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First Two Titles Ship From Digital Praise and Addresses the Demand for Family Entertainment

Colorado Springs, CO and Fremont, CA, 02/15/2005, First it was music then it was movies, and now the Christian market has generated a new trend: computer games that provide hours of fun while reinforcing family values. Focus on the Family® and Digital Praise™ today announced general availability of the first two interactive computer games based on the Adventures in Odyssey® radio series. The new titles, Adventures in Odyssey and the Sword of the Spirit and Adventures in Odyssey and the Treasure of the Incas feature well-known “Odyssey” characters, Whit, Connie and Eugene, in new adventures and mysteries series created specifically for the medium of computer games. The games are designed for children ages eight and up, and are available for the Windows and Macintosh platforms.

“I love these games,” said Matthew Porter, age 10. “It’s just like the radio shows and videos, only now I get to be a part of the action.”

“Video game sales represented over $10 billion in revenues last year. When you combine that with the $4.2 billion generated last year by Christian retail products, it’s obvious that there’s an undeniable market opportunity for Christian computer games,” said Tom Bean, President and CEO, Digital Praise. “With our new offerings, we plan to seize this opportunity and offer consumers a high-quality choice in family-friendly edutainment and faith-based entertainment.”

The two new games offer:

-- Mass appeal: The Adventures in Odyssey brand is known worldwide. In the United States alone, the radio series reaches more than 1.2 million listeners each day through more than 2,000 broadcast facilities.

-- Hollywood-quality production: Digital Praise has enlisted the talents of experts in the areas of animation, story-development, music, voice-over and game development from veterans of such industry-leading companies as Disney Interactive, Toonacious Family Entertainment and The Learning Company. The result is unmatched quality in the Christian gaming industry built on the company’s FunWare™ game engine.

-- Life Lessons: These games provide important life lessons and are designed to be inspirational, instructional as well as entertaining. The games are cross-cultural and are presented in a context that reinforces the virtues we all want our children to learn such as cooperation, forgiveness, tolerance, and kindness.

Adventures in Odyssey and the Sword of the Spirit brings back everybody’s favorite lovable geek, Eugene, to join with Connie and Whit as they attempt to find an important historical artifact and keep it out of the hands of newly introduced villain Gustav. In this arcade-style game, players must overcome a series of mental, physical, and character challenges.
Adventures in Odyssey and the Treasure of the Incas follows a mystery format. Players help Eugene, Whit, and Connie solve a mystery involving Eugene’s parents and the treasure they found on an archeological expedition to South America. The game is afoot as players find clues, solve puzzles and realize the value of trust that ultimately unravels the mystery.

Pricing and Availability

Both titles are available immediately for the Windows and Macintosh platforms and can be purchased at local Christian retailers throughout the United States and Canada, or ordered online at,, and Christian retailers can order products through EMI CMG Distribution, see associated distribution announcement release today. Both games are appropriate for girls and boys ages 8 and up. Each game has an MSRP of $29.95 and offer hours of exciting, inspirational game play.

About Digital Praise, Inc.

Digital Praise is an independent developer and publisher of family-friendly edutainment software for personal computers and video game consoles. The company produces faith-based and mainstream titles for families looking to enjoy interactive entertainment software with principled character building themes and “just good clean fun.” Digital Praise and FunWare are trademarks of Digital Praise, Inc. Adventures in Odyssey and Focus on the Family are registered trademarks of Focus on the Family. All other marks are property of their respective owners.

Digital Praise is a trademark of Digital Praise Inc.


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