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North Hollywood, Calif. - April 25, 2006 -- Disney's Game Café (www.disneysgamecafe.com), the first downloadable games collection from Disney Online specifically tailored for a "grown-up audience", today announced plans to more than double the site's offerings through a dozen new distribution deals with such leading online game developers and publishers as WildTangent Inc., PlayFirst, Inc., HipSoft, Sandlot Games and iWin. On the heels of Game Café's launch last November, more than 35 new titles will be rolled out on the site through May.
The selection of new games ranges from puzzle and word games to action-oriented, arcade-style games to casual, classic games. All of the games are designed to be easily downloaded and played offline either alone or with friends and family.
"We are thrilled to follow-up our launch with a significant expansion," said Steve Parkis, vice president of premium products for Disney Online. "Now as we near 60 titles, the site truly delivers a diverse, exciting selection of games that offer endless entertainment."
Included in the new lineup will be Diner Dash 2: Restaurant Rescue, PlayFirst's highly-anticipated second installment in the popular Diner Dash series, and WildTangent's popular Polar series including Polar Bowler and Polar Tubing. Other notable hits include:
- Always Neat's Twistingo
- HipSoft's Gem Shop and Flip Words
- iWin's Family Feud, Jewel Quest and Mah Jong Quest
- KatGames' Fireworks Extravaganza
- Sandlot Games' Cake Mania, Tradewinds II and Tradewinds
- TikGames' Cinema Tycoon, Gold Fever and Fortune
Games on Disney Game Café are available for download with prices ranging from $9.95 to $19.95. Additional information and free trials are available at www.disneysgamecafe.com.
Disney's Game Café launched in November 2005 with an initial suite of 20 popular casual games from Disney Online, PopCap Games, PlayFirst, Inc. and FreshGames. Disney Online also offers a collection of downloadable games for kids, available for trial and purchase at www.disneygamedownloads.com.
About Disney Online
Disney Online (www.disney.com) produces the number one kids' entertainment and family community destination on the World Wide Web. Launched in 1995, Disney.com is designed to reflect the vision of an "online theme park," providing an interactive gateway to all of the company's many Disney-branded Internet initiatives. Popular Disney Online places to visit include Disney Channel (www.DisneyChannel.com), Playhouse Disney (www.PlayhouseDisney.com), Disney Shopping (www.disneyshopping.com), Walt Disney Parks and Resorts (www.disneydestinations.com) Walt Disney Pictures (www.disneypictures.com), Disney DVD & Video (www.disneyvideos.com) and Radio Disney (www.radiodisney.com).
Among the many magical "neighborhoods" found at www.Disney.com is the fun-filled Games area (www.disney.com/games), which includes Disney's Toontown Online, the first 3D massively multiplayer online role playing game for kids and families, and Disney's Blast (www.disneyblast.com), a premium subscription service for kids ages 5-9. Disney Online also produces FamilyFun.com (www.familyfun.com), the premier online family resource for "great ideas, practical advice, and fun stuff to do" as well as Movies.com (www.movies.com), a leading site that provides a broad array of reviews and information to help movie fans "get movie night right." Disney Online is a part of the Walt Disney Internet Group, which provides integrated strategic and operational services for Internet, broadband, and mobile initiatives of The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS).
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Walt Disney Internet Group
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