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Merscom Releases East Side Story Online

Merscom's fourth top-10 title in less than 6 weeks


CHAPEL HILL, NC ~ February 26, 2008 - Merscom announced today it is the online publisher of East Side Story, the popular adventure game developed by MDNA Games. Released over the weekend on a major casual game portal, East Side Story has already risen to number 7; this follows on Merscom's success with Blood Ties, Ghost in the Sheet and My Farm, all of which were launched earlier this year and reached the top-10 on major casual game sites. Merscom is also publishing East Side Story at retail in selected European territories and Russia.

East Side Story is the fourth game in the popular Carol Reed adventure series, it finds Carol immersed in the mysterious death of a vagrant in a friend's apartment. Comparable to the highly popular Nancy Drew series of games, it involve simple point-and-click gameplay combined with thought-provoking puzzles.

Key Features:

    <*>100% mouse driven point-and-click gameplay <*>A wide variety of luminous environments and unusual characters <*>Games can be saved and loaded at any time <*>Engaging ambient music and sound <*>A bypass feature for the more complicated puzzles

East Side Story can currently be downloaded at http://www.bigfishgames.com/download-games/2819/east-side-story/index.html

~Our customers have been craving great adventure games,~ explained Lloyd Melnick, Chief Customer Officer at Merscom, ~and we are simply providing the titles the casual gamer wants. Our recent successes, and even I am surprised to have four hits in such a short time, underscore how well our product development is integrated with what our customers want.~

About Merscom

Merscom is a global publisher of mass market computer and video games that distributes games through multiple channels, multiple platforms and multiple revenue models. Merscom's channels include retail distribution in the US and Europe, online sale through major portals worldwide and games on Microsoft~ Xbox Live~ Arcade. Merscom publishes games from leading casual game developers, including Sandlot Games, Reflexive Entertainment, Absolutist and Pi-Eye Games. Merscom publishes on multiple platforms including PC, console and handheld. Merscom produces entertaining products for gamers of all ages and guarantees all customers a great experience. For more information visit www.merscom.com.



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