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.