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Tuesday 16 July, 2002

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Warthog PLC
16 July 2002



For immediate release                                            
16th July  2002


                                 PRESS RELEASE

                                  WARTHOG PLC

                           ('Warthog' or 'the Group')


                     TV DEBUT FOR WARTHOG WITH 'THE MACHINE'

Warthog, one of Europe's leading independent games software companies has
announced their involvement in the production of a new TV quiz show, 'The
Machine'.

The contract results from Warthog's collaboration with TV production company
Multi Media Arts, which was announced in June last year. 'The Machine' will run
for  26 episodes from  25th July and will be shown on UK terrestrial channel
ITV1. The Show is hosted by an animated 3D Cyborg set in a studio that combines
physical and virtual elements.  Contestants sit in front of the 'Machine' and
are asked as many questions as they can answer within 150-second rounds. The
faster they respond the more questions they receive and the more points they
score.

Warthog and Multi Media Arts created 'The Machine', an automated quiz master
which fires randomly selected, multiple-choice questions at the contestants and
then captures the responses in real-time scoring and timing systems.



Warthog's VP, Tim Coupe, said:

 'This is a great start to our collaboration with Multi Media Arts and perfectly
illustrates the overlap between games and TV entertainment. We are currently
working on several other projects which exploit the skills and experience of
both companies and industries.'

Mark Gorton, Multi Media Arts' Creative Director commented:

'The changing nature of the small screen and developments in other media will
provide many opportunities for gaming and television expertise to combine to
great effect.  'The Machine' is just the beginning of a fruitful relationship
between Multi Media Arts and Warthog.'


ENDS

Enquiries:

Andrew Gething                                       0161 608 1200
Corporate Development - Warthog plc

Clare Maciocia                                       020 7606 1244
Merlin Financial Communications


Notes to Editors

Warthog

Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent games software developers.
The Company, based in Manchester, UK was established in 1997 and has been
profitable since creation.  Warthog prides itself on its highly experienced 200
strong development team, whose combined experience covers more than 1500 games
titles across all major platforms and most games genres.

At present, the Company is working with numerous high profile licensees to
develop video game versions of such entities as Robot Wars, Tiny Toon
Adventures, Animaniacs and X-Men as well as its own game creations Mace Griffin
Bounty Hunter and X10.  Further to developing games across all platforms,
Warthog retains strong relationships with major international publishers across
the industry, including Microsoft, THQ, Electronic Arts, Activision, Crave, SCi,
BBC and Infogrames.  Warthog's first mobile game was successfully published in
2001.

Warthog plc successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market on the 1st
February 2001.


Background to MMA

Multi Media Arts was founded in 1997 by Mark Gorton and Mark Spencer, two
executive producers with extensive experience of programme making at the BBC and
Granada Television. The company has produced more than 100 hours of television
for clients including the BBC, ITV, Channel 4, RTE, Granada Media Group, IPC and
EMAP.



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