Viva Media’s Hot to Trot out "Riding Academy 1" and "Riding Academy 2" this week!

New York, NY October 20, 2010 - Today Viva Media announced a double game launch just for horse lovers. The games, Riding Academy 1 and Riding Academy 2, feature horseback riding and simulation gameplay for people who always dreamed of having horses in their daily lives.

Horse lovers will enjoy great graphics in this expansive world that allows players to care for their horses and meet new people with similar interests. Set in a boarding school where students focus on the sport of riding and explore various disciplines such as dressage, jumping and even western style riding. The academy is also home to a diverse group of wonderful horses.

In "Riding Academy 1", the school year starts off with Paige winning a riding scholarship. As she goes to her new school, she finds a world full of horses and new friends that are full of surprises and hardships. However, not everyone at the riding academy acts civilly towards Paige, and she'll have to overcome their jealousy along with help from her friends to succeed and to compete among the most talented horse riders at the academy.

"Riding Academy 2" is an all new story featuring the same characters from the previous year and new challenges brimming with romance, intrigue, and even danger. Paige must save the riding academy from real estate developers, eager to make a fast buck selling off the beautiful land that houses the school and horses. She'll have to perform superbly in all her competitions to save the school from disappearing entirely. So harness your horse and buckle your riding boots, because the ride to make things right again in this equine world is going to be a challenge.

Both games gallop into retail and online distribution today. To find out more about the games visit our website at: www.viva-media.com

Key Features:

    <*>Realistic riding sim <*>Show jumping, dressage and western riding <*>Fantastic storylines featuring friendship, first love and life at the Riding Academy <*>Lots of mini-games to discover <*>Compete in tournaments, care for horses, and discover much more as you work your way to the winner’s circle!

dtp young entertainment GmbH&Co. KG (licensor) was founded in December 2004. The Hamburg based company publishes trendy child, youth and family themed titles for console, mobile and PC platforms. At the heart of the dtp young portfolio are strong international licenses such as,‘Emily the Strange TM ’ and‘America’s Next Top Model TM ’. Standalone titles like‘Just SING!’, the world’s first ever karaoke game for the Nintendo DSi TM and‘Dance! It’s your Stage’ featuring Detlef D! Soost also belong to its core business. In addition the games from the nationally and internationally marketed key series labels,‘Horse&Foal,‘ANIKIDS’,‘Classics To Go’,‘J4G– JUST FOR GIRLS’ and‘GripsKids’ form an important component of the publisher’s offer.

Viva Media LLC (publisher) is a New York based company dedicated to publishing a wide array of interactive content of the highest standards. The company's collection of over 150 games boasts more than 100 awards for excellence in publishing. Recent releases include S.T.A.L.K.E.R Call of Pripyat, Grand Ages Rome, the wildly popular Crazy Machines series, the Learn to Play Chess series based on the world's #1 chess software engine, the renowned car racing simulation games RACE, GTR Evolution, RACE ON and a variety of casual games including the best seller, Treasure Masters, Inc. For more information about Viva Media, please visit: www.viva-media.com


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