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Slipgate Ironworks selects BigWorld Technology Suite

Feb 27th, 2007

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(San Francisco, CALIFORNIA): - Slipgate Ironworks, the game development company formed in 2005 by John Romero, announced that it has chosen the BigWorld Technology Suite as the game development platform for its new MMOG title.

"The BigWorld solution enables a streamlined production period which brings our game to market sooner," said John Romero. "We are extremely pleased with the technology offering and support BigWorld is providing on this MMO."

"John Romero and his team have some very innovative ideas on what they wanted to achieve with this project," said Simon Hayes, CTO of BigWorld. "The solution we provided them with has allowed their team the creative freedom to create a truly unique next-gen MMOG."

About the BigWorld Technology Suite

Comprised of the BigWorld Server, Content Creation Tools, 3D Client Engine, Live Management Tools & Instrumentation - the BigWorld Technology Suite is the 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 around the world that are looking to produce successful next generation Massively Multiplayer Online Games and Online Social Worlds.

BigWorld Website

http://www.bigworldtech.com

About Slipgate Ironworks

Founded by John Romero, Slipgate Ironworks is a San Francisco Bay Area company in production on a new MMO. The game details are not currently being disclosed, but the project is major in scope and is being designed for a worldwide audience. For questions, contact business@slipg8.com

Media Contact: James Anderson

Communications Manager

BigWorld

Email: jamesa@bigworldtech.com

Office: +61 2 8570 5450

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