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 SAN MATEO, Calif., Oct. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. (NASDAQ: SWMCF; VSE: SWD.V) today announced that it's now shipping the interactive CD-ROM storybook "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" for Panasonic's REAL 3DO Interactive Multiplayer. With this introduction, Sanctuary Woods is the first developer to bring a shrink- wrapped product to retail shelves for the breakthrough 3DO home entertainment system.
 Created and narrated by actress and children's entertainment producer Shelley Duvall, "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" is a story about a group of lovable, zany parrots that embark on an odyssey from Los Angeles to the Amazon forest and back again.
 3DO Technology Extends Product's Reach
 Sanctuary Woods' introduction of "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" for 3DO follows the product's award-winning success on Macintosh and MPC platforms. The new version takes special advantage of the advanced graphics, sound and user interface of the 3DO system. Along with super-charged visuals, the 3DO version of "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" offers 50 times more animation, faster access time for smoother scene transitions, crystal-clear sound and a simplified, TV-oriented user interface.
 In addition, this version includes new games and activities not achievable on any other platform. For instance, "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" for 3DO features a 3D finger painting game where children can leave rainbow paint trails with different objects to achieve a colorful kaleidoscope effect. The 3DO version also offers a counting game that challenges children to count fast-moving objects while they multiply, overlap and speed across the screen.
 The Sanctuary Woods programmers are able to furnish these creative effects because the 3DO technology allows screen updates many times faster than Macintosh and PC technology, as well as providing many built- in function calls for special graphics effects.
 Created for children age 3 and up, "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" combines an original story, artwork by award-winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles illustrator Andrew Pratt and multimedia extras -- such as animation, digitized songs, interactive games and an encyclopedia of interesting facts on world geography and the rain forest -- to create an entertaining and educational story and experience.
 "'Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life'" for 3DO makes learning easy. The program has great games, and the educational content is presented very nicely," said Natalie Sammis, store manager, Captron Software Inc. in Thousand Oaks, Calif. "We are lucky; this software brings children's education to the home front as a part of home entertainment. This is truly a wonderful product."
 Price and Availability
 Available now, "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" for 3DO is sold through computer retail and consumer electronic stores that carry Panasonic's REAL Interactive Multiplayer, including Software Etc., Electronics Boutique and Babbages. "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" for 3DO is distributed by Electronic Arts Distribution and is available for a suggested retail price of $54.95.
 Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp., an Electronic Arts Affiliate label, is a leading developer of family-oriented entertainment and educational multimedia titles distributed on CD-ROM for desktop and entertainment platforms including Windows PC, Macintosh and 3DO.
 Sanctuary Woods and its affiliates have sales, marketing and operations headquarters in San Mateo, with artistic and imagineering studios located in Victoria, B.C.; Toronto and Ottowa, Ontario; and Dallas.
 NOTE: Sanctuary Woods is a registered trademark of the Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. All other marks are the property of their respective owners. The NASD and Vancouver Stock Exchange have not reviewed and do not accept responsibility for the adequacy or accuracy of the contents of the foregoing.
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 /CONTACT: Kristy Sager of Sanctuary Woods, 415-578-6349/

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