Gamers Chill Out Online With WildTangent's Polar Pool

Thu Apr 3, 2008 9:00am EDT

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  REDMOND, WA, Apr 03 (MARKET WIRE) -- 
 WildTangent, the fastest growing online game property in the U.S., today
announced the release of "Polar Pool(TM)," the next game in its popular
"Polar" games franchise created by its own WildTangent Game Studios. Now,
pool lovers everywhere can skip the noisy, smoke-filled billiards hall and play
this anticipated 3D online multiplayer PC game right from home. Available
exclusively
on WildTangent's game network at www.wildgames.com, "Polar Pool" is expected
to be a runaway success with both casual and enthusiast gamers looking to
sharpen
theirskills, master the game of pool, or simply relax.

    Features of "Polar Pool" include:


--  Play games including traditional 8-ball, 9-ball and the fun and funny
    "Polar" version, Power Pool

--  Six Arctic characters including the well-known Polar Bear, Penguin and
    Santa Claus, plus six themed table levels

--  Ability to download future game levels and characters

--  Single player, online two-player multiplayer, or two-player hot seat
    mode on a single PC

--  Gamepad and widescreen support

--  Power Pool features score multipliers, cute table characters that help
    you sink extra balls and a variety of power-ups including the bomb,
    lightning, vaporizer, deep freeze, twister and whirlpool
    

    
"'Polar Pool' continues to raise the graphical quality bar of our
exclusiveStudios titles and brings back the comical 'Polar' characters that our
customers have come to expect from 'Polar Golfer' and 'Polar Bowler',"
saidPeter Wong, general manager of WildTangent Game Studios. "We expect this
title
will rapidly become one of the most popular on our entire game network, and
continue to please our base of fans loyal to the 'Polar' franchise."

    Polar Pool features a revolutionary web served in-game user interface that
will enable the latest news, announcements and new community features to
beadded to the game without the need for updates or patches to the game,
extending the life of the game to millions of online gamers long after they've
installed Polar Pool.

    Consumers can purchase "Polar Pool" for $19.99, pay on a per-session basis
using the company's innovative WildCoins(TM) arcade-style payment system, or
play
for free when sponsored by one of WildTangent's advertisers. The game is
rated "E" for Everyone by the Entertainment Software Rating Board (ESRB). The
game is available on wildgames.com, or through the WildTangent Game Console.

    About WildTangent

    WildTangent is the fastest growing online game property in the world with
more
than 30 million unique monthly gamers, offering more than 500 of the most
popular online and downloadable games from the world's top developers and
publishers
including its own WildTangent Game Studios which publishes Polar Pool, Polar
Bowler, Penguins, Fate and many more.

    The WildTangent games console ships directly on the desktops of leading PC
manufacturers including Dell, Emachines, Gateway, HP and Toshiba, giving
ita huge global footprint of connected game playing consumers.

    WildTangent offers gamers the opportunity to purchase premium games
outright,
pay per session with WildCoins(TM), or engage with advertising to play for
free.  Advertisers include 20th Century FOX, Warner Brothers, Paramount, EA,
Sony
Playstation, Nintendo, Toyota, Honda, P&G, Unilever, Clorox and many others.

    For more information visit www.wildtangent.com.

    



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