Revenge, however, has really gotten players excited about starting up a chess match, said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware?s CEO. This game has been phenomenal for us, and we?re excited to once again have one of our games recognized by Handheld Computing Magazine as one of the best in the industry.


Astraware?s Bejeweled was named Best Game of 2001 by the editorial staff of Handheld Computing Magazine, with the judges admitting they had not been so hooked on a puzzle game since the release of Tetris in 1989.


Rook?s Revenge is available for both Palm OS and Pocket PC handhelds and sells for $14.95. Links for downloading the application are available on Astraware?s Web site, www.astraware.com.

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 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 howard@astraware.com

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