SOURCE: RealNetworks, Inc.

November 20, 2008 12:19 ET

Media Alert: RealNetworks Launches "Bejeweled Twist" on RealArcade.com

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 20, 2008) -


WHAT: The casual games business unit for digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc. is announcing the availability of "Bejeweled Twist™," the highly anticipated sequel to "Bejeweled," a well-known favorite among casual gamers with more than 350 Million downloads to date. "Bejeweled Twist" was developed and published by PopCap Games, one of Real's longest-standing portal partners, and is now available on RealArcade.com.

"Bejeweled Twist" takes a new approach to traditional match-3 games. Instead of swapping adjacent jewels to make a set, players rotate an entire 2x2 block of gems clockwise to create a line of three or more gems of the same type. From the high-def visuals and widescreen play to half a dozen new types of bonus and power gems and four unique modes of play, "Bejeweled Twist" is light years ahead of its earlier versions. To celebrate the release of "Bejeweled Twist" RealNetworks will skin RealArcade®'s homepage with a "Bejeweled Twist" theme, and offer ongoing promotions around the game. Starting November 19, RealArcade will offer its customers access to a PopCap contest with prizes such as $100,000 in gems, a Valentine's Day weekend trip for 2, a laptop loaded with the PopCap library of games, cash prizes and more. Details are available here.

Casual games are simple to learn but often difficult to master. Fans of casual games enjoy the quick-play format that fits easily into busy schedules, providing a method to relax, recharge or simply pass the time with an entertaining challenge. Real strives to incorporate simple game play, intriguing challenges, unique story lines and visually stunning graphics into each new game.

WHEN: "Bejeweled Twist" is now available for download.

WHERE: "Bejeweled Twist" can be downloaded directly from RealArcade:

RealArcade "Bejeweled Twist" Download

WHO: Real is one of the world's largest developers, publishers and distributors of casual games with an expansive global reach through its RealNetworks family of international games portals and syndication network. As a leading global publisher, Real offers game developers the opportunity to tap into its network of Web sites, global distribution partners and expertise in games marketing.

RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/company.

RealNetworks, RealArcade, Rhapsody and RealPlayer are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its wholly owned subsidiary. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

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    RealNetworks
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