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Jolt Shows Its Defiance

London - 28th October 2004 - Jolt Online Gaming, Europe's largest independent online gaming network, is pleased to announce a deal with Nicely Crafted Entertainment (NiCE) that will see it provide support and marketing for the popular campaign based MMORTS Time of Defiance.

The agreement, which further strengthens Jolt's commitment to massively multiplayer gaming, will see a special Jolt-branded version of the game created which Jolt will market throughout Europe and exclusively in the UK. Jolt will also provide a dedicated download server for the game client and take over hosting of the game's busy user forums.

Time of Defiance is a subscription-based Massively Multiplayer Online Real-Time Strategy (MMORTS) offering players a highly unique gameplay experience within a persistent game world. During each three to four week round players can construct powerful empires and engage in trade, diplomacy and war, in real-time, with other players around the globe. Only one player can be victorious but there are no losers-out in Time of Defiance. Find out more at http://www.nicelycrafted.com/todc/

"Time of Defiance is a fantastically addictive online game," said Dominic Silk, Jolt's CEO, "It's a one-of-a-kind real-time strategy with superb graphics and available at a highly competitive price. We're delighted to be working with NiCE in bringing it to an even wider audience."

"We believe Jolt to be a name we can trust and we're delighted to be working with them," said Toby Simpson, Managing Director, "Their support and expertise will help us further expand the Time of Defiance community and greatly improve the services that we provide to our players."

About Nicely Crafted Entertainment

Nicely Crafted Entertainment Ltd (NiCE) was formed in 2001 in Cambridge, England to design and develop Massively Multiplayer Online (MMO) games, providing the player with an experience that will ultimately rival reality. NiCE is incorporated in the UK with development and research facilities in Cambridge, England. NiCE develops technology designed to ultimately allow for hundreds of thousands of players in a persistent world and designs games that leverage that technology to provide an engaging and absorbing real-time entertainment experience over the Internet.

About Jolt Online Gaming

Launched in October 1999, jolt.co.uk is Europe's largest and most popular privately owned and independent online gaming network - with over 1000 game servers online. Utilising a multi-gigabit network that consistently outperforms its competitors, jolt is the network of choice for serious gamers and games companies alike.

In addition to providing superior internet connectivity, hosting, infrastructure and management jolt was the pioneer and is also the World leader in the supply of rentable servers to clans. As well as its' public gaming servers jolt also provides tailored solutions for game developers, publishers and companies. These range from High Performance Leased Lines through to 24/7, fully managed, game server solutions for clients in both the First Person Shooter and Massively Multiplayer genres.

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