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Press Release: 1996-07-23: SegaSoft Unveils Puzzle Castle As First Title Under Its New Trampoline Brand

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Language: English
Original source: SegaSoft (archived)
SegaSoft and Media Station to co-publish Puzzle Castle, a children's education/entertainment software title under its new brand

REDWOOD CITY, Calif. (July 23, 1996) - SegaSoft, Inc., the interactive entertainment developer and Media Station, Inc., a developer of interactive family entertainment, today announced the launch of their first co-published title, Puzzle Castle. The title will be published under SegaSoft's newly created Trampoline brand targeting children (pre-school to age 12). Based on the best-selling "Young Puzzle Books" from Usborne Publishing, Puzzle Castle is a unique interactive CD-ROM puzzle-adventure for children ages 4 and up.

The Storyline
Narrated by Media Station's original character Puzzle Fox, Puzzle Castle combines challenging puzzles with an engaging storyline that's sure to captivate children of all ages. With multiple levels of play, children can join the heroine knight, Sophie, on her quest to save Puzzle Castle from a monster lurking in the dungeon. On Sophie's mission she meets a variety of entertaining characters ranging from a playful ghost to a klutzy juggler. To solve the puzzle, players must help Sophie overcome a series of challenges presented throughout the game.
Gameplay

Puzzle Castle offers more than 40 games and puzzles to solve brought to life by state-of-the-art animation and illustrations. The game is designed for one player and features variable levels to keep games challenging and fun for all ages. With numerous games, players are certain to have new gaming experiences each time they play. Puzzle Castle is guaranteed to provide countless hours of fun for the entire family.
"Media Station is excited to be the first out of the gates with a title for SegaSoft's new Trampoline brand and are confident that Puzzle Castle will prove to be a huge success," said David Gregory, chairman and chief creative officer of Media Station. "In the past we have been incredibly successful in creating hit titles for children and are thrilled to have the opportunity to apply the same quality titles to the Trampoline brand."n

Puzzle Castle will be available this Fall for both Macintosh and Windows at an estimated retail price of $30.

"SegaSoft is dedicated to creating the best interactive software and content for its players, and we believe that Puzzle Castle's rich gameplay and animation will make this title a huge success," said Gary Griffiths, chief operating officer of SegaSoft. "We are determined to be the premier provider of interactive experiences for consumers of all ages, and we believe that this title will strengthen our position as a leader in the edutainment/education category."

About SegaSoft

SegaSoft was founded in 1995 and develops interactive software and content for delivery on all platforms, including PCs, gaming consoles and the Internet. SegaSoft is a joint venture of CSK Corporation and Sega of America, Inc., the U.S. subsidiary of the $3.6 billion Sega Enterprises Ltd., a global leader in interactive digital entertainment media. SegaSoft is headquartered in Redwood City, Calif., where it employs 150.
About Media Station

Media Station is dedicated to creating the finest in animated interactive family entertainment. The company creates popular titles by combining enchanting art and flawless animation with original music scores, captivating storytelling and great gaming. Media Station products are designated to appeal to kids of all ages - parents as well as children ages 3 and up. To accomplish this, the company creates titles based on popular characters with endearing and timeless personalities. Founded in 1989, Media Station is a privately held company with headquarters and studio operations in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and a world-class animation studio in Chicago.
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