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'THE SAN DIEGO ZOO PRESENTS THE ANIMALS!' SELLS MORE THAN 400,000 COPIES; FASTEST-SELLING CONSUMER MULTIMEDIA HIT

 NOVATO, Calif., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- The Software Toolworks Inc. (NASDAQ: TWRX), a leading publisher of education, entertainment, edutainment and multimedia software, and Arnowitz Studios, a leading developer and publisher of highly interactive multimedia titles, today announced "The San Diego Zoo(TM) ... Presents The Animals!(TM)" has sold more than 400,000 copies since its release in November 1992.
 The product, available on CD-ROM (MS-DOS(R) and Windows(TM)) for IBM(R) PC and compatibles and Macintosh platforms, has won the 1993 New Media Invision Award, the 1993 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal of Excellence, the 1993 Summer CES Innovations Award and the 1993 New York International Film Festival's Interactive Competition for Best Educational Multimedia. "The Animals!" has also received top recognition from several industry trade publications, including the 1993 "Compute" Choice Award, the 1993 Kids Choice Award from "Family Fun" and, most recently, a number two ranking in "MacUser Magazine's" Top 50 CD-ROMs Survey.
 "The San Diego Zoo ... Presents The Animals!" was produced in collaboration with Arnowitz Studios and is distributed by The Software Toolworks.
 "'The Animals!' truly exploits interactive multimedia technology with all its rich content," states Burt Arnowitz, president, chief executive officer and creative director of Arnowitz Studios. "'The Animals!' provides users of all ages with the opportunity to explore areas of interest and learn while also being entertained. We believe that our focus on the creative treatment of the photo, video and audio content was the key to 'The Animals!' overwhelming success. Arnowitz Studios is excited to deliver new titles that will be equally as popular in 1994."
 The Software Toolworks and Arnowitz Studios recently announced the popular edutainment title will be released for the new Panasonic FZ-1 REAL(TM) 3DO InterActive Multiplayer in November 1993.
 Multimedia Learning Adventure
 "The Animals!" is an interactive, multimedia exploration adventure. Children and adults can visit and learn about hundreds of exotic mammals, birds and reptiles in their natural habitats. Using The Media Library, users have instant access to every picture, sound, video and text package from one convenient location.
 Over 1,300 photographs of animals and 2,500 pages of animal and habitat information are included. "The Animals!" also contains over an hour of video clips and synchronized sound. Special sound effects, background music and more than two hours of audio make "The Animals!" the most comprehensive and detailed CD-ROM product available on the subject.
 "The Software Toolworks has a long history of designing, producing, marketing and distributing award-winning edutainment titles for most consumer platforms available," said Bob Lloyd, president and chief executive officer for The Software Toolworks. "We were pleased to work with Arnowitz Studios on 'The Animals!' and look forward to future collaborations."
 The Software Toolworks Inc. develops, publishes and distributes entertainment, edutainment, educational and multimedia products for IBM(R) and compatibles, Macintosh(R), CD-ROM MS-DOS, CD-ROM Macintosh, MPC (CD-ROM Windows), 3DO(TM), Sega(TM) CD, Nintendo Entertainment System(R), Super Nintendo Entertainment System(R), Game Boy(R) and Sega(TM) Genesis(TM).
 The Software Toolworks is headquartered in Novato, with offices in Chatsworth, Calif., Naperville, Ill., London, Dusseldorf, Germany, Paris and Castle Hill, Australia. The company is listed on NASDAQ under TWRX.
 Arnowitz Studios, based in Mill Valley, Calif., develops and markets highly interactive multimedia titles for the rapidly growing "edutainment" market. Creator of one of the first major consumer hits, "The San Diego Zoo Presents ... The Animals!" the company also has produced many successful educational multimedia products for laser disc and CD-ROM and plans to release additional titles in 1994. Arnowitz Studios has received over 50 national and international awards for its content-rich titles.
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 /CONTACT: Tracy Egan, public relations manager of The Software Toolworks Inc., 415-883-3000 x828; or Pam Buda, director, sales and marketing, of Arnowitz Studios, 415-383-2878/
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