Sandlot Games Selected by Microsoft to Enhance Windows XP Experience

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Popular PC games SUPER SLYDERÂ? and SERPENTINEÂ? to be distributed by Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows XP.

Sandlot Games today announced its selection and participation in the Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows XP including two of its most popular games for distribution to Microsoft Windows XP customers. As the sole game developer for the Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows XP, Sandlot Games’ SUPER SLYDER™ and SERPENTINE™ can be downloaded and installed from http://www.microsoft.com/windows/partnerpack.

Participation in Microsoft Partner Pack furthers Sandlot Games mission of developing and publishing entertaining games that all people can play. From the casual to the hardcore gamer, Sandlot Games' talented team of game designers, engineers and artists create high-quality games on computers, handhelds and mobile phones for millions of consumers worldwide.

“Sandlot Games is thrilled to be working with Microsoft to provide our popular games to PC users seeking to achieve a more dynamic and fun experience from their PC,” said Daniel Bernstein, President & CEO, Sandlot Games. “Furthermore, developing these games with Visual Studio .NET and the .NET Framework, provides Sandlot Games with the ability to transform the computer game market with an innovative pay-for-play business model. SUPER SLYDER™ and SERPENTINE™ will not only enhance consumers’ PC and Windows XP experience, it will have a significant impact on how they interact with gaming content.”

Microsoft and top industry partners such as Sandlot Games are delivering new and compelling content for Windows XP customers through Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows XP. The Partner Pack is Microsoft’s exciting new application package for your PC. By installing the package, consumers will be able to play new games, explore the internet in new ways, keep in touch and share information with friends and family, better protect their PC and do more with tools and desktop utilities.

“Microsoft is pleased Sandlot has chosen to incorporate its vividly imaginative games SUPER SLYDER™ and SERPENTINE™ into the Partner Pack,” said John Montgomery, director of product management in the developer division at Microsoft Corp. “By offering a game optimized to run on Windows and the Microsoft .NET Framework, our mutual customers have the opportunity to experience a unique and exciting gaming environment.”

Once the Partner Pack is downloaded, consumers are level limited in their play of SUPER SLYDER™ and SERPENTINE™. However consumers can play the included levels as often as they choose and can

go beyond these levels by purchasing expansion packs, which will be updated dynamically as they become available. SUPER SLYDER™ stars a lovable superhero ball named Slyder. Help maneuver Slyder through 100 (120 on Windows XP) challenging and unique mazes. Max out your puzzle skills to keep Slyder alive and send him home. SERPENTINE™ is an exhilarating game in which you guide a hungry Dragon to his dinner through 50 (70 on Windows XP) beautiful levels. Use the mouse to manipulate the walls that guide your creature to yummy “bao” or Chinese steamed buns. Eat enough bao and a pagoda will open to magically transport you to the next level. Both SUPER SLYDER™ and SERPENTINE™ come pre-installed with one expansion pack for an additional 85 unique levels per game.

With Windows and the .NET Framework, Sandlot Games offers an innovative platform for consumers to receive, play and interact with games on an episodic pay-for-play subscription model. This innovative business model creates a consistent and ongoing relationship with the consumer in terms of transactions and gameplay with the release of each expansion pack.

The new Microsoft Partner Pack for Windows XP offers applications that run best on Windows XP but also offers a great experience on Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005.

About Sandlot Games

Sandlot Games Corporation is a premier publisher and developer of entertaining casual games across a variety of platforms. With Sandlot Games, consumers play a wide variety of popular game titles including Tradewindsä, Ballistikä, Super Grannyä, Orbitalä, Slyderä and Serpentine™. Sandlot Games reaches millions of users worldwide through a variety of distribution channels, including web portals and desktop computers. Founded in 2002 by video game veteran Daniel Bernstein, Sandlot Games is headquartered in Bothell, Wash. For more information, please visit us at http://www.sandlotgames.com.

For more information on Sandlot Games contact:

Jared Nieuwenhuis                    

Sandlot Games

Phone: 206.399.3406

Fax: 425.482.9180                

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