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Vicious Engine(R) Unveils Rising Stars Program On New Website



CHAPEL HILL, NC - February 14, 2007 - Vicious Cycle Software Inc. today announced that Vicious Engine, the powerful middleware solution for cross-platform development, is implementing a program called "The Vicious Engine Rising Stars Program" that assists independent developers and start-ups in creating their exciting new games. In tandem, the new website for Vicious Engine ® is now live at www.ViciousEngine.com.

"There are great ideas out there just begging to be made into games, and the Rising Stars program was designed to be the catalyst for turning dreams into reality," said Eric Peterson, president at Vicious Cycle Software. "Aspiring developers will receive expert feedback, access to the Vicious Engine, as well as an inside track to getting their game published."

More information about The Vicious Engine Rising Stars Program is now available at the newly launched www.viciousengine.com. For questions about the program, please contact risingstars@viciousengine.com.

About Rising Stars Program

New developers now have the special, full-featured license of the Vicious Engine to build the prototypes of their awesome game ideas. Experts at Vicious Engine will provide guidance at every step of the way, and also offer valuable introductions to one or more publishers in the industry.

Program details include:

Access to the Vicious Engine build for six months Online technical support for Vicious Engine Expert feedback during the development process Upon completion and approval of demo, connection to publishers

About Vicious Engine

The Vicious Engine provides a comprehensive, easy-access suite of development tools that are accessible to all members of a software development team-from artists, to designers, to engineers. The Vicious Engine helps developers and publishers to meet the demands of shorter development cycles and tighter budgets by allowing the teams to concentrate on game content rather than core technology.

About Vicious Cycle Software

Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., based in Chapel Hill, NC, is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software for PlayStation ® 2 and PLAYSTATION ® 3 computer entertainment systems, PSP ® (PlayStation ® Portable), Xbox ® and Xbox 360 TM video game and entertainment systems from Microsoft, Nintendo Wii TM , Nintendo GameCube TM , Nintendo DS TM , 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 Engine, 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.monkeybargames.com.

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