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Vicious Engine 2

Platform henceforth to support Wii, PS2 and PSP development, as well as PS3 and Xbox 360.


MORRISVILLE, N.C. – February 18, 2010 – Vicious Cycle Software, a premier developer of interactive entertainment and game development technology, today announced that support for the Nintendo Wii™, PlayStation®2, and PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) platforms is coming to Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2) in early 2010. Ve2 currently supports both the Xbox 360® and PlayStation®3, and the expanded cross-platform support will make Ve2 the most complete solution for next generation development on the market.

“We have invested heavily in new tools and pipelines specifically for Ve2, and believe it is imperative that developers are able to leverage these improvements,” said Wayne Harvey, Vice President and CTO of Vicious Cycle. “The additional support we’ve built for Ve2 will allow game makers to focus on making the best products possible, taking full advantage of each system’s unique abilities without worrying constantly about technical details.”

The adaptable, easy-to-learn Vicious Engine suite has been used to design games of every style, from adventure/platformers like Dead Head Fred to instructional titles like Hilton Hotels’ Ultimate Team Play and casual games like Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™. Vicious Engine 2, which launched in March 2009, will next appear in side-scrolling shooter Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond for both Xbox LIVE® Arcade and the PlayStation®Network.

For more information about Ve2 and the expanded cross-platform support, please visit the official site at www.viciousengine.com. For licensing information or for an appointment to receive a demo of the engine during the Game Developers Conference March 11-13 in San Francisco, please contact Wayne Harvey at wharvey@viciousengine.com

About Vicious Cycle Software

Founded in 2000 by industry veterans Eric Peterson, Wayne Harvey, and Dave Ellis, Vicious Cycle Software, Inc. is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software. The Morrisville, NC based studio is dedicated to creating compelling content for all ages across all platforms, including Ben 10 ALIEN FORCE The Game for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, and Wii™; Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords® for the PlayStation 2 system, PSP system, and Wii; and PSP system exclusive and original title Dead Head Fred®, winner of the Writer’s Guild of America’s first inaugural Videogame Writing Award.

Since 2005, Vicious Cycle has also developed and licensed the Vicious Engine®, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for PC, console, and handheld game development. Vicious Engine 2™ (Ve2), released in early 2009, offers a suite of new and improved features for cross-platform, next generation game development on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PlayStation®3 computer entertainment system. Starting in early 2010, Ve2 will also support the PlayStation®2, PlayStation®Portable, and Nintendo Wii™ platforms, making it the most complete game development solution available today.

For more information, please visit the company's web sites at www.viciouscycleinc.com and www.viciousengine.com. Vicious Cycle is a D3Publisher development studio.

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