Big Box of Blox now available for S60(R) smartphones and FREE for Club Astraware members during July!

Staffordshire, UK - July 1st 2008 - Astraware ® and Digital Eel are excited to announce the release of Big Box of Blox for Symbian ® S60 ® smartphones. This blox-stacking extravaganza is already available for Palm OS ® and Windows Mobile ® smartphones and PDAs.

Big Box of Blox is a blox-stacking game taken to outrageous extremes! Players arrange the three-blox-high stacks as they fall. Match blox in groups of three or more, vertically or horizontally, to eliminate them - but that's not all!

Don't just stack the blox. Smash them, blast them, mutate them or explode them in a shower of flames! Use special blox including jokers, bombs, frogs, mushrooms, fireballs and slot machines to clear the board before it reaches the top!

Big Box of Blox includes five mind-bending game modes: Flaming Peelout, Blok Atak, Groink, Mushroom King and Asylum Cubez, and players can even create their own combination using the special Custom Mode.

Faithful to the critically-acclaimed PC version, Big Box of Blox features cool psychedelic graphics, awe-inspiring animated backgrounds, brain crunching sound effects and an epic music soundtrack. The game's graphics reflect the dark and mysterious nature of the PC original, but smartphone-owners are sometimes known to go outside into the light, so Big Box of Blox also includes a gamma adjustment slider so users can select their preference from dark and atmospheric to vibrant and acidic.

As an introduction to this fantastic game, Club Astraware members can get Big Box of Blox FREE during July 2008. Existing Club Astraware members just need to log into their account to get their free copy of the game.

Non-members can join Club Astraware here: http://www.astraware.com/club - it's completely FREE and only takes a couple of minutes, or they can purchase Big Box of Blox for S60 ® , Palm OS ® or Windows Mobile ® for $9.95 here: http://www.astraware.com/bigboxofblox.

About Astraware

Founded in 1994 and incorporated in 2000, Astraware Limited develops, publishes and distributes games for mobile devices. Some of Astraware's best known handheld titles include Astraware Sudoku, Zap! 2000/2016, and Astraware Solitaire. Astraware is a Microsoft ® Certified Gold Partner, and a Palm ® Select Developer. Mobile gaming enthusiasts have downloaded more than 55 million copies of Astraware's products, and the company has customers in more than 100 countries. Astraware is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited - the Handmark Games Studio. Visit Astraware at http://www.astraware.com.

For more information about Astraware, press only: Alison Barclay, alison@astraware.com, +44 1782 667820.

About Digital Eel

Digital Eel is a self-funded independent PC&Mac video game development team located in Seattle, Washington, USA. The group was formed in 2001 by game industry professionals, Rich Carlson, Iikka Keranen and Bill "Phosphorous" Sears, as a self-described "labor of love between three friends who like to make games together." Digital Eel created the critically-acclaimed "Infinite Space" games, as well as award-winning and genre-twisting favorites like Dr. Blob's Organism and Big Box of Blox.

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