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Video Game Sheds New Light On John Kerry’s Medal Winning Mission

Controversial Event Re-Created For First Time Using Interactive Technology

New York (Sept. 20, 2004) - Kuma Reality Games announces the first-ever realistic re-enactment of the controversial events surrounding John Kerry’s Silver Star winning swift-boat mission in Vietnam. The John Kerry mission will be available for download and play at www.kumawar.com on Sept. 30, 2004.

Using official government documentation and advanced 3-D gaming tools, Kuma Reality Games will put consumers in the boots of John Kerry and provide a first-hand look at the real-world events underlying the current controversy. Kuma\War will also present the two opposing viewpoints of John Kerry and the Swift Boat Veterans For Truth in their video news show through exclusive re-creations of each version of the events.

“After the Democratic Convention, John Kerry's Swift Boat missions became a centerpoint in the election,” said Keith Halper, CEO of Kuma Reality Games “But the level of rancor has been such that few of us know what is supposed to have occurred -- in anyone's version of the story. Kuma Games is in a unique position to bring clarity to ordinary people's understanding of Swift Boats, of the men who served in them, and of the events in question by letting you, as Lt. John Kerry, join Swift Boat PCF-94 during these important events."

Based on the Navy's records of the encounter on Feb. 28, 1969, players take the role of John Kerry and lead three Swift Boats though the small tributaries deep in the Mekong Delta. As the boats come under fire from Viet Cong hiding in the nearby brush it is up to the player to steer the boats directly into the attack, go ashore, and battle enemy fighters using the every day fighting tactics Swift Boat Operators have been trained with as part of this elite force.

The Kuma\War service is available for free trial online at www.kumawar.com. For just $9.99 monthly, subscribers get access to all 20 missions which re-create current events from the war on terror - including the John Kerry mission, which will be available for play on Sept. 30, 2004. Kuma\War: The War on Terror, a compilation of 15 missions from the online service, will also be available in retail stores in October 2004 for $19.99.

ABOUT KUMA REALITY GAMES

Kuma Reality Games builds re-creations of real-world events using advanced gaming tools. Kuma\War is available online to subscribers for free trial and download at Kumawar.com and will be available at retail in October 2004. Each month, Kuma\War online subscribers receive playable multiplayer 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 military PC game that provides multiple updates monthly to the consumer's computer to reflect unfolding events in the real war. There are more than 20 playable missions online available for download including: Uday and Qusay Hussein’s Last Stand in Mosul, Iraq; Operation Anaconda in Afghanistan; Samarra Bank Heist; Iran Hostage Rescue; Fallujah Police Station Raid; Fallujah Abizaid Attack; Samarra Stryker Brigade; Multiplayer Mission Pack; Fallujah Vigilant Resolve; Mosul: The al Qaeda Connection; Battle in Sadr City, Baghdad Mahdi Army Assault; al Qaeda: The Battle for Mosul; World SWAT Challenge and Freedom’s Heroes: Rangers Lead the Way. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York is a privately held company.

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Laura Weir
310-694-3116
laura_weir@bhimpact.com

Stacy Schwartz
310-694-3138
stacy_schwartz@bhimpact.com

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