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Swedish Developer Stillfront AB to Produce Fan Immersion Game Based on TERMINATOR SALVATION Movie

June 3, 2009

UPPSALA, Sweden, June 2 /PRNewswire/ — The Sweden-based
developer/publisher, Stillfront AB, today announced a licensing agreement
with the Halcyon Company to create a web-based “Fan Immersion Game” for the
upcoming sequel in the Terminator series. The game was recently released and
will be released as a Facebook application shortly.

In the highly anticipated new installment of The Terminator film
franchise, set in post-apocalyptic 2018, Christian Bale stars as John Connor,
the man fated to lead the human resistance against Skynet and its army of
Terminators. But the future that Connor was raised to believe in is altered
in part by the appearance of Marcus Wright ( Sam Worthington), a stranger
whose last memory is of being on death row. Connor must decide whether Marcus
has been sent from the future, or rescued from the past. As Skynet prepares
its final onslaught, Connor and Marcus both embark on an odyssey that takes
them into the heart of Skynet’s operations, where they uncover the terrible
secret behind the possible annihilation of mankind.

Web-based and free to play, this immensely multiplayer online game is
designed to draw the player into the post apocalyptic world where machines
rule and humans fight for their lives and the salvation of their entire
species. However, it is not automatically assumed that the player will wish
to join in the struggle for humanity. Instead, the player will be given a
choice when signing up for the game: Will you team up with the resistance to
secure the future for your race or will you align yourself with the
Terminators following the objective to wipe all humans from existence?

Throughout the game players will have to fight their enemies, always
trying to gain the upper hand for their cause. There is even a social
networking aspect of the game which allows players to recruit others to their
side thus increasing their own numbers. But this is not without risks. There
is a constantly looming chance of an unexpected enemy encounter, so one must
be prepared at all times to fight of flee.

“We are extremely excited to be part of one of the greatest movie
franchises ever,”

says Marco Ahlgren, CEO Stillfront AB. “The concept of different sides
fighting against each other is new to the genre of casual web-based gaming,
and I believe it will change the future for all FIGs to come. As we’ve seen
with the Wanted FIG, the game will provide an exciting, addictive game play
experience for the players while utilizing a micro transaction model to
generate revenue and establishing a strong online brand awareness leading up
to the release of the film and well beyond.”

    The TERMINATOR SALVATION FIG is available at

http://www.terminatorsalvationfig.com

About Stillfront AB

Founded in 2007, Stillfront AB is a pioneering online game developer
specializing in creating Fan Immersion Games based on high profile IPs. The
company is based in Uppsala, Sweden and is renown not only for coining the
genre name “Fan Immersion Games”, but also for developing the first
successful web-based game for a major Hollywood movie title. The Wanted FIG,
based on the Universal blockbuster, was released in 2008. Stillfront is
currently planning to release three new, highly anticipated FIGs in 2009. New
is the successful partnership with the biggest portal in the world: Bigpoint.

About Halycon

The Halcyon Company is a privately financed, media development,
production and financing company, headed by co-CEOs Derek Anderson and Victor
Kubicek
. The company is designed to create, acquire, manage, publish and
maintain the creative integrity of each and every project delivered by The
Halcyon Company across traditional and non-traditional channels of
distribution. In May 2007, Halcyon acquired all of the rights in relationship
to the Terminator franchise. These rights include the right to produce any
future Terminator films, as well as all future merchandising and licensing
rights, certain future revenues derived from Terminator 3: Rise of the
Machines, as well as certain rights in the television project The Sarah
Connor Chronicles and the sole right to produce all future Terminator
projects in any new or existing media. In 2009, Warner Bros. and Sony will
distribute the highly anticipated re-launch of the franchise, Terminator
Salvation. Halcyon recently secured the highly-coveted first-look rights to
the works of science fiction and cyber-punk writer Philip K. Dick. Through
this unprecedented agreement, Halcyon will have the first option to develop
in conjunction with Electric Shepherd for film adaptations, as well as
television and other media projects, based on Dick’s vast body of works.

About Terminator Salvation

Terminator Salvation is directed by McG from a screenplay is by Michael
Ferris
& John Brancato and Jonathan Nolan and Anthony Zuiker, story by

Michael Ferris & John Brancato. Derek Anderson, Victor Kubicek, Moritz
Borman
, and Jeffrey Silver are the producers, with Jeanne Allgood, Dan Lin,

Mario F. Kassar, Andrew G. Vajna and Joel B. Michaels serving as executive
producers. Opening nationwide on May 22, 2009, Terminator Salvation will be
distributed in North America by Warner Bros Pictures. Sony Pictures
Entertainment is distributing the film in most international territories.

About Fan Immersion Games

Fan Immersion Games (FIGs) are casual, immensely multiplayer online games
that are free to play yet also include opportunities for players to buy
advantages and premium accounts using micro transactions payable via sms
messages and credit cards. These games deliver high fan engagement through
their story-driven design and community elements.

According to the Casual Games Association, the North American online
casual games market is estimated to reach $690 million with worldwide revenue
of over $1.5 billion. DFC Intelligence states that the worldwide online games
market is forecasted to reach $13 billion in 2011.

If you’d like more information about this topic, or to schedule an
Interview, Please call Marketing Director Nicklas Dunham +46-70-740-61-81 or
e-mail Dunham@stillfront.com

SOURCE Stillfront AB


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