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Merscom to Publish Triple Word Play in North America

Casual game market heats up with this bundling of three great games plus a bonus

CHAPEL HILL, NC - November 9, 2006 - Merscom announced today the creation of Triple Word Play, one of the most inclusive word puzzle compilations on the market. The game features three of the hottest word puzzle games available online - Puzzle Word, Word Buzz, and Word Juice - in addition to a bonus game enjoyable by the whole family, Fruity Garden. Triple Word Play will retail for $9.99 USD.

Word Buzz from Tik Games challenges players to form as many words as possible in search of Clue words. Every word earns points but the Clue words earn the biggest bonuses; Quick thinking and a strong vocabulary are essential to win. Word Buzz has three game modes, unlimited levels and beautiful graphics for hours of enjoyment.

Word Juice from Pi Eye Games is an engaging and fun word-forming game. Players slide letter tiles around the grid to form longer words. Every word formed contains word juice, and players must "juice" those words to fill up the juice container before the power meter runs out.

In Puzzle Word by BigFizz Games Limited, players join blocks to make words of three or more letters. After players successfully form words, used blocks disappear and the blocks above them fall down. Advanced players can use tactical play to max their scores, while novices will also enjoy the game without worrying too much about strategy. This word game is sweet to play and maddeningly addictive, to boot.

Fruity Garden from BondarchukV puts players in the role of Anna Maria, a young girl whose Granny, as a gift, gives her a fruit garden. Anna Maria must gather ripe fruit from her garden, while also defending it from crows, worms, and hedgehogs. Players are rewarded for every saved or gathered fruit and gain a money bonus at the end of each action, which allows Anna Maria to buy better gardens with more fruit.

"We're very excited about the North American launch of Triple Word Play," said Lloyd Melnick, important guy at Merscom. "Not only are we giving customers a great value but with our focus on the casual game market, the opportunity to work with Tik, Pi Eye, BondarchukV and BigFizz is incredible. "

Addictive, challenging, and fun for the whole family, Triple Word Play is scheduled for a Q1 2007 release.

About Merscom

Merscom is a global publisher of computer and video games, which distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft® Xbox Live® Arcade. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience with its "Fun Guarantee." For more information visit www.merscom.com.

About TikGames, LLC

TikGames was founded in 2002 by Anatoly Tikhman with a plan to develop the most innovative and entertaining games for digital distribution. Towards that end, he has built an industry-leading studio to deliver a broad range of top quality proprietary games. The company is headquartered in San Mateo, California.

TikGames' executive team consists of experienced high tech industry veterans coupled with accomplished leaders in the video game industry.

About Pi Eye Games

Pi Eye Games is very much an independent games company with all the freedom in the design process that this provides. As well as our own games, we are currently developing original titles for a major online publisher. PiEyeGames.com was launched in 2004 and is based in Lincoln, England.

The focus at Pi Eye Games is on developing and publishing great games, backed with prompt and helpful technical support. By blending unique gameplay with the graphical capability of today's hardware Pi Eye Games creates games designed to both delight and captivate.

About BigFizz Games

BigFizz Games is based in England, UK. Formed by a small group of friends in 2003, with a vision of making downloadable games that are instantly fun.

After working with some of the biggest licenses around and having several published titles on the major console formats, the team at BigFizz uses their 20-plus years of collective experience to create games that players love and with the high production qualities that the players deserve.

About BondarchukV

BondarchukV is actually Vyacheslav Bondarchuk, based out of Ukraine. Having dreamt of being a game developer since his youth, Bondarchuk released his first game, Fireman, in May, 2005. Bondarchuk prides himself on creating games that are fun and appealing to family audiences.

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