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Casual Games Association Announces June 7th "Spring Break" Minna Mingle

The Casual Games Industry's Premiere Networking Event Returns to New York City

NEW YORK, NY- May 24, 2007 - The Casual Games Association today announced the "Spring Break" Minna Mingle in New York City on Thursday June 7th, beginning at 7pm. Professional casual game industry attendees can network with industry professionals in a casual atmosphere, as well as enjoy free drinks, food, and games. People wishing to attend the event can sign-up at http://mingle.casualconnect.org.

"With more and more advertising dollars rushing into the casual games space, New York City is quickly becoming a hotbed for casual game development and business," says Jessica Tams, Managing Director of the Casual Games Association. "Match-making is one of our key goals, and with over 200 attendees at our inaugural Mingle in New York City, this is a great location to facilitate relationships and push the industry forward."

Sponsors for the event include Arkadium Games, Game Trust, gameLab, Large Animal Games, Lifetime, Rebel Monkey, and Slingo.

Game Trust will host the event at their loft office located at 135 West 20th Street between 6th and 7th Avenues.

For more information, go to http://mingle.casualconnect.org.

About The Casual Games Association

The Casual Games Association is focused on providing educational resources and community support for the entire gaming industry on creating games for the mass marketing consumer. The Casual Games Association is an international organization with more than half of our event attendance and advisors located outside the United States. More information can be found on the CGA website: http://www.casualgamesassociation.org/

About Game Trust

Game Trust ( www.gametrust.com) has developed the platform of choice for online casual games and community, licensed by Shockwave, MiniClip, Slingo, and other major media and casual game portals. As consumers have demanded more from interactive entertainment, Game Trust has responded with advances in community, interactive game play, social networking, affinity, online profiles and usage reporting. The fourth generation Game Frame platform has been customized to meet the scale and branding needs of partners worldwide, and supports the addition of game content through easy to use tools. The Company is venture backed with offices in New York and Denmark

About Arkadium Games

Arkadium is a developer of online game software for the advergaming and casual game markets. The company's growing archive of over 100 Flash-based and custom game solutions currently reach over 100 million people through some of the most popular online destinations and corporate branded Web sites on the Internet. For more information visit www.arkadium.com.

About gameLab

gameLab ( www.gamelab.com) is a game development company based in New York City, founded by Peter Lee and Eric Zimmerman in 2000. Our staff of 12 designers, programmers, and producers creates smart, innovative, high-quality games that appeal to a broad audience. gameLab specializes in singleplayer and multiplayer online games, but we have designed for a variety platforms on and off the computer. Our specialty is inventing new ways for people to play, integrating hip graphics, sound and content into approachable and addictive gameplay. We consult, create custom games, and also license original gameLab titles.

About Large Animal Games

Founded in 2001, Large Animal Games develops original, downloadable games for the mass market. Their award-winning titles, such as Rocketbowl, AlphaQUEUE, LEGO: Bricktopia, and Snapshot Adventures: Secret of Bird Island, are all available for download at www.largeanimal.com and through leading web properties including Yahoo, Real Networks, MSN, Shockwave, and AOL.

About Lifetime

Lifetime ( www.lifetimetv.com) is the leader in women's television and one of the top-rated basic cable television networks. Its web site, LifetimeTV.com, is visited by millions of women every month for show and movie highlights, lifestyle information and original games and video.

About Rebel Monkey

Rebel Monkey ( www.rebelmonkey.com) is a casual game development studio located in New York City. The focus of Rebel Monkey is on creating next-gen casual games for the mass market.

About Slingo

Slingo, Inc. is a U.S. based company that has developed and licensed the intellectual property for Slingo brand games for over 10 years. As a pioneer and thought-leader in the "casual games" niche industry, Slingo Inc has successfully licensed to partners world-wide for use with: online game sites, downloadable games, lottery tickets, casino slot machines and table games, television game show, interactive television, mobile phone games, and other "game-able" mediums. The original Slingo game boasts that over 3 billion games have been played to date. Slingo, Inc.'s partners include Funkitron, Oberthur Gaming Technologies, PixelPlay, iPlay and TVcompass. People can play Slingo by going to - www.slingo.com.


Jonathan Greechan

Game Trust, Inc.

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