Humongous Entertainment's One-Stop Fun Shops
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Putt-Putt®, Pajama Sam® and Freddi Fish™ Get Creative With New One-Stop Fun Shop™ CD-ROM Series From Humongous Entertainment®
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BOTHELL, WA – July 11, 2000 – Humongous Entertainment®, an Infogrames, Inc. company (Nasdaq: GTISD), today announced the release of the new One-Stop Fun-Shop™ CD-ROM series of arts and crafts activities for children ages 3 to 8. Available now in stores nationwide, Putt-Putt®'s One-Stop Fun Shop™, Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop™ and Pajama Sam®'s One-Stop Fun Shop™ invite kids into a world of self-expression and ongoing discovery where they can easily design, produce and print their own creations. The One-Stop Fun Shop CD-ROMs are each available for a suggested retail price of $19.99.
With the purchase of any One-Stop Fun Shop, kids can enter The Great One-Stop Fun Shop Design Contest to win prizes including: a $5000 U.S. Savings bond with a complete Humongous Entertainment software library; a kid's art and design studio with art table, chair, light and art supplies; or, an Epson printer, scanner, ink cartridges and paper. Children participate by creating their own masterpiece using the wide variety of activities and projects available in any of the One-Stop Fun Shop CD-ROMs. More information about The Great One-Stop Fun Shop Design Contest, which runs through September 30, 2000, can be found at www.humongous.com.
Each One-Stop Fun Shop CD-ROM guides children through the creation of printable activities based on hundreds of unique and interchangeable images featuring Humongous Entertainment's endearing original characters as well as plants, animals, books, sporting equipment and other fun objects. In Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop, kids join Freddi Fish and her pal Luther™ in creating projects based on the underwater world where they live. Kids have a blast as they invent new crafts with Pajama Sam, the world's youngest superhero in Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop. Putt-Putt, the talking purple roadster, and his loveable friend Pep™ guide children through Putt-Putt's One-Stop Fun Shop as they produce projects worthy of a spot on any refrigerator.
"The One-Stop Fun Shop series allows kids to interact with their favorite Humongous Entertainment characters in entirely new ways," said Andy Hieke, senior vice president and general manager, Humongous Entertainment. "From designing hats for a birthday party to paper airplanes for a backyard challenge, children can take Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, and Freddi Fish from the computer and into the fun-filled world of their imagination."
Each of the One-Stop Fun Shop titles includes the following features:
Parent's Printer Saver – Control wasted paper with a regulated, pre-set paper allotment feature. Parents can password protect the print option, set the number of pages that can be printed and choose to print or not print background images and outlines in order to save ink.
Download Artwork – Visit www.humongous.com monthly to download new artwork. The seasonal images are instantly updated in the program and offer hours of additional creativity.
Character-O-Matic – Design a brand new Putt-Putt, Freddi Fish, Luther or Pajama Sam by giving them different eyes, hair, clothing and more. Print it out or import it into another project.
Coloring book – Color a personalized story by painting with an onscreen brush and customizing paint colors to fill in the pictures. The story can be narrated on screen, printed out in color or as an outline so it can be colored in by hand.
Paint Pad – Design a new creation in the paint pad area, where a variety of wild and wacky tools are available for use including the rainbow brush, the bubble wand, whipped cream, spray paint and more!
Party supplies, stationary, toys and more – Create party hats, invitations, placemats, masks, banners, greeting cards, postcards, envelopes, pinwheels, airplanes, finger puppets, mobiles and much more using either provided images or custom-made artwork. Keep track of important dates, schedules and growth with a homemade calendar and growth chart.
Putt-Putt's One-Stop Fun Shop, Freddi Fish's One-Stop Fun Shop, and Pajama Sam's One-Stop Fun Shop are available on hybrid CD-ROM for Windows® 98 and Macintosh® platforms for a suggested retail price of $19.99 each at retail outlets nationwide, by phone at (800) 499-8386 or through secure online transactions at www.humongous.com.
About Humongous Entertainment
Established in 1992 and owned by Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIS), Humongous Entertainment is recognized for pushing the edge in interactive storytelling and delivering high-quality, hand-animated CD-ROMs starring endearing original characters including Putt-Putt®, Freddi Fish™, Pajama Sam®, SPY Fox™ and more. Humongous Entertainment develops interactive Junior Adventure™, Junior Field Trips™, Big Thinkers! ™, Junior Arcade® and Humongous Sports™ CD-ROMs that encourage kids to explore, discover and have fun.
Humongous Entertainment can be reached on the World Wide Web at www.humongous.com, where kids can interact with Putt-Putt, Pajama Sam, Freddi Fish and their other favorite Humongous Entertainment characters, play mini-games, check out game demos, tips and tricks and other fun activities.
Infogrames Entertainment, S.A. (Paris Bourse: SICOVAM 5257) is a worldwide leader in the interactive entertainment software industry. Headquartered in France, the company develops and publishes award-winning computer and video games for the PlayStation® game console, PlayStation® 2 computer entertainment system, Nintendo® 64, Nintendo® Game Boy® Color, Sega® Dreamcast™, Macintosh®, and personal computer platforms. Founded in 1983 by chairman and CEO Bruno Bonnell, Infogrames has published many award-winning franchises in its 17-year history, such as Alone In The Dark™, Test Drive®, Driver™, Deer Hunter™, Oddworld™, Unreal, Independence War™, and V-Rally™. The company is also known for its best-selling and award-winning line of children's entertainment software from Humongous Entertainment starring Putt-Putt®, Freddi Fish™, Pajama Sam® and SPY Fox™, as well as its successful Macintosh publishing label, Macsoft, the number one publisher of Macintosh entertainment software. In addition, Infogrames has a number of key strategic licenses including Warner Bros. Looney Tunes™, Nickelodeon's Blue's Clues™, Le Mans 24 Hours®, AM General Hummer®, Harley-Davidson®, and Dodge® Viper.
Based in New York, Infogrames, Inc. (Nasdaq: GTIS) is a majority owned subsidiary of Infogrames Entertainment and serves as the headquarters for the company's operations in North America. For more information, visit Infogrames' US Web site at www.us.infogrames.com.
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