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Gumboy…We Can Rebuild Him, Better, Stronger, Faster!

For Immediate Release

Montreal, Canada. April 18, 2007 - Game publisher, Meridian4 and developer, Cinemax are pleased to announce an update to their highly successful, award-winning title; Gumboy - Crazy Adventures available through Steam, Valve's online platform for digital content distribution and management.

"With all of the improvements in this update as well as making Gumboy compatible with DirectX, this will open the game to a larger audience through Steam." said Jeff Giasson, Production Director at Meridian4.

The updates will be applied automatically when the Steam client is restarted. The specific changes include:

Improved frame rate General gameplay improvements Italian version now available German version now available Compatible with DirectX 9.0 Fixed water graphic issue reported on some ATI graphic cards Fixed problem with keyboard controls on some PC configurations

Gumboy is now available for online distribution through Steam at $9.95. For more information about Gumboy go to www.meridian4.com or visit www.steampowered.com.

About Gumboy - Crazy Adventures

Gumboy uses its extraordinary rubbery characteristics - rolling, bouncing, jumping, flying and floating, which in connection with the simple controls brings you loads of fun. And even more when you realise that GUMBOY changes its size, shape and material! It joins the game in the form of a sphere, cube or star. It will be filled with rubber, air or water

Gumboy is refreshing and original fun for everyone, regardless of age or current game playing experience.

Innovative game based on ball physics in various environments Over 50 levels within a fairy-tale atmosphere Interactive environments: water, wind, rain, teleports, boosts, sticky and slippery surfaces Original artistic depiction of 6 various worlds (forest, field, cave, magical world) Fantastic lighting and dynamic effects Detailed graphics with acceleration and fascinating particle effects Various ball shapes: sphere, cube, star Various ball fillings with an influence on its characteristics: rubber, air, water Saves games in progress and the results achieved for several players Game supports widescreen displays (16:9)

About Valve

Based in Bellevue, Washington, Valve is an entertainment software and technology company founded in 1996. Valve's debut title, Half-Life®, has won over 50 Game of the Year Awards and named "Best PC Game Ever" in the November 1999, October 2001, and April 2005 issues of PC Gamer, the world's best-selling PC games magazine. Valve's portfolio of entertainment titles also includes Counter-Strike TM, Day of Defeat®, and Team Fortress® and accounts for over 18 million retail units sold worldwide, and over 88% of the PC online action market. More information may be found at www.valvesoftware.com

Valve, the Valve logo, Steam, and the Steam logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Valve Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

About Cinemax

CINEMAX full services in a computer graphic design domain Cinemax was launched in 1998 by a group of progressive computer graphic designers with extensive experience. The company has since become a significant player in the field. In addition to its expertise in DTP, the company is one of the major players in multimedia, interactive entertainment and the Internet. Cinemax studio projects are known for their commitment to quality and excellence. High-quality graphic implementation and optimal functionality are their hallmarks. From its very beginning, Cinemax has dominated the Czech market as an important developer and producer of PC games.

About Meridian4

Meridian4 is an interactive software publisher located in Montreal, Canada. We are a new publishing company, with new ideas and a different approach to forming partnerships with developers. The difference is we actually form a partnership - a true relationship characterized by mutual cooperation and responsibility to achieve the best possible performance for their products.

For more information on Gumboy or to request a review copy, contact me at:

Steve Milburn




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