SOURCE: Far Vista Interactive Corp.

October 22, 2008 08:00 ET

Far Vista Interactive Corp. Announces Release of Online Computer Game "Run The Gauntlet" This Christmas Season

SASKATOON, SK--(Marketwire - October 22, 2008) - Far Vista Interactive Corp. (OTCBB: FVSTA) announces the highly rated Computer Science program at the University of Saskatchewan is a ready source of programmers while New Media Campus, a private College, produces graphic artists readily snapped up by Far Vista Interactive as well as Ubisoft, Mad Doc, Rock Star Games and EA Games.

Far Vista Interactive has programmed and provided art and games for several recognizable and large North American entertainment companies including Microsoft, MyDreamFlyer, Dreamcatcher, and Silverline, while Far Vista Interactive staff has worked with many notable game developers throughout North America and Europe.

Building on the popularity of the tournament game format throughout Asia and introducing it to North America and Europe, the company is preparing to release its own "Triple A" game, a "First Person Shooter" (FPS) titled "Run The Gauntlet"™, during the Christmas season of 2008.

"Run The Gauntlet"™ is a world where time has shifted, eras have merged and a new timeline has formed. Now the events in the past are also ironically the future, as in the year 1870 civilization ceased to exist, leaving only remnants of the once great civilizations scattered throughout the world. Three thousand years later the surviving fragments of humanity's climb and fall are discovered and only two dominate cultures have thrived in this new world.

"Run The Gauntlet"™ provides a skilled-based tournament game format for adults, built on the proven and Epics' very popular "First Person Shooter" platform, the Unreal 3 Engine. This passionate pastime compels the player to visit "Run The Gauntlet"™ repeatedly, pitting themselves against other "gamers" and enjoying the exhilaration these types of games provide.

Successfully running the "Gauntlet" requires more than a traditional first person shooter set of strategies and blind luck.

Players exchange tokens for entrance into one of the five online Gauntlet skilled base tournament areas. Once in the game, players attempt to gather cash valued tokens through exploration, combat, and longevity while playing against other real people. Players must then weigh their options, choosing when to attempt to stop collecting tokens or risk the chance of losing them if they are terminated by another player while still in the game. Various micro transactions allow players to rent or purchase items to help in game play, such as health, weapons, armor, or other special abilities.

CEO Richard Buckley stated, "There is nothing more exciting than dropping a big token carrier right before the end of a match and running off with their money. Skills-based Token Tournaments represent a paradigm shift in 'First Person Shooters.'"

About Far Vista Interactive Corp.

Far Vista Interactive Corp. is in the business of developing video games. An initial developer of PC games, Far Vista Interactive has moved into the more unique and appealing online version that is quickly becoming the most popular game format. This innovation and uniqueness positions the company to capitalize and reap the benefits of future explosive and staggering market growth from playing online. Given the direction of the industry and gaming in general, combined with the principles' inherent love of gaming, has led Far Vista to develop what is considered to be, "an enjoyable, creative, leading-edge and addictive, multi-player arena first person shooter combat game for adults" called "Run The Gauntlet"™. "Run The Gauntlet"™ is the first pay to play online computer game tournament running continually. Players of all skill levels can enjoy the opportunity to compete on a worldwide stage where "Everything else is just a game."

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