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Yeti Sports Hits the Big Time

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Posted by Jeremy on July 6, 2004 10:50 AM
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Yeti Sports, the flash game phenomenon that has kept many a Lunabeanie occupied for many a minute has become so popular that a collection of Yeti Sports games will appear on the PSone. The games reached such popularity so quickly because of cute characters (Yeti, penguins, sea gulls, and orcas) and easy gameplay that anybody can learn. Games include, "Super Pingu Throw: The Wind Challenge", "Ice Bear Attack", "Yeti Slot Machine", "Super Orca Slap" and "Pingu Dart". Kinda makes me wish I had a PSone.

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Yetisports Deluxe goes console.
PSone version hits the market September 2004

Rottenmann, Austria (July 5th, 2004) ? JoWooD Productions Software AG announces the PC & PSone releases of Yetisports Deluxe for the UK in September. "The Yetisports phenomena has become a worldwide success over night." said Robert Alyazdi, Brand Manager at JoWooD Productions. "The core of this success is the addictive, entertaining game play with simple controls that anyone can pick up and play. This same magic formula is now coming to the PC and PSone."

Yetisports Deluxe is jam packed with entertaining games: "Super Pingu Throw: The Wind Challenge", "Ice Bear Attack", "Yeti Slot Machine", "Super Orca Slap" and "Pingu Dart". Each game comes in SINGLE and MULTIPLAYER modes. Gerald Kossaer, Marketing Director at JoWooD Productions, "With the PSone release, the popular Yeti appears in his first console game, marking the starting point for several Yetisports titles. The PC version has already been launched across continental Europe and is topping the charts, climbing into the Top 3 in the Media Control Charts soon after release. The PSone game should be a comparable success."

Further Yetisports games are in developed by JoWooD and Edelweiss Medienwerkstatt, with releases scheduled for both 2004 and 2005.

Yetisports Deluxe PC & PSone will be shipped September, first materials can be obtained at http://press.jowood.com,

Yetisports was created by the Edelweiss Medienwerkstatt in Vienna and developed into the world's number one address for small online games, which are played 300 million times per month. The enthusiastic, huge and still growing community made Yetisports one of the most successful internet games ever. Everything is about the Yeti, the hero of his success story: Friendly, happy and always carrying new surprises, he announces the key message: "I'm there for all of you!" The together with the game published "Yetisong" is the hymn of this spirit, dedicated to the loyal community, the enhanced PC game was released in June. With over 200 partners in the mobile phone industry, Yetisports has one of the largest distribution networks in this important market.

-ENDS-

MEDIA CONTACTS:
KOCH MEDIA
David Blundell,
PR Manager
+44 (0) 870 027 0982
David.Blundell@kochmedia.co.uk

Neil Pullman,
PR Executive
+44 (0) 870 027 0982
Neil.Pullman@kochmedia.co.uk

JoWooD Productions Software AG:
JoWooD Productions Software AG is a publicly traded company on the Vienna Stock Exchange and one of the leading developers of computer and video games. JoWooD releases internationally competitive, high-quality entertainment software for all existing and future game systems. JoWooD has development studios in Vienna and Ebensee (Austria) and cooperates with a network of additional, outstanding studios; among others Wings Simulations, Neon and Massive Development in Germany. The main office is located in Rottenmann/Austria; branch offices are located in England, Germany and Japan. In addition, JoWooD games are distributed worldwide through a widespread network of distribution partners. For more information, please visit our homepage www.jowood.com

About KOCH MEDIA UK:
Founded in 1994, KOCH MEDIA UK develops, publishes and distributes a diverse mix of titles for home console gaming systems, personal computers and the Internet. Based in Basingstoke, the company has distribution contracts with a number of software publishers, including NINTENDO. For publishers not in the UK, KOCH MEDIA exclusively markets, sells and distributes titles. Under its own brands of DEEP SILVER and EUROPRESS, KOCH MEDIA develops and publishes its own range of gaming and educational and lifestyle software. For more information on KOCH MEDIA and its products, visit www.kochmedia.co.uk






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