Vivendi Universal Games and HD Publishing Team Up

Vivendi Universal Games And HD Publishing
Extend Worldwide Distribution Agreement To Include Joint Task Force

LOS ANGELES  – Vivendi Universal Games (VU
Games) and HD Publishing today announced an exclusive worldwide agreement for
the modern day warfare real-time strategy (RTS) game, Joint Task Force. Under
the agreement, VU Games will co-publish, market and distribute HD Publishing’s
Joint Task Force for the PC in 2006 under the Sierra brand.

“Joint Task Force will appeal to gamers worldwide
because they can command the front lines in tomorrow’s most hazardous war-zones
including the Middle East, South America, Central Asia and the Balkans,” said
Philip W. O’Neil, Chief Operating Officer and President of North America for
Vivendi Universal Games. “No other strategy game is as gritty or immediate as
Joint Task Force.”

“We are extremely pleased to further strengthen
our relationship with Vivendi Universal Games and to continue on from the
success we shared with ‘Nexus: The Jupiter Incident,’” said Mike Horneman,
Managing Director of HD Publishing. “VU Games’ skill and expertise in
distribution will bring this innovative product to a worldwide mass market.”

Developed by Mithis Entertainment, Joint Task
Force is a story of modern war where players match superior tactics and military
technology against dangerous unconventional forces around the globe. The game’s
exacting attention to detail – from buildings that dynamically collapse to
military vehicles modeled down to the last rivet – will create a new benchmark
for modern-day RTS games. For more information about the game visit