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Software MacKiev Releases Free HyperStudio(R) Mac OS X Player

STACKS AUTHORED IN PREVIOUS HYPERSTUDIO(R) EDITIONS CAN NOW RUN ON MAC OS X

SAN FRANCISCO, Jan. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Software MacKiev, an award-winning software developer and publisher, announced today at the Macworld Conference & Expo in San Francisco, the release of a free HyperStudio 5 "Legacy" Player for Mac OS X. The new player, which is available as a free download from the Software MacKiev Web site, allows stacks created in previous editions of HyperStudio to run on Mac OS X for the first time.

HyperStudio was created by educational technology pioneer Roger Wagner and has long been a leader in multimedia creativity software. Software MacKiev acquired the HyperStudio brand in June 2007 and has been collaborating with Mr. Wagner on the next generation of HyperStudio products. A new edition of the HyperStudio authoring tool, HyperStudio 5, is nearing completion and is being demonstrated this week at the Macworld Expo (Software MacKiev Booth #826).

Pricing and Availability

The HyperStudio 5 Legacy Player for Mac OS X is available immediately free of charge from the Software MacKiev Web site. Go to http://www.mackiev.com/ and follow links to Support. The Legacy Player was designed to open and play all HyperStudio stacks created with version 3 and 4, including those made using HyperLogo. It runs on Mac OS X 10.3.9 and later, including Mac OS X 10.5 "Leopard".

About Software MacKiev

Software MacKiev is a leading developer and publisher of award-winning consumer and educational software, including Kid Pix(R) Deluxe 3X, The Print Shop(R) 2, World Book(R) Multimedia Encyclopedia, 3D Weather Globe & Atlas, Mavis Beacon(R) Teaches Typing, and three Dr. Seuss titles (ABC, Green Eggs and Ham and The Cat in the Hat). In the education market, Software MacKiev also publishes the ClueFinders(R) series and Edmark's Thinkin' Things(R).

HyperStudio is a registered trademark of The Software MacKiev Company.

For more information, please visit http://www.hyperstudio.com/ or http://www.mackiev.com/.

Software MacKiev

CONTACT: Zinna Alekseeva, +1-617-227-6681, for Software MacKiev

Web site: http://www.mackiev.com/

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