Joins the Circus™ from Humongous Entertainment® Offers Big Top Fun
for Children of All Ages
Can Enter Sweepstakes and Win "Circus Trip of a Lifetime"
WA – July 11, 2000 – Humongous Entertainment®, an Infogrames, Inc.
company (Nasdaq: GTISD), invites children of all ages to join an adventure
filled with spectacular spectacles, daring feats
and humorous new friends in Putt-Putt®
Joins the Circus™, now available on CD-ROM. Putt-Putt and his
pal Pep™ take kids on a fun-filled quest through the Big Top, utilizing
their problem-solving and memory skills to fix the
mayhem and help get the five main circus
acts ready to perform. Putt-Putt Joins the Circus, designed
for children ages 3 to 8, is now available in retail stores nationwide for
a suggested retail price of $24.99.
addition to exploring the circus with Putt-Putt, fans can enter the "Circus
Trip of a Lifetime" Sweepstakes for a chance to experience circuses
from around the globe. One grand prize winner will
receive a trip for four to see five
world-famous circuses, including Cirque du Soleil and the
Peking Chinese Acrobats, in exciting locales such as Milan, Zurich, San
Francisco, New York and Orlando. 25 first place winners will receive a
one-year supply of The Original Circus Animal Cookies® and 500 second place
winners will receive Humongous Entertainment’s popular arcade-style game,
Putt-Putt and Pep’s Balloon-O-Rama™. The contest runs from July 1
to September 30, 2000. Kids can enter online at www.humongous.com
, or with entry forms found at local retail
outlets or on bags of The Original Circus
their sixth adventure, Putt-Putt and Pep arrive at the circus to find the
ringmaster, Mr. B.J. Sweeney, and the circus itself, in a state of disarray.
When B.J. Sweeney’s Big Top Circus was set up, nothing was put in
the right place and the five main acts are refusing to perform without their
props. In Putt-Putt Joins the Circus, kids help Putt-Putt sort out the circus
and get everyone back into the ring in time for the evening performance.
circus is a place full of adventure, excitement and fun. Putt-Putt Joins
the Circus allows children to take those same experiences home where they
can be enjoyed time and time again," said Andy Hieke, senior vice president
and general manager, Humongous Entertainment.
exploring under the Big Top, in the animal tents and around the performers’
trailers, Putt-Putt and Pep encounter many
entertaining circus characters including:
the Flea, a star act from the French Circus who prefers the finer things
the Clown, who speaks only in Honkish, making it difficult to communicate
with him if you don’t have the translation book
the Lion, a regal actor who has an ego to match the size of his roar
the Semi-Strong Van, who, without the help of Pectoro the Strong Van’s secret
power shake, only has the strength of a mini-van
Flying Porkowskis, Herb, Pearl and Hammy, are the circus’ world-famous flying
trapeze act who take to heart the old saying "when pigs fly", but
only with a safety net
children discover the behind-the-scenes world of the circus, a wide variety
of hand-drawn locations and revolving puzzle solutions enable them to
find something new each time they play. Puzzles, musical surprises, mini
arcade-style games and click points offer hours of additional fun. Kids
can take the peanut challenge and shoot peanuts into hungry car mouths;
create their own clown face with funny noses,
ears, eyes and hats; test their skills at
magic card concentration; concoct their own power shake and
watch Putt-Putt’s reaction to see how it tastes; or sing-along with the
circus animals and performers.
Joins the Circus™ is available on hybrid CD-ROM for Windows® and
Macintosh® platforms for a suggested retail price of $24.99 at retail outlets
nationwide, by phone at (800) 499-8386 or through secure online transactions
the first character from Humongous Entertainment, Putt-Putt first appeared
in Putt-Putt® Joins the Parade™, released in
October 1992. Everyone’s favorite peppy
purple car encourages young adventurers to explore and learn about
the people and places around town, solve collections of calamities and
come to the aid of his neighbors and friends. Putt-Putt also stars in
Putt-Putt Enters the Race™, Putt-Putt Travels Through Time™ and Putt-Putt
Saves the Zoo™.
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.
Entertainment can be reached on the World Wide Web at www.humongous.com
, where kids can interact with Putt-Putt,
Pep and their other favorite Humongous Entertainment
characters, play mini-games, check out game demos, tips and tricks
and other fun activities.
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.
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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