Star Trek Games Arrive at a Communicator Near You!

Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Digital Bridges Ltd.

    LONDON, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of personal communicator
 technology made a quantum leap today as Activision, Inc. and Digital Bridges
 announced the creation of the world's most advanced entertainment software for
 the Wireless Internet.  Digital Bridges, the planet's most exciting mobile
 entertainment company will be producing the Star Trek games with Activision,
 Inc., one of the most respected publishers in the galaxy.  Both are bringing
 Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive to mobile devices
 including Wireless Internet phones throughout the known universe.
     Star Trek(R): First Duty is an introduction to Starfleet, giving the
 student a chance to learn more about the principles and philosophy of the
 United Federation of Planets, as well as providing hands-on experience of
 commanding each of the key stations on board major Starfleet vessels.
 Graduating students are qualified for immediate action postings.
     Star Trek(R): Prime Directive, is a major exploration of the 'Caledonian
 Expanse', a vast tract of uncharted space, which was recently linked to
 Federation space via a new wormhole.  Starfleet ships will be undertaking
 long-term exploration missions to seek out strange new worlds and new
 civilizations ...
     Both games are being developed by Wirelessgames, Digital Bridges' wholly
 owned development and publishing studio.  Chris Wright, Digital Bridges'
 Business Director, Games said, "It's a fantastic honor to be able to develop
 games based in the world famous Star Trek universe.  At Wirelessgames we
 believe in creating the most innovative and enjoyable games for the new medium
 of the Wireless Internet, so for Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R):
 Prime Directive, we are planning to do something really special."
     Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive push back the
 boundaries of gaming on the Wireless Internet.  Designed to complement each
 other, the knowledge & skills acquired by the player in Star Trek(R): First
 Duty, can be put into practice within the Star Trek(R): Prime Directive game.
     "Star Trek(R): Prime Directive is going to completely redefine how people
 think of games on the Wireless Internet," says Wright.  "It is a massively
 multi-player game with up to ten thousand players per server.  It all takes
 place in a persistent universe, so the game will continue whether you are on-
 line or not."
     "Mobile gaming offers a whole new experience to players.  The capabilities
 of the technology make it possible to create completely unique and innovative
 games," said Dave Anderson, Director of Business Development at Activision.
 "We're very excited at the possibilities offered by both Star Trek(R): First
 Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive."
     Both Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive are being
 developed using Digital Bridges' UNITY system.  UNITY is a content creation
 and delivery system supporting multiple devices, networks carriers and
 languages.
     Kevin Bradshaw, CEO and founder of Digital Bridges, summed it up, "People
 have been criticizing wireless gaming because of the technical limits of the
 handsets and data speeds," he says.  "However, your cell phone offers
 possibilities which no other technology can match.  Imagine," he went on,
 "sitting in a boardroom or classroom, when your phone bleeps and delivers a
 message telling you, your ship is under attack.  You know that you're going to
 stand up and say 'Excuse me.  I have to take this ... '"
     Star Trek(R): First Duty is due for release on your cellular phone in
 Quarter 2, 2001, with Star Trek(R): Prime Directive following in Quarter 3 of
 the same year.
 
     Digital Bridges was created in 1998; its goal is to be the world leader in
 building a network of entertainment channels for mobile devices on the
 wireless Internet.  The company brings three major assets to the new medium of
 wireless communications: delivery technology, distribution and publishing
 capabilities and content design experience.  Digital Bridges is the creator of
 UNITY, the universal wireless entertainment technology solution.  Since its
 launch in the second quarter of 2000, Digital Bridges initial Wireless
 Entertainment channel, Wirelessgames has been a runaway success.  The channel
 is currently carried live on twenty mobile network operators around the world.
 For more information, please visit http://www.digitalbridges.com.
     For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official
 Internet home of Star Trek at http://www.startrek.com.
 
     Viacom Consumer Products merchandises properties on behalf of Paramount
 Pictures, Paramount Television, Viacom Productions, and Spelling Television,
 as well as third-party properties.  Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom
 Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom Inc.  To learn more about
 Viacom Consumer Products and our properties, please visit us at
 http://www.viacomcp.com.
 
     Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
 worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
 and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of
 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
     Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom,
 France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.  More information
 about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web
 site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.
 
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 "forward-looking statements."  The Company cautions readers of this press
 release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual
 future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
 forward-looking statements.  These important factors, and other factors that
 could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers of this press release are
 referred to such filings.
 
 

SOURCE Digital Bridges Ltd.
    LONDON, April 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The world of personal communicator
 technology made a quantum leap today as Activision, Inc. and Digital Bridges
 announced the creation of the world's most advanced entertainment software for
 the Wireless Internet.  Digital Bridges, the planet's most exciting mobile
 entertainment company will be producing the Star Trek games with Activision,
 Inc., one of the most respected publishers in the galaxy.  Both are bringing
 Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive to mobile devices
 including Wireless Internet phones throughout the known universe.
     Star Trek(R): First Duty is an introduction to Starfleet, giving the
 student a chance to learn more about the principles and philosophy of the
 United Federation of Planets, as well as providing hands-on experience of
 commanding each of the key stations on board major Starfleet vessels.
 Graduating students are qualified for immediate action postings.
     Star Trek(R): Prime Directive, is a major exploration of the 'Caledonian
 Expanse', a vast tract of uncharted space, which was recently linked to
 Federation space via a new wormhole.  Starfleet ships will be undertaking
 long-term exploration missions to seek out strange new worlds and new
 civilizations ...
     Both games are being developed by Wirelessgames, Digital Bridges' wholly
 owned development and publishing studio.  Chris Wright, Digital Bridges'
 Business Director, Games said, "It's a fantastic honor to be able to develop
 games based in the world famous Star Trek universe.  At Wirelessgames we
 believe in creating the most innovative and enjoyable games for the new medium
 of the Wireless Internet, so for Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R):
 Prime Directive, we are planning to do something really special."
     Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive push back the
 boundaries of gaming on the Wireless Internet.  Designed to complement each
 other, the knowledge & skills acquired by the player in Star Trek(R): First
 Duty, can be put into practice within the Star Trek(R): Prime Directive game.
     "Star Trek(R): Prime Directive is going to completely redefine how people
 think of games on the Wireless Internet," says Wright.  "It is a massively
 multi-player game with up to ten thousand players per server.  It all takes
 place in a persistent universe, so the game will continue whether you are on-
 line or not."
     "Mobile gaming offers a whole new experience to players.  The capabilities
 of the technology make it possible to create completely unique and innovative
 games," said Dave Anderson, Director of Business Development at Activision.
 "We're very excited at the possibilities offered by both Star Trek(R): First
 Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive."
     Both Star Trek(R): First Duty and Star Trek(R): Prime Directive are being
 developed using Digital Bridges' UNITY system.  UNITY is a content creation
 and delivery system supporting multiple devices, networks carriers and
 languages.
     Kevin Bradshaw, CEO and founder of Digital Bridges, summed it up, "People
 have been criticizing wireless gaming because of the technical limits of the
 handsets and data speeds," he says.  "However, your cell phone offers
 possibilities which no other technology can match.  Imagine," he went on,
 "sitting in a boardroom or classroom, when your phone bleeps and delivers a
 message telling you, your ship is under attack.  You know that you're going to
 stand up and say 'Excuse me.  I have to take this ... '"
     Star Trek(R): First Duty is due for release on your cellular phone in
 Quarter 2, 2001, with Star Trek(R): Prime Directive following in Quarter 3 of
 the same year.
 
     Digital Bridges was created in 1998; its goal is to be the world leader in
 building a network of entertainment channels for mobile devices on the
 wireless Internet.  The company brings three major assets to the new medium of
 wireless communications: delivery technology, distribution and publishing
 capabilities and content design experience.  Digital Bridges is the creator of
 UNITY, the universal wireless entertainment technology solution.  Since its
 launch in the second quarter of 2000, Digital Bridges initial Wireless
 Entertainment channel, Wirelessgames has been a runaway success.  The channel
 is currently carried live on twenty mobile network operators around the world.
 For more information, please visit http://www.digitalbridges.com.
     For all of the latest Star Trek news and information, visit the official
 Internet home of Star Trek at http://www.startrek.com.
 
     Viacom Consumer Products merchandises properties on behalf of Paramount
 Pictures, Paramount Television, Viacom Productions, and Spelling Television,
 as well as third-party properties.  Viacom Consumer Products, a unit of Viacom
 Entertainment Group, is a subsidiary of Viacom Inc.  To learn more about
 Viacom Consumer Products and our properties, please visit us at
 http://www.viacomcp.com.
 
     Headquartered in Santa Monica, California, Activision, Inc. is a leading
 worldwide developer, publisher and distributor of interactive entertainment
 and leisure products.  Founded in 1979, Activision posted revenues of
 $572 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000.
     Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom,
 France, Germany, Japan, Australia, and the Netherlands.  More information
 about Activision and its products can be found on the company's World Wide Web
 site, which is located at http://www.activision.com.
 
     The statements contained in this release that are not historical facts are
 "forward-looking statements."  The Company cautions readers of this press
 release that a number of important factors could cause Activision's actual
 future results to differ materially from those expressed in any such
 forward-looking statements.  These important factors, and other factors that
 could affect Activision, are described in Activision's Annual Report on Form
 10-K for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2000, which was filed with the United
 States Securities and Exchange Commission.  Readers of this press release are
 referred to such filings.
 
 SOURCE  Digital Bridges Ltd.