Wake Tech Gets Into the Game with Vicious Engine

MORRISVILLE, N.C. - July 24, 2008 Vicious Cycle Software Inc., a premier developer of interactive entertainment software, is bringing Vicious Engine, the company’s multiplatform game development solution, to Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech). Thanks to the contribution, students at the North Carolina-based community college who are participating in its extensive game development program will have access to the level of tools that professional developers use on a day-to-day basis.

“Because Wake Tech is‘College for the Real World,’ bringing actual game development tools to our students is a priority for our curriculum,” said Walter Rotenberry, lead instructor for Wake Tech’s simulation and game development program.“Vicious Cycle has created an accessible and powerful game engine that professionals in the industry use, and it will be a significant learning tool for our students.”

“We know from our own endeavors that hands-on experience is one of the most effective teachers out there,” said Eric Peterson, president and CEO of Vicious Cycle Software, Inc.“Thanks to the availability of middleware tools like Vicious Engine, game development teachers can begin to fully realize their programs and their students can improve their portfolios in preparation for future jobs.”

About Vicious Engine

The Vicious Engine provides a comprehensive, easy-access suite of development tools that are accessible to all members of a software development team—from artists, to designers, to engineers. The Vicious Engine helps developers and publishers concentrate on game content rather than core technology. More information about the Vicious Engine is available at www.viciousengine.com.

About Wake Technical Community College

Wake Technical Community College (Wake Tech) is a two-year, public institution providing an open door to education and training for the citizens of Wake County and surrounding communities. Known as "College for the Real World," the college provides a comprehensive array of learning opportunities and serves an annual enrollment of more than 59,000 students. Curriculum (for-credit) programs in more than 168 academic, vocational, and technical specialties offer two-year associate degrees in science, applied science, the arts, and general education; university transfer programs for entry into four-year institutions; and diploma and certificate programsthat prepare workers to succeed at jobs in high demand in the community. Wake Tech also offers a broad scope of continuing education courses, including training for entrepreneurs and small business owners, public safety officer training (fire, rescue, and law enforcement), high school equivalency classes, and non-credit courses for personal and professional development. As the second largest community college in the state, Wake Tech provides customized workforce training for new and expanding industries and a cooperative education program that interfaces with the corporate community. For more information, please visit http://www.waketech.edu.

About Vicious Cycle Software

Vicious Cycle Software, Inc., based in Morrisville, NC, is a premier developer of interactive entertainment software across all platforms. Founded in 2000, the company blazed onto the gaming scene with its debut title Robotech: Battlecry and continues to create compelling titles for all age groups based on licensed and original content. Vicious Cycle is the developer and licensor of the Vicious Engine, a comprehensive and fully portable middleware solution for personal computers, consoles, and handheld systems. Recently, the company announced Vicious Engine 2 (Ve2) which offers a suite of new and improved game development features on the Xbox 360® video game and entertainment system from Microsoft and the PLAYSTATION®3 computer entertainment system. For more information, please visit the company's web sites at www.viciouscycleinc.com and www.viciousengine.com. Vicious Cycle is a D3Publisher development studio.

Rannie Yoo, TriplePoint

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rannie@triplepointpr.com


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