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InfoSpace Announces Marbleous New Mobile Game

Marble Galaxy Coming To A Planet Near You

April 19. Marble Galaxy, a new puzzle game created specifically for mobile phone handsets, is due to be released this month by InfoSpace. The game combines the ease and simplicity of marbles, with the accuracy and precision of pool.

The idea behind the game is simple. Players must shoot colored marbles from the launcher at the bottom of the screen, into holes of the same colour. Of course, nothing worthwhile is ever that easy. Walls, bumpers, accelerators, brakes and other obstacles can make things more complicated and require ricochets and planning to pick up the maximum number of points and hit that hole.

Marble Galaxy offers a Tutorial mode for hopelessly primitive species, a Quick Game, for those odd minutes while hitchhiking outside a distant nebula or waiting for a bus, plus a Career Mode, where gamers can compete against some of the Galaxy's finest players on their home planets.

The game also rewards skilled Marblenauts with bonus points and special awards. Trophies are awarded for particularly difficult shots, so players can be awarded the Stage Marksman Cup or the Smash N' Bump King Trophy.

Alan Welsman, InfoSpace's VP Marketing, Mobile Media, Europe said, "Marble Galaxy is everything a great mobile game should be. It's simple to understand, fun to play, colourful, compelling and convenient. The majority of mobile phone users are not hardened gamers and providing them with easy to play, casual games is essential to the growth of the mobile content industry."

Marble Galaxy will be available for a wide range of the most popular handsets from all major mobile phone manufacturers in April 2006.

The game is being made available to all leading mobile phone networks throughout Europe and North America.
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Notes To Editors

About InfoSpace Inc.
InfoSpace, Inc. drives mobile media innovation. With one of the world's largest mobile content libraries, InfoSpace makes it easy for consumers to discover, personalise and enjoy their on-the-go experiences. The company uses its superior merchandising and technology capabilities to facilitate the delivery of original and licensed content across hundreds of mobile devices and through multiple channels. InfoSpace also mobilizes brands and creates programming and revenue opportunities for mobile operators. The company's products and services have extensive reach in North America and Europe through carriers such as Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile; in partnership with world-class brands such as Cablevision and Fox News; and through online Web sites such as Dogpile (Dogpile.com), which showcase the company's leading metasearch technology and key advertising partnerships with companies like Google, Yahoo!, Verizon SuperPages and Yellowpages.com. More info available at www.infospaceinc.com/

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InfoSpace
Richard White
Axicom
Direct: +44 (0)20 8392 4057
Mobile: +44 (0)7713 404 570

Media
Brian Baglow
Indoctrimat Ltd
M: +44 (0) 7747 792247
E: brian@indoctrimat.com

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