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eRelevant chooses Virtools Game Development Solution

To prototype and build World War 2D tactical action game for multiple platforms (March 16, 2006)

Virtools, a Dassault Systèmes company, announced today that eRelevant has chosen Virtools Game Development Solution for the development of one of their upcoming titles, World War 2D. The tactical action game will be released on several platforms, including consoles soon to be supported by Virtools.

WW2D will have a unique style, combining photorealistic black and white 2D environments and a highly interactive battlefield where players can control objects, characters and more. A multiplayer version of the game is also planned, with details to be revealed in the future.

"Only Virtools Dev makes it possible to build a game like WW2D: an original title with stunning visuals and gameplay, at competitive cost and on multiple platforms at once. As always, prototyping was a breeze and people's reaction to the game convinced us to move forward. From proof of concept to full game development, Virtools Dev is the only choice," commented Frederic Markus, President of eRelevant.

"We are proud eRelevant once again chose Virtools for this innovative and truly beautiful project," added Virgile Delporte, VP Sales and Managing Director Americas for Virtools. "Building high-quality interactive games in record time is possible thanks to our unique game development framework. We're excited to see eRelevant gearing up to prove it again."

About eRelevant
eRelevant kickstarts, develops and follows the development of innovative and fun games based on existing or new licenses. By working hand in hand with video games professionals as well as actors from other key industries, eRelevant builds and expands intellectual properties.

eRelevant's impressive list of clients and partners include Atari, Ubisoft, The Collective, Boanerges Studios and Zetha.

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About Virtools
With several thousands of users throughout the world, the Virtools Software Suite enables prototyping, development and deployment of offline and online/networked video games. Virtools clients include major game studios such as Electronic Arts, Remedy, Nickelodeon, Sony Computer Entertainment, Microsoft, Dreamcatcher, Warner Bros Online and Ubisoft, etc. Among its partners in the gaming industry, Virtools counts Microsoft, Sony, Nvidia, ATI, Autodesk, Alias, Newtek, Avid, Havok and Metrowerks.

Along with applications in the field of video Games, Virtools technology is used for industrial simulation/virtual reality and marketing/multimedia applications, counting industry leaders among its clients, such as Procter & Gamble, PSA Peugeot Citroën, EDF, EADS, CEA, CNRS, France Telecom, Matsushita, American Department of Energy, Intel, Publicis Networks, Renault, Arte TV and L'Oréal.

Virtools launched its commercial activities in 1993 with consulting and services targeting interactive real-time 3D. With vital industry needs in mind, Virtools built the company's initial software solution, Virtools Dev. Since Q4 1999, Virtools is the leading provider of comprehensive software development solutions for building innovative, highly interactive 3D content. In June 2005, Virtools became a fully-owned subsidiary of Dassault Systèmes, a leader in the 3D software market.

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About Dassault Systèmes
As world leader in 3D and Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) solutions, the Dassault Systèmes group brings value to more than 90,000 customers in 80 countries. A pioneer in the 3D software market since 1981, Dassault Systèmes develops and markets PLM application software and services that support industrial processes and provide a 3D vision of the entire life cycle of products from conception to maintenance. Our offering includes integrated PLM solutions for product development (CATIA®, DELMIA®, ENOVIA®, SMARTEAM®), mainstream product 3D design tools (SolidWorks®), 3D components (Spatial/ACIS®) and SIMULIA TM, DS' open multi-physics platform for realistic simulation. Dassault Systèmes is listed on the Nasdaq (DASTY) and Euronext Paris (#13065, DSY.PA) stock exchanges.

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