Christmas Coding Campaign Launched

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Free Selected Source Code of If Monks Had Macs Now Available

Runtime Revolution and Rivertext software announce an exciting new initiative to make selected source code of the stunning If Monks Had Macs available to new and expert, Dreamcard and Revolution programmers.

If Monks Had Macs has been available since 1988 and has been described as one of the most innovative, fun, stimulating and rich multimedia experiences available for Macintosh and Windows today. If Monks had Macs is a hearty stew of interactive books, games, art, music and more. It houses 24 volumes of interactive media in 4 collections, which combine stunning graphics with rich content, making it much more than just a source of information.

"We are delighted that Rivertext software has made portions of the If Monks Had Macs source code available. The Christmas coding campaign has been set up to let new and expert programmers find out tips, tricks and the best ways to write software by gaining access to the source code of professional software." Said Kevin Miller, CEO of Runtime Revolution.

By sharing the inside secrets of If Monks Had Macs, Dreamcard and Revolution developers will be able to gain from sixteen years of product development experience. If Monks is a huge undertaking and is a perfect showcase from which developers can learn about many aspects of software development such as multimedia and data handling, through to games and content creation.

"The Revolution and Dreamcard developer communities are already buzzing with help and advice from a whole range of users. Making selected source code from If Monks available helps reinforce the sense of community and allows everyone to find out how they can create professional quality software." Said Brian Thomas of Rivertext software.

The selected portions of source code from If Monks Had Macs will be available shortly via the revOnline service, the online community for registered Revolution and Dreamcard users. Users are advised to download the free Dreamcard player application in order to make use of the sample code, the player is available from:

Special Offer - Anyone who purchases Dreamcard download edition for $99 will receive If Monks Had Macs free, a saving of $29.

More information about the offer is available from with full pricing information available via the online store. Price excludes taxes and delivery. Offer ends 19th January 2005. Not available in conjunction with any other offer. Local pricing may vary depending on currency fluctuations.

All existing Revolution and Dreamcard owners will be able to access selected portions of the If Monks and Macs source code free of charge via the revOnline service.

About Rivertext Software

Rivertext has been mixing art & ideas online since 1986. For more information on Rivertext, please visit the company on the web at

Runtime Revolution Ltd.

Founded in 1997, Runtime Revolution focuses on bringing user-centric development to all major platforms: Windows, Macintosh, Linux, and Unix. Products include Dreamcard, Revolution Studio, Revolution Enterprise, and Ten Thumbs Typing Tutor. The company is based in Edinburgh, Scotland. For more information on Runtime Revolution, please visit the company on the web at


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