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Warthog PLC (WHOG)


Tuesday 01 October, 2002

Warthog PLC

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Warthog PLC
01 October 2002

1st October 2002


                                  WARTHOG PLC

                           ('Warthog' or 'the Group')

                             WARTHOG ENTERS ICE AGE

                  Warthog announces first Java game for Mobile

Warthog plc have been contracted by Germany's Mobile Scope AG to produce a
mobile game based on the popular animated movie, Ice Age from Twentieth Century

The game, Ice Age: Scrat Goes Nuts, will be Warthog's first Java based product
and is set to be published at the end of the year.

The central character in the game, Scrat, is a quirky squirrel like creature
that must collect nuts and store them safely before his land is enveloped by the
coming Ice Age. The game features both top-down and side-scrolling levels and a
myriad of obstacles and challenges for Scrat to tackle. A high score table will
allow players from around the world to compare their achievements.

Directed by Chris Wedge of Blue Skys, Ice Age has grossed over $118 million
across Europe making it one of the top 5 animated films in Europe. Ice Age
debuts on DVD and VHS all over Europe on October 28 from Twentieth Century Fox
Home Entertainment (TCFHE).

 'Ice Age is a great licence for us to create our first Java based game,' said
Tim Coupe   Warthog's VP of Mobile and Hand Held Games.   'The technology means
that we can really move towards much more traditional 'console' game action on a
platform that is becoming increasingly mass market,' he continued.

Michael Nuernberg, CMO of Mobile Scope AG commented:

 'We are absolutely certain that 'Ice Age' is a very important and valuable
licence for this young and fast growing market of wireless entertainment and we
are excited that we have found Warthog, one of the leading mobile developers, to
work with on this project.'



Andrew Gething                                       0161 608 1200

Corporate Development - Warthog plc

Clare Maciocia                                       020 7606 1244

Merlin Financial Communications

Notes to Editors


Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent games software developers.
The Group, 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 Group 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 Universal Studios, THQ, Electronic Arts, Activision,
SCi, the 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.

Mobile Scope AG

Mobile Scope AG publishes and develops interactive entertainment software for a
variety of wireless devices and network operators. The Mobile Scope site is
located at:

For more information on Mobile Scope AG please contact Natalie Klotz at
[email protected]

Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising International

Twentieth Century Fox Licensing and Merchandising International licenses and
markets properties worldwide on behalf of Twentieth Century Fox Film
Corporation, Twentieth Television and Fox Broadcasting Company, as well as third
party lines. Properties in its Portfolio include 'The Simpsons', 'Buffy The
Vampire Slayer', 'Ice Age' and the forthcoming 'Robots', and 'Buffy Animated'

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