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THE SOFTWARE TOOLWORKS MAKES MAJOR COMMITMENT TO THE 3DO INTERACTIVE MULTIPLAYER; NEW EDUTAINMENT TITLES PREVIEWING AT SUMMER CES

 NOVATO, Calif., June 3 /PRNewswire/ -- The Software Toolworks Inc. (NASDAQ: TWRX), the world' largest supplier of CD-ROM software, has announced that it is developing a series of products for the 3DO(TM) (NASDAQ: THDO) Interactive Multiplayer(TM). Two titles will be demonstrated with additional tiles previewed on video at the Summer Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Chicago, June 3-6. The first products scheduled for release include the popular multimedia title "The San Diego Zoo(TM) Presents ... The Animals!(TM)," and a new multimedia undersea exploration title called "The Software Toolworks Presents(R) Oceans Below(TM)."
 Bob Lloyd, president of The Software Toolworks Inc., expressed the company's significant commitment to the new platform saying that "The Toolworks has developed tools and capabilities that allow for a major commitment to 3DO technology. The plan includes rolling out a series of exciting home entertainment and edutainment software products." He went on to say that "title choices will all capitalize on the special technological benefits of the 3DO platform." He noted, "As interactive, multimedia learning adventures, 'The Animals' and 'Oceans Below' are well-suited to kick-off the series."
 Trip Hawkins, president and chief executive officer of The 3DO Co. commented that "The Software Toolworks has an outstanding record for developing and marketing advanced entertainment and edutainment products. I expect them to become a leading supplier of 3DO products."
 The award-winning "The Animals!" title was one of the first products to offer breakthrough video and synchronized sound technologies last fall and quickly became one of the fastest-selling CD-ROMs in then entertainment category. The title was first created for CD-ROM, DOS, MPC and Macintosh(R) platforms. "The Animals!" contains over 60 minutes of video with synchronized sound, over 1,300 photographs of animals and over two hours of audio. The Software Toolworks is releasing "The Animals!" to take advantage of the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer's hardware capabilities, emphasizing the video and photographic elements of the program. "The Animals!" was designed by Arnowitz Inc., and programmed by Arnowitz Inc. and The Software Toolworks Inc.
 "Oceans Below" is a brand new title being created for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer, MS-DOS, MPC and Macintosh CD-ROM platforms. It is a comprehensive video and photographic underwater experience developed from the firsthand perspective of a scuba diver. Among many activities, the user can select an ocean to explore, visit shipwrecks, see underwater formations and even watch colorful fish swim by. Amazing Media(TM) of San Anselmo is the content developer and producer.
 Future programs ear-marked for the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer include "MegaRace(TM)," a dynamic, animated battle-racing challenge; "Dragon Tales(TM)," a complex, thrilling fantasy, role-playing adventure set in a medieval universe; "Star Wars(R)" chess, a dynamic chess scenario featuring the "Star Wars(TM)" characters as fully animated chess pieces; and "The Software Toolworks 20th Century Video Almanac," a multimedia tour through the 20th century featuring extensive historical video footage.
 NOTE: The 3DO Co. has developed revolutionary technology for a powerful new consumer interactive multimedia platform called the 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. Designed to be a worldwide standard like VHS, 3DO's technology is expected to be available to consumers in fall 1993 in a CD-based version which attaches to a TV set and offers a myriad of engaging interactive entertainment and educational options for adults, as well as children.
 The Software Toolworks Inc. publishes and distributes entertainment products for Sega(TM) Genesis(R), Game Boy(R), Nintendo Entertainment Systems(TM) and Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems(R); entertainment and edutainment products on disk and CD-ROM for Macintosh(R) and IBM(R) PC and compatible platforms; and multimedia reference products for Macintosh and IBM platforms.
 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.
 The 3DO Co. is dedicated to establishing a new standard for interactive multimedia. Investors include Matsushita Electric Industrial Co., the world's largest consumer electronics manufacturer and parent of Panasonic, National, Quasar and Technics; AT&T, one of the world's leading communications and computer companies; Time Warner, a leading media and entertainment company and second-largest cable operator in the United States; MCA, a major entertainment company; Electronic Arts, the leading entertainment software publisher, and Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers.
 3DO and Interactive Multiplayer are trademarks of The 3DO Co. All products and brandnames are the trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective holders.
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 /CONTACT: Tracy Egan of The Software Toolworks, 415-883-3000, ext. 828; or Diana Soltesz of Smith Fischer & Partners, 310-577-8150, for The Software Toolworks/
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