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Cambrix Publishing and Videodiscovery Inc. Co-Publish Science Sleuths

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Cambrix Publishing and Videodiscovery Inc. Co-Publish Science Sleuths

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Cambrix Publishing, Inc., a leading publisher of CD-ROM software, and Videodiscovery, a well-established publisher of educational multimedia products, have announced their co-publishing relationship to bring cutting-edge science edutainment products to the consumer market. Their first release is Science Sleuths, an award-winning CD-ROM that brings entertaining and high-quality interactive science to the home at an affordable price. For ages 12 to adult, Science Sleuths will run on MPC systems with at least a 386SX-25, Microsoft Windows 3.1, 4 MB RAM, 2x CD-ROM drive, 256 color display, and sound card. The expected street price is $34.95.

Science Sleuths sets a new standard in educational CD-ROM products by featuring a wide range of scientific data and research, enhanced by over 50 minutes of full-motion video, interactive slide shows, animated movies, photographs, maps, and a complete science encyclopedia and glossary.

"Science Sleuths advances the state-of-the-art in home science edutainment," says Marc Honorof, president of Cambrix Publishing. "The richness of the interactivity engages users of all ages. As a family activity or a one-on-one challenge, the mysteries improve problem-solving skills as well as advance science knowledge in a new and entertaining way. We believe the program will be very popular among the more than 5,000 retail outlets that stock Cambrix titles."

"Videodiscovery's past successes have been in the school market, where we have produced award-winning multimedia products that bring science to life for kids," says Pat Call, executive vice president for Videodiscovery's consumer division. …

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