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Media Release 19 April 2002


Slingshot Game Technology Inc.

Slingshot Game Technology is pleased to present ‘The Catapult’ game controller, the most realistic, interactive snow/skate board peripheral, universal for use with personal computer and all game console systems. The Catapult combines the extraordinary technological advancements of new game systems and titles with the thrill and explosive growth of the ‘eXtreme’ sports market delivering unmatched excitement and interactivity to the game player.

Using the Catapult requires players to stand on, balance and maneuver the virtual board as real snowboarders do on the mountain or in the skate park. Using a combination of the board with a unique 180 degree range of motion plus a hand controller, the Catapult creates a highly realistic, fully interactive experience by bringing the sophisticated 3-D graphics of today's software game titles together with the realism of an actual sports experience. Play requires use of full body motion rather than simply twiddling thumbs with hand controllers.

The Catapult controller has been developed to be fully compatible with PC board titles for snow and skateboarding, as well as with Xbox, Playstation 2 and GameCube systems. There are currently more than 40 ski/skate/surf titles in the market with a range of new games coming to capitalize on the explosive growth of ‘X’ sports and the success of the Salt Lake City Olympic snowboarding team.

Released in late September, 2002, the Catapult has been recognized by industry publications (Gameweek, Next Generation, Smart Computing) in the US and in countries abroad from Norway to Japan, as a top new product. Response to the Catapult at the SGMA SUPERSHOW and at TOYFAIR was outstanding. The product will appear on national retailer shelves in Fall 2002.

In addition to the Catapult, Slingshot offers ‘Soul Ride’ game software which gives players the opportunity to ride the snowboard down fully detailed, true renderings of actual ski resorts like Stratton, Breckenridge and Jay Peak.

Slingshot was founded in 1997 to develop and market gaming hardware and software products. Slingshot is located in Natick, Massachusetts and on the web at . Slingshot products are made in the USA.

For more details contact Tom Hunersen, Chief Executive (917) 969-3027 or Rob Podoloff, President (508) 655-3232.