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CDV and Deck 13 Embark on a New Adventure with Jack Keane

For immediate release

December 16, 2005 - Cary, North Carolina - CDV Software Entertainment AG and award-winning video game developer Deck 13 Interactive GmbH are delighted to announce their joint publishing agreement for Jack Keane (working title), a classical adventure game for the PC. Slated for a Q1 2007 retail release, this game will highlight Deck 13's newest technology as the player guides hero Jack Keane to face some of his toughest challenges yet.

Developer Deck 13 is best known for making high quality, creative classical adventure games that immerse the player with their rich story-telling and fun gameplay. Earlier this month the German Developer Awards 2005 recognized Deck 13's adventure game Ankh with three prestigious awards: Best German Video Game of 2005, Best Game Sound Track and Best In-Game Sound.

"Deck 13 is Germany's best and most renowned adventure game developer," remarked Teut Weidemann, CDV Software Entertainment AG's Chief Technology Officer. "We can imagine no better partner for globally delivering a great game within the time-proven adventure genre."

"Not content to rest on our laurels, this is an ambitious project and we are delighted to partner with CDV, a publisher that shares our vision and makes it possible for us to take Jack Keane on a fast-paced but humorous adventure, complete with many original and challenging obstacles that players must help the hero overcome," explains Jan Klose, Deck 13's Creative Director.

About CDV Software Entertainment

CDV Software Entertainment is dedicated to publishing and distributing top-notch war and strategy games worldwide. The publicly traded company, founded and headquartered in Karlsruhe, Germany, has its North American offices located in New Jersey and North Carolina, and collaborates with leading distribution partners across the globe. As publisher of critically acclaimed titles like Codename: Panzers, Divine Divinity, American Conquest, Combat Mission, Hammer & Sickle, War Front: Turning Point, Cossacks and the Blitzkrieg series, CDV is Europe's foremost publisher of PC strategy titles.

For additional information, please contact:

Ted Brockwood, ted@calico-media.com, at (503) 231-2410.

Mario Kroll, mario.kroll@cdvus.com, at (919) 386-3475.

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