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RealGames Recognizes Outstanding Developers With First Annual Great Game Awards

July 21, 2009

SEATTLE, July 21 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — RealGames((TM)), a division of RealNetworks(R), 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(TM) - 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(TM) -THE ETERNAL MAZE
    PLAYFIRST

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

    TOP CARD / BOARD GAME
    SKIP-BO CASTAWAY CAPER(TM)
    ABDUCTION STUDIOS

    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(TM)-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.

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ABOUT REALNETWORKS

RealNetworks, Inc. delivers digital entertainment services to consumers via PC, portable music player, home entertainment system and mobile phone. Real created the streaming media category in 1995 and has continued to lead the market with pioneering products and services, including: RealPlayer(R), the first mainstream media player to enable one-click downloading and recording of Internet video; the award-winning Rhapsody(R) digital music service, which delivers more than 1 billion songs per year; RealArcade(R), one of the largest casual games destinations on the Web; and a variety of mobile entertainment services, such as ringback tones, offered to consumers through leading wireless carriers around the world. RealNetworks’ corporate information is located at www.realnetworks.com/company.

RealNetworks, RealGames, Mr. Goodliving, RealArcade, Rhapsody, RealPlayer and the Real logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of RealNetworks, Inc. or its subsidiaries.

SOURCE RealNetworks, Inc.


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