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Runaway: The Dream of the Turtle

Explore all four corners of the world with Brian and Gina ...

Runaway, a World adventure

The adventure is made up of 6 main chapters. Players can explore more than 100 different places in all four corners of the globe: Alaska, Hawaii, underwater or in the sky, in the heart of the jungle or on board a huge yacht. There are tons of different colourful places, marvellous backdrops for an unforgettable adventure. Pendulo Studios has concocted a large number of tasty puzzles and scintillating enigmas of advancing difficulty levels for players to solve. But Pendulo Studios has also taken time to ensure that nobody will get stuck for too long in certain game passages; difficulty levels in comparison with the first episode remain the same. All players have to do is open their eyes and ears for clues that emerge throughout and deploy the basic level of nous required for all adventure games.

The Pitch

"Uh oh! Gina's got herself into a terribly sticky situation. Some guy has flipped her out of a hydroplane 3000 feet above Mala, a miniscule island with a lake containing a myriad of secrets about the mysterious past of our planet and maybe even our future.

Weird as it may appear, to reach the lake, the player must take on the world's most powerful army as well as lemurs, pirates and polar bears and, last but not least, beings gifted with extraordinary intelligence.

The craziest part of the whole tale is that the evil miscreant who has upended Gina into the unknown is a man called Brian: Brian Basco!"

This is the enigmatic description of the game provided by the game's own authors who have preferred not to give too much away before the game is released, so as not to ruin the pleasure of discovery. For there are surprises, wild new developments and astounding revelations in store for you in this great new adventure game that will appear in January 2006!

"93 Games" is a subsidiary label of FHI France, and in just a few years has become one of the leading publishers and distributors of PC games in France. FHI is critically acclaimed and recognized for its savoir-faire and the numerous successes the company has achieved since its creation.

Focus Home Interactive is a French publishing and distribution company based near Paris, France. Founded in 1996, Focus earned an early success by publishing the music software range eJay. With over 400,000 copies sold in France thanks to strong promotion and a solid marketing campaign, Focus has made eJay one of the most popular brands for contemporary youth.

The last 5 years have been very successful for Focus and many of its PC licences such as Cossacks and Sudden Strike have been sold in thousands of units throughout France. Focus have also discovered and released many original titles that have become true references such as the adventure game Runaway, the notorious Cycling Manager and the famous TrackMania.

Known for the diversity, the quality and the originality of its catalogue, Focus now publishes and distributes most of its titles in numerous European territories and also Worldwide through a performing distributors' network or even digitally for some specific products. In French-speaking territories, Focus Home Interactive also distributes exclusively some famous editors' catalogues.

The coming months will be exciting and full of surprises with the release of quality games such as TrackMania United, Runaway 2, and Sherlock Holmes.

About Ascaron Entertainment

Ascaron Entertainment is one of the pioneers in the development of computer games. It is also one of the leading developers of computer games in Germany and has been prominent in the sales charts for more than a decade with titles such as Patrician, ANSTOSS, Port Royale, DarkStar One and SACRED.

Ascaron is headquartered in Gütersloh, Germany, and maintains a development studio in Aachen (Germany) and Berlin, as well as an international department in Birmingham (UK). The UK office provides a bespoke publishing, sales and marketing function to selected European affiliate label partners. Currently, Ascaron markets its products in more than 30 countries and over 15 languages.

For further information about Ascaron Entertainment visit: http://www.ascaron.com

For UK press enquiries please contact Ruth Fraser or Bec Sands:

ruth@chaloner-associates.co.uk, bec@chaloner-associates.co.uk

Tel: +44 (0) 1954 270599

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