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Merscom Brings "Michael Schumacher’s Kart Challenge 2005" to North America

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CHAPEL HILL, NC - November 10, 2004 - Merscom LLC today announced a publishing and distribution agreement with 10tacle Studios for the developer's racing game "Michael Schumacher's Kart Challenge 2005". This ultimate 3D kart racing simulation for PC, endorsed by Michael "Schumi" Schumacher, winner of seven Formula 1 titles, lets you go head-to-head and bumper-to-bumper against "the world's fastest driver". For a total karting rush, a bonus exclusive trailer from the upcoming extreme sports, kart racing film "Kart Attack Volume 1: Ignition" is also included with the game. "Michael Schumacher's Kart Challenge 2005" is available now from www.kartchallenge2005.com for $19.99.

"Michael Schumacher actually began his legendary career as a kart racer," said Lloyd Melnick, Director of Merscom. "10tacle Studios painstakingly analyzed his wealth of historic kart racing data to develop this game so when, and if, you ultimately win, you're actually beating Schumi, making the thrill of this game unbeatable."

Can you smoke Schumi? Grow your racing career as you burn rubber against different opponents throughout the world until you may finally smoke the fastest of them all. Test your reflexes, and your mettle, on 17 intensely realistic tracks spanning the globe, from the U.S. to Cuba to Japan to Europe. Design your own car and uniform, race against your friends over a LAN, and even upload your high scores to measure your competition from around the country and across the world.

A global phenomenon that has spawned a multi-billion dollar industry, karting is the primary recreational activity for hundreds of thousands of enthusiasts. Featuring handling that reflects the tension and speed of actual karts, and gameplay modeled on the racing legend's own instincts and abilities, "Michael Schumacher's Kart Challenge 2005" brings the adrenaline and excitement of this phenomenon to your computer.

"With a product endorsed by a true racing champion, and in partnership with Merscom, we couldn't be more pleased to make this our first step into the North American market," said Michele Pes, CEO of 10tacle Studios. "Like Michael Schumacher, we believe this game is a winner."

For more information and to purchase the game, visit www.kartchallenge2005.com.

About 10tacle Studios

Celebrating its first anniversary, 10tactle Studios has rapidly made a name for itself as a leading German developer and publisher of innovative offline and online games for PC and all next-generation consoles. For more information visit www.10tacle.com.

About Merscom LLC

Merscom LLC is a publisher of PC and console games. Founded in 1999 by video game veterans with over a decade of experience working with the industry's leading developers and publishers, Merscom has set its focus on producing fun, easy to pick up and play entertainment products for gamers of all ages. For more information visit www.merscom.com.


Beverly Cambron

for Merscom

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