Rockford™ Rocks The Internet

Darmstadt, August 20th 2007– Rockford™, the hero of Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!™, sets out today to conquer the Internet! Players can guide the diamond-loving Rockford™ and his spaceship between four worlds at Experience the style of the new edition of this cult classic as Jungle, Lava, Water and Netherworld levels present waiting fans a wide range of interactive elements and comprehensive information about Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!™. In addition to a mini-game, e-cards, wallpapers and a downloadable website kit so fans can build their own Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!™ fan pages.

Further, visitors can find a number of gameplay video trailers from throughout the colourful worlds of Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!™ for the Nintendo DS. The website’s launch is scheduled to bridge the time left before the title is released by 10TACLE STUDIOS AG and co-publisher First Star Software, Inc. in November of 2007 (Nintendo DS™) and the first quarter of 2008 (Sony PSP™).

The original challenging and entertaining, arcade-puzzle game made its debut in the early 80s and continues to fascinate its enormous fan base decades later. Today the game is acknowledged as one of the classic cult games in computer and video gaming history. Now Boulder Dash® will appear with several new gameplay modes as well as a hot new look sure to take the Nintendo DS™ and the Sony PSP™ platforms by storm. The hit game’s main objective and game physics remains unchanged: the player has to collect a certain number of diamonds while avoiding falling objects, traps and besting enemies in order to open and discover the exit, before time runs out.

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Listed in the General Standard of the Frankfurt Stock Exchange, 10TACLE STUDIOS AG (WKN: TACL10, ISIN DE000TACL107) is one of Europe’s leading independent developers and producers of high-end computer and video games. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG produces top-quality products that meet international development standards, and its product portfolio covers all relevant, high-growth segments in the games market. Currently, around 390 employees work for the Company at its headquarters in Darmstadt and the development sites in Hanover, Duisburg, London, Charleroi, Bratislava, Budapest and Singapore. 10TACLE STUDIOS AG’s consolidated revenue increased by 64% in 2006 to€29.285 million (previous year:€17.896 million). During the same period, EBIT increased sharply by 180% to€4.708 million (previous year:€1.684 million).

About First Star Software, Inc.:

Founded in 1982, First Star Software develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including cell-phones, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. A privately held corporation, First Star’s titles are distributed extensively worldwide. For more information please visit or contact: Dianne Press 914.238.3073


Based in Duisburg, Germany 10TACLE STUDIOS MOBILE GmbH, a subsidiary of 10TACLE STUDIOS AG, was founded in 2006 to supply the growing market for mobile entertainment media. The development studio ports 10TACLE STUDIOS AG house brands onto portable video game systems such as the Sony PlayStation® Portable and Nintendo DS™, develops their own concepts and brands and works on co-published titles such as“Boulder Dash - Rocks!”. 10TACLE STUDIOS MOBILE GmbH currently employs a staff of 26 under the management of Alexandra Gerb.

NINTENDO DS IS A TRADEMARK OF NINTENDO. Boulder Dash®-ROCKS!™ Published by 10TACLE GROUP. Co-Published by FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. BOULDER DASH, FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. and its logo are registered trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. The names Rockford™ and Crystal™ are trademarks of First Star Software, Inc. Boulder Dash© 1984, 2007 FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. All rights reserved. Boulder Dash-ROCKS! was created and developed by 10TACLE MOBILE GmbH with FIRST STAR SOFTWARE, INC. Audio visual material, certain proprietary software and new and distinctive game and character art of Boulder Dash-ROCKS! are trademarks of and© 2007 10TACLE GROUP and Asia Games&Media Private Equity Fund.

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