First Update Released for 4X Space Strategy Game A Murder of Crows

Haarlem, The Netherlands– October 22, 2008– Leading video game publisher Lighthouse Interactive and acclaimed developer Kerberos Productions continue to prove their commitment to the dedicated Sword of the Stars community. Today they released the first update for A Murder of Crows (PC), which comes less than two weeks after its retail release across the United Kingdom.

The following key features are included in Update 1.6.3:

• New loading splash-screen art

• Trade UI modified to separate routes from stations and systems

• Added important snap points to sliders in the Population Manager

• Updated the“End Of Flesh” scenario to include the Morrigi player position

• Sort fleets by construction ships

• Optimized AI and improved AI handling of morale issues

• Corrected issues with the Progression Wars scenario (Note: Issues may remain in old saved games)

• Defense Manager screen enhanced along with defender arrival positions in combat

• Spinal mount tech can now be unlocked by either Particle Beam or Heavy Drivers

• Fixed negative savings aid bug and all known issues where Morrigi fleet speed was not being updated

A Murder of Crows (PC) is the latest expansion to the highly acclaimed 4X space strategy game Sword of the Stars (PC). It is available for digital download at GamersGate.com and currently sits in the #2 position of their list of“Top Rated” games. Players are required to have either Sword of the Stars: Collector’s Edition or Born of Blood in order to play this new addition to the franchise.

To download Update 1.6.3 and view the complete feature list, visit:

www.lighthouse-interactive.com

Lighthouse Interactive is part of SilverBirch Inc.’s (SVB:TSXV) video game division.

GAME SUMMARY

While the four civilized races battle back the voracious Zuul and seek advantage over each other, a ghost from the past returns to the galaxy in the form of the manipulative Morrigi. Already known for their dark crow-shaped attack drones and deadly traps, this race once thought long extinct, returns looking for vengeance.

Using never-before-seen weapons, ships and tactics, the Morrigi fall upon the other five races of the Sword of the Stars universe, who must now adapt to the ancient masters of space or be destroyed.

Time is of the essence as world after world falls to the black winged ships that surge out of the dark like A Murder of Crows.

For more information about Sword of the Stars: A Murder of Crows, please visit: www.swordofthestars.com or www.lighthouse-interactive.com.

About GamersGate

GamersGate is a leading digital distribution platform, providing ready gaming experiences for gamers worldwide– anytime, anywhere. Viewed as a strong contender in the digital download arena, GamersGate continues to redefine the download industry. Future strategies include the launch of several additional services, and the further aggressive expansion of its product portfolio, from a wide range of internationally recognized publishers. http://www.gamersgate.com

About Kerberos Productions

Kerberos Productions is a gathering of seasoned video game developers, with over 35 years of collective experience, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Before forming their own company, the team was responsible in the development of both Homeworld: Cataclysm for Sierra and Treasure Planet: Battle at Procyon for Disney Interactive. Team members have also worked on over a dozen hit games, including: Homeworld, Ground Control, Team Fortress, and Counterstrike. With an interest in games of all types, Kerberos intends to establish a reputation in the gaming industry by applying their experience against a high standard of strategy and action games. Kerberos is a unified group of industry veterans who do not just make video games… but play and understand them! www.kerberos-productions.com

About SilverBirch Inc.

Toronto-based SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV) is a leading digital company operating in the fastest growing sectors of the video game and mobile markets. The company’s video game operations include: SilverBirch Studios, a mobile and handheld video game developer; Lighthouse Interactive, publisher of interactive entertainment based in the Netherlands; and a co-venture with G4Box Inc. who operates licensed English language online multiplayer games. In its mobile division it provides mobile marketing services through Jambo Mobile Solutions and mobile content by way of an investment in CrossRoad Mobile. For more information, please visit www.silverbirchstudios.com.

About Lighthouse Interactive

Lighthouse Interactive, a division of SilverBirch Inc. (SVB:TSXV), is a fast growing publisher of interactive entertainment with offices established in Toronto and Montreal, Canada, Haarlem, The Netherlands and London, England. The company is focused on bringing strong titles to the worldwide market in a wide array of genres including: RPG, Simulation, Adventure, Action and Strategy. Staffed with industry veterans, Lighthouse is the right choice for developers looking to bring their products to a worldwide audience.

www.lighthouse-interactive.com

Media Contact

Lighthouse Interactive

Tamara Robeer

Email: pr@lighthouse-interactive.com

Tel: +31 23 540 9449


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