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Overloaded launches real-time mobile gaming service with Terraplay multiplayer platform

Stockholm, December 1st 2004, Terraplay Systems signs agreement with Overloaded, a leading Dutch developer and distributor and an Endemol owned company, to provide multiplayer gaming.

Overloaded is a leading international publisher and distributor of video games for mobile handsets. Overloaded creates interactive games for mobiles equipped with Java, Brew, I-mode and Symbian technology.

Overloaded provides gaming content direct to end users via their own delivery, billing and drm solution and also through major network operators in Europe, primarily in Holland, Belgium and Greece. Next to these territories Overloaded is also active in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Germany. Overloaded owns the rights to develop and exploit a number of top brands, including; Big Brother, Fear factor, Deal or no Deal, Xyanide, Largo Winch, Clusterball, Alpha Black Zero and many more.

With a service to be launched in January 2005, Overloaded will host a Terraplay system and provide a direct distribution and billing avenue for Terraplay enabled games to end consumers. Overloaded will take advantage of the market leading Terraplay technology to implement high quality multiplayer gaming functionality for some of its owned key titles.

"Overloaded has been evaluation multiplayer platforms for some time now and we found that Terraplay's powerful and flexible platform gives us the ability to offer multiplayer gaming solutions efficiently and effectively over 2.5G and 3G networks today and tomorrow" says Ashu Mathura, Overloaded Managing Director. "We are the first to roll-out real-time multiplayer mobile games big time to end consumers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece and we are sure that they will become a vital extension to our existing game services to end consumers and operators in these regions".

"We are very excited about this agreement. With this initiative, users will not only have access to true real-time multiplayer mobile games from this market leading gaming service, but also to top Endemol TV branded multiplayer titles. We are sure that this will be well received by all operators and users connected to the Overloaded billing and delivery platform. Its also excellent news to all our game developers that are developing on the Terraplay platform, as it opens up still more channels to market and increases the presence of the Terraplay technology with key global partners." Says Steve Morris, Mobile Content Manager, Terraplay Systems

About Terraplay Systems AB

Terraplay Systems develops carrier grade on-line network technology. The Terraplay solution enables network operators and publishers to provide gaming services in fixed or mobile environments to a large number of users. For application and game developers, Terraplay currently provides tools for Windows®, PlayStation®2, Xbox® and for all download enabled mobile platforms, including J2METM, BrewTM, SymbianTM, mophunTM and Microsoft MobileTM Terraplay has the most comprehensive catalogue of mobile multiplayer games from numerous developers, on the market. More information can be found at www.terraplay.com

For more information please contact:

Stefan Vlachos, Sales & Marketing Director, Terraplay Systems AB

Email: stefan.vlachos@terraplay.com, phone: +46-707 28 75 33

About Overloaded | Fun Everywhere!

Overloaded, an Endemol Group company, is a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones. Overloaded develops mobile video games in JAVA, Symbian, BREW and I-mode technologies.

Our mission is to create fun, exciting, challenging and innovative video game experiences for mobile phones, which excel in game concepts, gameplay, design and technology and put them into the hands of consumers everywhere.

Popular mobile games develop and distributed by Overloaded are, among others, FearFactor - Helicoper Flag Snag, Fear Factor - H2O Challenge, BigBrother - The Games, BigBrother Directors Cut, Deal or no Deal, Dragon Skies, Dan Parks Decathlon, Fantom Overdrive and Resistance EP1.

Overloaded strategic wireless partners include KPN Mobile, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Orange, Telefonica, Proximus, Cosmote, TIM, SFR, Optimus, TMN, Eurotel, Mobitel and many others. Overloaded is headquartered in Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

Since November 2002 Overloaded is part of the Endemol International group of companies.

About Endemol

The company was established in 1994 as the result of a merger between the two major TV producers in the Netherlands: Joop van den Ende Productions and John de Mol Produkties. Since then the company has had an agressive international expansion through acquisitions of and by starting TV production companies outside the Netherlands. The company, with its head offices in the Netherlands, has subsidiaries and joint ventures in 25 countries, including the major European markets, the United States, Latin America, South Africa and Australia. Succesfull TV formats from Endemol are, among others, FearFactor, BigBrother, StarAcademy, Deal or no Deal and many others.

In 2002, the Endemol Group of companies had a combined turnover of 868,8 million Euro. In the same year, more than 18,000 hours of television were produced, spread over approximately 400 different programme series. The Endemol library contains over 500 programme formats and the company employs about 3,300 full-time employees.

Since summer 2000 Endemol is part of the Telefónica group.

About Telefónica S.A.

Telefónica S.A. is the leading provider of telecommunications services in the Spanish- and Portuguese-speaking world - with a potential market of more then 550 million customers - and one of the largest companies in Europe and the world. Nowadays, Telefónica has presence in 50 countries and operates in 17 countries worldwide and is the first company in Spain in terms of market capitalization.

For more information please contact:

Ashu Mathura, Managing Director, Overloaded

Email: ashu.mathura@overloaded.com, phone: +31 6 53 78 78 04

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