January 4, 2001

Gathering of Developers and Loki Software partner for more Linux games

Author: JT Smith

Tustin, California - January 4 2001 - Loki Software, Inc., the
leading publisher of commercial games for the Linux operating system,
announced today an agreement with developer-driven computer and
videogame publisher Gathering of Developers to bring the hit PC games
Rune and Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 to Linux early this year.

Rune, developed by Human Head Studios, was recently released for
Windows and Mac OS to rave reviews. In this 3D heroic-fantasy action
game, players assume the role of Ragnar the Viking, a young warrior
about to enter into manhood and take his rightful place next to his
father as a warrior of his village. The game showcases 43
single-player levels, multiplayer deathmatch and team deathmatch
modes, 21 different multiplayer characters, and 5 multiplayer mutator
modes, among other unique and titillating options. Rune uses an
enhanced version of the Unreal Tournament Engine to offer a new
particle effects system and a new melee-combat focused AI. For more
information on Rune, visit www.runegame.com.

Heavy Metal: F.A.K.K.2 by developer Ritual Entertainment is an
intense third-person 3D action-adventure game based on Kevin
Eastman's Heavy Metal 2000 movie, the sequel to the explosive and
groundbreaking animated film Heavy Metal. Players take on the role of
Julie, the legendary F.A.K.K.2 heroine, and battle against Gith
Industries' army of freakish and deviant characters in an effort to
save Eden, Julie's homeworld. Powered by an enhanced version of id
Software's Quake III Engine, the game features detailed renderings of
indoor and outdoor settings with breathtaking realism. For more
information, visit fakk2.godgames.com.

Loki is now accepting beta tester applications for these exciting
titles. Interested participants should review system requirements on
www.lokigames.com and complete an online registration form at

About Loki Software, Inc.
Founded in 1998 in Orange County, California, Loki works with leading
publishers and developers to port their best-selling PC products to
Linux. Game titles from Loki include SimCity 3000 Unlimited, Descent
3, and Soldier of Fortune. In addition to this arsenal of games, Loki
has initiated and continues to support several Open Source
development projects, including OpenAL (tm), a cross-platform
3D-Audio Library, and SDL MPEG Player Library (SMPEG), a
general-purpose MPEG video/audio player for Linux. For more
information visit www.lokigames.com.
Loki Contact: Kayt Sorhaindo, press@lokigames.com

About Gathering of Developers
Founded in Dallas, TX in January 1998, Gathering of Developers is a
developer-driven computer and video game publishing company, and a
wholly-owned subsidiary of Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc
(NASDAQ: TTWO). The company's mission is to be the worldwide leader
in the development and delivery of commercially successful computer
and video game software designed for a range of platforms. The
company's pioneering partners are industry leaders and proven hit
makers 3D Realms, Epic Games, PopTop Software, Ritual Entertainment,
Terminal Reality Inc and Edge of Reality. For more information visit
Gathering of Developers Web site at http://www.godgames.com.
Gathering of Developers Contact: Andrea Schneider, (212) 696-2000 or

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