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Block stacking taken to outrageous extremes with Big Box of Blox!

THE MIDLANDS, UK - June 29th 2006 - Astraware and Digital Eel are excited to announce the release of Big Box of Blox for Palm OS® and Windows Mobile® handhelds.

Big Box of Blox is a block stacking game taken to outrageous extremes! Using stylus or button controls, players arrange the three-blox-high stacks as they fall. Match blox in groups of three or more, vertically or horizontally, to eliminate them - but that's not all!

Don't just stack the blox. Smash them, blast them, mutate them or explode them in a shower of flames! Use special blox including jokers, bombs, frogs, mushrooms, fireballs and slot machines to clear the board before it reaches the top!

Choose from five exciting game modes: Flaming Peelout, Blok Atak, Groink, Mushroom King and Asylum Cubez or even create your own combination using the special Custom Mode. Faithful to the critically-acclaimed PC version, Big Box of Blox features cool psychedelic graphics, awe-inspiring animated backgrounds, brain crunching sound effects and an epic music soundtrack. The game's graphics reflect the dark and mysterious nature of the PC original, but PDA owners are sometimes known to go outside into the light, so Big Box of Blox also includes a gamma adjustment slider so you can select anywhere from dark and atmospheric to vibrant and acidic.

"We originally intended to make a nice normal blox stacking game, however, we failed to accomplish this goal marvelously. Big Box of Blox is anything but normal," explained Digital Eel co-founder, Rich Carlson.

Big Box of Blox is available for devices running Palm OS® 5.0 upwards, and Windows Mobile® for Pocket PC and Smartphone 2003, 2003SE and 5.0. The game is available from the Astraware website priced $19.95 with a special limited time release discount for Club Astraware members.

About Astraware

Founded in 1994, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of the company's best known handheld titles include PopCap Games' Bejeweled®, Zuma®, and Insaniquarium®, Sandlot Games' Tradewinds, and Astraware Sudoku and Zap!2000/2016. Astraware is a Microsoft® Certified Gold Partner. Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 30 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in over 100 countries. For more information, contact Alison Barclay at alison@astraware.com, or visit http://www.astraware.com.

About Digital Eel

Digital Eel is a self-funded independent PC & Mac video game development team located in Seattle, Washington, USA. The group was formed in 2001 by game industry professionals, Rich Carlson, Iikka Keranen and Bill "Phosphorous" Sears, as a self-described "labor of love between three friends who like to make games together." Digital Eel created the critically-acclaimed "Infinite Space" games, as well as award-winning and genre-twisting favorites like Dr. Blob's Organism and Big Box of Blox.

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