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Redesigned Web Site Launched to Include New Look and Exclusive Content

BELLEVUE, WA (September 1, 2000) - Sierra Studios(tm) announced today that Homeworld: Cataclysm(tm), developed by Canadian-based Barking Dog Studios(tm), in conjunction wi E Relic Entertainment(tm), has shipped to retail outlets throughout North America. Now PC gamers everywhere can have a totally immersive 3D experience battling alien terror with the stand-alone, next episode in the blockbuster real-time strategy (RTS) series - Homeworld(tm). More information on Homeworld: Cataclysm can be found on the newly redesigned web site at www.homeworld.net.

"Two years ago we set out to create a game that would appeal to new and existing Homeworld players, but would also offer them new challenges, said Chris Stewart, designer at Barking Dog Studios. "By improving upon the interface and technology that earned Homeworld 2000's most coveted awards, we've created a game that is sure to live up to its predecessor as an exceptionally smart and visually stunning RTS."

"Homeworld has achieved PC Gamer's 1999 Game of the Year and Computer Gaming World's 1999 Strategy Game of the Year and has sold over a half a million copies world wide," said Jim Veevaert, vice president of marketing for Sierra Studios. "It's no surprise that we are extremely excited to be continuing this critically acclaimed franchise with Homeworld: Cataclysm, faithful to the Homeworld storyline and easier for those new to the Homeworld universe."

Homeworld: Cataclysm extends Homeworlds revolutionary gameplay with an entirely new fleets of ships, each with the ability to upgrade their capabilities, new research, fog-of-war, interface enhancements, mothership modules, damage control and way points. Homeworld: Cataclysm continues the saga from the original Homeworld game and introduces a new threat from a techno-organic entity. In addition to seventeen new single player missions, Homeworld: Cataclysm will feature an improved multiplayer mode that allows for multiplayer games of up to eight players via Sierra.com(tm), powered by Flipside(tm).

The redesigned Homeworld: Cataclysm web site has a whole new look and feel with new, exclusive content like the "Getting Started" and "Player Guide" pages and interviews with the creators of the game. There is also an exclusive Homeworld: Cataclysm screenshot every week and even a "Goodies" area. The new site allows players to launch into multiplayer mode or download / upload maps and MODs. Plus fans can now download music tracks from the game, and of course link to the latest news, reviews and press releases.

Barking Dog Studios Ltd., founded in May 1998, is a Vancouver-based development house that concentrates on making action, strategy and 3-D shooter titles for both the PC and console markets. For more information see their web site at www.barking-dog.com.

Founded in May of 1997, Relic Entertainment is involved in developing electronic entertainment. Relic worked with Sierra St tios on the production of Homeworld, a real-time strategy game for Windows(r) 95/98 PC CD ROM. More information on Relic can be found at www.relic.com.

Sierra On-Line, Inc. http://www.sierra.com/ is one of the original developers and largest worldwide publishers of interactive entertainment and productivity software. Sierra is a division of Havas Interactive, a global leader in interactive content, and is one of the world's largest publishers of education, entertainment and home productivity software. Its divisions, Blizzard Entertainment(r), Coktel, Knowledge Adventure(r), Sierra(tm) and Flipside.com(tm) are famous for releasing critically acclaimed and award winning titles. Havas has operations in the US and in Europe and is a subsidiary of the French publishing house Havas, part of Vivendi Communications.

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