updated 10/4/2010 9:16:27 AM ET 2010-10-04T13:16:27

LANGHORNE, Pa., Oct. 4, 2010 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Casual games developer and publisher eGames, Inc. (Pink Sheets:EGAM) today announced a publishing agreement with Freeze Tag, Inc. for the distribution of Mystery Masterpiece™: The Moonstone throughout North America.

"We are pleased to have reached an agreement with Freeze Tag for The Moonstone," said Rich Siporin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing. "This game is tremendously popular online, where it spent weeks in the top ten on a number of portals, including the #1 spot on both Big Fish Games and Amazon, and #5 on Yahoo," continued Siporin. "We expect this enthusiasm to carry over to retail, where customers will enjoy this clever hidden object adventure."

Set in the 1800's, the game revolves around the disappearance of the famous Moonstone diamond. Search every room in the Verinder estate and investigate all of the people who were in the Victorian mansion when the ancient jewel was stolen to unravel the mystery. With eighteen stunning locations to explore, gorgeous graphics, and classical music from Tchaikovsky, the setting is spectacular.

"We're excited to have our partner eGames bring The Moonstone to retail customers across the USA," said Craig Holland, Chief Creative Officer of Freeze Tag. "The Moonstone story has intrigued audiences for generations ever since it was first published and hailed as one of the first and finest detective novels ever written."

Mystery Masterpiece: The Moonstone is set to hit the shelves early 2011 and will also be available online at www.egames.com . It will accompany two other very solid box titles being released in the same time period, making for arguably one of eGames' strongest game offerings yet.

About eGames, Inc.

eGames, Inc., headquartered in Langhorne, Pennsylvania, develops and publishes casual games for leading Social Networks, the PC, Nintendo DS and Wii, iPhone, and the Internet.  Additional information regarding eGames, Inc. can be found at http://www.egames.com .

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About Freeze Tag

Freeze Tag is a leading creator of casual games including the number one hits Victorian Mysteries: Woman in White; Mystery Masterpiece:The Moonstone; Unsolved Mystery Club TM: Amelia Earhart;  Real Detectives, The Conjurer, and Can You See What I See? Freeze Tag delivers "family friendly fun" casual gaming experiences for PC's, Macs, and iPhones. For more information, visit the Freeze Tag Web site at: www.FreezeTag.com .

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