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Skunk Studios ® Boards Ship as Key Distribution Partner for "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates™"

Casual Games portal to help distribute Three Rings' online multiplayer game

SAN FRANCISCO - June 13, 2005 - Three Rings, the creative minds behind the "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates" online multiplayer game, and Skunk Studios, one of the world's most acclaimed casual game development studios, today announced a relationship to distribute "Puzzle Pirates" on its casual games Web site, has become a major casual game destination by featuring franchise titles, including the two international Skunk hits, "Gutterball 2TM" and "Tennis TitansTM." Nearly one million unique visitors per month download and play games at the destination, according to recent MediaMetrix data. To expand its game offerings, Skunk Studios now brings "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates" to its large audience of players, exposing them to this unique and expansive Pirate-themed online multiplayer puzzle game.

Margaret Wallace, Skunk Studios Co-Founder/CEO, said, "We are delighted to offer this top-notch massive multiplayer game to our players. 'Puzzle Pirates' is a perfect addition to the offerings on, providing our Web site visitors access to this vast community-based casual gaming experience found nowhere else on the Web."

Three Rings' Designer and CEO, Daniel James said, "We be delighted to be boardin' ship with our fellow developers, ye Skunk Studios Pirates! By bringing more Piratey goodness to the gaming mates who visit we expect a host more fine puzzlers on-deck and a bevy of booty for all! Har!"

"Puzzle Pirates" combines fun puzzles inside a social pirate setting in which you play the role of a Pirate character in an ocean world. Pirates can wander the seas with their crew, playing fun puzzle games in search of wealth, prestige, and fine fashions. A rich player-driven economy and political intrigue fill out this sophisticated but easy-to-use game. The free "Puzzle Pirates" download is available for PC, Mac® and Linux®. After a trial period the player may either subscribe at a price of $9.95 per month for full access to the gameplay, or make use of the 'Doubloon' servers with free play and access to premium features on an 'a la carte' per-item basis.

About Skunk Studios

Skunk Studios is a leading game development studio where dynamic game design, art, and sounds are combined to make games that everyone can play and enjoy. The Skunk Studios website is a premiere destination for casual gamers looking for all the latest games. For more information on Skunk Studios games, visit

About Three Rings

Three Rings is a San Francisco developer of online games. Founded in 2001, Puzzle Pirates is Three Rings' flagship title. Ye Dread Ringers can be found at For more information about "Yohoho! Puzzle Pirates," visit

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