TORONTO - March 11, 2008—TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), a leading developer of portability technologies for the electronic entertainment industry, continues to expand the Mac gaming market by announcing that the award-winning video game Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords™ is now available on Mac. TransGaming has obtained exclusive rights to the Mac release of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords from D3Publisher of America, Inc. The game is available immediately to Mac gamers for purchase and download online.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords offers a compelling twist on conventional gaming, allowing players to spend just a few casual minutes with the game or dedicate hours of game play at a time to their puzzles-and-role-playing experience. Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is a critically acclaimed video game that artfully blends match-three puzzle game play with strategy, character-building elements and a persistent storyline. This combination of game play elements created an appealing new video game genre that entices casual and hardcore gamers alike, making it fun for the whole family.
"The partnership established by TransGaming to bring Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords to Mac consumers is another example of TransGaming's leadership in the gaming industry and how we are bringing some of the greatest and most compelling content to Mac gamers. Puzzle Quest is sure to delight the Mac audience and we are also excited about several new initiatives this Spring that will continue to change the landscape of Mac gaming and make it easier then ever for Mac consumers to enjoy the games they love," commented Vikas Gupta, CEO&President of TransGaming Technologies.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords was originally created by Infinite Interactive Pty. Ltd. and published by D3Publisher of America, Inc. The game has been enabled on Mac using TransGaming’s Cider Portability Engine, and is being published by TransGaming for digital release. TransGaming’s Cider Portability Engine acts as a "wrapper" around the game software, enabling it to run seamlessly on Intel-based Macs. TransGaming is working with the industry’s best to bring award-winning franchises, like Puzzle Quest to the growing Mac market.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords has received numerous accolades acknowledging the excellence of the game. These include the prestigious Best Downloadable Game at the 11th annual Interactive Achievement Awards, a Spike TV nomination for Best Handheld Game of 2007, a Best Puzzle Game of E3 2007 Award from IGN.com, and the esteemed iParenting Media Excellent Product Award for 2007.
The Mac version of Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is available for purchase and download at www.gametreeonline.com.
Puzzle Quest: Challenge of the Warlords is rated“E 10+” (Everyone 10 and older—suggestive themes) for all platforms by the ESRB.
About TransGaming Technologies
TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG), is a leader in the development of unique software portability products that facilitate the deployment of games across multiple platforms. TransGaming's portability technologies significantly reduce the time-to-market for and costs associated with multi-platform game releases. TransGaming works with many of the industry’s leading developers and publishers to enable their games on the Mac and Linux operating systems, and currently markets its products under four brand names: Cider (Mac), Cedega (Linux), SwiftShader (Graphics) and GameTreeOnline.com (Retail). TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada. To learn more about TransGaming’s products visit www.transgaming.com
About D3Publisher of America, Inc.
D3Publisher of America, Inc. is a subsidiary of D3, Inc. with headquarters in Tokyo, Japan. D3Publisher of America’s strategic focus is on licensed and original titles from leading third-party developers that appeal to mass-market consumers or gaming enthusiasts. Based in Los Angeles, D3Publisher of America distributes and publishes software for personal computers, major console platforms and handheld systems including Wii™, Nintendo GameCube™, Nintendo DS™, Game Boy® Advance, PlayStation® game console, PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system, PSP® (PlayStation®Portable) system, the Xbox® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the Xbox 360™ video game and entertainment system from Microsoft. For additional information on D3Publisher of America and its products, visit the website at http://www.d3publisher.us.
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