Sierra Releases $100,000 Pyramid

 

CHALLENGING
… NOSTALGIC … FAST-PACED: GOOD REASONS TO PLAY THE $100,000 PYRAMID ON THE
PC! BE A CONTESTANT ON THE $100,000 PYRAMID GAME SHOW RIGHT ON YOUR PC.

 

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: 

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

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

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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. 

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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 www.SierraGameShows.com. For more information on
The $100,000 Pyramid television show go to www.GameShowNetwork.com.
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. http://www.sierra.com,
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,
Flipside.com, 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.

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

 

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MEDIA
CONTACT: Janelle Watts, (425) 649-9800, ext. 5205 janelle.watts@sierra.com