SOURCE: RealNetworks, Inc.

July 10, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Alert: RealGames Launches "The Mystery of the Crystal Portal" on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - July 10, 2008) -


WHAT: RealGames™, the casual games business unit for digital entertainment services company RealNetworks®, Inc., is announcing the availability of "The Mystery of the Crystal Portal," a new casual game developed by Artogon, Corp. and published by RealGames. This new game is now available for PC on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com.

Players, prepare to embark on a brain-bending adventure that's full of unique hidden object fun. Journalist Nicole Rankwist has always been close to her archaeologist father. So when her father goes missing, Nicole knows she has to find him. After all, he had apparently just made a discovery that could "change the course of humanity." Players will join Nicole as she searches the globe on an eye-popping quest to find her father and discover the truth behind the Crystal Portal. Featuring innovative hidden object game play where each item is its own puzzle to solve, an intriguing storyline, stunning full-screen graphics, interstitial mini-games and more, "The Mystery of the Crystal Portal" is a thrilling escape for the whole family.

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. RealGames strives to incorporate simple game play, intriguing challenges, unique story lines and visually stunning graphics into each new game.

WHEN: "The Mystery of the Crystal Portal" is available beginning today, July 10, 2008.

WHERE: "The Mystery of the Crystal Portal" can be downloaded directly from RealArcade® or GameHouse: RealArcade The Mystery of the Crystal Portal Download or GameHouse The Mystery of the Crystal Portal Download

WHO: RealGames 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 through its RealNetworks family of international games portals and syndication network. As a leading global publisher, RealGames 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, RealGames, GameHouse, 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.

Contact Information

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    RealNetworks
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