PENNY ARCADE GAME AVAILABLE ON STARDOCK'S IMPULSE PLATFORM

For Immediate Release

VANCOUVER, British Columbia - June 17, 2008 - Independent developer and publisher Hothead Games announced today that Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, Episode One is now available to gamers via Stardock's next generation digital distribution platform, Impulse ( http://www.impulsedriven.com). Along with this first installment, Impulse will offer the entire On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness game series from Hothead for download.

Penny Arcade Adventures: On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness is an RPG-Adventure game set in the deranged 1920s universe of New Arcadia, delivered to gamers via accessible episodic releases. Players join Gabe and Tycho, the crime-solving team of the Startling Developments Detective Agency, to combat savage enemies and solve mysteries hidden deep in the sinister heart of New Arcadia. Episode One introduces players to this new worldcreated by Penny Arcade's Mike "Gabe" Krahulik and Jerry "Tycho" Holkins and brought to life by the Hothead team.

Impulse is a cohesive, integrated virtual platform for consumers and developers that is designed to simplify buying, supporting and developing PC games and applications. "We love Penny Arcade and are excited to have Hothead's game on Impulse," said Brad Wardell, CEO and president of Stardock. "We're thrilled to see On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness make the leap to our digital distribution platform. We look forward to delivering their further titles."

"Hothead shares Stardock's vision and passion of making great games and closing the distance between the developers that create these experiences and the gamers that love them," said Vlad Ceraldi, president of Hothead Games. "More digital distribution choices for gamers and developers ensure an environment that will foster more innovation, creativity and risk with game design and story -- a combination the games industry sorely needs."

About Hothead Games: Hothead Games is an independent game developer and publisher based in Vancouver, Canada. The company is committed to creating top quality games for the experienced gamer. Hothead is best known for its RPG-Adventure game series, On the Rain-Slick Precipice of Darkness, based on the widely popular Penny Arcade online comic strip. Hothead self-publishes its titles with a focus on offering accessible game play and episodic content through digital distribution. Visit www.hotheadgames.com for more information.

About Stardock: Stardock is one of the world's leading developers and publisher of PC games and desktop software. Its PC games include Sins of a Solar Empire, the highest rated and best selling PC strategy game of 2008 as well as the critically acclaimed Galactic Civilizations series. Its desktop software includes Object Desktop, WindowBlinds, and a host of other programs for customizing the Windows experience.

###

Contact: Carolyn Carnes

Flash Fire Communications

866-205-5670 x500

carolyn@flash-fire.com


Games PressGames Press is the leading online resource for games journalists. Used daily by magazines, newspapers, TV, radio, online media and retailers worldwide, it offers a vast, constantly updated archive of press releases and assets, and is the simplest and most cost-effective way for PR professionals to reach the widest possible audience. Registration for the site and the Games Press email digest is available, to the trade only, at www.gamespress.com.