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Dale City, Va. - Oct. 14, 2004 - Alawar Entertainment (, a leading publisher of shareware games, has released Traffic Jam Extreme, a puzzle game in which the player's goal is to untangle vehicular gridlock on the streets of Stresstropolis.

Each level requires the player to move one or more vehicles through the bottleneck. To reposition an automobile, the player clicks on it and then selects an empty tile. A car can't be moved, however, if other means of transportation or obstacles are in the way.

As the player contemplates the solution, a Stress Meter gradually fills up. If the player blows his or her lid, he or she loses one life. Casual gamers who prefer to play without time pressure can turn off the Stress Meter in the Options menu. In addition, the player can choose to automatically solve the current puzzle if he or she has at least one life remaining. Points are awarded based on how quickly the player solves a puzzle; extra lives are granted every 20,000 points.

Before the player is allowed to tackle the Big Apple, he or she has to navigate the outskirts of Stresstropolis, where the holdups are easier to clear and there's less traffic. Traffic Jam Extreme contains 150 levels in seven cities.

Visit to view screenshots, download a demo and purchase the full version of the game.

About Alawar Entertainment

Alawar Entertainment has been publishing and distributing PC games on the Internet since 1998. The company also runs a network of online game stores and supplementary businesses ranging from a game banner network to a newsletter service. Additionally, Alawar is working closely with leading gaming portals such as Real One Arcade, Shockwave, Big Fish Games and others. The company's developer partners include Dream Dale, Alias Worlds, Oxxo Media, Media Research Group, I-Nova Games Team and more.


David Laprad

Alawar Entertainment


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