SOURCE: RealNetworks

November 14, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Alert: RealNetworks Launches "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - November 14, 2008) -


WHAT: The casual games business unit for digital entertainment services company RealNetworks® ,Inc. is announcing the availability of "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com. The highly anticipated sequel to the popular "Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of the Spooky Manor" was developed by Paprikari and has been published by RealNetworks.

Mortimer Beckett's animated quest continues in this engaging new sequel. Although Mortimer was able to get rid of the ghosts in "Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor," his Uncle Jerome's home is now host to another ominous challenge -- a time portal that needs to be closed. Players will join Mortimer in a wild trip through different time periods to find scattered pieces of a time bomb that Uncle Jerome built to destroy the portal. Featuring various hidden objects and more puzzles than ever, "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" is another great adventure for all ages.

The original "Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor" is also now available for Wii™ at various retailers. Featuring new options such as single player, head-to-head or co-operative modes, the original game -- enhanced for the Wii -- brings fun to the living room for everyone.

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: "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" is available for download now.

WHERE: "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" can be downloaded directly from RealArcade® or GameHouse®:

Real Arcade "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" Download

GameHouse "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox" 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.

ABOUT PAPRIKARI:

Paprikari is an independent game studio specializing in developing high quality, innovative, and aesthetically beautiful casual games for the mainstream player. Since 2004, Paprikari has released a wide variety of casual games, including DDD Pool, Crime Puzzle, and our most commercially successful series to date, "Mortimer Beckett and the Secrets of Spooky Manor" and "Mortimer Beckett and the Time Paradox." Founded by childhood friends Dusan Kostic and Aleksandar Kostic (no relation) in Leskovac, Serbia, Paprikari is named after the paprika farmers who made our little corner of the world famous before we started making casual games. For more information, visit www.paprikari.com.

RealNetworks, GameHouse, 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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