News Release

Verizon Wireless and Blue Ridge Games Launch Momentum Multi-Player Maze Game on Get It Now

Real-time Game Lets Up to Six Players Compete

July 13, 2004

Jeffrey Nelson
Jeffrey.Nelson@VerizonWireless.com
908-306-4824Allen Eichler
Blue Ridge Games, Inc.
ae@blueridgegames.com
540-882-4969

BEDMINSTER, NJ and WATERFORD, VA — Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless provider, and Blue Ridge Games, Inc., a developer of cutting-edge multiplayer mobile games, today announced the launch of Momentum, a real-time game that allows six individual players to compete in an arcade-style environment and participate in monthly competitions. Verizon Wireless customers can download Momentum over the air onto their phones via Verizon Wireless' popular Get It Now® virtual software store.

Momentum lets up to six players interact and compete against each other in a real-time maze game. Players lead one of 18 colorful characters through randomly generated maps, clashing against others from across the country, collecting coins, using power-ups and trying to reach their doors while preventing opponents from reaching theirs. The game features a tiered monthly ranking system, an automatic matching system based on player level and live chat in pre- and post-game lobbies.

"We took our inspiration from the classic arcade games and added the human competitive element, allowing people across the country to play against each other in a real-time environment. We then focused our efforts to pack the satisfaction of immersive online games into just a few minutes of spare time," stated Allen Eichler, President of Blue Ridge Games. "We are very pleased to offer Momentum through Verizon Wireless. The company has a reliable nationwide network and caters to a subscriber base second to none."

Momentum is available in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Verizon Wireless customers can download Momentum onto select Get It Now-enabled phones, including the LG VX4400, VX4500, VX6000 and Audivox 8900, for just $2.99 monthly access. For a limited time, new users are given a one-day free trial period. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.

Verizon Wireless products and services are available in more than 1,200 Verizon Wireless Communications Stores, at participating Circuit City and RadioShack locations and on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com.  

About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless is the nation's leading provider of wireless communications. The company has the largest nationwide wireless voice and data network and 40 million customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To receive broadcast-quality video footage of Verizon Wireless operations, log onto www.thenewsmarket.com/verizonwireless.  

About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.

About Blue Ridge Games
Blue Ridge Games (www.blueridgegames.com) creates exciting and innovative games by assembling teams of top talent based on the needs of the project. Momentum's core product development team has over 50 years combined interactive games experience creating products for companies like AOL, Sony, and Electronic Arts.

Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. Blue Ridge Games is a registered trademark of Blue Ridge Games, Incorporated. Momentum is a trademark of Blue Ridge Games Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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