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ETROM: The Astral Essence Coming to TotalGaming.net

December 22, 2005

Plymouth, MI - Stardock Corporation announced today that it had reached an agreement to bring ETROM: The Astral Essence, the fast-paced action-RPG from P.M. Studios, to the company's progressive TotalGaming.net game-distribution service. ETROM: The Astral Essence takes players on a thrilling open-ended adventure to a bleak, futuristic world, where survival is earned, rather than expected. Scheduled for release in February 2006, ETROM will be available at TotalGaming.net for just $29.95.

Developed by P.M. Studios, ETROM: The Astral Essence weaves a story across time and space, full of advanced technology and ancient magic, in which players will battle alongside and against demons, secret divinities, mechs, hovertanks and dragons. ETROM features an extensive character development system, a deep story-driven campaign and striking visuals that bring the developers' unique universe to life.

"We're very excited to be partnering with Stardock and TotalGaming.net to bring ETROM: The Astral Essence to a worldwide audience," said Fabio Delsanti, Managing Director at P.M. Studios and Lead Designer of ETROM. "They've proven their commitment to providing gamers with a simple, user-friendly method of buying games electronically."

"Stardock is dedicated to bringing high-quality titles to a broad audience, without many of the hassles traditionally associated with electronic distribution services," said Brian Clair, Director of TotalGaming.net. "With products like Galactic Civilizations II: Dread Lords, Space Hack and now ETROM: The Astral Essence, TotalGaming.net offers players great games that are theirs for life."

ETROM: The Astral Essence can now be pre-ordered at TotalGaming.net (http://totalgaming.stardock.com/games/?id=etr). For more information, visit the official website at http://www.etrom.net.

Media contact: Tom Ohle, Arbuthnot Entertainment Group; tom@aegmail.com; 780-433-3957

About Stardock

Stardock is the world's leading developer of Windows enhancement utilities. Its software is used by over 10 million people worldwide and has been licensed by trendsetting companies like nVidia, ATI, Alienware and Microsoft, plus in movies and TV. Stardock operates WinCustomize.com, the premier portal for Windows enhancement drawing more than 3 million unique visitors each month, in addition to one of the world's largest blogging communities, JoeUser.com, where the company provides a popular freeware blog-reading program called Blog Navigator. Stardock is a Microsoft Certified Gold Partner. The company's website is located at www.stardock.com.

About TotalGaming.net

TotalGaming.net is Stardock's revolutionary online game-distribution service, where gamers can purchase and download dozens of titles, including the company's own award-winning games like Galactic Civilizations and 2004's The Political Machine, as well as many other premium first- and third-party PC games. TotalGaming.net offers a wide range of games for purchase without the hassles of copy protection; with the unique Secure Software Delivery system, players can download the games they purchase anytime, from anywhere. Visit http://www.totalgaming.net for more information or to sign up for a TotalGaming.net membership for even greater value.

About P.M. Studios

PM Studios is a new software gouse established in 2001 by a highly creative and professional crew of videogames and multimedia-project developers. Projects include ETROM: The Astral Essence, "Kien" (action-rpg GBA game - www.pmstudios.net/kien), "La Perla Verde" (educational videogame sponsored by E.C.), "Natura Futura" (multimedia "virtual reality" project sponsorized by E.C.) and "Helmo" (educational videogame). For more information, visit http://www.pmstudios.it.

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