AGEIA PhysX Technology to be Incorporated in ChessBase Game Engine for FRITZ 9 and Future Titles

AGEIA PhysX Technology to be
Incorporated in ChessBase Game Engine for FRITZ 9 and Future Titles

New titles will support AGEIA
PhysX processor for unprecedented game physics

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. – October 19,
2005 – AGEIA™ Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated physics
for games, today announced that ChessBase Gmbh has signed a publisher-wide
licensing agreement to use the AGEIA PhysX™ SDK in FRITZ 9 and other upcoming
titles. ChessBase also announced their support for the upcoming AGEIA PhysX
processor.

FRITZ 9 has been called “the
ultimate chess game,” combining classic chess with 3D animation, surround sound
and real-time physics using AGEIA PhysX technology. The game emulates the
legendary Chess Turk, an automaton chess machine operated by a human chess
master hidden in its cabinet. Built by a Baron for a Queen in the 1600s, the
Chess Turk confounded such luminaries as Napoleon Bonaparte, Benjamin Franklin,
and Edgar Allen Poe.

More recent challengers of FRITZ
include World Champion Vladimir Kramnik and the legendary Garry Kasparov. The
game has won awards and rave reviews from USA Today, Discovery.com, GameZone
Magazine, and countless other US and European publications.

“FRITZ 9 is indeed the ultimate
chess game, and AGEIA PhysX technology is the ultimate physics solution for our
game engine,” said Jeroen van den Belt, managing director at ChessBase. “AGEIA
PhysX technology helps us continue to offer the magic of chess in new ways for
new generations of players.”

With its publisher-wide license for
the AGEIA PhysX SDK, ChessBase can offer real-time immersive physics in all of
its upcoming titles. Its support for the AGEIA PhysX processor ensures amazingly
interactive physics action for game players who have the AGEIA PhysX processor
installed in their PCs.

“With technologies such as the AGEIA
PhysX SDK, ChessBase has continued to advance the game of chess into the 21st
century, while remaining true to the historical traditions of the game,” said
Kathy Schoback, vice president of content acquisition at AGEIA. “We’re excited
to be a part of this ‘new chess’ revival, which has captured the imagination of
chess players around the world.”

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trademarks of AGEIA Technologies, Inc. All other products are trademarks of
their respective companies.

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