SOURCE: RealNetworks, Inc.

December 22, 2008 16:20 ET

Media Alert: RealArcade Launches "Tiki Towers" on WiiWare

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - December 22, 2008) -


CORE NEWS FACTS

-- Take new holiday gaming hardware on a trip to the tropics with "Tiki Towers!" The Games Division of digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced that "Tiki Towers," nominated "Best Casual Game" at the 5th Annual International Mobile Game Awards under its European moniker, "Tropical Towers," is now available for WiiWare™. This follows the launch of Tiki Towers on Mobile and iPhone earlier this month.

-- Players can register to win a Wii™ by submitting a picture of a real or toy monkey on vacation, at MonkeyPostcards.com.

-- 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.

GAME DETAILS

-- "Tiki Towers" is now available as a WiiWare download for 500 Wii Points™.

-- In a game that is all about construction, destruction, problem solving and monkeys, players must help the monkeys to reclaim the islands of their tribe. Players will work with the monkeys to solve puzzles using real-time construction physics and navigate through levels filled with hazardous obstacles that threaten the safety of their monkey pals.

-- "Tiki Towers" for the Wii console in comprised of 20 levels of tower building fun complete with chanting monkeys, crazy building challenges, enemy chiefs and two-player cooperative mode.

-- Featuring realistic physics on each platform the game is offered, "Tiki Towers" presents entertaining challenges as the dynamic bamboo structures will bend, break, and collide with the environment.

COMPANY FACTS

-- Real is one of the world's largest developers, publishers and distributors of casual games with an expansive global reach through its family of international games portals and syndication network.

-- As a leading global publisher, Real's Games division offers 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 device, 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, the Real logo, RealArcade, GameHouse, 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. Nintendo trademarks used under license. WiiWare is available only through the Wii console.

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