SPRING UPDATE RE-ENERGIZES CLASSIC MMORPG ASHEN EMPIRES

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AUSTIN, TX - June 16th, 2008 - Developer Iron Will Games recently released the latest update to Ashen Empires, a classic fantasy MMORPG. The update focuses on the struggle between good King Lotor and the fallen Knight, Talazar. As part of this battle, players may now pledge their allegiance to one side or the other and participate in server-wide city sieges.

The update has also brought the revolutionary PVP Island, a winner-takes-all battle royale. Once an entrance fee has been paid contestants are sent to the remote island where they must battle their way to the top in an anything goes free for all competition. Players can earn tokens by defeating another player. There’s no limit on how much can be won; time on the island ends when a player leaves willingly or is eliminated.

In addition to Faction and PVP content, the game now boasts new art for the grass and trees, several new quests, and additional starting area content. Bill Money, the Lead Designer and co-founder of Iron Will Games, explains,“We took a break from working on the upcoming expansion Tides of Fate to add this content and give our players something new and exciting.”

About Ashen Empires

Ashen Empires is a classic fantasy MMORPG and one of the few games that gives its players the freedom to role play with complete control over the character creation process. Since launching in 2005 the game has seen 2 expansions and several updates, with a third expansion (Tides of Fate) currently in development. For more information visit www.ashenempires.com or download the game for free from Pixel Mine Games.

About Iron Will Games

Iron Will Games was formed in 2004 by a group of industry veterans who were tired of the crunch and grind of today's corporate game industry. They came together to keep Ashen Empires and its classic version Dransik alive and running. The team continues to maintain and develop both games. More information can be found at www.ironwillgames.com.

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Contact:

Heidi Schulz

Marketing Manager

Iron Will Games

hschulz@ironwillgames.com

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