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Press release from Amiga: Snoqualmie, WA - July 16, 2001

Edivision LLC announced today that they would create game applications for the Amiga Digital Environment (AmigaDE).

The company plans to create 3 development labels in the coming year for the AmigaDE environment. The titles created under these labels will be distributed through the Sharp Space Town web site for release in Japan and through other Amiga distribution channels worldwide. Amiga and Edivision also announced a joint relationship where Edivision would provide key pieces of technology for the AmigaDE.

The principals at Edivision have more than 30 years of experience in the computer graphics field. Patrick Roberts created 2D and 3D effects for Walt Disney's feature animation classic "Dinosaur". He has also created software and animation for Dreamworks Animation, Disney Classics and the Disney channel. Jeremy Engelman is one of the finest 3D artists in the world. His best-known work is the artwork for Cyan's Riven, the sequel to Myst. Steven Haun is an award-winning computer graphics producer with more than 10 years of experience in the computer graphics and entertainment industry. His credits include effects production for Warner Brothers, Universal Pictures, ABC, CBS, and Fox Television.

"This relationship with Edivision will offer consumers some exciting content and an enjoyable experience that they will want to share with others," said Bill McEwen, President and CEO of Amiga, Inc. "Patrick, Jeremy and Steven are longtime supporters of Amiga and we appreciate their contributions to driving adoption of our software. With their expertise in gaming and the entertainment industry, we look forward to some revolutionary games for the PDA market."

"We are very excited to be working with Amiga to generate compelling content for the AmigaDE," said Patrick Roberts, one of the founders at Edivision. "When Amiga announced their relation with Sharp, we saw this as an opportunity to get in early on a new, exciting gaming platform. Devices like the Sharp Zaurus and other PDA's offer the ability to reach a new and different generation of gamers."

Edivision will focus on original titles for its first set of releases. The company is also negotiating with other content providers to bring their titles to the AmigaDE platform.

The market for video games in the United States, which includes arcade, PC, console, and online gaming, is currently estimated to be worth $11 billion. The AmigaDE platform allows developers to create game applications that target this market. The binary portable nature of AmigaDE content allows applications to migrate seamlessly from cell phones and handheld devices to set-top boxes and up to desktop machines and servers.

About Amiga Inc.
Amiga Inc. provides technology to developers for writing and porting applications to a new multi-media operating systems which is hardware agnostic. AmigaDE is a joint development effort between the Tao Group of Reading England, and Amiga Incorporated. AmigaDE based applications can run unchanged on x86, PowerPC, M Core, ARM, StrongARM, MIPS R3000, R4000, R5000, SH3, SH4, and NEC V850 processors. The Amiga OS can run hosted on Linux, Embedded Linux, Windows 95, 98, 2000, NT, CE and QNX4. Amiga is based in Snoqualmie, WA, 28 miles east of Seattle and has offices worldwide. Amiga can be reached at (425) 396-5660 or visit Amiga on the web at http://www.amiga.com.

About Edivision
Edivision LLC was formed in May 2001 in Los Angeles, CA. Its founders, Patrick Roberts, Jeremy Engelman, and Steven Haun are veterans of the computer gaming industry. They have received numerous awards and accolades for their cutting-edge work in computer graphics and animation. For more details about Edivision, visit http://www.e-d-i-v-i-s-i-o-n.com or contact Steven Haun at Steven.Haun@e-d-i-v-i-s-i-o-n.com or via phone at (323) 578-1998.

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