RealGames Recognizes Outstanding Developers with First Annual Great Game Awards

Celebrates innovation and creativity across the casual games industry


SEATTLE — July 21, 2009 — RealGames™, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK) today announced the winners of the first annual Great Game Awards (GG's). RealGames is introducing the GG's as a way to showcase the broad range of creative, high-quality games delivered by developer partners over the past year. 14 winners were announced across a range of categories, during an intimate ceremony and dinner held at Experience Music Project in Seattle.

"It's all about the game — and the people that develop the greatest games deserve to be celebrated," said John Barbour, president of RealGames. "This year we're recognizing our most outstanding developer partners who've helped us deliver great games to players around the world. We're excited to carry on the GG's as an annual tradition in years to come."

Award Winners

GAME OF THE YEAR
MORTIMER BECKETT AND THE TIME PARADOX
PAPRIKARI

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME
THE GREAT TREE
REFLEXIVE ENTERTAINMENT

TOP HIDDEN OBJECT GAME
BIG CITY ADVENTURE™ - SYDNEY
JOLLY BEAR GAMES

TOP CLICK MANAGEMENT GAME
SALLY'S SPA
GAMES CAFE

TOP MATCH-3
AROUND THE WORLD IN 80 DAYS
PLAYRIX ENTERTAINMENT

TOP ADVENTURE GAME
DREAM CHRONICLES 2™ - THE ETERNAL MAZE
PLAYFIRST

TOP SIM/TYCOON
BUILD-A-LOT TOWN OF THE YEAR
HIPSOFT

TOP CARD/BOARD GAME
SKIP-BO CASTAWAY CAPER™
PAPRIKARI

MOST OVERLOOKED GAME
WORLD MOSAICS
FUGAZO GAMES

STAYIN' ALIVE AWARD
BEJEWELED 2
POPCAP GAMES

BEST ART DESIGN
CAN YOU SEE WHAT I SEE?
FREEZE TAG

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN
AIRPORT MANIA
REFLEXIVE ENTERTAINMENT

BEST WORLD DESIGN
DREAM CHRONICLES 2™ - THE ETERNAL MAZE
PLAYFIRST

UP-AND-COMING DEVELOPER
THE MYSTERY OF THE CRYSTAL PORTAL
ARTOGON

RealNetworks helped pioneer the casual games segment and today is the number one aggregator and distributor of online and downloadable games in Europe and North America, with market-leading global publishing, licensing and content development teams. The RealGames Network currently reaches 45 million unique consumers monthly.

For More Information
Tiffany Dunning
RealNetworks
206-892-6733
tdunning@real.com

Suzanna Aronowitz
SHIFT Communications for RealNetworks
617-779-1814
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