Handmark Launches "Hellfire" Helicopter Game on Apple App Store

KANSAS CITY, MO. - Jan 22, 2009 - Handmark ® today announced the release of its HellfireTM game on the Apple App Store. Hellfire is a challenging new helicopter game that utilizes the unique accelerometer feature built-in to iPhoneTM and iPod ® touch to deliver thrilling gameplay.

"Our GTS World Racing game made superb use of the unique accelerometer feature in iPhone and iPod touch and customers loved it," said Cassidy Lackey, vice president of Handmark Studios. "Hellfire also offers a fantastic gaming experience that takes advantage of many of the innovative features these revolutionary devices have to offer and is positioned to be another big winner with mobile gamers."

Created by Pazzazz Games, and published by Handmark, Hellfire allows players to choose two different types of helicopter gunships with a range of different weapons to battle the enemy and rescue prisoners of war. Using the accelerometer-based control method, pilots can manoeuvre their helicopter both left and right and to tilt to speed up and slow down. Hellfire players can select from individual missions in 16 locations or undertake a full campaign in a number of different territories. The game also includes 4 different difficulty ranks offering players an increasing challenge as their helicopter skills progress.

Hellfire is available for $4.99 from Apple's App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at http://www.itunes.com/appstore.

For further information, screenshots or to view a demo video visit: http://www.astraware.com/iphone/hellfire.

About Handmark

Handmark ® is a global leader in the development and distribution of mobile media, for a wide range of mobile devices, including BlackBerry ® , Palm ® , Symbian OSTM, AndroidTM, BREW ® , and Windows Mobile ® devices, as well as the Apple ® iPhoneTM and iPod ® touch. Its award-winning Pocket Express ® news and information service transforms handsets into powerful business and entertainment tools. Handmark manages distribution partnerships around the world with major device manufacturers and operators. The company has offices in Kansas City (world headquarters); London, UK; San Francisco; Atlanta; Dallas; and Astraware ® , the Handmark Game Studio, in the UK. For more information, visit http://www.handmark.com.

© 2009 Handmark, Inc.; Handmark ® , the Handmark ® Game StudioTM, and the distinctive hand design are registered trademarks of Handmark, Inc. in the U.S. and other territories. Astraware ® is the registered trademark of Astraware Limited in the U.S. and other territories. All rights reserved. All other trademarks belong to their respective owners.

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