SOURCE: Fonix Corporation

April 30, 2008 08:45 ET

Yatec Includes Fonix Speech in Say N Play Video Game

Third Major Game From Yatec LLC Scheduled for Release in Fourth Quarter of 2008

SALT LAKE CITY, UT and BATON ROUGE, LA--(Marketwire - April 30, 2008) - Fonix Speech, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fonix Corporation (OTCBB: FNIX), announced today that Fonix voice recognition technology will be featured in Yatec, LLC's third major game, Say N Play. Scheduled for release in the fourth quarter of 2008, Say N Play is being co-developed by Yatec and Advance Games, LLC. Fonix will receive a software license and per-unit royalty fee.

"Including Fonix speech technology is going to add significantly to the player experience," says Hayden Middlebrook, General Manager of Yatec. "Say N Play will be a different kind of game compared to Identity Quest, our latest game release." Yatec's IQ: Identity Quest was ranked as the number one brain teaser game on Big Fish Games' website within the first week of the game's release.

"Say N Play presents a dynamic opportunity to showcase Fonix speech in an increasingly popular segment of the video game market," says Lynn Shepherd, Sr VP Product Development, Fonix Speech. "We expect our speech technology will greatly improve the overall player experience by making the game more interactive."

Fonix VoiceIn software allows for a voice command interface across multiple platforms, including XBOX 360, PlayStation®3, and PC and Mac videogames. For more information about Fonix Speech solutions, visit www.fonixspeech.com or call (801) 553-6600 and say "Sales."

About Yatec

Yatec is a video game and media development studio located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Yatec specializes in designing and developing casual and serious games and also offers services in web design, custom animations, 3-D modeling, simulations, and training programs. To learn more, visit www.yatecgames.com or call (225) 274-1550.

About Fonix

Fonix Corporation (OTCBB: FNIX), based in Salt Lake City, Utah, is an innovative speech recognition and text-to-speech technology company that provides value-added speech solutions through its wholly owned subsidiary, Fonix Speech, Inc., currently offering voice solutions for mobile/wireless devices; interactive video games, toys and appliances; computer telephony systems; the assistive market and automotive telematics. Fonix provides developers and manufacturers with cost-effective speech solutions to enhance devices and systems. Visit www.fonix.com for more information, or call (801) 553-6600 and say "Sales."

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