SANCTUARY WOODS WINS A PUBLISH DESIGN AWARD FOR 'SHELLEY DUVALL'S IT'S A BIRD'S LIFE'
VANCOUVER, British Columbia, May 5 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanctuary Woods Multimedia Corp. (Vancouver: SWD), a leading developer of family oriented entertainment and educational CD-ROM titles, today announced that its CD-ROM title "Shelley Duval's It's A Bird's Life" won the third prize award for Overall Best Design in the sixth annual Publish Design Contest, sponsored by PUBLISH magazine of San Francisco. The sixth annual Publish Design Contest received several thousand entries and selected the winners from a list of 700 diverse finalists. Colorful designs came from as far away as Australia, Germany, Israel, Mexico and Sweden. "This `edutainment' entry (`Shelley Duval's It's A Bird's Life'), designed to give children in the 3-to-10 age group a learn-while- playing-adventure, was a hit with all the judges," said Elizabeth Leahy, Publish Magazine. "We are especially pleased since this is the second award that Sanctuary Woods has received for `Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life,'" said Scott Walchek, president and chief operating officer of Sanctuary Woods. "The Publish award is very special to us because the judging was design based and we were competing against all forms of media including print and film. I think this is an enormous endorsement of the graphic quality and beauty of our products. Graphics are foremost in the mind of the consumer, they all want great graphics." Walchek also confirmed the company's plans to release "Shelley Duvall's It's A Bird's Life" on the 3DO platform this fall. "Sanctuary Woods is very excited about 3DO technology. It represents a quantum leap in price/performance for interactive multimedia players. Our artists and imagineers are excited about exploiting this new-found power to produce outstanding products." Sanctuary Woods plans to have at least two titles ready for the 3DO system in the second half of 1993. "We intend to invest heavily in this platform," added Walchek. Founded in 1988, Sanctuary Woods is publicly traded on the Vancouver Stock Exchange (SWD) and has applied for a NASDAQ listing. The company is a leading developer of interactive education and entertainment titles on CD-ROM. Based in Victoria, British Columbia, Sanctuary Woods presently has three titles available with eight more to be released in 1993. The titles are produced for the Macintosh, IBM, and 3DO platforms. Sanctuary Woods is an affiliate label of Electronic Arts. -0- 5/5/93 /CONTACT: Joseph Flatley of Sanctuary Woods, 604-684-8177, or (U.S. toll free) 800-877-1626/ (SWD.)
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