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id Software Goes Mobile

*id Software Goes Mobile: Teaming Up with **Fountainhead Entertainment
to Form id Mobile*

Mesquite, Texas, November 15, 2007 – Emmy® Award-winning developer id
Software and Fountainhead Entertainment announced today that the two
developers have joined forces to create a new division of id Software,
id Mobile. This new division, which will develop games for cell phones,
the Nintendo DS™ and PSP® (PlayStation ®Portable), will be headed up by
Fountainhead Entertainment Founder and former Director of Business
Development at id Software, Katherine Anna Kang, who will serve as
president of id Mobile.

id Software, in tandem with Fountainhead Entertainment, have developed
award-winning mobile games, including the popular action-fantasy saga,
/Orcs & Elves®/, /Orcs & Elves II™/ and /DOOM RPG™/. The announcement of
id Mobile comes on the heels of the release of the highly anticipated
/Orcs & Elves /for the Nintendo DS and /Orcs & Elves II/, the sequel to
the 2006 Interactive Achievement Awards Mobile Game of the Year. id
Mobile is currently developing /Wolfenstein/ for the mobile platform
along with a follow-up to the hugely successful /DOOM RPG/.

“Worldwide, mobile gaming has the potential to eclipse conventional
gaming platforms,” said John Carmack, technical director and co-founder,
id Software. “The resource constraints of mobile platforms reward
technical and design virtuosity, making it a place where we can leverage
the historic strengths of our company.”

“id Software is known for doing things that don’t conform to the
status-quo and as a result, they’ve lead the gaming industry forward
through their original ideas, technical prowess and the uncanny ability
to see into the future; with id Mobile, that tradition continues,” said
Katherine Anna Kang, president, id Mobile. “id Mobile is poised to shake
up the emerging mobile gaming space.”

According to DFC Intelligence, the Nintendo DS is in line to become the
best selling game system ever. Theresearch firm estimates that revenue
in portable gaming has more than doubled in recent years.

“While mobile gaming has enormous potential, it continues to suffer from
a lack of emphasis on quality entertainment, innovation and fun factor,”
said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. “With id mobile we will
leverage our brands, technical capabilities and design skills to
continue to bring award winning content to these exciting platforms.”

*_About id Software_**:*

id – defined by Freud as the primal section of the human psyche; id
Software, located in Mesquite, Texas, was founded in 1991. From
inception to present day, id Software has relentlessly provided
technical, design and artistic leadership as an independent game
developer and technology provider. Transcending the games industry, id’s
iconic brands such as Wolfenstein, DOOM, QUAKE and Enemy Territory have
become staples of popular culture for generations of gamers. More
information on id Software can be found at www.idsoftware.com

*_About id Mobile_*:

Privately held, id Mobile is committed to developing cutting-edge games
for the mobile and handheld platforms, including cell phones, the
Nintendo DS and PSP (PlayStation Portable). Rooted in the rich id
Software legacy of technical and design innovation, the company is
building a library of popular brands and award-winning games, including
Orcs & Elves. More information about id Mobile is available at
www.idmobile.com .

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