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Contact: For Immediate Release

Doug Gillespie
Rapture Technologies, Inc.
(972) 889-1699


GLENDALE, CA and RICHARDSON, TX, AUGUST 18, 1998 – Creative Capers Entertainment Inc, Hollywood’s leading independent animation and creative development studio, and Dallas-based Rapture Technologies, Inc., developers and architects of advanced content delivery systems, have formed Digital Doorway to create, produce and market interactive gaming, entertainment and educational titles for the PC, console, handheld and online .

Creative Capers and Rapture Technologies will be equal owners of the new company, with each bringing complementary experience and talents to the venture. Creative Capers brings more than 10 years of experience in creative design and production of multimedia projects, while Rapture Technologies contributes technical design and engineering utilizing its proprietary Moses multimedia content delivery system for Windows 95/98, Windows NT and Windows CE platforms. Digital Doorway will be headquartered in Glendale, California.

The announcement was made by Sue Shakespeare, Terry Shakespeare and David Molina, founders and principals of Creative Capers; and Doug Gillespie and Jeff English, founders of Rapture Technologies. Sue Shakespeare and Doug Gillespie will serve as co-chairmen of Digital Doorway, with Shakespeare as CEO and Gillespie president. Terry Shakespeare and David Molina are executive vice presidents of creative design, while Jeff English is executive vice president of research and development.

"Separately, each company has distinguished itself as an innovator. Digital Doorway allows us to pool our strong individual, highly complementary skills and track records and focus them toward the singular goal of bringing products to market that truly set new standards in quality and entertainment. Creative Capers is thrilled to have a company the caliber of Rapture as our partner," Shakespeare said.

"Creative Capers’ outstanding creative talents, combined with our advanced technology, enables Digital Doorway to offer a complete solution to companies in the multimedia, Internet, wireless and handheld . Partnering with a group with such impeccable credentials and experience makes perfect sense," said Gillespie.

Founded in 1989, Glendale, CA-based Creative Capers is widely known for creating and designing quality family entertainment for the film, television, interactive, toy, theme retail and amusement industries. It is particularly recognized as a leader in the animation industry, having created key animation and characters for popular family films such as 101 DALMATIONS, THUMBELINA, ROVER DANGERFIELD, THE TOM AND JERRY MOVIE, THE PAGEMASTER, THE LAND BEFORE TIME and AN AMERICAN TAIL.

For the past several years, Creative Capers has had a close relationship with Disney Interactive. The company has designed and produced more than 30 Disney titles, including eight of Disney’s top 10 selling CD-ROMs such as THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, LION KING ANIMATED STORY BOOK, THE LEGEND OF MULAN and the ALADDIN ACTIVITY CENTER. The company also originated the concept and characters for NIGHTMARE NED, which Disney produced as both a television series and marketed as an interactive title.

In 1998, Creative Capers signed three key agreements with Jersey Films in which the two companies agreed to co-produce two television series and one feature film. Those projects are now in pre-production.

Texas-based Rapture Technologies, Inc. (www.rapturetech.com) was founded in 1997 by Gillespie and English who have worked in senior positions together for nine years. They designed and engineered the highly acclaimed TopGun multimedia engine, which was used to develop all of 7th Levels products and licensed to Microsoft® . Gillespie and English have developed over 20 titles, including the award-winning TIMON & PUMBAA’S JUNGLE GAMES and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME’S TOPSY TURVY GAMES for Disney Interactive; BARNEY ACTIMATES for Microsoft and TAMAGOTCHI for Bandai Digital Entertainment.

Recently Rapture Technologies unveiled its first product: Moses , an advanced multimedia content delivery engine for Windows 32 platforms. Moses, an acronym for Multi-purpose Object-oriented Synchronized Entertainment System, is designed for a wide range of entertainment and educational products on a variety of hardware and software platforms, including wireless, handheld and Internet. The engine is designed to leverage the latest hardware and software technologies and is equipped with the features required for online users.

Digital Doorway creates, designs, produces and engineers high-quality multimedia games, entertainment and educational programs for the PC, console, handheld and online . Formed as a joint venture between Creative Capers Entertainment and Rapture Technologies, Inc., Digital Doorway combines top caliber creative design and content from Capers with Rapture’s proprietary Moses multimedia architecture and its engineering strength.

Visit the company’s web site at www.rapturetech.com.

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