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Myriad Interactive Media Inc. (MYRY) Forms Gaming Division and Signs Deal With World Famous Game Designer Reiner Knizia

TORONTO, ON and LAS VEGAS, NV -- (Marketwired) -- 04/16/14 -- Myriad Interactive Media Inc. (OTCQB: MYRY) (BERLIN: XNG) a global interactive media and development company, is pleased to announce that we have closed one of two deals that were initiated during our recent trip to Germany. This is the first of many anticipated licensing agreements with Dr. Reiner Knizia, a world famous game designer and Gaming Hall of Fame legend, who has published over 500 games globally.

Dr. Reiner Knizia is a prolific German-style board game designer. Dr. Knizia has won the famous Spiele des Jahres (Game of the Year) award four times and a multitude of others. Our German audience would be familiar with his popular game Keltis and Ingenious. Avid Star Trek & Lord of The Rings fans would know his sci-fi games. Board game enthusiasts would recognize Dr. Knizia's tremendously successful auction-mechanic games such as: RA, Medici, Modern Art, plus hundred of others. Dr. Knizia has published games for big names including but not limited to: LEGO, Ravensburger, Hans im Glück, Kosmos, Rio Grande Games and Hasbro. He is also a regular keynote at the largest toy festival in the world.

After meeting with Dr. Knizia, Derek Ivany, CEO and President of Myriad, said, "I am extremely grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to spend time with Dr. Knizia in Nuremberg. I am equally honored and excited to have Dr. Knizia as a shareholder of Myriad Interactive Media, Inc. Our company has made significant strides in the last 5 months. We have successfully developed two Bitcoin projects and several client projects. Additionally, we've had significant debt elimination including: complete removal of any past toxic debt and the complete re-shaping of our corporate strategy. This has breathed new life, energy, and enthusiasm into the company. We are progressing faster than ever." Ivany continued, "Both Dr. Knizia and myself have outlined a strategic mobile game that we plan to develop for both Android and iPhone. It shares somewhat of a similar strategy as Candy Crush, but it has Dr. Knizia's genius behind it and was originally invented well before the Candy Crush Saga."

Myriad is already in advanced talks with several strategic partners in the gaming industry. This will provide key support in making a successful development and rollout of this Knizia-Myriad game.

The recent $7 Billion USD IPO of King Digital Entertainment shows a strong appetite for the $90 Billion USD + mobile gaming market. For example, Candy Crush has captivated hundreds of millions of users. Furthermore, it is reported to make over $633,000 USD per day in revenue.

We, at Myriad, believe that our talented team coupled with: Dr. Knizia's excellence in physical publishing, the right financial support, and the international appetite for gaming, would enable us to introduce a game that could grow rapidly in global popularity. Therefore, translating into success in the mobile gaming market.

"We know it is important to offer our investors a diverse portfolio of assets that hold significant potential for increased value. Moreover, we have demonstrated that our management team is capable of identifying and capitalizing on opportunities for our shareholders. Myriad continues to stay focused at what we do best, although our share price has seen a negative hit recently, we have at the same time seen serious strategic shareholders acquire a significant portion of our company's securities. We hope that our long term supporters recognize our dedication in delivering shareholder value and our unwavering principle of putting the company first. Myriad values our employees and stakeholders and would once again like to thank everyone for their hard work and support," said Myriad CEO Derek Ivany.

About Dr. Reiner Knizia

Reiner Knizia is a prolific German-style board game designer and easily considered the most prolific game designer of all time. Born in Germany, he developed his first game at the age of eight. He has a PhD in mathematics, and has been a full-time game designer since 1997, when he quit his job from the board of a large international bank. Knizia has been living in England since 1993.

In addition to having designed over 500 published games, Knizia is highly acclaimed as a designer, having won the Deutscher Spiele Preis four times, a Spiel des Jahres (in addition to a Kinderspiel des Jahres and a special award), and numerous other national and international awards. At the Origins Game Fair in 2002 he was inducted into the Gaming Hall of Fame. His games frequently make appearances on various "top games" lists, including the GAMES 100 list, the BoardGameGeek top 100, and the Internet Top 100 Games List. Several gaming conventions host "Kniziathons", which are tournaments dedicated to celebrating Knizia-designed games.

Reiner Knizia started developing games for his play-by-mail game zine Postspillion, founded in 1985. The zine still exists, and the game Bretton Woods (also a Reiner Knizia design), which was started in 1987, is still going.

One of Knizia's best selling games is Lord of the Rings, published in 17 languages with over one million copies sold. His dice game Pickomino has also reached 1 million copies sold and his Keltis sold over 600,000 copies. His game Ingenious has been published in over 20 languages. In 2011, Knizia designed a Star Trek-themed game for NECA/WizKids, based on the 2009 film that 'reset' the Star Trek universe.

About Myriad Interactive Media, Inc.:
Myriad Interactive Media is an interactive marketing and development firm based in Toronto, Canada. Myriad designs and develops customized marketing plans, social media marketing campaigns, pay per click, and search engine marketing, corporate websites, enterprise applications and other custom web development. Myriad has developed several in house technologies which are 100% owned and operated by Myriad Interactive Media, Inc.

Myriad Interactive Media Inc. is a public company quoted on the OTCQB under the symbol MYRY and on the Berlin exchange in Germany under the symbol XNG. For more information, please visit us in the USA at www.myriadim.com

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