SOURCE: RealNetworks

September 18, 2008 12:00 ET

Media Alert: RealNetworks Launches "SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper" on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - September 18, 2008) -


WHAT: The casual games business unit for the digital entertainment services company RealNetworks® Inc. is announcing the availability of "SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper™," a new casual game based on Mattel's (NYSE: MAT) classic hit card game, developed by Abduction Studios and published by Real. This new game is now available on RealArcade.com and GameHouse.com.

"SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper" finds players shipwrecked on what appears to be a deserted island, but they will quickly discover they are not alone and there is an active volcano nearby that needs taming. In the game, the native islanders believe the newcomer has awoken the volcano, and will teach casual gamers the great game of SKIP-BO® to play at 10 unique ancient locations and help calm the volcano in 40 levels of adventurous fun.

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: "SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper" is now available for download.

WHERE: "SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper" can be downloaded directly from RealArcade® or GameHouse®:

RealArcade "SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper" Download

GameHouse "SKIP-BO: Castaway Caper" 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.

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.

SKIP-BO and associated trademarks and trade dress are owned by, and used under license from Mattel, Inc.

© 2008 Mattel, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

Contact Information

  • For More Information Contact:

    Annabelle Jambor
    RealNetworks
    206-892-6104
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    Bailey Locke
    SHIFT for RealNetworks
    415-591-8457
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