BOTHELL, Wash - April 5, 2005 - Avast, me hearties! Sandlot Games, a leading developer and publisher of entertaining PC games announced the release of its much anticipated sequel to "Tradewinds(TM)", one of the top selling online games of 2004. The title is now available to consumers and can be purchased exclusively for the next two weeks from www.shockwave.com. "Tradewinds 2(TM)" will then be released to other channels worldwide, including directly from Sandlot Games at www.sandlotgames.com.
In "Tradewinds 2(TM)" players can create a vast trading empire in the Caribbean by choosing one of several unique and customizable characters. Players amass a fortune buying and selling goods, engaging in land and sea battles, and plundering enemy ships to earn enough gold to buy new ships, upgrades, and enchanted items. "Tradewinds 2(TM)" features two game modes and over sixty hours of gameplay.
"'Tradewinds 2(TM)' bridges the old and the new," said Daniel Bernstein, CEO and President, Sandlot Games. "Players who enjoyed the original
'Tradewinds(TM)' will find everything they loved about it in this game, and much more. New players will really be drawn into the 'Tradewinds(TM) 2' lore. You can be a master commander, defeating pirates and plundering their gold. You can play it safe and trade goods, gradually amassing wealth and power. Youcan trade contraband, risking seizures, but reaping larger returns. It's up to you. It's your world to explore."
"We're proud to release 'Tradewinds 2(TM)' to millions of Shockwave.com customers who enjoyed the original 'Tradewinds(TM),'" said Peter Glover, VP of Games of Shockwave.com. "Our customers will really appreciate the quality and depth of 'Tradewinds 2(TM),' which is available now on www.shockwave.com."
Key features include:
* Buy low and sell high in 20 different ports with 10 different goods
* Choose one of 5 characters and learn their unique stories
* Create and customize your own character
* Embark on over 100 swashbuckling adventures
* Customize seven different ships
* Lay siege to ports and dominate the seas
* Trade magic weaponry and mysterious artifacts
"Tradewinds 2(TM)" is available now for the PC, with the retail price of $19.99. More information can be found on Sandlot Games' official website at
www.sandlotgames.com, and on www.shockwave.com.
About Sandlot Games
Sandlot Games Corporation is a premier publisher and developer of entertaining casual games across a variety of platforms. With Sandlot Games, consumers play a wide variety of popular game titles including "Tradewinds(TM)," "Ballistik(TM)," "Super Granny(TM)," "Snail Mail(TM)," "Slyder(TM)" and "Serpentine(TM)." Sandlot Games reaches millions of users worldwide through a variety of distribution channels, including leading web portals and desktop computers. Founded in 2002 by video game veteran Daniel Bernstein, Sandlot Games is headquartered in Bothell, Wash. For more information, please visit us at www.sandlotgames.com.
Shockwave.com is the world's leading destination for online games, serving a large, loyal audience the best in interactive entertainment since 1998. The award-winning Shockwave.com Web site (www.shockwave.com) attracts millions of players of all ages with a broad selection of entertainment -- action-packed arcade-style games, jigsaws and puzzle games, creativity software titles, multiplayer games, and more. Originally founded as a division of Macromedia Inc, Shockwave.com is a service of San Francisco-based AtomShockwave Corp. For more information, please visit www.shockwave.com and www.atomshockwave.com.