Comic Book Creator Self-Publishing Software Launched by Planetwide Games at San Diego Comic-Con International 2005

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Comic Book Enthusiasts and Video Gamers now able to create customized comic books from Video Game Play.

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Comic-Con – San Diego Comic-Con International 2005 – Booth #5204, San Diego, CA Planetwide Games (http://www.planetwidegames.com) announced today that it will Exhibit this week at the San Diego Comic-Con International 2005, and launch the Preview Edition of their innovative “Comic Book Creator” Self-Publishing software for Comic Enthusiasts and Video Gamers allowing them to create a customized comic book based on their video game play adventure, according to Planetwide Games’ President, Kevin Donovan. Planetwide Games will also feature world renowned Fantasy Artists Boris Vallejo and Julie Bell at Planetwide’s Exhibit at Comic-Con to promote their creative talents and involvement with the company.

“Gamers can now create a professional-looking, high-quality comic book to immortalize an important battle scene or dramatic encounter within their game play,” notes Donovan. “Comic Book Creator lets gamers add in text bubbles to bring conversation to the encounter, as well as classic comic book features, like POWerful word graphics that over emphasize a game action. It’s a very personal remembrance of time spent online that you can have sent to your printer/copier and then share with friends in the offline world.”

This is the first PC Self-Publishing Software for Video Games tied with the Comic Book and Video Game Industry’s. “Comic Book Creator” Self-Publishing Software will allow a Gamer or Comic Book Enthusiast with the opportunity to “Make their own Comics”. The Consumer will soon be able to easily Self-Publish their own Comic Book Adventure Story captured and created from their Video Game Play. The Company plans to co-bundle “Comic Book Creator” software inside industry newsstand publications. This proprietary and patent pending software was developed internally at Planetwide Games. Comic Book Creator will be sold this fall at retail for $29.99 per copy and there will also be a trial offer program. Interested Comic Book and Video Gaming enthusiasts are encouraged to please visit: http://www.PlanetwideComics.com and create lasting memories.

“Comic Book Creator” will be sold, this fall, through Planetwide Games established retail distribution channels throughout North America at specialty video game retailers and online, Mass Market, Gaming and Comic Book Industry Publications, and online downloads.

Planetwide Games ties in their Comic Book Creator Software with their recent North America video game launch of “RYL: Path of the Emperor” the first MMORPG to offer a $1,000,000 Grand Prize to the winner of a Player vs. Player Skill-Based Tournament. The RYL qualifying tournament started on July 1, 2005 and will end April 30, 2006, culminating in a RYL: Path of the Emperor Final Tournament event to be broadcast live and to take place in conjunction with the E3 Video Game Expo in May 2006. Interested players can view more details about the tournament rules and regulations at http://www.RYL.net

RYL: Path of the Emperor is a persistent universe or role-playing game (RPG).

In the game, players can choose from 20 character classes and assume the role of a Warrior, Cleric, Mage, and Assassin and then explore the many exotic locations within boundless miles of terrain and virtual real estate. In RYL: Path of the Emperor, players meet other players in a diverse real time environment where thousands of players simultaneously compete and take part in specific quests and missions, fight monsters and other players, battle in Guild vs. Guild duels, buy, sell and trade virtual merchandise, and build fortresses. Lastly, RYL players have the chance to receive the ultimate gaming reward; to become the actual Emperor of RYL, Rule over the Land and win $1,000,000.

Some of the many innovative features of RYL: Path of the Emperor include:

     -- True Player vs. Player (PVP) Action

     -- Guild vs. Guild Battles

     -- Customized Character Creation

     -- Hundreds of Quests

     -- Compelling and Intuitive Combat System

     -- Innovative, Customizable "Skill System"

     -- Upgradeable and Limitless Armor and Weapons System

     -- Build Fortresses

     -- Create Flying Siege Gliders

     -- Commandeer Battering Rams

     -- Persistent Universe

     -- Thousands of Miles of Treacherous and Exotic Terrain

     -- Virtual Real Estate Ownership

     -- Become the Emperor and Rule the Land

About Planetwide Games

Based in Costa Mesa, CA, Planetwide Games (a Bluetorch On-Line Games, Inc. company) is establishing itself as a provider of leading online video games and interactive entertainment. Planetwide Games also develops proprietary online technology, software products, and is building a worldwide network of affiliates to distribute their games. Visit http://www.RYL.net or http://www.PlanetwideGames.com or http://www.PlanetwideComics.com

RYL: Path of the Emperor is currently available for online purchase at http://www.RYL.net and can currently be pre-ordered through video game retailers throughout North America, including EB Games and GameStop.

Company/ Media Contact:     

Mark Politi

VP Sales and Marketing

Planetwide Games

(800) 560-2993 x202

Mark at PlanetwideGames.com

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