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Engineering Animation, Inc. and Sirtech Software, Inc. team up to develop Sirtech's flagship 3D multi-player title with Internet capability

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Ogdensburg, New York, July 16, 1996 -- Sirtech Software, Inc. announced today that an agreement has been signed with Engineering Animation, Inc. (EAI) for the development of a 3D multi-player computer game for the Internet.

Engineering Animation, a leader in 3D animation and visualization products, has developed proprietary animation software tools to produce highly-detailed 3D animations. EAI has produced computer animated movies for automotive manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, science museums, and universities. Some of their clients include companies such as 3M, Abbott laboratories, Deere & Co., Merck & Co., Inc., General Motors, Ford, and Chrysler. EAI productions have featured on programs such as NBC's Today show, CBS Nightly News, The Discovery Channel, and many others.

The company's interactive division, which produces top quality multimedia products, has forged relationships with leading publishers including subsidiaries of Times Mirror, Time Warner and Elsevier Science. EAI has been recognized for its quality computer animation technology by the International Animated Film Society, the Telly Awards, the I*Magic Festival Multimedia Awards and the Association of Medical Illustrators, among others.

Robert Sirotek, vice president of Sirtech states, "The popularity of high resolution graphics and 3D animation technology is on the rise in the gaming industry. Sirtech has gone straight to the forefront of this industry and looked to EAI, a leader in 3D animation and visualization products, to develop our flagship 3D multi-player title for the Internet. We were very impressed by their experience in gaming and Internet technology. The combined strengths of their animation, Internet and gaming expertise, made them an ideal choice for this project."

Bryan Brandenburg who heads up EAI's Salt Lake City interactive production office says, "EAI's game engine will display up to 65,000 colors on a full screen scrolling background with complete support for Microsoft's Direct X technology. Players will be able to extend the game by downloading new scenarios and hero sets over the Internet. We will use our custom Internet game server functionality which will clearly surpass existing technology."

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Sirtech Software, Inc. is a thriving entertainment software publisher celebrating its 16th anniversary in 1996. Sirtech's titles have garnered more than 70 prominent awards and commendations world-wide. Sirtech's products are crafted and designed to provide hundreds of hours of riveting entertainment to gamers throughout the world.

This press release was provided by Sirtech Software Inc.

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