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RIPCORD GAMES INTRODUCES ENEMY INFESTATION FOR PC CD-ROM.

Ripcord games introduces Enemy Infestation, a 3-D Sci-Fi multi-player strategy.

A desperate and terrifying battle for survival that pits mysterious aliens against human technology, Enemy Infestation is now available for the PC CD-ROM format at an SRP of $49.95.

Enemy Infestation is a real-time 3-D multi-player title that places gamers in command of a human colony located in the outermost reaches of space. Powerful alien creatures have landed amidst this new frontier in an attempt to keep their race alive. It takes the assistance of troopers, biochemists, medics, mechanics, service robots and crew to prevent this infestation from destroying the bases and people who inhabit them. Enemy Infestation is a frantic and constantly changing battle where teamwork and strategic thinking are of the utmost importance.

These colonist-eating creatures are bent on genocide, so it's crucial to collect and test weapons against the alien's primal killing instinct, discovering what is effective against their ever-adapting physiology. The game's reactive AI and randomized weapon effects make it challenging for gamers to play individually against the aliens or in the cooperative multi-player mode as a team. Enemy Infestation will be playable on both SegaSoft's HEAT.NET and Mpath Interactive's Mplayer.com online networks.

"We wanted to take the best elements of this style of game and expand upon them," said John DeMargherti, CEO of Micro Forte.

"The result is a game comprised of multiple layers. The diversity of the jobs that are given to the members of the colonist party create an environment of interdependency, where cooperative play sort of happens on its own. This, along with the intuitive nature of the AI, allows for the complex strategy of a turn-based game amid the fast-paced action of a real-time conflict."

Enemy Infestation was created for Ripcord Games by Clockworks Entertainment, a division of Micro Forte, one of Australia's largest development groups. Previously, Micro Forte developed Demon Stalkers for Electronic Arts, America's Cup Sailing Simulation for EA and US Gold, and has contributed to the development of many other successful titles.

Enemy Infestation requires a 166 MHz Pentium-based PC with an MMX chip running Windows 95 and Direct X 6.0, 32 Megs of RAM, a PCI video card with 2 Megs of RAM, a SoundBlaster 16-bit compatible sound card, and a 6X CD-ROM drive to play in single player mode. Multiple player games require a P200/MMX machine.

A P233/MMX with 32+ Megs, a PCI video card with 4 Megs of RAM, a 12X CD-ROM drive and 2D acceleration is preferred.

Based in Santa Clara, Panasonic Interactive Media (PIM) is a division of Matsushita Electric Corporation of America (MECA)

dedicated to software-dependent consumer technology products in three key markets: educational software, entertainment software, and DVD video and DVD-ROM software. PIM provides a cohesive research, development, production, sales, distribution, and marketing organization for its $72 billion dollar parent company. Ripcord Games is the entertainment software label of Panasonic Interactive Media.

About SegaSoft:

SegaSoft Networks operates HEAT.NET (www.heat.net), the free online gaming service with the largest selection of games and the exclusive games provider for the @Home Network. SegaSoft also operates the HEAT Collegiate Internet Gaming League (www.heatcigl.net), the free online gaming service designed specifically for the college market. Additionally, SegaSoft develops and publishes content and technology for PC CD-ROM and Internet games. Headquartered in Redwood City, California, SegaSoft is a privately held company whose shareholders include CSK and Sega Enterprises.

About mplayer.com:

Launched in October 1996, mplayer.com is rated as the top Internet games and entertainment community by such leading industry publications as Yahoo! Internet Life. Mplayer.com offers the best and broadest range of online games to over 1.5 million people throughout North America. In February 1997, mplayer.com made a revolutionary move as the first commercial online game service to offer free Internet game play so game fans can play hit games such as Quake, Scrabble, and Spades against hundreds of thousands of opponents on the Internet at no charge. For $3.95 a month, game fans can sign up for mplayer.com's Plus service and access special content, ratings and rankings features for special games, online events and tournaments. Mplayer.com also recently announced partnerships with LG InterNet and Fujitsu Limited to extend the Mplayer brand into Korea and Japan. Mplayer.com remains the leading visionary to deliver superior communication technologies and cutting-edge software and can be found on the World Wide Web at http://www.mplayer.com. Mplayer.com is a business unit of Mpath Interactive, a company that provides technology and services for the creation of people-to-people communities on the Internet.

For more information, call 408/653-4051.
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