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YOU ARE ELECTED TO CONGRESS IN 'THE SOFTWARE TOOLWORKS PRESENTS ... CAPITOL HILL'; NEW CD-ROM EDUTAINMENT TITLE SHIPS TODAY

 NOVATO, Calif., Oct. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Software Toolworks Inc. (NASDAQ: TWRX), the world's leading supplier of CD-ROM software, announced the shipment of "The Software Toolworks(R) Presents ... Capitol Hill," a new CD-ROM edutainment title that places the user in the role of a member of the United State Congress. Rise through the political ranks from freshman to speaker of the house as you explore the inner workings of the highest law-making body in the United States. Available on CD-ROM for MS-DOS, Windows(TM) and Macintosh platforms for a suggested retail price of $49.95.
 "Experiential products offer a new dimension to our line of reference and encyclopedic titles. The Software Toolworks will ship three products: "The Software Toolworks Presents ... Capitol Hill," "The Software Toolworks Presents ... Oceans Below" and "The Software Toolworks Presents ... Space Shuttle" that bridge the world between reference and entertainment to create true edutainment titles," commented Bob Lloyd, president and chief executive officer of The Software Toolworks Inc.
 Have you taken calls from your constituency yet? Voted on a bill? Gotten up the nerve to review your operating budget? Capitol Hill offers offers a unique "first-person perspective" to enhance the learning experience.
 "We're harnessing multimedia to provide experiences that most people can't have any other way. Mixing the first-person-perspective format with multimedia components brings the subject to life. The title becomes an effective learning tool that's engaging at all levels," said Keith Metzger, president of Amazing Media Inc., the multimedia company that conceived of, designed, and produced the series.
 Capitol Hill uses narrated video clips, photographs and illustrations to explore aspects of the United States legislative system such as the history and purpose of Congress, how a bill becomes law, operating budgets and average cost expenditures and duties of the Congressional support staff. There is also the opportunity to meet your political peers and engage in a walking tour of the Capitol Building. The culmination of your learning experiences can be challenged in the "Play The Game" section. The objective of the game is to rise up from a freshman Congressional member and become Speaker of the House or Senate Majority Leader.
 Capitol Hill is one title in a series of first-person perspective learning adventures resulting from an alliance between The Software Toolworks Inc. and Amazing Media Inc. Amazing Media is located in San Anselmo, Calif., and has a five-year history of creating award-winning multimedia programs. The Software Toolworks Inc. is the publisher and distributor of the multimedia CD-ROM series. Software Toolworks Inc. is the publisher and distributor of the multimedia CD-ROM series. Software Toolworks brings to the project its experience in publishing entertainment, reference and edutainment titles, world-wide retail and OEM distribution channels, a proprietary programming tool set and extensive multimedia experience.
 The series offers two additional products: The Software Toolworks(R) Presents ... Oceans Below and The Software Toolworks(R) Presents ... Space Shuttle. All three products provide a multimedia environment to enhance the learning experience. The Software Toolworks(R) Presents ... Capitol Hill is now available for DOS, Windows(TM), and Macintosh(R) CD-ROM platforms.
 The Software Toolworks Inc. develops, publishes and distributes entertainment, edutainment and reference products on CD-ROM floppy diskette and cartridge platforms for IBM(R) and compatibles, Windows(TM), and Macintosh(R), 3DO(TM), Nintendo Entertainment System(R), Super Nintendo Entertainment System(R), Game Boy(R) and Sega(TM) Genesis(TM) formats.
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 /CONTACT: Tracy Egan of The Software Toolworks, 415-883-3000, ext. 828; or Steve Cherneff of Amazing Media, 415-453- 0662/
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