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Secret Lair Studios Selects BigWorld Technology Suite

October 28th, 2005.

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Austin, TEXAS) - Secret Lair Studios, an Issaquah, Washington-based game studio focused on developing next-generation online worlds today announced that they have selected the BigWorld Technology Suite as their development platform for future games. Boasting founders from such prestigious studios as NCsoft, Microsoft, Blizzard, SOE, Monolith, Origin and Arena.net, Secret Lair is set to revolutionize the MMOG industry.

Jason Robar, Studio Manager at Secret Lair is very excited about the agreement. "BigWorld allows us to start working on our game right away and know that the technology is solid and will be extended in the ways that we want to innovate" Jason enthused. "I originally evaluated and was very impressed by the BigWorld Technology Suite while working with the US Government on selecting training and simulation technologies. I knew then that I wanted to exploit this technology in the game environment as well."

The BigWorld Technology Suite is an integrated set of tools, software and systems that provides all of the underlying technology and content development tools required to produce an MMOG. BigWorld has licensed their technology for use in over 45 different upcoming games, making it the de facto standard MMOG development platform.

Robert Spencer, Strategic Business Manager for BigWorld, was similarly excited. "The team at Secret Lair are incredibly experienced in all facets of MMO development and it is incredible to work with such an all-star team. Ensuring that our technology exceeded their diverse expectations was certainly a challenge and their choice certifies BigWorld Technology Suite as the gold standard in MMOG development technology."

BigWorld Technology Suite provides operators and studios with a lower total cost of ownership through several innovations. The BigWorld Server architecture allows operators to run several games on a single server cluster, dramatically reducing the cost of running the game, while the enhanced Content Creation Pipeline reduces the cost of building and filling out the complex worlds required in next-generation games.

The entire engineering team at Secret Lair Studios are excited by the possibilities Toby Gladwell, Lead Tools Engineer at Secret Lair commented that "BigWorld represents a top of the line solution for your MMP needs. The toolset covers every aspect of MMP creation and provides an easy and intuitive development path." While Peter Freese, Lead Client Engineer further explained the attraction "BigWorld is the only available turnkey solution for MMO development. Its complete suite of tools and technology has allowed us to hit the ground running on day 1 of our project."

About the BigWorld Technology Suite

Comprised of the BigWorld Server Software, Content Creation Pipeline, 3D Client Engine Package, Live Management Tools & Instrumentation, BigWorld Technology Suite is the only complete MMOG solution, providing all of the difficult technology required to produce an engaging next-generation MMOG.

About BigWorld Pty Ltd

BigWorld Pty Ltd was formed in 2002 to commercialise years of intense R&D, which started in 1999 and continues to this day. BigWorld Pty Ltd is a privately held company based in Australia that licenses its BigWorld Technology Suite middleware platform to game studios and publishers around the world that are looking to produce successful next generation Massively Multiplayer Online Games.

BigWorld Website

http://www.bigworldtech.com

About Secret Lair Studios LLC

Secret Lair Studios LLC, an Issaquah, Washington-based game studio formed in 2005, is focused on developing next-generation online worlds. Boasting founders from such prestigious studios as NCsoft, Microsoft, Blizzard, SOE, Monolith, Origin and Arena.net, Secret Lair is set to revolutionize the MMOG industry.

Secret Lair Website

http://www.secretlairstudios.com

Contacts:

Robert Spencer

Strategic Business Manager

BigWorld Pty Ltd

Phone: +61.2.6162.5105

rspencer@bigworldtech.com

Jason Robar

Studio Manager

Secret Lair Studios LLC

Phone: +1.425.281.2627

jasonr@secretlairstudios.com

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