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Songbird Productions To Attend CGE, Announces New Lynx Games
June 27, 1999
For immediate release:
ROCHESTER, MN -- Songbird Productions recently committed to attending
Classic Gaming Expo (CGE), which will be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, on
August 14-15. CGE is the premiere event in 1999 for fans of classic
gaming systems such as Atari, Intellivion, Vectrex, and more.
"John and Keita have put a lot of effort into making this year's event
bigger than World of Atari was last year", commented Carl Forhan, owner
of Songbird Productions. "I'm thrilled that Songbird will be a part of
CGE, and I plan on having a variety of merchandise for sale for many
Additionally, Songbird Productions hopes to keep the momentum growing
for the orphaned Atari systems Lynx and Jaguar. To that end, two new
Lynx products will be launched at CGE.
The first is Lexis, an interesting twist on the "falling blocks" concept
familiar to gamers everywhere. In this game, you don't have to clear a
row of bricks -- you have to form words out of falling letters. This fun
and challenging game includes a dictionary of 20,000+ words, some of
which are special cheat words recognized by the game. Several play modes
are also included.
The second Lynx product is "Crystal Mines II: Lost Caverns". Songbird
Productions and Serious Cybernetics have teamed up with original Crystal
Mines I and II developer Ken Beckett to take advantage of a hidden
feature in the existing Lynx Crystal Mines II cartridge -- it supports
downloads of new levels into Lynx RAM via the comlynx port. The product
will include Win95 software on a CD-R and a special Lynx-to-PC serial
cable which also doubles as a developer cable for those who may own a
BLL or SIMIS cartridge for the Lynx.
CGE promoter John Hardie recently expressed his enthusiasm with regards
to the news, saying, ""We're delighted that Songbird Productions, the
premiere Lynx and Jaguar developer, has chosen CGE '99 as the venue in
which to debut and display their new products."
Songbird Productions also anticipates being able to demo unreleased
Jaguar games at CGE, including Protector and Skyhammer. At press time,
it was uncertain if these games will be available for purchase in time
Songbird owner Carl Forhan recognizes that he's not alone in his
endeavor to support Atari platforms. "Several sponsors have helped make
it possible for Songbird to attend CGE '99. Ken Beckett and Multimedia
1.0 each deserve a big thank you for their generous sponsorship of
To keep up to date with the latest news at Songbird Productions, be sure
to visit the company web site at http://songbird.atari.org, or send an
email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Copyright 1999 Songbird Productions. All rights reserved. This article
may be reprinted in its entirety.
If anyone has any info or would like to express their opinion, please e-mail me at email@example.com or simply post a message on the Atari Files Rumor Board.