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Loki Entertainment Software
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LOKI TO BRING INTERPLAY'S DESCENT 3 TO LINUX
Latest Sequel in Hit Series Soon to Be Available for Linux
Tustin, CA. -- June 2, 2000 -- Loki Entertainment Software, the foremost authority on porting popular commercial games to Linux, today announces an agreement with Interplay Entertainment Corporation, a worldwide developer and publisher of award-winning entertainment software, to bring the critically-acclaimed Descent 3(tm) to Linux gamers by July 2000.
"Descent 3 represents a great blend of action and high performance 3D graphics," said Scott Draeker, president of Loki Entertainment Software. "This is a new kind of game for Linux, and one which our users are sure to enjoy."
Descent 3, developed by Outrage Entertainment, is a fast-paced 3D action shooter. It envelopes gamers in a frenetic 3D world of 360º of movement as they pilot ships through 15 massive, detailed levels with multiple objectives and sophisticated puzzles. Players experience intensely furious subterranean shooting action, plus the thrill of soaring above the surface, engaging in combat with enemy air and ground forces and encountering an entirely new legion of devious robots and other enemies.
"We're excited to see the Linux market growing and we're very happy to be a part of it," said Matt Toschlog, President of Outrage. Jeff Slutter, who programmed the Linux version for Outrage, said, "We originally released a dedicated server version of Descent 3 for Linux and are very pleased that Loki will now bring to market the full client version."
The Linux version of Descent 3 will support the Rock 'n' Ride simulator for the ultimate in gaming experiences. The Rock 'n' Ride moves a gamer and their monitor up to 55 degrees for genuine interactive motion.
Descent 3 is fully optimized for Internet play with 16 players at one time. It has a suggested retail price under $30.00 (U.S. Dollars).
About Loki Entertainment Software
Based in Orange County, CA, Loki works with leading game publishers to port their best-selling PC and Macintosh titles to Linux. Loki meets a pent-up need in the Linux community by providing fully-supported, shrink-wrapped games for sale through traditional retail channels. Founded in 1998, Loki is privately held and takes its name from the Norse god of mischief. For more information visit http://www.lokigames.com.
About Outrage Entertainment
Outrage Entertainment, Inc. is a leading developer of PC and video games. Located in Ann Arbor, MI, Outrage was founded in 1996 when Parallax Software, developer of Descent and Descent II, spun off its development operations into two independent companies. In 1999, Outrage completed Descent 3 and Descent 3: Mercenary, and is currently developing an original title for the PlayStation 2. For more information, see http://www.outrage.com.
Interplay Entertainment Corp. is a leading developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment software for both core gamers and the mass market. Interplay currently balances its development efforts by publishing for personal computers and current generation video game consoles. Interplay releases products through Interplay, Shiny Entertainment, Digital Mayhem, Black Isle Studios, 14 Degrees East, its affiliated labels and its wholly owned subsidiary Interplay OEM, Inc. More comprehensive information on Interplay and its products is available through its worldwide web site at http://www.interplay.com.
Safe Harbor Statement under the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995:
This release may contain forward-looking statements involving risks and uncertainties that may cause actual future events or results to differ materially and adversely from those described in the forward-looking statements. Important factors that may cause such a difference for Interplay include, but are not limited to, risks of delays in development and introduction of new products, dependence on new product introductions which achieve significant market acceptance and the uncertainties of consumer preferences, dependence on third party software developers for a significant portion of new products, risks of rapid technological change and platform change, intense competition, seasonality, risks of product defects, dependence upon licenses from third parties, risks associated with future capital requirements, dependence upon third party distribution, dependence upon key personnel and risks associated with international business, intellectual property disputes and other factors discussed in the Company's filings from time to time with the Securities Exchange Commission, including but not limited to the Registration Statement on Form S-1 as amended (Registration Number 333-48473) and Final Prospectus dated June 19, 1998 and the Company's subsequent quarterly filings on Form 10Q. Interplay disclaims any obligation to revise or update any forward-looking statement that may be made from time to time by it or on its behalf.
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Loki To Bring Interplay's Descent 3(tm) To Linux
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