Vicious Cycle® Software, Inc. Establishes Monkey Bar Games(tm)
Chapel Hill, NC - November 15, 2005 - Over the years, Vicious Cycle® Software, Inc. has built a diverse game library that attracts a wide audience. Today, the company announced that it will continue this tradition and reach an even broader audience through their new division, Monkey Bar GamesTM. The primary focus of the Monkey Bar Games division is to develop games based on popular mass-market licenses, providing new ways for people of all ages to connect with their favorite characters.
"Monkey Bar Games is a continuation of our efforts to diversify our business in new areas," said Eric Peterson, President of Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. "We are excited to produce high quality games that will be viable across all interest groups and age demographics."
The first Monkey Bar Games title is Dora the ExplorerTM: Journey to the Purple Planet, based on the #1 preschool show, Dora the Explorer, that airs on Nickelodeon. Published by Global Star Software, a division of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., the game was released in October for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system and Nintendo GameCubeTM.
The division's next title is an action-adventure game based on the Universal Pictures and Imagine Entertainment's animated feature film Curious George. Scheduled for a February, 2006 release to coincide with the release of the film, Curious George will be published by Namco Hometek Inc., in partnership with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group, for PlayStation®2, Xbox®, Nintendo GameCubeTM, and the PC.
A third Monkey Bar Games title is also in the works and should be ready for release in Fall 2006.
Wayne Harvey, co-owner of Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. said, "The Monkey Bar Games division is a vital step in our efforts to bring innovative and engaging game play experiences to all audiences. By utilizing the proven power of the Vicious EngineTM and the experience of a veteran team, we are able to specialize in the development of high quality products for this fast moving segment of the games industry."
For information about Monkey Bar Games, visit www.monkeybargames.com.
About Vicious Cycle Software, Inc.
Vicious Cycle® Software, Inc., based in Chapel Hill, NC, is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software for "PlayStation®2", "PSPTM", Xbox®, Nintendo GameCubeTM, Nintendo DSTM, and the PC. The company, founded in 2000, blazed onto the gaming scene with its debut title Robotech: Battlecry and continues to create titles for all age groups based on both licensed and original IP. Vicious Cycle® Software, Inc. is also the developer of the Vicious EngineTM, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for current generation consoles, handhelds, and the PC. For more information, visit the company's web sites at www.viciouscycleinc.com and www.viciousengine.com.
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