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Aspyr Media, Inc. Creates 3D Game for Handhelds with Intel's Latest Multimedia Accelerator.



AUSTIN, Texas -- Enigmo uses Intel(R) 2700G multimedia accelerator to bring 3D graphics to handheld gaming

Aspyr Media Aspyr Media, Inc. (IPA: /əsˈpaɪər/) is an Austin, Texas based company that specializes in porting Windows games to the Mac OS platform. , Inc., a leading supplier of interactive entertainment software, today announced it will work with Intel, using the Intel(R) 2700G multimedia accelerator to bring console-quality gaming to handheld devices. Enigmo, a unique 3D puzzle game, will be available with PDAs and cell phones, creating an unprecedented gaming experience.

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1. To turn around on an axis or center.

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, accelerators, and sponges, the flow of each of the falling droplets gets diverted di·vert  
v. di·vert·ed, di·vert·ing, di·verts

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 into strategically placed pots. The faster each level is completed, the more bonus points are awarded.

By working with Intel, a leader in advanced technology, Aspyr will use their high-value content to showcase the performance of devices like the Intel 2700G Intel 2700G (Marathon) is a low power (50 mW max) graphics co-processor for the XScale PXA27x processor. It is built on PowerVR MBX Lite (3D) and MVED1 (video) technology (the successor to the graphics technology used in the SEGA Dreamcast). , bringing high-quality 3D game experiences to handheld users. This technology represents a turning point in handheld gaming, which allows Aspyr to bring more compelling 3D content to PDAs and cell phones.

"With Intel(R) 2700G multimedia accelerator, gaming in connected handheld devices can reach a level of 3D gaming comparable with console performance," said Rob McNair, product marketing manager at Intel. "Aspyr's engineering talent is capable of taking advantage of this performance to bring Enigmo and other compelling games to platforms based on Intel technology."

For more info on Enigmo optimized for the Intel 2700G multimedia accelerator, please visit: http://www.aspyr.com/PocketPC/Enigmo/.

About Aspyr Media, Inc.

Aspyr Media, Inc. is a leading entertainment publisher that delivers fun in the form of games, music and DVDs. Founded in 1996, Austin-based Aspyr specializes in delivering to consumers the diverse media content they seek. The company identifies quality entertainment opportunities and leverages them across multiple platforms Refers to two or more operating environments, which typically include the CPU family and operating system. For example, if versions of a program run on Windows and the Macintosh, the software is said to support multiple platforms.  by tailoring its services to suit the product and consumers' interests. Visit Aspyr Media on the web at http://www.aspyr.com.

About Intel

Intel, the world's largest chip maker, is also a leading manufacturer of computer, networking and communications products. Additional information about Intel is available at www.intel.com/pressroom.

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