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Game Factory To Make Game Based on Young Dinos, Garfield, Miss Spider, Franklin

Building off its success as an international publisher of video and computer games based on leading international children's characters, The Game Factory announced a significant expansion in its 2006 product portfolio at the 2006 American International Toy Fair. More than 20 titles, developed for young gamers, will ship for the Game Boy Advance, Nintendo DS, PlayStation 2 and PC-CD ROM platforms. Titles can be purchased via national toy, electronic, videogame, software and mass-market retailers.

"2006 will see The Game Factory publish its most compelling range of entertainment video games and software for young gamers. It's an amazing opportunity to work with such highly respected brands and beloved characters," said Leah Kalboussi, vp North America. "Our ability to attract and introduce new license partners throughout the year will see us extending our reputation for producing high quality entertainment, across multiple platforms to young gamers of all ages."

FRANKLIN'S BIRTHDAY SURPRISE is a platform action adventure game for Sony PlayStation 2. In collecting items for a surprise party for his friend Bear, Franklin has to progress through 10 different platforms navigating his way around clever traps and solving puzzles to advance. Set in a 3D environment, young gamers choose to play the game in either adventure mode or battle mode. The game will sell for $19.99.

FRANKLIN'S GREAT ADVENTURE is an adventure cross-platform game featuring three playable characters: Franklin and his two friends Bear and Beaver, who each help the people of their village. The eight platform levels feature a mix of exploration, action and puzzle games. Sixteen additional mini-games can be unlocked and played in the main mode. For GameBoy Advanced, the title will sell for $19.99 and $29.99 for Nintendo DS.

LAND BEFORE TIME: INTO THE MYSTERIOUS BEYOND follows the group of young dinosaur friends, Littlefoot, Cera, Ducky, Petrie, Spike and Chomper as they live, play and learn about life in the Great Valley. Young gamers are required to take control of each of the popular young dinosaurs as well as Littlefoot's Grandpa and venture through six environments. Players use the different strengths and abilities of the individual dinosaurs to help them overcome various obstacles. The game will be available for GameBoy Advanced for $29.99.

GARFIELD AND HIS NINE LIVES features nine unique games, which have interactive environmental elements and hidden areas to reward players who go exploring. In three of the games a bonus challenge must be overcome in order to advance. Players can also make their own Garfield photo album using pictures from the animated series. The title will sell for GameBoy Advanced for $29.99.

MISS SPIDER HARVEST TIME HOP AND FLY will allows gamers to play through 24 different levels divided by key characters. The story is a mix of exploration, puzzles and platform jumping to ensure long-lasting playability. Experience lots of varied game play with the three different game modes: Adventure, Bug a Bonus and Gallery mode. The game takes full advantage of the newest Nintendo DS abilities while the top screen shows 3D character animation, the subscreen shows character status, level information and special controls. The title will sell for $29.99.

The Game Factory, trading as The American Game Factory, Inc in North America, is an international publisher of video and computer games based on leading international children's characters. It is a subsidiary of the K.E. Mathiasen Group A/S, the largest Nordic company within children's licenses and spanning many different product categories such as: apparel, toys, candy, home furnishing and games. For more information, visit

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