Tue, 12/08/2009

2009 Press Releases

COLLAPSE! Now Available Across Multiple Platforms from GameHouse

  • Latest installment of hit casual game franchise now available for Facebook, PC, Mac and a variety of mobile devices

  • Facebook version makes COLLAPSE! social for the first time

  • Blockbusting puzzle game lets players earn codes that advance their game play on other platforms

SEATTLE – December 9, 2009 – Casual games online destination and publisher GameHouse®, a division of the digital entertainment company RealNetworks®, Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), today announced the cross-platform availability of COLLAPSE!®.  The game is now available for play on PC, Mac, Facebook and a variety of mobile handsets including BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.

"This latest cross-platform installment of COLLAPSE! represents a major milestone for one of our most popular brands," said Matt Turetzky, vice president of content for RealGames, a division of RealNetworks.  "In addition to extending the COLLAPSE! brand to the social platform and including cross-platform, unlockable add-ons for the first time, our design team has evolved the overall player experience with all-new challenges and personalization."

A flagship title for GameHouse and one of the most popular casual games franchises of all time, COLLAPSE! is a blockbusting, color-matching puzzle game that has earned millions of fans world wide with its award-winning game play and fast-paced, simple and addictive challenges.  Each platform delivers a compelling experience for players:

  • PC and Mac:  Players can now customize their avatars and use explosive power-ups as they free the lands of Blocktopia from Block Widow, Blockzilla, Blocktopus and other fearsome bosses in more than 180 levels and mini-games.  As they advance, players can earn codes for use in the Facebook and mobile versions. Free trials and full versions can now be downloaded for the PC and Mac at www.GameHouse.com.

  • Mobile Handsets:  More than 65 levels, five challenging bosses, quick play modes and customizable avatars await players as they take the mission to save Blocktopia on the go.  If they just can't get enough, there's even an unlockable mode that increases the difficulty on all levels and opportunities to earn codes for use in the Facebook and PC/Mac versions.  Mobile subscribers can find COLLAPSE! for leading mobile devices on major carrier decks and app stores now. 

  • Facebook:  Players compete in weekly tournaments with their Facebook friends, each day introducing a different challenge and twist to keep even the most dedicated fan on their toes.  As they compete with friends around the globe and earn coins to purchase valuable power ups, players will also find codes for use in the Mobile and PC/Mac versions. 

GameHouse is a leader in the casual games industry worldwide and delivers entertaining gaming experiences to audiences around the world wherever and whenever they're playing.  To view and try GameHouse's library of titles, visit www.GameHouse.com. For more information about COLLAPSE!, visit www.Collapse-Games.com

For More Information

Tiffany Dunning
GameHouse/RealNetworks, Inc.



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 application to enable the downloading and transfer of online video to mobile devices; the Rhapsody® digital music service, which delivers a catalog of more than 8 million songs to users at home, work and on-the-go; GameHouse.com, one of the premier 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/about-us.

COLLAPSE!, GameHouse, RealNetworks, RealPlayer and Rhapsody are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its wholly owned subsidiaries.