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Gamebryo(R) Powered Titles On Display at the September 1-5 Game Stars Live

Playboy: The Mansion and Sid Meier's Pirates Showcase Innovative 3D Graphics

LONDON AND CHAPEL HILL, N.C., (September 2, 2004) - NDL announced today that its Gamebryo® 3D graphics engine and tools is being showcased in Playboy: The Mansion and Sid Meier's Pirates! at Game Stars Live, the European Games Network (EGN)'s consumer international interactive entertainment event held in London September 1-5, 2004. Gamebryo enables these developers and publishers to focus on creating stunning content and gameplay while saving development time and cost.

Playboy: The Mansion, developed by Cyberlore Studios, is a highly anticipated game co-published by ARUSH Entertainment and Groove Games. The title, on display at UbiSoft's booth, blends state-of-the-art social simulation with traditional role-playing and empire-building gameplay. Playboy: The Mansion demonstrates the cross-platform and graphics capabilities of Gamebryo as well as the product's ability to integrate with proprietary, internal engines.

Sid Meier's Pirates! is one of the most anticipated titles this year and will be on display at Atari's booth. With the use of Gamebryo, the game's developer, Firaxis, will carry on the great design tradition of the award-winning original while also delivering updated gameplay, stunning new features and spectacular 3D graphics. Pirates! provides players the opportunity to experience the intrigue, adventure and danger of life as a pirate on the Spanish Main.

NDL's Gamebryo is continuing its tradition of helping development teams create stunning 3D graphics on time and in budget. To see how Gamebryo is revolutionizing game development and how to receive a Gamebryo evaluation kit, visit

About NDL

NDL, headquartered in Chapel Hill, N.C., is a developer of highly flexible 3D graphics software used by leading game developers and publishers such as Firaxis, Microsoft, Mythic Entertainment, Blue Fang and Irrational Games. The company's flagship product, the Gamebryo graphics engine and toolkit, is the culmination of two decades of 3D graphics expertise. Titles using NDL's engine have been or will be published by Bethesda Softworks, Codemasters, Electronic Arts, Vivendi Universal Games and many others. Developers using NDL's Gamebryo can spend their time making Windows, XboxTM, PlayStation®2, and GameCube® games look great and play well, saving time and money in the process. To learn more, please visit

About Game Stars Live

Game Stars Live, based on the ITV video and computer games show Game Stars, is being held in London, England during September 1-5, 2004. It will be a multi-format consumer gaming event and will include a main stage area from which the media partners including ITV, Capital FM and XFM will broadcast. It will also include a series of features such as The Bear Pit games challenges, The Virtual vs. Reality Zone, The European Online Gaming Championships, and Get Into Gaming, a careers and education zone, amongst many others. For more information, please visit

About the European Games Network (EGN)

EGN, an international interactive entertainment event being held in London, England during September 1-3, 2004, has been structured as a Fall event to compliment the North American Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3). EGN offers a high-level networking opportunity for industry leaders to discuss future trends and effective strategies. In conjunction with Game Stars Live and The European Developers' Forum, EGN will provide exhibitors and attendees an opportunity to experience business-to-business, consumer and developer events simultaneously in one facility. For more information, please visit

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