VIVA MEDIA ANNOUNCES DEAL WITH KALYPSO MEDIA TO BRING GROUNDBREAKING STRATEGY GAME, GRAND AGES: ROME, TO NORTH AMERICA

December 11, 2008, New York, NY– Viva Media has announced its partnership with Kalypso Media for the release of Grand Ages: Rome , an innovative new take on strategy and city-building in The Eternal City. Viva Media CEO Carlo Voelker commented,“We are thrilled to be releasing an exciting game like Grand Ages: Rome . It’s incredibly deep and historically rich, but at the same time extremely user-friendly and fun to play.” He went on to say,“It’s exciting to be working with Kalypso to bring this game to North America. It’s a brainchild of some of the industry’s top talent and has so much to offer in terms of graphics, storyline, and multiplayer functionality.” Kalypso Media MD Simon Hellwig adds that“It is a great pleasure for us to work with Viva. We expect that Viva Media will do a great job and we hope this cooperation will be beneficial for both companies. It is definitely time to know more about Kalypso and its products in America– and Grand Ages: Rome is the right product to present our games to American consumers.”

Grand Ages: Rome is a stunning strategy game based in Ancient Rome during the rise of Julius Caesar. As a member of a prominent noble family, players will be immersed in the intrigue and adventure of the rising Roman Empire, rubbing shoulders with some of the greatest historical figures of the era. Grand-scale city building and detailed combat scenarios unfold against a backdrop of breathtakingly detailed environments. Players can choose from historical campaign and freestyle game modes along with advanced online multiplayer controls.

About Viva Media:

Viva Media LLC is a privately owned company in New York that is dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of more than 100 multimedia titles touts over 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world’s #1 chess software engine, and renowned car racing simulation games such as GTR2, Race 07 and GTR Evolution.

www.viva-media.com

About Kalypso Media:

Specializing in the publishing of interactive media– primarily computer games - Kalypso Media was founded in summer 2006 by industry veterans Simon Hellwig and Stefan Marcinek. A year later, the sister company Kalypso Media UK Ltd. was opened in England and is now led by Andrew Johnson and Charlie Barrett, two experienced members of the Kalypso Media Group management team.

www.kalypsomedia.com

Press please contact:

Ashley Collins

Viva Media Press

(212) 431-4420

press@viva-media.com


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