Casual Game Evolution Challenge Co-Sponsored by Shockwave.com


GAME TRUST ANNOUNCES
CASUAL GAME DEVELOPMENT CONTEST



 


 “Casual Game
Evolution Challenge” Co-Sponsored by Shockwave.com



 


Win a
Tricked Out Vespa for the Most Innovative Game or Game Concept
                                                            



                                                                                    

 


New York, NY and San
Francisco, CA – February 23—Game Trust
,
the global leader in premium play infrastructure for casual games, announced
today the first "Casual Game Evolution
Challenge," co-sponsored by Shockwave.com
.

 Open to any and all game developers, the contest seeks to identify the best
single-player Shockwave game concepts for online, tournament, and download
play.  The contest is designed to help developers successfully release their
games and to help the casual game market evolve with innovative new game
concepts.  Five finalists will be awarded Game Trust licensing contracts with a
revenue share and guaranteed distribution to millions of casual game players
worldwide including an exclusive premiere on Shockwave.com.  The Grand Prize
winner will also receive a specially modified, high end Vespa.



                                                                                                        


“This is an amazing opportunity for any
Shockwave developer,” states Adeo Ressi,
CEO of Game Trust.  “It is difficult for both established and small developers
to break into the lucrative world of high profile casual game development.  We
have pulled together an amazing co-sponsor, Shockwave.com, to make this dream
accessible for developers.  We see this as a crucial evolutionary step in casual
online games.  Anyone can enter.  Anyone can win.  And the winner will be world
recognized when all is said and done.” 


 


“Shockwave.com is always on the lookout for
great new games, and so is our audience of millions of consumers,” says
Mika Salmi
, CEO AtomShockwave Corp. 
“We’re happy to team up with Game Trust to reward innovative game developers and
their best new ideas.”


 


The “tricked out” Vespa will be on display for
all developers to see at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) and the
International Game Developers Festival (IGF) in San Francisco (GDC Booth #141). 
Developers can register and submit game concepts at

www.gametrust.com
starting today or at the GDC/IGF event.  The finalists
will be announced on March 21st, 2005, and the Grand Prize will be
awarded to one developer on March 28th, 2005.  Fame, fortune, and a
great ride await you!


 


Any game concept with a storyboard and
preliminary game graphics can be submitted as well as completed games.  Game
Trust and Shockwave.com will evaluate games based on their potential for
commercial success, innovative storyline, and "fun factor."  The winner must
agree to complete all versions of the game in exchange for the Grand Prize, a
revenue sharing agreement, and distribution opportunity on Shockwave.com and
beyond.


 


About Game Trust

Founded in 2002, Game Trust (
www.gametrust.com
) is the economic engine of innovation in games with the
leading platform for premium game play.  The Game Frame platform is the industry
standard for deploying community and transactions within online casual games. 
Licensed by leading distribution outlets worldwide, the platform reaches a
combined audience in excess of 130 million players per month.  Award winning
games, such as "Shroomz," are released by leading developers on the platform to
reach millions of players with new premium play models.  The Company is venture
backed with offices in New York and Denmark.


 


About Shockwave.com


Shockwave.com is the world’s leading
destination for online games, serving a large, loyal audience the best in
interactive entertainment since 1998. The award-winning Shockwave.com Web site (www.shockwave.com)
attracts millions of players of all ages with a broad selection of entertainment
— action-packed arcade-style games, jigsaws and puzzle games, creativity
software titles, multiplayer games, and more. Originally founded as a division
of Macromedia Inc, Shockwave.com is a service of San Francisco-based
AtomShockwave Corp. For more information, please visit

www.shockwave.com
and


www.atomshockwave.com
.