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Totally Games to Develop Titles For Activision

Lawrence Holland Announces Completion Of Publishing
Negotiations With Activision, Inc.

SAN RAFAEL, CA, October 21, 1999 — As a first step toward expanding its presence within the dynamic computer games marketplace, Totally Games is pleased to announce a new publishing partnership with Activision, Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) of Santa Monica, California. Totally Games joins id Software, Inc., Lionhead Studios, Nihilistic Software, and Pandemic Studios among others in Activision’s roster of leading game developers.

Lawrence Holland, Founder and Lead Designer of Totally Games had this to say, "Activision is truly one of the preeminent game publishers and has chosen to work with some of the finest developers — we are happy to be a part of this team." "My vision to create totally involving games is complemented by Activision’s goal to release AAA titles."

"Totally Games has an impressive history for making high quality, best-selling games for over a decade," stated Mitch Lasky, executive vice president, Activision Studios. "We are very excited to add them to our family of developers and are looking forward to the computer game magic their studio will create."

Totally Games’ Holland has been designing and developing computer games for more than 15 years. Most noteworthy among Totally Games’ works are the X-Wing® series including the highly acclaimed TIE Fighter®, with its most recent entry Star Wars®: X-Wing® Alliance released in March of this year, and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe®, a World War II air combat simulator released over eight years ago that still enjoys an active fan base. These products were developed in conjunction with and published by LucasArts Entertainment LLC. Recently, PC Gamer named Holland one of the world’s greatest gamemakers (PC Gamer, September 1999).

In addition to the new Activision relationship, Totally Games continues to maintain its long-standing relationship with LucasArts, although there are no new X-Wing series products in the pipeline at the moment. Speaking about his history with LucasArts, Larry commented, "For over 13 years Totally Games has enjoyed an incredibly successful relationship with LucasArts. We have helped each other grow and prosper. I will continue to look for ways to carry this relationship forward." Totally Games will be making further announcements in upcoming weeks regarding its projects in development and other publisher and development relationships.

About Totally Games

Totally Games’ Lawrence Holland has designed and developed computer games for more than 15 years. Lawrence Holland established his company in 1985, incorporating and formalizing it in 1994 after years of independently developing titles in conjunction with LucasArts Entertainment Company, LLC. The result of that partnership has been a line of award winning flight simulation products, including: X-Wing® (1993), TIE Fighter® (1994), X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter® (1997) and Star Wars®: X-Wing® Alliance™ (1999) and Battlehawks 1942® (1988), Their Finest Hour: The Battle of Britain (1989), and Secret Weapons of the Luftwaffe® (1991). Based in San Rafael, CA, Totally Games will continue to create totally involving games in an expanding set of game genres and game platforms.

More information about Totally Games and its development efforts can be found on the company’s World Wide Web site that is located at http://www.totallygames.com.

About Activision

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 $436 million for the fiscal year ended March 31, 1999.

Activision maintains operations in the US, Canada, the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Japan, Australia, The Netherlands and Belgium. 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.

 


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