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Presto Studios signs deal to give Broderbund rights to The Journeyman Project 3 and all future sequels

Novato, CA, July 8, 1996 -- Broderbund Software (NASDAQ:BROD) and Presto Studios, an entertainment CD-ROM developer, have signed an agreement providing Broderbund with worldwide (excluding Japan) PC and Macintosh publishing rights to The Journeyman Project 3 and all future sequels. This strategic partnership further strengthens Broderbund's objective of continuing to be a leader in entertainment software publishing. "Our strategy is to solidify our place as the leading edge games company, by providing high quality, breakthrough products," said Ken Goldstein, Executive Publisher of Broderbund Entertainment Studios. "The Journeyman Project 3 is a natural fit into our strategy, and we look forward to working with Presto Studios to deliver a thrilling time-travel graphic adventure."

The Journeyman Project 3 will be the third product in the highly successful and critically acclaimed Journeyman Project series, which has won 14 awards to date and has sold approximately 500,000 copies. The series, first published in 1993, is a first person time travel adventure which takes the player on a journey to discover interactive worlds and find the answers to who has altered the past. The new product, which will ship for Christmas 1997, will incorporate many exciting new features, including a new and improved interface, state of the art software technology and a compelling new story adventure.

"It is exciting for us to be aligned with Broderbund, a company with great stability, industry strength and the ability to succeed in this volatile market," said Michel Kripalani, President of Presto Studios.

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Founded in 1991, Presto Studios Inc., is a San Diego based CD-ROM production company best known for its award-winning photorealistic adventure game, The Journeyman Project. With the release of The Journeyman Project in 1993, Presto earned a reputation as an industry trend-setter. The company continues to grow and push the limits of interactive entertainment with titles such as Buried in Time, the stunning next-generation sequel to The Journeyman Project, which was released in 1995, and has sold over 200,000 copies to date.

Broderbund Software, Inc. develops, publishes and markets a diversified line of consumer software for use in homes, schools and small businesses. Broderbund Entertainment Software has a history of top-selling game titles, beginning with Choplifter and including Lode Runner, Prince of Persia, Myst and In the 1st Degree, to name a few. Since its founding in 1980, Broderbund has pioneered innovative award-winning products that take advantage of the latest technologies. Broderbund has a successful track record of identifying and capitalizing on emerging trends through its studio development approach.

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