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Comic Book Creator Ships to Retail

Orange County, Calif. (November 15, 2005) – Cape-wearing couch potatoes have a reason to rejoice with the announcement that Planetwide Games’ self-publishing comic book software, Comic Book Creator™ has shipped and is available at retail outlets across the United States and Canada, and via digital download from http://www.PlanetwideComics.com. The innovative software title allows consumers to utilize their own video game screenshots, DVD movies, digital photos or art assets to create personalized comic books and comic strips.

“Comic Book Creator is a truly unique product in its ability to merge different forms of popular entertainment for fun and educational purposes, thus creating edutainment” said Kevin Donovan, President of Planetwide Games. “The title’s intuitive drag and drop interface and wealth of features provides for a user-friendly creative outlet for the whole family, regardless of artistic ability. Gamers can import screenshots and generate their own graphic novels; families can create custom comic books using their family albums and personal photos; and bloggers can add a humorous twist to their posts. The possibilities are endless.”

Comic Book Creator is the first PC based self-publishing software to integrate the comic book and video game industries. Comic Book Creator’s self-publishing software will empower a gamer or comic book enthusiast to construct their own original comic. Users will now be able to easily create and share their own comic book adventure captured and created from their PC based video game play.

To create a comic, users need only select from one of over 500 different layout and design templates, drop in their art assets and insert text bubbles to bring to life whatever story they can imagine. Comic Book Creator will work with any jpeg, bmp or gif digital image and once users complete their masterpiece they can share it with friends by printing or exporting the image into a PDF or HTML file for online distribution.

Minimum system requirements include a PC running Windows 2000 or higher, a Pentium 4 processor 128 MB of RAM, a CD ROM and a hard drive with 1 GB of free space. Comic Book Creator will sell for a suggested retail price of $19.99.

Popular entertainment properties will also be available this holiday season via digital download content packs ranging in price from $2.99 to $9.99. Interested comic book and video gaming enthusiasts are encouraged to please visit: www.PlanetwideComics.com and create lasting memories.

A 14-day trial of the Comic Book Creator Self-Publishing Software can be downloaded at http://www.PlanetwideComics.com/instantdownload featuring all the functionality of the retail version of the software. The trial version printing and publishing capabilities contain a watermark on all printed and saved “Comic Book Creator” files. Watermarks are removed with the purchase of a full retail version of the software.

Users can purchase Comic Book Creator at video games and electronics retailers in the US and Canada. To find a local retailer, users can visit http://www.PlanetwideComics.com.

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