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Nominees Announced for Second Annual GameHouse Great Game Awards

June 18, 2010

SEATTLE, June 18 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — GameHouse®, a division of RealNetworks®, Inc. (Nasdaq: RNWK), today announced the nominees for the second annual GameHouse Great Game Awards(TM) (GG’s). GameHouse introduced the GG’s in 2009 as a way to showcase the most talented and creative casual games developers in the industry. Winners of the second annual Great Game Awards will be announced July 19 during an exclusive event held at Experience Music Project in Seattle. Media Sponsors TechFlash and Gamezebo are partnering with GameHouse to present the 2010 GG’s, and the judging panel includes representatives from leading independent developers across the casual games industry.

The 2010 GG’s will feature a new category, Game of the Year – Player’s Choice. Voting is open to the public at GameHouse.com/promotions during the month of June, and one lucky voter will be selected at random to win a trip for two to the Great Game Awards ceremony in Seattle on July 19 to present the Player’s Choice Award to the winning developer. The winner and their guest will enjoy airfare and hotel accommodations, passes to Casual Connect, the premiere casual games industry event scheduled for July 20 – 22, a $500 cash prize, a $500 donation to their favorite local charity and a one-year complimentary FunPass – GameHouse.com’s premium casual games subscription product.

“This has been another year of explosive growth for casual games, and the outstanding creativity of our developer partners remains a key component in transforming this rapidly growing industry into the next mainstream entertainment medium,” said John Barbour, president of GameHouse. “We’re thrilled to continue the tradition of the GG’s, and can’t wait to get our customers involved this year as we honor our developer partners creating the best games available today.”

2010 GREAT GAME AWARDS NOMINEES:

GAME OF THE YEAR

Delicious – Emily’s Taste of Fame by GameHouse

Mystery Legends(TM) – Sleepy Hollow by pixelStorm

Princess Isabella – A Witch’s Curse by Gogii Games

Zuma’s Revenge!(TM) – Adventure by PopCap Games

GAME OF THE YEAR – PLAYER’S CHOICE

Burger Shop 2 by GoBit

Campfire Legends – The Hookman by GameHouse

Delicious – Emily’s Taste of Fame by GameHouse

Escape Rosecliff Island(TM) by PopCap Games

Jewel Quest Mysteries – Trail of the Midnight Heart by iWin

Liong – The Lost Amulets by AlwaysNeat

Mystery P.I.(TM) – Lost in Los Angeles by PopCap Games

Plants vs. Zombies(TM) by PopCap Games

Princess Isabella – A Witch’s Curse by Gogii

The Treasures of Montezuma 2 by Alawar Games

Totem Tribe by Enkord

Zuma’s Revenge!(TM) – Adventure by PopCap Games

BEST ART DESIGN

Escape Rosecliff Island(TM) by PopCap Games

Kuros by Sandlot Games

Mystery Legends(TM) – Sleepy Hollow by pixelStorm

Romance of Rome by Playrix Entertainment

The Clockwork Man by Total Eclipse

BEST CHARACTER DESIGN

Age of Oracles – Tara’s Journey by Jolly Bear Games

DinerTown Detective Agency(TM) by Playfirst

Plants vs. Zombies(TM) by PopCap Games

BEST STORY

Cate West – The Velvet Keys(TM) by Gamenauts

Dream Chronicles® – The Chosen Child(TM) by Playfirst

Princess Isabella – A Witch’s Curse by Gogii Games

Samantha Swift and the Golden Touch by MumboJumbo

Three Cards to Midnight by Big Finish

MOST INNOVATIVE GAME

Elementals – The Magic Key(TM) by Playrix Entertainment

My Kingdom for the Princess by Nevosoft

Plants vs. Zombies(TM) by PopCap Games

Totem Tribe by Enkord

Wizard’s Pen(TM) by PopCap Games

MOST ADDICTIVE GAME

Faerie Solitaire(TM) by Subsoap

Farm Frenzy 3 by Alawar Games

Gardenscapes(TM) by Playrix Entertainment

Jewel Quest Mysteries – Trail of the Midnight Heart by iWin

Liong – The Lost Amulets by AlwaysNeat

UP-AND-COMING DEVELOPER

Gamers Digital: Amazing Heists – Dillinger, Jessica’s Cupcake Caf©, Real Crimes – The Unicorn Killer

Playful Age: Supermarket Management

Vast Studios: Aquapolis, 3Tones

World Loom: Kate’s Fix-it-up Adventure

Youda Games: Youda Farmer, Youda Marina, Youda Sushi Chef

TOP ADVENTURE GAME

Avenue Flo(TM) by PlayFirst

Pahelika – Secret Legends by Ironcode

Princess Isabella – A Witch’s Curse by Gogii Games

The Legend of Crystal Valley by Sandlot Games

Trapped by Gogii Games

TOP TIME MANAGEMENT GAME

Burger Shop 2(TM) by GoBit

Delicious – Emily’s Taste of Fame by GameHouse

Farm Frenzy 3 by Alawar Games

Plants vs. Zombies(TM) by PopCap Games

Supermarket Management by Playful Age

TOP HIDDEN OBJECT GAME

Amazing Adventures The Caribbean Secret(TM) by PopCap Games

Dream Chronicles® – The Chosen Child(TM) by PlayFirst

Escape Rosecliff Island(TM) by PopCap Games

Mystery P.I.(TM) – The New York Fortune by PopCap Games

TOP MATCH-3

Babylonia by Suricate Software

Lost in Reefs by Rumbic

Season Match 2 by Urse Games

The Lost Inca Prophecy by Seppia Interactive

Zuma’s Revenge!(TM) – Adventure by PopCap Games

TOP SIM / TYCOON

Build-a-lot 4 – Power Source by HipSoft

Cooking Dash® – DinerTown Studios(TM) by PlayFirst

My Kingdom for the Princess by Nevosoft

Totem Tribe by Enkord

Wandering Willows(TM) by PlayFirst

GameHouse is a leader in the digital games industry worldwide and develops content across multiple platforms, with a vertically integrated development, publishing, licensing, distribution and retail business.

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About RealNetworks

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