SOURCE: RealNetworks

October 10, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Alert: RealNetworks Launches "Pakoombo!" on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com

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


WHAT: The casual games business unit for digital entertainment services company RealNetworks® Inc., is announcing the availability of "Pakoombo™," a new casual game developed by TechFront™ and published by Real. This new game is now available on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com.

In this new adventure, players must help Cathy and her family save their island home in "Pakoombo," a unique puzzle game that's full of tropical fun. Players will need to use their match-3 puzzle prowess to battle island residents, the evil Mr. Lyar, and others, to find a hidden treasure and save the day. Pakoombo, a delightful puzzle adventure for all ages, features three game modes with vibrant full-screen graphics, fun mini-games, and dozens of challenging quests.

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: "Pakoombo!" is now available for download.

WHERE: "Pakoombo!" can be downloaded directly from RealArcade® or GameHouse®:

RealArcade "Pakoombo!" Download

GameHouse "Pakoombo!" 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 TechFront: Founded in 2006, TechFront is a developer based in the south of Brazil, responsible for great casual games such as Pakoombo, Burger Island™ and Eye for Design™. TechFront is Brazil's largest and most successful games studio, developing games for a variety of platforms such as PC/Mac, Web Flash, XBLA, iPhone, Sony PSP, Nintendo DS, Wii and WiiWare. For more information, please visit www.techfront.com.br.

RealNetworks, 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. TechFront™ and Pakoombo™ are trademarks of TechFront Ltda. Pakoombo © 2008 TechFront Ltda. All rights reserved.

Contact Information

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    Annabelle Jambor
    RealNetworks
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    Bailey Locke
    SHIFT for RealNetworks
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