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Newly Enhanced Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 Screensaver Introduced by Nova Development Unit of Avanquest Software

Latest Version of Popular PC & Mac Screensaver Supports 30 Tropical Fish in High Definition on Multiple Monitors, With Custom Music, Sound or MP3 Playlist (November 19, 2009)

CALABASAS, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 11/19/09 -- Nova Development, a consumer software unit of leading global software developer and publisher Avanquest Software (EPA: AVQ), today announced the release of the newly enhanced Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 Screensaver for PC and Mac computers.

Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 Screensaver lets users customize their own on-screen, high-definition tropical fish "tank" with up to 30 colorful and life-like tropical fish, including six newly added species -- from the dazzling Red Volitan Lionfish to realistic Starfish that crawl across the "glass" of the aquarium to the delight of children and adults alike.

Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 includes exciting new 3D and multi-media features that captivate the attention of users, as they see their own selection of brilliantly colored tropical fish swim through a vivid coral reef with realistic sounds of life under the sea. Users can easily select and adjust lighting, bubbles and underwater sounds or customize the audio accompaniment with relaxing music or their own specially selected MP3 playlist.

The new edition also includes an Auto-pan feature that expands the previous static aquarium image to now provide multiple views of the aquarium environment and provides support for either standard-screen or widescreen viewing across as many as three monitors simultaneously.


"This latest version of the popular Marine Aquarium screensaver provides a virtually never-ending stream of high-definition, completely customizable visual and audio entertainment," said Todd Helfstein, president, Avanquest North America. "Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 Screensaver delivers hours of enjoyment, fun and education for both home and business users, sure to be captivated and delighted by the realistic movements, brilliant colors and lifelike behavior of dozens of tropical fish species."

Other features that enhance users' enjoyment of the Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 Screensaver include:

-- Crystal clock and calendar that users can customized with their own artwork -- Aquarium lighting that automatically changes from day to night -- 3D fish that realistically interact with a widescreen coral reef

The new Deluxe 3.0 version of Marine Aquarium Screensaver runs on PCs with Windows® XP, Windows Vista® or Windows® 7, as well as Mac computers with an Intel® processor running on Mac OS X 10.4 or later.

Marine Aquarium Deluxe 3.0 Screensaver and other Avanquest and Nova Development software products are available at thousands of retail locations and directly online from Avanquest Software at www.avanquest.com and www.novadevelopment.com.

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, visit: http://www.novadevelopment.com/ and http://www.avanquest.com.

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 http://about.avanquest.com.

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