Toronto, Canada– December 4, 2007 - TransGaming Inc. (TSX-V: TNG–“TransGaming”), a leading developer of software portability products for the electronic entertainment industry, announced today the release of Cosmic Osmo’s Hex Isle, a brilliantly addictive puzzle game that will be sure to delight gamers of all types.
Commissioned by Fanista.com, Cosmic Osmo’s Hex Isle is currently being readied for distribution through Fanista.com’s new web site, where fans can purchase products, invite others to participate, and get rewarded for the value they create. Fanista.com rewards the members of its community through its unique“Common Interest Commerce” (or“CIC”) rewards program. CIC breaks new ground through the innovative fusion of social networking and commerce by recognizing the intrinsic value of member participation and rewarding them financially for the value they create when their opinions generate sales.
Developed by Cyan Worlds, the creators of the legendary Myst Online: Uru Live, Cosmic Osmo’s Hex Isle marks the second collaboration between TransGaming and Cyan Worlds.
“When we first worked on Myst Online, I was amazed with the speed and professionalism of the TransGaming team. Online games evolve very quickly and have endless iterations. TransGaming's Cider technology allowed us to focus resources on one code base, knowing full well that Cider would seamlessly and faithfully preserve the experience on the Mac. This freedom to focus allowed us to make the best game we could and avoid the expenses and compromises that a separate code base would engender.” explained Tony Fryman, President of Cyan Worlds.
“The moment we decided that Cosmic Osmo’s Hex Isle was Mac bound, we knew that Cider was the solution. In fact, you might say that Cider was the catalyst for the Mac SKU. Our conviction in the TransGaming team and Cider was completely validated when we accepted delivery of a gold master a mere 2 weeks after production started”, continued a delighted Tony Fryman.
"The Cider edition of this game demonstrates how effectively publishers can extend their franchises to the explosive Intel Mac market. Cosmic Osmo's Hex Isle is an ideal fit for the Mac gaming market and we are thrilled to be fulfilling the appetite of avid Mac gamers and equally delighted to have been working with Cyan Worlds once again,” commented Vikas Gupta, President and CEO of TransGaming.
The acceptance of Cider as the ultimate cost effective Mac gaming technology and performance solution has now been cemented as multiple repeat customers continue to choose Cider for their Mac bound content.
TransGaming is a leader in the development of software portability products that allow game developers and publishers to develop games on one system and deploy them across multiple platforms more quickly and economically than anyone else.
TransGaming is headquartered in Toronto, Canada and maintains a research and development center in Ottawa, Canada. More information about the company can be obtained at www.transgaming.com.
About Cyan Worlds
Cyan Worlds, Inc., located in Spokane, WA, is best know for Myst and Riven, which received numerous awards, critical acclaim and broad popularity, Cyan Worlds has been designing and building immersive interactive worlds since 1987. They currently employ over 30 designers, programmers and artists.
For more information about Cyan Worlds, visit www.cyanworlds.com
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Investor Relations TransGaming:
Jean-Francois (JF) Dube
For Cyan Worlds:
Racepoint Group for Fanista.com: