TORONTO, ON - August 3, 2006 - TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG - "TransGaming"), a leader in the development of software portability products for cross-platform gaming, today announces the "Cider TM " portability engine for Apple's Intel based Macs. With Cider, video game developers and publishers can deploy their Windows-based titles on Apple's new Intel Mac - quickly, easily, and without the need for traditional arduous porting - thus filling a major void in the Mac gaming market.
TransGaming's Cider portability engine will serve as a tremendous asset to video game developers and publishers by allowing them to release a Windows and Mac version of their titles simultaneously, eliminating the need for time consuming and expensive porting. Cider represents a huge win-win for Mac gamers and developers/publishers: it quenches the thirst for more games on Mac and increases the revenue opportunities for publishers through the increased distribution of their titles on the rapidly growing Intel Mac platform.
"TransGaming's Cider product will change the landscape of the Mac gaming market. Mac gamers have always patiently waited many months for access to only a handful of titles. With Cider, game developers and publishers can easily extend their triple A portfolio to Intel Mac without any effort or delay which means that avid Mac gamers will have access to triple A video games coincidental with the Windows release", said Vikas Gupta, President and CEO of TransGaming.
The Cider portability engine is targeted at video game developers and publishers and TransGaming already has agreements in place with a number of the top tier video game publishers to bring their titles to the Intel Mac. Mac gamers can expect the release of these titles in the next few months.
Video game developers and publishers who would like to generate greater revenues by extending their content to the Intel Mac platform with TransGaming's Cider portability engine should contact TransGaming at email@example.com and visit www.transgaming.com/cider for more information.
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About TransGaming Inc.
TransGaming is a leader in the development of software portability products that allow game developers and publishers to develop games for one system and deploy them across multiple platforms - faster, cheaper and better than anyone else. The platforms supported range from Linux, Mac to Xbox®, PlayStation 2, and next generation systems. TransGaming is a registered Microsoft Xbox developer and a licensed Sony PlayStation 2 and PlayStation Portable developer.
TransGaming's portability technologies have been applied to some of the hottest franchises and marquis blockbuster titles including Buena Vista Interactive's TRON 2.0®, Electronic Arts' James Bond 007: Nightfire and The Sims, Legacy Interactive's Law & Order, Lucas Arts' Indiana Jones® and The Emperor's Tomb, just to name a few. TransGaming's Linux product, Cedega, supports hundreds of the hottest and most popular games on Linux, out-of-the-box, including hit titles such as Battlefield 2, Dungeon Siege® II, City of Villains, Madden NFL 2006, World of WarCraft®, Half-Life® 2, Guild Wars®, and many more.
TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada. More information about the company can be obtained at www.transgaming.com.
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