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Geospace International Brings Its Award-Winning WORD SPIN Hand-Held Word Game to the App Store

Seattle, WA - October 27, 2009

Geospace and developer RogueSheep today announced the WORD SPIN? game for iPhone and iPod touch is available from the App Store. The WORD SPIN App combines the elements of popular word games, crossword puzzles and word searches into a portable game for iPhone and iPod touch. The app is a great way to sharpen language skills by identifying words and anagrams from two to eight letters in length. For decades, the Original WORD SPIN has been both entertaining and challenging for everyone from kids to scholars.

The WORD SPIN App includes three different games: Solitaire, Challenge and Practice. Solitaire will allow players to spell up to eight-letter words and set personal high scores that can be recorded on both local and global leaderboards. Challenge will allow players to send challenges to other players and Practice is perfect for players who wish to enhance their vocabulary and experiment with building the tougher seven and eight letter words or finding all the easy to overlook short words on every line.

Controlling the WORD SPIN game is easy with the innovative Multi Touch user interface of iPhone and iPod touch. While in the SPIN phase, flick any wheel up or down with one finger to spin it to the desired letter. To move a wheel, simply tap and hold a wheel with one finger and drag it left or right to the desired position. All wheels can be rotated up or down simultaneously by flicking with two fingers. After the player has lined up their desired word/words, they can begin the SCORE phase. To tally a word, the player must tap letters from left to right to select a word and then tap the last letter again to instantly transfer words to the score sheet. Misspelled words result in a deduction from the score sheet.

The WORD SPIN App is available for $2.99 but with a limited-time introductory price of $1.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at linktoapp.com/wordspin.

The Original WORD SPIN? Game has sold millions of copies around the world, been translated into 10 different languages, and received the following awards:

• Best Mind Game Of The Year - American Mensa, Ltd. The High IQ Society

• Game Of The Year - By The Australian Toy Association

• BBC-TV Good Toy Guide - By British Broadcasting Company

• Oppenheim Gold Seal - By Oppenheim Toy Portfolio

• Three-Star Toy Seal - By Canadian Toy Council

• Parents’ Choice Honors - By Parents’ Choice

About Geospace? International

Geospace International is the maker of the original WORD SPIN?, READ SPINTM and MATH SPINTM Travel Games, geared toward helping kids sharpen their math, spelling and reading skills. Dedicated to producing the most innovative and engaging toys on the market, Geospace?, located in Seattle, Washington, is also distributor of diverse products like the popular AIR KICKSTM Anti-Gravity Boots, JUMPAROOTM Pogos, WALKAROOTM STILTS, PUMP ROCKETTM Foam Flying Toys, R/C ROBOCARTM Remote Control Stunt Cars, and much more. Geospace International’s wide range of toys are highly regarded and widely used by kids and kids-at-heart the world over. For additional information, contact Geospace International at (800) 800-5090 or visit www.geospaceplay.com .

About RogueSheep™ Incorporated

RogueSheep Incorporated is a software development and consulting company located just off the waters of Puget Sound in Seattle, Washington. RogueSheep specializes in creating engaging and award- winning user experiences for iPhone, iPod touch and Mac OS. RogueSheep’s critically acclaimed iPhone app, PostageTM, has been the recipient of many accolades including an Apple Design Award in 2009. For more information or to inquire about how RogueSheep can help bring your apps to life visit www.roguesheep.com or call (206) 774.0616.

Sam Dalsimer, TriplePoint for GeoSpace/RogueSheep

212-730-9744

sam@triplepointpr.com

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