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RealNetworks Founder and CEO Rob Glaser to Deliver Keynote at Casuality Seattle

Consumer entertainment and casual games pioneer to highlight market trends and predictions at leading conference for casual games

Seattle, WA. - April 18, 2006 - Casuality Seattle announced today that Founder and CEO of RealNetworks®, Inc., Rob Glaser, will deliver the keynote presentation at Casuality Seattle: A Conference for Casual Game Developers, Publishers and Distributors. The event will be held in Downtown Seattle at Benaroya Hall June 27-29.

Since 2002, RealNetworks has pioneered the casual gaming space with RealArcade, the leading downloadable games distribution platform. In his keynote address, Glaser is expected to unveil the latest advancements in the casual gaming arena and highlight key trends and opportunities in the field. Other program highlights include information past, present and future on the development, production and design of casual gaming for PC and mobile.

"Over the last few years, casual gaming has exploded into the mainstream, attracting an audience never before predicted by the traditional core gaming industry," Glaser said. "Industry innovation and market progression has driven casual games to become a major social phenomenon. Seattle is a world leader in this industry, and I look forward to engaging with the attendees at Casuality Seattle to discuss the latest developments from both a local and global perspective."
Casuality Seattle is focused on the specific needs of game developers, publishers and distributors throughout the world on all delivery methods: download, console, online, retail and mobile. Casuality Seattle is one of a series of conferences and networking events designed to facilitate the growth of the gaming industry through education and community collaboration.

Casuality Seattle is made possible by the generous support of: Electronic Arts Pogo, MumboJumbo, King.com, RealNetworks, Zylom, PopCap Games, Microsoft Casual Games, Fun Technologies, GameTrust, Sandlot Games, iWin, Funkitron, Octopi Mobile Games, Garage Games, CustomCD.us, Macrovision, FreezeTag, SwiftCD, Keyfactor, MobyGames, GameDev.net, GameDaily and introNetworks.

About Casuality Seattle:
Casuality Seattle is designed for industry professionals, industry executives, and professionals interested in creating, marketing and distributing games for everyone. The event will allow plenty of opportunities for networking and meetings as well as detailed and informative workshops for those looking to expand their knowledge of casual games.
For more information on Casuality Seattle please visit: http://seattle.casuality.org/
About the Casual Games Association:

The Casual Games Association (CGA) is an international organization dedicated to serving the needs of the professional casual gaming industry focused on providing educational resources and community support for the entire gaming industry for the purpose of bringing developers, publishers and distributors together to achieve our common goal of growing the industry.

In addition to the Casuality Conferences, the Casual Games Association also organizes the minna mingle series of networking socials. The last minna mingle networking social in March 2006 attracted 678 industry professionals for a full night of networking and getting business done. More information about the minna mingle series can be found on the minna mingle website: http://www.minnamingle.com/

Services of the Casual Games Association are open to everyone including the results of the data and marketing initiatives, conferences, the mentorship program, executive meetings and networking socials.

Please address any questions you may have to info@casualgamesassociation.org. More information on community initiatives and services can be found on the Casual Games Association website: http://www.casualgamesassociation.org/

For more information please contact:
Christine Souliere
Christine@casuality.org

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