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Avanquest Software's Nova Development Expands Best-Selling Home Design Software Line With Two New Releases

"HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite 2.0" and "Home Design & Remodeling Suite 2.0" Combine Ease of Use With Complete Creative Control (January 26, 2010)

CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 01/26/10 -- Nova Development, a consumer software unit of leading global software developer and publisher Avanquest Software (EPA: AVQ), today announced the release of "HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite 2.0" and "HGTV Home Design & Remodeling Suite 2.0." These new versions add several new features to help homeowners create the home and landscape of their dreams. The previous version of "HGTV Home Design & Remodeling" has been the top-selling home design software.

"Our earlier HGTV home design titles have been very well received, so we've added new features to make it even easier for users to get going and a greater degree of control to create exactly the design they want," said Roger Bloxberg, CEO of Avanquest North America.

With "HGTV Home Design & Remodeling Suite 2.0" users can quickly try out alternative color schemes, create different kitchen layouts, or even design a new house from scratch. No design experience is required to make over a room, renovate a bathroom, or plan an addition. Once you've created it, you can view it in 3D Real View to get a preview of your design, all before you've lifted a paintbrush or met with contractors.

"HGTV Home Design & Remodeling Suite 2.0" includes 3D models of appliances, doors, windows, countertops, even roof designs, as well as a large collection of home plans. Users can import their own photos of furniture -- even family photos -- and incorporate them into their new room. With a wizard-driven interface, getting started is a snap, and built-in cost estimating helps users stay within their budgets.

For those who have big ideas for their home's exterior, "HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite 2.0" includes a complete plant encyclopedia, tools for terrain modeling, and a wizard for designing decks of all sizes and shapes. Fences, water features, outdoor furniture, lighting, irrigation, patios, and walkways can also be created using the extensive libraries included.

Both new titles are for PCs and available through all major retailers and online, including at the company's own sites, and

Users of current versions of HGTV Home Design Software are eligible for a free upgrade through electronic download at (HGTV Home & Landscape Platinum Suite) and (HGTV Home Design & Remodeling Suite).

About Nova Development

Based in Southern California and founded in 1984, Nova Development is a market leader in consumer software for both Windows and Macintosh platforms. Nova Development is the retail publisher of best-selling software for desktop publishing, print creativity and many other purposes, as well as educational titles both for both children and adults. Nova Development was acquired by Avanquest Software in 2007. For more information, please visit and

About Avanquest Software

Avanquest Software (EPA: AVQ) is one of the world's leading software developers and publishers, with operations on three continents and marketing through Retail, Corporate, OEM and Direct-to-Consumer channels. Avanquest's presence in North America, consisting of Avanquest Software USA and Avanquest North America (which includes the Nova Development division), places it among the top ten retail software publishers in the United States. With more than 100 software titles, the combined companies offer one of the largest and most diversified product portfolios in the software industry, available at more than 10,000 North American retail locations, on the Web, and through OEM partnerships. Additional information is at

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