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Now Available – Playable Re-Creation of John Kerry's Controversial Vietnam Service

Advanced 3D Gaming Tools Allow Consumers To Re-enact Controversial Events for First Time

New York (Oct. 21, 2004) – Kuma Reality Games has released the only realistic 3D re-enactment of the controversial events surrounding John Kerry’s service in Vietnam. The John Kerry mission is now available for download and free trial at www.kumawar.com.

John Kerry's service in Vietnam and medals he earned there has become hotly disputed topics in Kerry's bid for the Presidency. But conflicting messages from special interest groups have made it difficult to discern fact from myth and fabrication. What actually happened? What was Kerry's role? Did he, in fact, deserve the Navy's lofty Silver Star? The Kuma\War 3D re-creation – combined with an 8-minute video news show and a wealth of background information, original documents, multimedia, and interviews with military experts – provides viewers with the information they need to judge for themselves.

Based on the Navy's records of the encounter on Feb. 28, 1969 that earned him the Silver Star, players take the role of John Kerry commanding Swift Boat PCF-94 though the small tributaries deep in the Mekong Delta. It’s a dizzying experience that turns deadly as you come under heavy fire from Viet Cong in entrenched positions on shore. The next step, to dash out of the kill zone or to turn 90-degrees into the ambush is up to you.

“This Kuma\War game technology gives users freedom to re-create the events that day and then judge for themselves which seems most likely to have actually occurred” said Keith Halper, CEO of Kuma Reality Games. “Regardless of one’s political viewpoint, we think everyone will gain an appreciation for the truly dangerous mission the Swift Boat sailors undertook in Vietnam.”

Providing commentary for the Kuma news video is Thomas Forrest of the Swift Boat Sailors Association.

The Kuma\War online service is available for free trial at www.kumawar.com. For just $9.99 monthly, subscribers get access to all 24 missions which re-create the actions of real soldiers in combat around the world. Each month, subscribers can expect to receive at least three new missions online exploring headlines that are important to viewers today, including the explosive situation in Iraq and other conflicts from the war on terror.

Now also available in stores nationwide for $19.99, Kuma\War: The War on Terror, is a compilation of some of the most critical battles fought in Iraq and Afghanistan since the beginning of the war. Purchasers of Kuma\War: The War on Terror will also get a one-month free subscription to the entire Kuma\War online service, including the John Kerry mission, at www.kumawar.com

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 www.kumawar.com and is also available at retail nationwide at $19.99 MSRP. Owners of the retail product will also receive a free month of the Kuma\War online subscription service (a $9.99 value). Each month Kuma\War online subscribers receive 3 new 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 military PC game that provides multiple updates monthly to the player's computer to reflect unfolding events in the real war. As of today, there are more than 24 playable missions online available for download. Kuma Reality Games, headquartered in New York, New York is a privately held company.

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