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AGEIA Physics Technology Powers New 'Stoked Rider' Snowboarding Game From Bongfish
Thursday, 19 May 2005
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Downloadable Game for Mac, Linux and Windows Includes Hardware-Accelerated
Effects With AGEIA PhysX Processor

LOS ANGELES, May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- At the Electronic Entertainment Expo
(E3), AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc., the pioneer in hardware-accelerated
physics for games, today announced that Bongfish Interactive Entertainment has
incorporated AGEIA's pioneering physics technology into its much-anticipated
game title, Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner. Scheduled for release in Q3
2005, Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner is the first snowboard action game
in the downloadable category for Windows, Mac, and Linux. The game delivers
dynamic physics-based action and awe-inspiring outdoor scenery created with a
unique 3D cell shaded graphical style.

The Bongfish team used AGEIA's NovodeX physics software to simulate the
complex physical dynamics of snowboarding, including friction behavior,
collisions, and real-time dynamic rag doll blending. In addition the game
offers simulations such as avalanches that are optimized for the hardware-
accelerated physics of AGEIA's PhysX processor.

"AGEIA's NovodeX physics software has helped us make Stoked Rider
featuring Tommy Brunner the most realistic snowboarding experience you can
have without taking to the slopes yourself," said Michael Putz, co-founder of
Bongfish Interactive Entertainment. "The incredible realism of the physics-
based action, combined with the stunning scenery inspired by the peaks of
Alaska makes Stoked Rider a one-of-a-kind adventure for PC gamers."

"Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner leverages AGEIA physics technology
to deliver an incredibly realistic and exciting game experience for PC users,"
said Andy Keane, vice president of marketing for AGEIA. "The downloadable
format of the game illustrates the versatility of AGEIA's NovodeX physics
software in meeting the diverse needs of game developers."

AGEIA will be demonstrating games using AGEIA PhysX technology at E3. (By
appointment only, Kentia hall, booth #7532.)

About Bongfish
Bongfish Interactive Entertainment located in Graz, Austria was founded in
1995 by Michael Putz & Klaus Hufnagl to shape their vision of digital
entertainment. Since then a diverse range of multimedia CD-ROMs & websites
have been produced, including the critically acclaimed UNREAL-engine powered
presentation VIRTUAL GRAZ "Run for your future" for the EXPO 2000 World
Exhibition. An ad-game produced for FLOW snowboard products initiated the
Stoked Rider freeware 3D game, which has been downloaded 500,000 times and
laid the foundation for the upcoming "Stoked Rider featuring Tommy Brunner."

About AGEIA
AGEIA(TM) Technologies, Inc. is a fabless semiconductor company and the
pioneer of hardware-accelerated physics for games. Its flagship product, the
PhysX processor, is the world's first dedicated physics processing unit -- a
completely new hardware category. The PhysX processor and supporting software
deliver the processing horsepower to calculate real-time interactive worlds.
Developers can define these worlds to obey the laws of classical physics, or
create their own physical laws that make their game a unique, hyper-
dimensional experience.

AGEIA seeks to ignite innovation in the games industry by working with
leading developers, publishers, add-in board vendors and console manufacturers
to deliver the next generation of physically immersive entertainment. Consumer
add-in boards and systems equipped with the AGEIA PhysX processor and games
that take advantage of the technology will be available in late 2005. For more
information visit http://www.ageia.com.

NOTE: AGEIA, PhysX and NovodeX are trademarks of AGEIA Technologies, Inc.
All other products are trademarks of their respective companies.

AGEIA Media Contact:
Kim Stowe
Reverb Communications, Inc.
408-839-8750
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SOURCE AGEIA Technologies, Inc.
Web Site: http://www.ageia.com


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