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Smith Micro Software's Consumer Group Signs Agreement To Publish And Distribute MashON Spore Comic Book Creator

Jan 07, 2009
MashON Spore Comic Book Creator Allows Spore Fans to Create Their Own Comics and Publish Them to MySpace, facebook and MashON

ALISO VIEJO, CA - Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ: SMSI) Consumer Group today announced it has signed an agreement with Planetwide Games, Inc to publish and distribute the MashON™ Spore™ Comic Book Creator, a fun and easy-to-use software program that showcases the critically-acclaimed and groundbreaking video game, Spore.

The MashON Spore Comic Book Creator allows game enthusiasts to turn content from Spore or their own personal libraries of images and video into digital comic books, storybooks and graphic novels, which can then be shared with friends or published online through sites such as MySpace, facebook and the MashON community.

"Spore has been highly acclaimed for the creativity it lends its players with more than 45 million creations made since its launch in September 2008," said Steve Yatson, Senior Director of Graphics Solutions for Smith Micro Software. "The MashON Spore Comic Book Creator adds new layers of excitement to the existing Spore experience and Smith Micro is thrilled to introduce this fun new instructional tool to our comprehensive line of graphics and animation products."

From the creators of The Sims™, Spore by Maxis, an Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: ERTS) studio, gives players their own personal universe in a box. Players can create and evolve life, establish tribes, build civilizations and explore a universe filled with creations made by other gamers. With the addition of the MashON Spore Comic Book Creator, players are able to share and interact with Spore in an entirely new way. Users simply drag and drop their favorite Spore images, videos and music and add their own words to create a story in seconds. MashON Spore Comic Book Creator includes a special extensive collection of Spore creatures, vehicles, scenery, buildings, page templates, text bubbles and more for creative possibilities.

"We are excited to be leveraging Smith Micro's worldwide network of retail and distribution channels to deliver the desktop version of MashON Spore Comic Book Creator," said Andre Costa de Sousa, CTO/CCO MashON and Planetwide Games, Inc. "This desktop version extends the feature set of the MashON Platform by adding functionality to the creative process plus a special collection of Spore artwork."

Key Features and Benefits:

  • Drag and drop digital images and create a personalized Spore comic book in minutes
  • Easily add text bubbles, video and sounds with a simple click of a mouse
  • Includes an extensive library of exclusive Spore content to choose from
  • Post to popular social networks such as MySpace and facebook or to a MashON.com profile
  • Younger users can practice their creative writing and narrative skills using creatures from the Spore video game

Pricing and Availability

The MSRP for the MashON Spore Comic Book Creator Windows or Macintosh is $29.99 and is available direct from the Smith Micro web store http://www.smithmicro.com/sporecbc and at Smith Micro's reseller and distribution partners worldwide.

About Smith Micro Software, Inc.:

Smith Micro Software, Inc., headquartered in Aliso Viejo, California, with offices in Europe and Asia, develops mobility solutions that enable seamless broadband connectivity and next generation of media and mobile convergence products over wireless networks.

The Company's consumer line of Productivity and Graphic software solutions designed for people who want their computing experience to be more secure, organized and creative. Smith Micro's complete lines of products are available through Smith Micro's Wireless, OEM, and Enterprise Sales groups and direct from its websites, retail and value-added resellers (VARs). Smith Micro's common stock trades on the NASDAQ Global Market under the symbol SMSI. For more information, please visit: http://www.smithmicro.com.

Smith Micro and the Smith Micro logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Smith Micro Software, Inc. Spore and The Sims are trademarks or registered trademarks of Electronic Arts Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries. All other trademarks and product names are the property of their respective companies.

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