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Skunk Studios Expands Portal With Premium Play

Hot Casual Game Developer Launches Premium Play Powered by Game Trust


New York, NY and San Francisco - May 17, 2005 - Game Trust, the leading infrastructure for premium casual games, and Skunk Studios, one of the world's most acclaimed game development studios, today announced a relationship to expand SkunkStudios.com (http://www.skunkstudios.com) with premium games and skill tournaments for cash and prizes, powered by Game Trust.

SkunkStudios.com has become a major casual game destination by featuring franchise titles, including the two international Skunk hits, "Gutterball 2" and "Tennis Titans." Nearly one million unique visitors per month download and play games at the destination, according to recent MediaMetrix data. Players will now be able to compete in skill tournaments for cash and prizes on SkunkStudios.com. The new tournament titles provided by Game Trust include more than 20 acclaimed titles, such as the hit series of online pool games, the award winning "Shroomz," and "Secret of Maya."

"This is a watershed moment in online gaming," said Adeo Ressi, CEO of Game Trust. "Skunk Studios is a top game developer that is building a profitable casual game portal based on their signature game brands. Game Trust is there to help Skunk Studios increase revenues through new premium models and retain players with rich community features. We worked with the Skunk team to deploy all of our signature features, including chat functions, IM, unique player avatars, advanced game statistics, and special tournaments, allowing Skunk to have the richest game experience possible. We are also integrating the Skunk hit games into the Game Trust infrastructure."

"We are delighted to offer our players another way to play games on the Skunk Studios website," said Margaret Wallace, Co-Founder and CEO of Skunk Studios. "The Game Trust premium and tournament play system is an advanced gaming platform that seamlessly integrates with our own website, making it easy to get up and running in no time."

About Game Trust

Founded in 2002, Game Trust (www.gametrust.com) is the economic engine of innovation in games with the leading platform for premium game play. The Game Frame platform is the industry standard for deploying community and transactions within online casual games. Licensed by leading distribution outlets worldwide, the platform reaches a combined audience in excess of 130 million players per month. Award winning games, such as "Shroomz," are released by leading developers on the platform to reach millions of players with new premium play models. The Company is venture backed with offices in New York and Denmark.

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 www.skunkstudios.com.

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