Tue, 07/22/2008

2008 Press Releases

RealNetworks Takes Popular "Little Shop" Series on the Road

"Little Shop — Road Trip," fourth edition in hit casual gaming series, now available on GameHouse.com and RealArcade.com

SEATTLE — July 23, 2008  —  From Casual Connect, the Games Division of digital entertainment services provider RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK) today announced the fourth installment of the popular "Little Shop" series, "Little Shop — Road Trip." To celebrate the new game, RealArcade.com is offering casual gamers a chance to win one of four gift cards, to help ease the pain at the pump during their own summer road trips.

Designed by Real's Seattle-based GameHouse® Studios, the "Little Shop" series of casual games are some of the most popular titles in the highly competitive genre of hidden object games. Each game in the "Little Shop" series features vivid scenes, clever clues, and original challenges to help gamers find cleverly hidden items among these unique little shops.

Matt Turetzky, vice president of content and non-PC platforms for Real's Games Division, said "From the beginning, the Little Shop series has been the top-selling franchise across our portals and distribution network in the hottest segment of the casual games business — hidden object games. 'Little Shop — Road Trip' is a ground-breaking title for us with innovative features, stunning animation and challenging new puzzles."

In the first three Little Shop games, players started their own business in the quaint little town of Huntington, and then successfully moved it to the Big City. GameHouse now invites you to take a break from your thriving little shops and set off on the road to fun with "Little Shop - Road Trip." Venture across the U.S. in search of Americana! Visit dazzling scenes from Seattle to South Beach on your quest to collect rare and exclusive new items for your shops back home.  Featuring two great game modes, thousands of cleverly hidden objects, over 100 levels of original gameplay, 16 cinematic scenes, new bonus mini-games, a new "Magnet" hint feature, and miles and miles of family fun; there's more to be seen in "Little Shop - Road Trip" than ever before.

As summer road trips get into full swing, RealArcade.com is helping to ease players' pain at the gas pump by giving away four gift cards. Between July 23 and August 12, gamers can enter to win a grand prize of a $200 gift card or one of three $100 gift cards, with no purchase necessary. RealArcade.com customers will also be able to enter the sweepstakes via an entry link on the "Little Shop - Road Trip" game page.

Along with the entire "Little Shop" series and Real's extensive library of fun, casual, online games, "Little Shop — Road Trip" is now available for the PC at RealArcade.com and for both the Mac and PC at GameHouse.com.

RealNetworks' Games Division is one of the world's largest developers, publishers and distributors of casual games.  As a leading global publisher, Real offers game developers expertise in games marketing and the opportunity to tap into its network of Web sites, global distribution and syndication partners.

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RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer®, the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade®, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/company.

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