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Return of the Mc

Fergus McGovern announces new range of TV Games(TM)

1st October 2004. CROYDON, UK. HotGen Ltd announced today the Company has partnered with JAKKS Pacific, Inc. to develop a range of TV GamesTM products.

JAKKS' TV GamesTM is a "plug and play" gaming system that contains multiple games in one single controller. All that is needed to play TV GamesTM products are batteries and a TV. Simply plug the TV GamesTM product into the A/V jacks of any standard television set, turn it on and play!

Industry veteran and boss of HotGen, Fergus McGovern enthused, 'After a difficult time in 2003, it has been great fun working with JAKKS to bring back such treasured retro franchises such as Pac-Man. As a developer, it is wonderful seeing your product actually hit the shelves and to critical acclaim. We have now completed five packs and are working on an extensive range of games for the system"

"Jakks have really propelled themselves into a market leading position with this range of joysticks and have secured an array of top licences to refresh the line-up. We are also developing original games based around popular themes, allowing our design teams to really get the most from the console inside the joystick"

The range of "plug and play" TV GamesTM, developed exclusively for leading toy distributor Jakks Pacific, are selling successfully throughout the US in major outlets including Toys R US, Wal-Mart and in all European territories.

TV GamesTM developed by HotGen include Pac-Man, Ms Pac-Man, Disney compilation, Classic Arcade Pinball and SpongeBob Squarepants.

For further information please contact:

Alison Beasley, Lincoln Beasley PR.

T: +44 1608 645756 M: +44 (0) 7966 449130 E: Alison@lincolnbeasley.co.uk

Company History. HotGen Ltd is the trusted games developer for some of the world's leading entertainment brands. The company originates, designs and develops interactive entertainment titles for the most popular video game consoles, handheld gaming devices and digital networks of today and tomorrow.

The company operates from a digital production studio based near London in the United Kingdom. Key personnel in the company have an unsurpassed track record of achievement, spanning over twenty years. Chart topping and award winning products have generated, at retail, in excess of US$4 billion of revenue for their publishing partners.

Previously completed products comprise of major franchised sports and action titles including Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX, Mat Hoffman's Pro BMX 2, Medal of Honor, Infiltrator, Star Wars Jedi Power Battles, Star Wars Episode 1; Obi Wan's Adventures, Kelly Slater's Pro Surfer, Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 3, Indiana Jones and the Infernal Machine, Barbie Pet Rescue, Mobil 1 Rally Championship, HotWheels Extreme Racing, Road Champs BXS. www.hotgen.com

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