Cinemaware Marquee(TM) Announces Upcoming Retail Release Of Award-Winning Darwinia(TM) Title
Compelling New PC Title Arriving on Store Shelves in U.S. and Canada in June 2006
LANGHORNE, PA - April 4, 2006 - Cinemaware Marquee, an affiliated label of eGames, Inc. (OTCBB:EGAM), today announced that it will soon be bringing Introversion Software's critically acclaimed PC game Darwinia to North American retail shelves. With a unique visual style and absorbing gameplay mechanics, Darwinia's simple premise reveals a gateway to an all-consuming gaming experience.
"Introversion Software is a truly rare developer, making games that are unlike anything else I've ever played," said Lars Batista, Vice President, Product Development of eGames. "It is a perfect fit in our expanding lineup of fiercely original games, and we are proud to give it the distribution and support it deserves in North America."
Darwinia continues Cinemaware Marquee's strategy of bringing offbeat, innovative titles from around the world to gamers in the U.S. and Canada. Darwinia is impossible to classify - it combines elements of strategy, action, "God" control, and retro arcade action into one absolutely compelling game.
Developed by pioneering developer Introversion Software, Darwinia is a virtual theme park that exists inside a computer network built by a technology genius named Dr. Sepulveda, populated by sentient, evolving life forms called the Darwinians. Unfortunately, the systems of Darwinia have been overrun by an out of control, evil red Viral Infection. Your task is to destroy this disease and save the Darwinians from extinction.
"We lived and breathed Darwinia for many, many days and nights and it is great to see our life-blood get distribution in North America," said Chris Delay, Head of Development at Introversion Software. "We now look forward to partnering with Cinemaware Marquee to make Darwinia accessible to everyone."
Darwinia recently won three 2006 Independent Games Festival Awards at the Game Developer Conference, including the Seumas McNally Grand Prize for Best Independent Game, Innovation in Game Design award, and the Technical Excellence award. The game has also enjoyed unprecedented widespread critical acclaim in the gaming press. Computer Gaming World gave Darwinia 4.5 out of 5 stars and PC Gamer UK described Darwinia as "the most artistically exciting PC game ever". IGN.com said simply "I love Darwinia."
Darwinia will be available for $29.99 in June everywhere games are sold. As an added bonus, the game will include an exclusive poster and collectible figurine.
Introversion Software is a UK-based independent games developer and publisher founded in 2001 by three university students. Starting out with just $1,000, no advertising budget, and relying solely on the power of word of mouth, Introversion Software has gone on to produce the highly acclaimed, genre-defining, cult hacking sim, Uplink. Please visit www.introversion.co.uk for more information.
About Cinemaware Marquee:
Cinemaware Marquee, an affiliated label of Cinemaware®, is dedicated to bringing the most innovative and outstanding international games to North America. They showcase independent developers throughout the world and give them an opportunity to deliver their games to a whole new audience. Cinemaware Marquee's titles include Space Rangers 2: Rise of the Dominators, Neighbors From Hell®: On Vacation, and Buccaneer's Bounty. Please visit www.cinemawaremarquee.com for more information. Cinemaware is a brand of distinctively unique games featuring addictive gameplay and presented in grand cinematic scope. Cinemaware's award-winning game properties include Robin Hood: Defender of the Crown®, Defender of the Crown®, SDI, The King of ChicagoTM, Sinbad and the Throne of the FalconTM, Rocket RangerTM, Lords of the Rising SunTM, It Came from the DesertTM, WingsTM and the TV SportsTM franchise of sports games. More information about Cinemaware's history can be found at www.cinemaware.com.
About eGames, Inc.:
eGames, Inc., headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, publishes and markets a diversified line of interactive entertainment titles which now include the eGames, Cinemaware® and Cinemaware Marquee brands. Additional information regarding eGames, Inc. can be found at www.egames.com.
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