"Tropical Towers" Named Best Casual Game At International Mobile Gaming Awards 

Already a favorite amongst players and reviewers alike, "Tropical Towers" is a game of construction, destruction, problem solving and monkeys

by Impact Wire Thursday, February 19, 2009
WHAT

RealGames(TM), the casual games business unit for digital entertainment services company RealNetworks(R), Inc. (NASDAQ: RNWK), today announced that "Tropical Towers," also known as "Tiki Towers(TM)" in North America, has been named "Best Casual Game" at the 5th Annual International Mobile Gaming Awards (IMGA). Held during Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, IMGA is an annual contest for the best mobile games in the world.

Already a favorite amongst players and reviewers alike, "Tropical Towers" is a game of construction, destruction, problem solving and monkeys! The game currently claims the number one application on Apple's App Store in Germany and France, and ranks in the top ten in many other countries. The monkeys need help in finding their way back home after being dropped by plane on an island, and players must solve puzzles using real-time construction physics and navigate through levels filled with hazardous obstacles that threaten the safety of their monkey pals.

"Tropical Towers" is one of more than 60 casual games developed by Mr. Goodliving, Real's mobile games development studio, and offered by RealArcade(R) Mobile via major wireless operators around the globe. Casual games are simple to learn but often difficult to master. Fans of casual games enjoy the quick-play format that fits easily into busy schedules, providing a method to relax, recharge or simply pass the time with an entertaining challenge.

WHEN

"Tropical Towers" was named "Best Casual Game" at the IMGA award ceremony on Wednesday, February 18, 2009.

WHERE

The 5th Annual IMGA ceremony took place at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain. Casual gamers everywhere can download "Tropical Towers" immediately! Look for "Tropical Towers" or "Tiki Towers" on your mobile operator WAP deck, iPhone App Store or on WiiWare.

WHO

RealNetworks is one of the world's largest developers, publishers and distributors of casual games with an expansive global reach through its RealNetworks family of international games portals and syndication network. In 2005, Real acquired Mr. Goodliving(R) Studios, a leading mobile games developer based in Helsinki, Finland.

RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system or mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer(R), the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody(R) digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade, one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks' corporate information is located at http://www.realnetworks.com/company.

RealNetworks, the Real logo, RealGames, RealArcade, Tiki Towers, Rhapsody and RealPlayer are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its wholly owned subsidiary. All other trademarks, names of actual companies and products mentioned herein are the property of their respective owners.

http://www.playtikitowers.com/
http://www.imgawards.com/index.php
http://mobileworldcongress.com/
http://www.nintendo.com/games/detail/AC9Gq4donwNnDqPBhKB-KsjDz2Y88MuE

For more information:

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Tiffany Dunning Stefan Wilke Suzanne Aronowitz
RealNetworks RealNetworks SHIFT for RealNetworks
+1-206-892-6733 +358(0)40-184-1594 +1-617-779-1814
tdunning@real.com swilke@real.com saronowitz@shiftcomm.com

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