Astraware and Whitehorse Games Team to Deliver Chess, Checkers and Backgammon to Palm OS Handhelds

Whitehorse Games are the first from another developer to be published by Astraware

THE MIDLANDS, ENGLAND (February 10, 2003) – – Astraware Ltd has become the exclusive publisher of Whitehorse Games? Chess, Checkers and Backgammon games for Palm OS® handhelds. Astraware has long been recognized as one of
the top producers of PDA games. The agreement with Astraware marks the company?s move toward becoming a publisher of games from other developers as well as its own.

The new ChromaGames bundle includes all three Whitehorse Games in a single set. All three games are optimized for the high resolution screens and fast processing speeds of Palm OS 5 devices, though they can be played on any Palm OS
PDA with OS 3 or higher. The games feature the same easy-to-use interface and offer hints for players who are slow to identify the best possible moves. Whitehorse Games? Backgammon boasts a first-of-its-kind neural-network artificial intelligence,
significantly increasing the challenge of game-play.

“I have been building commercial videogames since 1984, and my 14 products have been distributed via Activision, Electronic Arts, Crystal Dynamics, Macmillan and Palm, Inc.,” said Bill Mitchell, founder of Whitehorse Games. “I speak from
experience when I say that Astraware is a solid choice for the professional PDA game developer.”

“We?re delighted to bring Whitehorse Games? to market and invite other game developers interested in making their PDA games successful to give us a call,” said Howard Tomlinson, Astraware?s CEO. “The ChromaGames bundle is an excellent
addition to our product offerings: high quality games that are fun to play and fully take advantage of the handheld platform.”

The ChromaGames bundle is available for US$19.95 at Astraware?s Web site,

About Astraware Ltd.

Founded in 1994, Astraware Ltd. develops shareware games and utilities. The company provides a range of products available for handheld computers, including the popular
Zap!2000. Astraware?s Bejeweled game was named as the “Best Handheld Game for 2001” by Handheld
Computing Magazine
. Handheld gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than a million copies of Astraware?s products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact CEO Howard Tomlinson at or visit

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