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Versaly Games and Fictionwise Partner to Deliver eBooks to Mobile Phones
Versaly subscribers can access Fictionwise's library of popular eBooks

Seattle, WA & Chatham, NJ April 24, 2001 Versaly Games, Inc., a privately owned Seattle-based publisher and distributor of interactive games and entertaining content to mobile phones, today announced it has partnered with New Jersey-based Fictionwise.com, a leading independent eBook seller, to allow Versaly subscribers to download short fiction eBooks to their mobile phones.

Versaly has become an Affiliate Partner of Fictionwise and paid subscribers will have access to the Fictionwise library of eBooks from the Versaly website and next generation mobile phones, including the "Stinger" smartphone from Microsoft. Fictionwise currently offers over 500 award-winning and high quality eBooks by top authors such as Robert Silverberg, Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, and Mike Resnick.

Versaly will securely distribute Fictionwise eBooks over the global 3G wireless telecommunications network to their subscribers. These eBooks will be read with Microsoft Reader on a large, full color mobile phone screen. "Entertainment on mobile phones includes much more than games. Versaly is working hard to provide our subscribers with as much quality content as possible to maximize the mobile phone entertainment experience. We realize the quality of our content is our advantage. Both daily commuters and weekend campers will enjoy this," said Matthew Feldman, Versaly's President and CEO.

"We are excited to be working with Versaly to enter the wireless market," said Scott Pendergrast, co-publisher of Fictionwise. "The new wireless phones offer an excellent opportunity to broaden our audience. We believe that our award-winning short fiction is a perfect fit for the mobile user."

While many companies are developing games on existing wireless application protocols (WAP) and phones with small black and white screens, Versaly is publishing electronic games, digital pictures, audio and video clips, short fiction, cartoons, and other content for next-generation mobile phones, including the "Stinger" smartphone from Microsoft, with large 16 bit color graphical screens and high-speed, always-on Internet connections. .

About Versaly Games, Inc.

Versaly Games, Inc. is filling a need in a very large niche market located at the intersection of the cell phone industry and the electronic game industry. Versaly, a mobile entertainment company, was formed to become the leading infrastructure company for the distribution and management of interactive games and entertaining content on mobile phones that use the global 3G wireless telecommunications network. Versaly's front-end application and back-end infrastructure deliver the best entertainment experience to the cell phone market. Initial launch will be in 4Q2001 and will be focused on a new breed of cellular phone, called "smartphones," which have 16-bit color displays and an "always-on" connection to the Internet. For more information, please visit http://www.versaly.com.

About Fictionwise

Fictionwise.com sells award-winning and high-quality fiction eBooks by top authors in popular eBook formats. Fictionwise.com has titles from leading contemporary fiction authors, including Larry Niven, Harlan Ellison, Robert Silverberg, Nancy Kress, Damon Knight, Gregory Benford, Mike Resnick, Michael Swanwick, James Patrick Kelly, Pamela Sargent, Tom Purdom, and Kate Wilhelm, amongst others. In most cases, Fictionwise.com (http://www.fictionwise.com) has the largest short fiction eBook collections available for its authors. It is believed that Fictionwise has the largest number of award-winning and award-nominated eBooks available online today.


Matthew Feldman Versaly Games, Inc. 425-427-1295 mfeldman@versaly.com

Scott Pendergrast Fictionwise Inc. (973) 701-6770 scott@mindwise.com

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