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Kuma\War New Mission ‘Fallujah Vigilant Resolve’ Available For Download

New York (June 22, 2004) - Kuma\War, the revolutionary new online game service that allows players to experience re-creations of real war events weeks after they occur has released Fallujah Vigilant Resolve - its latest mission, based on U.S. Marine combat in the Iraqi city of Fallujah, Iraq.

Taking place in April, Fallujah Vigilant Resolve re-creates key events in the month-long campaign to flush out insurgents responsible for the murder of four American civilian contractors.  The online downloadable game occurs as the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force makes its way into the heart of the city, attempting to throw a noose around heavily armed insurgents -- including al Qaeda terrorists, Saddam loyalists, and other anti-American forces. Armed with M-16A2 assault rifles, players employ real-world techniques practiced by the marines, including improved fighting positions, sniper over-watch protection, fire-and-maneuver, and well-placed fighting holes to neutralize the enemy.

"Our key design goal is to provide authentic combat experiences within a game environment. It's a powerful, emotional, informative presentation," says Kuma Reality Games CEO Keith Halper. "We also place these events in context with an original news show, wire service videos, intel packs, maps and satellite images, and interviews with decorated military experts. By giving players the opportunity to play online games based on real events, we provide a unique window into real war news."  

Fallujah Vigilant Resolve features broadband video interviews with retired Major General Thomas L. Wilkerson (USMC, ret.) and Sergeant Dan Snyder, formerly of the Marine Corps Modeling and Simulations Management Office.

In the coming weeks, subscribers can expect to receive more missions that further explore the explosive situation in Iraq leading up to the June 30 handover of power, including downloadable game missions in Baghdad's Sadr City and battling al Qaeda cells in the northern city of Mosul. The Kuma\War online game service will also portray the border region between Afghanistan and Pakistan and the historic conflict with Iran.


Kuma Reality Games is offering a free online game subscription to Kuma\War to everyone with a ".mil" email address until June 30th.

ABOUT KUMA REALITY GAMES

Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world events using advanced gaming tools. Each month, Kuma online subscribers receive playable missions, video news shows, extensive intelligence gathered from news sources around the world, and insight from a decorated team of military veterans.  Kuma\War is a first and third-person tactical squad-based PC game that provides multiple updates monthly to the consumer's computer via a broadband connection, to reflect unfolding events in the real war. Current playable missions available for download include: Uday and Qusay Hussein's Last Stand in Mosul, Iraq, Parts 1 and 2; Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan; Samarra Bank Heist, Parts 1 and 2; Iran Hostage Rescue, Parts 1 and 2; Fallujah Police Station Raid, Fallujah Abizaid Attack, Samarra Stryker Brigade, the Multiplayer Mission Pack: Patrol Ambush, Desert Town, Coastline and Fallujah Vigilant Resolve. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York is a privately held company.

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