SOURCE: RealNetworks, Inc.

December 20, 2007 12:00 ET

Media Alert: RealArcade Launches "Sunset Studio Deluxe" and "Azkend" on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 20, 2007) -


WHAT: RealNetworks' RealArcade® Games Division is announcing the availability of "Sunset Studio Deluxe" and "Azkend," two new casual games published by RealArcade.

"Sunset Studio Deluxe" was created by Zylom, Real's Netherlands-based Casual Games studio. This hidden object game challenges players to search various movie sets and find props for the studio's next film -- and the quicker props are found, the more stars the movie will receive. "Sunset Studio Deluxe" features two game modes and 60 levels that will test a player's eye for detail and provide hours of entertainment.

Developed by Game Gekko, "Azkend" is a match game set that takes place during a mysterious Far East exhibition. As a member of an archaeological team, players discover the relic they've uncovered is cursed and must solve puzzles to lift the curse. "Azkend" offers help features, two game modes and challenging levels for fans of brain-bending match games.

Casual games are simple to learn but 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. RealArcade strives to incorporate simple game play, intriguing challenges, interesting story lines and visually stunning graphics into each new game.

WHEN: As the writers strike continues, now is a great time to look at alternate entertainment option like casual games. "Sunset Studio Deluxe" and "Azkend" are both available beginning today, December 20, 2007.

WHERE: Visit www.RealArcade.com and www.GameHouse.com to play these new casual games.

WHO: RealArcade is one of the world's largest developers, publishers and distributors of casual games with a global reach of more than 40 million monthly unique users. 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, Zylom, GameHouse, Mr.Goodliving, RealArcade, Rhapsody and RealPlayer are 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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