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Sierra Releases $100,000 Pyramid




BELLEVUE, Wash. - March 22, 2001 - Sierra(TM) today announced the software release of the game show favorite, The $100,000 Pyramid(TM), developed by Hypnotix, Inc. Players won't need to jump through hoops to be a contestant on this classic quick-thinking game of words and categories - they're just a point and click away from the Winner's Circle and $100,000. The $100,000 Pyramid is easy to play, fast-paced and entertaining to play alone, with a friend or with a group of friends.


The $100,000 Pyramid from Sierra provides an interactive experience true to the original game-play mechanics. Players will appreciate the nostalgic depiction of the original Pyramid television series which ran from 1973 through the early '90s, and was recently rated by TV Guide as the #6 greatest game show of all time*. From the familiar pyramid kiosk of categories to the animated celebrities and fast-paced play, The $100,000 Pyramid from Sierra is sure to be a refreshing, nostalgic addition to any virtual game closet.


"Sierra's latest release, The $100,000 Pyramid, offers unique game play unlike any other available on the PC games market today," said Heidi McCory, associate brand manager for Sierra. "The Party mode changes the typical role of the PC from a 'single player' to a 'virtual host' intended solely to facilitate the competition between the two teams - it's an innovative way to utilize your PC for a party-starter!"


The $100,000 Pyramid Features: 

* Easy-to-play, fast-paced and entertaining alone or with a group of friends. 

* Contestants can choose to play in Single Player, Two Player, and Party modes. 

* Animated "Celebrity" characters partner up with players (contestants) in Single- and Two Player modes and give verbal clues directly to the player on a variety of challenging topics. * In Party mode, players divide into teams to give and receive clues to and from each other, rather than from the "celebrity" character. 

* True to the set, music and ambience of the original television series!


The $100,000 Pyramid, licensed from Sony Pictures Consumer Products, is available for Windows(r) 95/98/Me for $19.99 at local software retailers, by calling 800-757-7707, or by visiting For more information on The $100,000 Pyramid television show go to Reruns of The $100,000 Pyramid are currently running on the Game Show Network seven days a week.


HYPNOTIX, INC. Hypnotix, Inc. is a New Jersey-based game development company that specializes in PC and console development. Since 1995 the company has produced a wide array of game titles that span many genres including action games, game shows and humorous parodies. Most recently, Hypnotix has developed Who Wants to Beat Up a Millionaire and The $100,000 Pyramid, as well as the best-selling Deer Avenger series.


SONY PICTURES CONSUMER PRODUCTS The $100,000 Pyramid is a property of Sony Pictures Consumer Products, based in Los Angeles, which handles the merchandising and branding efforts for some of the most recognized properties in film and television. SPCP is a division of Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE), whose global operations encompass motion picture production and distribution, television programming and syndication, home video acquisition and distribution, operation of studio facilities, development of new entertainment technologies and distribution of filmed entertainment in 67 countries.


ABOUT SIERRA Sierra On-Line, Inc., a subsidiary of Vivendi Universal Publishing and part of the Vivendi Universal Games division, is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is renowned for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles that represent a wide variety of computer entertainment on both next generation console and PC platforms.

ABOUT VIVENDI UNIVERSAL GAMES Vivendi Universal Games (VUG) is a division of Vivendi Universal Publishing, a world leader in mass-market multimedia communications. A leading publisher of online, PC and console-based interactive content, VUG's portfolio of entertainment software brands includes Blizzard Entertainment,, Sierra and Universal Interactive Studios. Interactive entertainment is one of parent company Vivendi Universal's key content areas, along with movies, music and other publishing activities. Vivendi Universal aims to be the world's preferred creator and provider of personalized information, entertainment and services to consumers everywhere, and across all distribution platforms.

* TV Guide, Jan. 27-Feb. 2, 2001




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