For Immediate Release
MONTREAL, Oct. 30th, 2006. - Top software publisher Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ: SSTR), announced today that it has signed an agreement to publish "MAKING HISTORY: The Calm & the Storm", a Grand Strategy game set in World War II, developed by Muzzy Lane Software Inc.
"MAKING HISTORY" puts players in control of global conflict, combining a highly sophisticated AI with rich historical detail. The game is unique among World War II games in the way it challenges gamers to achieve economic and diplomatic victory, not just military success.
"World War II is a hot category for games, and what we wanted was something new and different," says Don McFatridge, president of Strategy First. "MAKING HISTORY really departs from the traditional strategy-game stereotype in terms of graphics, interface and underlying game behavior. The content is written in XML so users will be able to easily modify the game. All of our experience tells us it's a winner."
"We're incredibly pleased to be working with the premier publisher of top-selling strategy games," says Dave McCool, President of Muzzy Lane Software. "To have Strategy First choose our product in such a competitive market affirms our fundamental belief that the strategy-game genre is ripe for growth and innovation. We're looking forward to a fantastic partnership heading into 2007."
About Muzzy Lane
Muzzy Lane Software was founded in 2002 and is based in Newburyport, Mass. With its first release, "MAKING HISTORY®: The Calm & the Storm," Muzzy Lane takes a fresh new approach to multiplayer computer games, combining a flexible 3-D game engine with high-fidelity content that allows players to engage the turning points in history as if they were there. www.muzzylane.com
About Silverstar Holdings
Silverstar Holdings Ltd. is a publicly traded company (NASDAQ: SSTR), focusing on acquiring controlling positions in high growth retail driven and fee-based electronic game businesses that stand to benefit from the economies of scale generated by the Internet and other technology related platforms. It currently owns Fantasy Sports, Inc., a dominant provider of fee-based NASCAR related and other fantasy sports games, Strategy First Inc., a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC, as well as a stake in Magnolia Broadband, a fabless semiconductor company and innovator of radio frequency (RF) solutions for the cellular industry. www.silverstarholdings.com
About Strategy First Inc
Strategy First Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Silverstar Holdings (Nasdaq: SSTR), is a leading developer and worldwide publisher of entertainment software for the PC. Founded in 1990, the Company is well known for its proprietary groundbreaking titles, such as the award winning Disciples, Jagged Alliance and Space Empires series of games, which are under continuing development. Simultaneously, Strategy First continues to publish many of the industry's major titles, winning numerous awards for games such as "Hearts of Iron", and "Galactic Civilizations." Recent offerings include top releases such as "S.C.S. - Dangerous Waters" and "Space Empires V." The Company provides a unique alternative for independent developers seeking to market their games to a worldwide audience. www.strategyfirst.com
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