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TEN Becomes a Deadly Force in Internet Gaming

Leading interactive entertainment network for game-players signs  exclusive agreement for Sirtechs Deadly Games

SAN FRANCISCO  July 26, 1996 Total Entertainment Network (TEN) and Sirtech Software, Inc. today announced an exclusive license agreement to place the upcoming release of

Deadly Games on TEN, the leading interactive network for game playing consumers.

The sequel to Sirtechs award-winning Jagged Alliance, Deadly Games is Sirtechs newest war-playing strategy game.  Players select one of 70 mercenaries to lead their team, planting bombs, hurling grenades, and attempting to outmaneuver opponents in an effort to destroy the enemy and keep the platoon safe from enemy fire.

"With the popularity of online gaming growing so rapidly, Sirtech looked to TEN, a pioneer of Internet gaming technologies, for the best and easiest way to make Jagged Alliance - Deadly Games playable on the Internet," said Norman Sirotek, President of Sirtech.

Deadly Games joins TENs already impressive list of games, including Duke Nukem 3D and Warcraft.  "We are pleased with the addition of a game of this caliber," said Jack Heistand, President and CEO of TEN.  "Sirtechs blend of action, multi-player capability, and high-quality programming meshes perfectly with what we have built at TEN."

Sirtech Software, Inc. is a thriving entertainment software publisher celebrating its 16th anniversary in 1996.  Sirtechs titles have garnered over 70 prominent awards and commendations worldwide.  Sirtechs products are crafted and designed to provide hundreds of hours of enchanting entertainment to gamers throughout the world.

Total Entertainment Network is committed to creating the premier consumer network for game playing consumers on the Internet.  TEN has online rights to more than twenty five different games, over half of which are TEN exclusives, by leading software publishers including 3D Realms/Apogee, Blizzard, Domark, Maxis, MicroProse, Spectrum HoloByte, and SSI.  Based in San  Francisco, TEN was formed in 1995 from the merger of Planet Optigon, Inc. and Outland, Inc.  TEN received its initial funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, with subsequent investors including:  Ameritech; Goldman Sachs; Robertson, Stephens & Company; and Vertex Management. 

Members can reach TEN through their own Internet connection or one of TENs nationwide access numbers.  The software will be available initially for Windows 95.  To reach TEN, call 415-778-3500 or visit

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