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 LAS VEGAS, Jan. 4 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. (NASDAQ: SWMCF; Vancouver: SWD.V), a leading developer of family-oriented entertainment and educational CD-ROM titles, announced it has entered into an agreement with Miller-Pickering Syndications to co-develop, publish and distribute interactive comedy titles in collaboration with former "Saturday Night Live" comedian Dennis Miller. Miller-Pickering Syndications is an interactive media development company co-owned by Miller.
 The first two titles developed under the agreement, "Dennis Miller That's News to Me" and "Dennis Miller That's Geek to Me" will ship in January and March respectively for Mac/MPC platforms and the 3DO(TM) system. An additional comedy product from this joint effort will be introduced later in 1994.
 "Sanctuary Woods is using interactive comedy as a means to bring the interactive experience to a larger audience, one that includes grown-ups, girls and younger children in addition to adolescent boys," said Scott Walchek, president of Sanctuary Woods. "Miller-Pickering, a company that combines the wit and entertainment industry knowledge of Dennis Miller, one of America's favorite stand-up comedians, is an attractive partner to lead in this genre."
 The Dennis Miller titles combine CD-quality sound with full-color digital video clips that feature Miller applying his cynical, understated view of the world to various thematic situations. Users interact by navigating through several topics to choose what they want to see.
 "Dennis Miller That's News to Me" is Miller's comical look at the punchlines behind the headlines of 1993. On the CD-ROM, he lambasts a spectrum of topical events, from the lost Mars probe to President Clinton's Cabinet appointments. This collector's interactive disk is divided into four headings: politics, world events, sports and show business. Users can skim through each topic a month at a time to view 206 digital video clips of, in Miller's words, "the historical carnage that was 1993."
 "Dennis Miller That's Geek to Me" is Miller's computer glossary for the technically challenged. The glossary promises to comfort those confused by technical jargon, while endlessly humoring those "in the know." Players select from more than 180 computer or multimedia terms to view Miller's attempt at a definition (with tongue firmly in cheek) on the left side of the screen, and a correct definition given by an animated computer engineer on the right.
 Both Dennis Miller titles are priced at $29.95 for MPC/Mac and $39.95 for 3DO. The Dennis Miller titles and all of Sanctuary Woods' other products are distributed in North America by Electronic Arts and sold through computer retail and consumer electronics stores.
 Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc. distributes its interactive media titles on CD-ROM for Windows PC, Macintosh and 3DO platforms. Current titles include "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life," "The Awesome Adventures of Victor Vector & Yondo" Series, "The Hawaii High" Series and "Sitting on the Farm."
 Founded in 1988, with headquarters in Victoria, British Columbia, Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. is a public company currently traded on NASDAQ and the Vancouver Stock Exchange. Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Inc., a subsidiary of Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp., has sales, marketing and operations headquarters in San Mateo, Calif.
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 /CONTACT: Kristy Sager of Sanctuary Woods, 415-578-6349; or Jennie Hanna of Miller-Pickering Syndications, 816-444-8988/

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