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Audiokinetic/Emergent deal

Wwise audio system being bundled with Gamebryo.

Montreal, Canada – May 1, 2008 – Audiokinetic Inc., a leading audio solution provider for the video game industry, announced today that its award-winning audio pipeline solution, Wwise, will be bundled with Emergent Game Technologies’ Gamebryo for a limited time. Hence, Wwise will be offered to Gamebryo customers for free until June 30th, 2008.

A few months ago, Audiokinetic joined the Emergent Premier Partners program that induced a very strong collaborative business relationship. The two technology providers have decided to take this partnership a step further by bundling Wwise and Gamebryo into a single product offering, for a limited time.

“The relationship between Audiokinetic and Emergent represents two forward thinking companies who are working together to make game development easier to empower innovation in our industry,” said Scott Johnson, President, Emergent Game Technologies. “Bundling our products and providing our customer base with Wwise demonstrates the sole purpose of our partner program, integrating numerous solutions together and making them more accessible to the development community.”

The details of the promotion were announced today:

• Customers who buy Gamebryo will receive Wwise automatically and for free;

• Existing Gamebryo customers who have an active and valid support contract will qualify to use Wwise for the development of their game, for free.

The promotion is effective immediately and will run until June 30th, 2008.

Some conditions may apply – Audiokinetic and Emergent should be contacted for details.

“Emergent is a very reliable and efficient commercial partner that shares our customer centric values,” commented André Nadeau, President and CEO, Audiokinetic. “By bundling Wwise with Gamebryo, we take yet another step towards our goal: to set Wwise as the obvious audio solution for game development.”

About Audiokinetic

Audiokinetic provides powerful and flexible audio solutions for the video game industry. Wwise, our award winning, audio pipeline solution, is setting new standards in audio production. This cost-efficient middleware increases productivity and simplifies the development process, giving game developers the flexibility, toolsets, and workflow necessary to dramatically advance the gaming experience.

Audiokinetic is headquartered in Montreal, QC, Canada.

About Emergent

Emergent Game Technologies provides flexible technologies and services that give developers an unmatched range of integrated capabilities for building, testing and managing games. These proven, stand-alone solutions include the award-winning Gamebryo game engine used to create hit next-generation games for the Wii™, “PLAYSTATION®3”, Xbox 360™, and PC. Emergent gives developers the flexibility they need to fuel creativity while reducing risk.

Emergent is headquartered in Calabasas, Calif., and has offices in Chapel Hill, NC; Austin, Texas; London; Tokyo; China; and Korea. To learn more, visit

For additional information, please contact:

Karine Légeron


Tel: 514-499-9100 - ext 260


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