HOFFMAN ESTATES , IL (October 28, 2003) - Red Eye Studio announced today that it has completed principal motion capture for the next installment in the best-selling Leisure Suit Larry™ franchise, Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude. The new title, developed by High Voltage Software, is scheduled for release through Vivendi Universal games on next-generation consoles and the PC in late 2004.

The Leisure Suit Larry videogame franchise began in 1987 with The Land of the Lounge Lizards, the first of seven games in the series. Since then, the Leisure Suit Larry games have sold millions of units worldwide and its games are considered collector items.

Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude tells the coming of age story about Larry Lovage, nephew of Larry Laffer, the series’ original lovable loser. In Magna Cum Laude, Lovage starts as a pathetic loser enrolled at Community College who spends most of his time on campus striking out with women. Over the course of the game, Larry sets out on an epic search for love (or its equivalent) and finds that things don’t always go as planned.

Red Eye Studio provided all motion capture for the game. "Red Eye Studio’s expert staff captured more than 1,000 animations for Leisure Suit Larry: Magna Cum Laude,” said Josh VanVeld, Producer, High Voltage Software, Inc. “Their excellent casting skills and superior capture services saved us hundreds of production man-hours. The end result is incredible animation that really draws the player into our game.”

"After months of working on this project, Red Eye’s team has captured more uncensored, off the wall, and completely hilarious pop-culture comedy then has ever been seen in a videogame before,” said Chris Olsen, Executive Director of Red Eye Studio. “This game is definitely going to turn a lot of heads upon its release next fall.”



About Red Eye Studio
Red Eye Studio (www.redeye-studio.com) is a state-of-the-art motion capture, animation and effects facility, geared towards animation, videogame, and film production. Red Eye’s innovative approach to stunts, acting, and technology have brought them to the top of their field where they strive to bring Motion Capture to the Masses from their headquarters in Hoffman Estates, Illinois.

About High Voltage
Imaginative design, powerful proprietary technology and a proven development process have made High Voltage Software Inc. (www.high-voltage.com) a fierce competitor in the entertainment industry. Founded in 1993, this Chicago-based developer has been crafting games for three generations of consoles and the PC. Some recent hits include "NBA Inside Drive 2003," "Disney's Haunted Mansion," "Hunter: The Reckoning - Redeemer," and "Hunter: The Reckoning - Wayward." (For more information on High Voltage, Contact Eric Nofsinger at 1-847-490-9567.)

About Vivendi Universal Games
Headquartered in New York, Vivendi Universal Games (www.vugames.com) is a global leader in multi-platform interactive entertainment. A leading publisher of PC, console and online-based interactive content, Vivendi Universal Games’ portfolio of development studios includes Black Label Games, Blizzard Entertainment, Coktel, Fox Interactive, Knowledge Adventure, NDA Productions, Sierra Entertainment and Universal Interactive. Through its Partner Publishing Group, Vivendi Universal Games also co-publishes and/or distributes interactive products for a number of strategic partners, including Crave Entertainment, Interplay, Majesco, Mythic Entertainment and Simon & Schuster, among others.

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