Seapine Software Giving Away $2.4 Million of SCM Software at GDC 2005

Mason, Ohio—(BUSINESS WIRE)—February 24, 2005—Seapine Software, Inc., a leading provider of software development tools, announced today it is giving away $2.4 million in change management software at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Francisco, California next month. Visitors to Seapine Software’s GDC Expo booth (#932) will receive a free two-user copy of Surround SCM 3.1, the most recent version of Seapine’s change management tool. Version 3.1 of Surround SCM includes new image management features desired by game developers and graphic artists.“Seapine is serious about addressing developer needs in the growing video games market. The new image management features in Surround SCM are just the beginning. Surround SCM is gaining market share at the expense of older, more established tools with its ease of use, flexibility, and advanced branching features,” said Richard Riccetti, president and CEO of Seapine Software. “This promotion underscores our belief that developers will appreciate Surround SCM’s advanced change management feature set if given a chance to use it on a project. Production managers will also quickly find that Surround’s reporting and collaboration features, such as email change notifications, simplify project management and keep them better informed.”A recent gaming industry article in BusinessWeek noted that sales of video games at $24.5 billion in 2004 surpassed movie box office receipts. With high-end games now costing roughly $20 million to develop, managing quality, content, and the production schedule is increasingly more difficult and important.“Game developers already recognize TestTrack Pro as a leading commercial issue management solution for managing product quality during development,” said Mr. Riccetti. “Surround SCM’s seamless two-way integration with TestTrack Pro further streamlines the change management process—letting developers link source code changes to bugs and change requests. Future versions of both products will include additional features specific to the needs of game developers and graphic artists.”About Seapine’s SCM Software PromotionGame developers who visit Seapine Software’s booth (#932) at the 2005 GDC Expo are eligible to receive a CD-ROM containing a license for two Surround SCM named licenses, a $1,200 value. Seapine will give away up to 2,000 CD-ROMs at GDC 2005.About the Game Developers ConferenceThe Game Developers Conference (GDC) is the official trade event "by game developers for developers" of computer, console, mobile, arcade, online games, and location based entertainment. The GDC attracts over 10,000 attendees and provides educational, networking, and business opportunities for game development professionals driving the $9 billion video game industry. GDC 2005 runs March 7-11 at the Moscone West convention center in San Francisco, CA. For more information about GDC 2005, go to

About Seapine Software
Seapine Software, Inc. is a privately held technology company whose application lifecycle management (ALM) solutions help companies manage the process of developing high-quality complex products—often in regulated industries. Our award-winning ALM solutions drive the creation of recognized brands, life-saving medical devices, even games of the year.

Founded in 1995, Seapine has headquarters in Cincinnati, Ohio, and offices in Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Africa with over 8,500 customers worldwide. For more information, visit

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