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Lifemode Interactive launches multi-platform SDK worldwide sales

April 5th, 2005 - Lifemode Interactive launches their multi-platform facial animation SDK solutions for worldwide sales this month.

LifeStudio:HEAD® SDK now supports Windows®, "PlayStation®2" and Xbox® platforms that allows game developers and 3D artists to create cutting edge sequences in games and combines automated lip-synch with nonlinear facial animation in real-time.

LifeStudio:HEAD® was first conceived in 2000 and since then has revolutionized facial animation markets with its high performance, reliability and proven technology. The multi-platform SDK is a unique and high-end software tool kit for creating innovative heads and contains a comprehensive package of features and character libraries. The development of this software has been made under tools and middleware license agreement with Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. and fully supported by the Xbox® video game system from Microsoft.

Lifemode's CTO Alex Galkin said, "Now with LifeStudio:Head multi-platform SDK, game developers can really stretch the boundaries of their abilities and techniques creating extremely realistic life-like characters. The multi-platform SDK provides game developers exceptionally flexible opportunities for creating games where the amazingly realistic behavior of the characters is a top priority".

LifeStudio:HEAD allows 3D artists to create characters that can grow older or younger, change their look and shape (for example, they can mutate) and so on. Due to a very exact and accurate lip-synch technology, the characters are free to speak any languages, whereas the speech animation can be easily blended with other facial animations. LifeStudio:HEAD provides a spectacularly wide set of emotions which can be easily handled by AI by means of calling LSHEAD API in real time. What is more important is the possibility of emotions exchange between the characters, the use of dynamic textures and the change of LOD models in the course of the game.

Last month at GDC Lifemode showed off their multi-platform solution to several top studios and received a tremendous response from all those who saw it.

LifeStudio:Head multi-platform SDK is now available in various licensing formats to suit each studio's games project. For all sales enquires, please contact Natalie Polikarpova Natalie@lifemi.com or visit our website www.lifemi.com.

About Lifemode Interactive:

Lifemode Interactive is a privately owned independent software company incorporated in Belmont, California Bay Area, in 2001, that specializing in development of games-related technologies, high-end software tools and SDKs for game developers, 3D art studios and web designers. The company employs a 20-strong team of skilled art, programming and game design specialists. Lifemode has appointed 12 worldwide distributors. Recent game projects include FireFly Studio's new game Stronghold 2 published by Global Star Software, a publishing label of Take-Two Interactive Software, and Nival Interactive's Silent Storm published by JoWood.

Contact details: www.lifemi.com Tel: +7 (095) 236 59 67; Fax: +7 (095) 959 74 46.

Press: Alexandra Selezneva selezneva@lifemi.com

Marketing and Sales: Natalie Polikarpova Natalie@lifemi.com

About Xbox:

Xbox (www.xbox.com) is the video game system from Microsoft that brings people together for the most exhilarating game and entertainment experiences. Xbox delivers an expansive collection of breakthrough games, powerful hardware and the unified Xbox Live online service. The new tagline, "it's good to play together," captures the spirit of Xbox as the social hub of the new digital entertainment lifestyle. Xbox is now available in North America, Asia, Europe and Australia.

"LifeStudio:HEAD" is a registered trademark of Lifemode Interactive Ltd.

"PlayStation" is a registered trademark of Sony Computer Entertainment Inc.

Xbox is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries.

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