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Marine Aquarium 3.0 Now for the Mac!
Mon October 26, 2009
Mac fans world-wide can now enjoy the long-awaited Marine Aquarium 3.0 Screensaver from Prolific Publishing, Inc.

Like the PC version, enjoy a tank so wide, and so huge, your screen has to scroll to view it and you can fill it with 30 fish! Wait, it gets better, search your iTunes library and play your favorite songs in the background.

Get yours today!




Marine Aquarium 3.0 Released!
Thu February 12, 2009
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is pleased to introduce the much-anticipated Marine Aquarium 3.0 (Beta) Screensaver. While at first glance you might not notice any difference, this tank is truly unbelievable! It is not just an update to previous versions, the entire program has been re-written from the ground up as a full 3D environment, taking advantage of the increased capabilities of modern video cards. Absolutely stunning on dual monitors.

Imagine a hyper realistic tropical fish tank, so wide; your screen has to scroll to view it! And playing in the background is your favorite song. This is “Scuba Diving without getting wet”!

This dramatic new tank is so huge you can fill it with 30 fish! And for the first time ever, you can upload your music files to play in the background.




Marine Aquarium 3.0 Released!
Thu February 12, 2009
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is pleased to introduce the much-anticipated Marine Aquarium 3.0 (Beta) Screensaver. While at first glance you might not notice any difference, this tank is truly unbelievable! It is not just an update to previous versions, the entire program has been re-written from the ground up as a full 3D environment, taking advantage of the increased capabilities of modern video cards. Absolutely stunning on dual monitors.

Imagine a hyper realistic tropical fish tank, so wide; your screen has to scroll to view it! And playing in the background is your favorite song. This is “Scuba Diving without getting wet”!

This dramatic new tank is so huge you can fill it with 30 fish! And for the first time ever, you can upload your music files to play in the background.




Professor Randy Pausch Died Today
Fri July 25, 2008
Professor Randy Pausch died today of complications revolving around his pancreatic cancer. He was an amazing individual and if you haven't seen his the "Last Lecture" given at Carnegie Mellon University, sit down for the next 76 minutes and be inspired with just about everything.




Here is his lecture on YouTube


Here is his home page

Jim Sachs, the wonderful creator and artist behind Marine Aquarium was able to gift the professor the screensaver back in February of this year. Apparently he loved it.

At times like these, we are reminded that death gives life meaning. Professor Pausch lived his life fully, with perseverance. Do you?




Short, but Cute!
Thu May 15, 2008
This video is really short. In fact, the credits are about half of the video, but cute none-the-less it is!


Thanks to Kenneth!




Screen Swat!
Thu February 28, 2008
It is a little dark but we have our first video submission!


Thanks Sue and your kitty too!




Cats in Motion… Part ll
Thu February 14, 2008
Some fans of our sister site, Marine Aquarium, have been busy with their kitty’s and cameras.

If you’ve got mad cat herding skills, why don’t you give it a try?
Same deal…Just post your cat video to YouTube and add our website address, www.LifeGlobe.com. We will give you $50. How easy is that? Does your cat swat or ‘kiss’ the screen? You get $100!

Details: The first 10 distinctly different cats and people will win. Our web address has to be up for at least 5 seconds and should read: www.LifeGlobe.com
PPSSSTT...It can be a hand held sign!
Email 'catlover at prolific com' and include this information:
Your Name
Address
Link to video
Where to send the $$




Cats in Motion Part lll
Thu February 14, 2008
Looks like things are on a roll! Just in time for Valentine'S DAY here is Alex entry on YouTube.


Thanks Alex!




Cats in Motion Part ll
Fri February 8, 2008
Patrick just made an easy $50! With his "Stray Cat Strut" kitty video on YouTube.



You can do it too! Just post your cat video to YouTube and add our website address, www.SereneScreen.com. We will give you $50. How easy is that?
Does your cat swat the screen? You get $100!
Details: The first 10 distinctly different cats and people will win. Our web address has to be up for at least 5 seconds and should read: www.SereneScreen.com
PPSSSTT...It can be a hand held sign!
Email 'catlover at prolific com' and include this information:
Your Name
Address
Link to video
Where to send the $$

Thanks Patrick!




Mid-Air Success for Boeing Tanker
Thu December 27, 2007
The moment of truth arrived this year for the Boeing KC-767 aerial refueling tanker. During a four-hour flight over Southern California, the tanker successfully transferred 10,000 pounds of fuel to another aircraft. Prolific's technology played a key role in Boeing winning orders from both the Italian and Japanese governments.

Prolific's technology is also enabling Boeing to contend for a multi-billion dollar contract to supply these advanced KC-767 tankers to the U.S. Air Force. Dubbed the KC-X Competition, with a decision being made later this summer, Boeing is ready to compete says William Barksdale, tanker communications manager. "These [tanker air crews] depend on technology that is real. We are obviously very serious about this. The bottom line is that we believe a Boeing tanker will best meet America's national security needs for refueling and cargo."




Funnyfish Beta Released!
Thu August 9, 2007
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is pleased to introduce Funnyfish to our award winning line of software. Currently a beta release, Funnyfish offers a whimsical look into the fun underwater world of fish designed by our team of wacky artists. Shriek with delight as the Ghost fish swims by, smile at our friendly Sea Cow, and laugh out loud at our Clown fish. It's the perfect product for the silly child in all of us.

Funnyfish features two fun backgrounds, thirteen crazy fish, in fourteen predefined tanks for your enjoyment. Yes, we said fourteen tanks! Pirates' Cove, Ghost Town, War Zone, Saucer Attack, Tool Box and Feeding Frenzy just to name a few.

As a beta release customer, you are entitled to FREE upgrades of this product as it grows and develops until version 1.0.




Cats in Motion
Tue July 10, 2007
Sooner or later it was bound to happen, people posting videos of their cats and our engaging program.

Here are some of our favorites.

On YouTube This kitty thought he was getting a fishy treat.


On YouTube What do you mean they are not real?

Do you have a video or picture to share? Send us the link or image to cat lover at ProlificPublishingInc.com




Customer Impresses Wife
Mon May 21, 2007
Has this ever happened to you?

Last night I left the volume turned up and my wife woke me up in the middle night telling me that a water pipe had burst. She insisted that I go outside and turn off the water. What a hoot!

I turned the volume down and she was amazed at how fast I had fixed the plumbing!


From a recently retired District Attorney in Modesto, CA. Have a funny story? Forward to service@serenescreen.com




LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 for OS X Released!
Mon April 30, 2007
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce the surprise release of LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 for Macintosh OS X. Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 continues to astonish and delight our fans and our feline friends alike. Amazing attention to detail and world class artwork continue to prove that Prolific sets the trends and breaks the boundaries of nature simulators.

Now a Universal product, Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 now runs on Intel Macs as well as Power PC models. Four Additional fish, Prince, Julius, Tillie and Halley delight the eye in four new tanks. Relax to the "Zen Bowl" tank, applaud with glee for the first underwater toy to be featured in our products in our soon to be famous "Desktop Toy" bowl. The "Driftwood" tank is very impressive, and the “Extra Spacious” tank is ideal for the new high resolution Apple displays. In addition, the Goldfish Aquarium features animated plant life which can be set from a Zen-like tranquility with richly detailed pebble and rock garden base, to a lush swaying aquatic forest.




Join our Team
Wed February 7, 2007
Prolific Publishing, Inc. announced today that it is looking for 3 more people to add to its dynamic development team. We need a MySQL expert and two UI Web wizards. Is this you? Click here to see more.




Cats in Motion
Wed February 7, 2007
Have you seen these pictures our customers have sent in of their cats and Marine Aquarium? Sooner or later it was bound to happen, people posting videos of their cats and our fish.

Here are some of our favorites.

On YouTube This person added appropriate background music as well, Year of the Cat by Al Stewart & Peter Wood
Persian Cat Fishing

Have you got a video of your cat and our program? If you post it to YouTube and add our website address, www.SereneScreen.com, we will give you $50. Does your cat swat the screen? We will give you $100. Details: The first 10 distinctly different cats and people will win. Our web address has to be up for at least 5 seconds and should read: www.SereneScreen.com, and look something like this:
Details: The first 10 distinctly different cats and people will win. Our web address has to be up for at least 5 seconds and should read: www.serenescreen.com, and look something like this:



It can be a hand held sign. Email 'catlover at prolific com' and include this information:
Your Name
Address
Link to video
This offer is for a limited time, so turn on your favorite fish and start herding cats! We will update our website with entries as they come in! All decisions are final.




Goldfish Aquarium Sighting...
Mon October 9, 2006
Starting October 9, 2006, ABC launches into the second season of 'What About Brian'. A contemporary, heartwarming ensemble show about a group of supportive friends in various stages of romantic relationships and friendships living in Los Angeles. Everyone seems to have paired off, while Brian has emerged as the last bachelor standing, thus the concern... What about Brian?

One of them will have a laptop with the Goldfish Aquarium running on it. We are going to keep our eyes peeled for it and post a screen shot when we see it.




LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 Released!
Thu February 2, 2006
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce the surprise release of Life Globe Goldfish Aquarium 2.0. Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 continues to astonish and delight our fans and our feline friends alike. Amazing attention to detail and world class artwork continue to prove that Prolific sets the trends and breaks the boundaries of computer simulators.

Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 features four new fish. Prince, Julius, Tillie and Halley delight the eye in four new tanks. Relax to the "Zen Bowl" tank, applaud with glee for the first underwater toy to be featured in our products in our soon to be famous "Desktop Toy" bowl. The "Driftwood" tank is very impressive, and the "Art School" tank is now featured in this amazing update. In addition, the Goldfish Aquarium features animated plant life which can be set from a Zen-like tranquility with richly detailed pebble and rock garden base, to a lush swaying aquatic forest.

Goldfish Aquarium 2.0 is now available, and can be purchased by owners of Goldfish 1.0 at a reduced price.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. Releases Carousel.
Tue July 12, 2005
Prolific Publishing, Inc. and SereneScreen revitalized the screensaver market with the Marine Aquarium product line, and later with the releases of LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium and Sharks Terrors of the Deep. Now, our innovative 'screensaver juggler' Carousel expands your options with your screensaver library.

Free of any spyware, virus, adware and emailing lists, Carousel is a great utility which allows you to cycle or randomize up to 255 screensavers installed on your system.

SPECIAL GIFT!!!: Prolific Publishing, Inc. continues its tradition of Internet giveaways and is very happy to announce that Carousel is available for FREE to anyone who wishes to download and install it! You should download Carousel now and take it for a spin!




Sharks 2.0 Released!
Wed June 29, 2005
Prolific Publishing, Inc. the maker of the blockbuster hits "SereneScreen Marine Aquarium" and "LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium," sets a new standard in quality and realism with the release of Sharks Terrors of the Deep 2.0 for Windows. Sharks Terrors of the Deep 2.0 is the latest release from Prolific Publishing, Inc. to continue the LifeGlobe product line.

Eight underwater scenes are included in the latest version of Sharks, and three scenes can be populated with your favorite sharks from among eleven different sharks. What once struck terror in the hearts of men now are recognized for their grace and beauty. Also making its debut is the graceful Manta Ray.

Prolific Publishing, Inc. continues its tradition of Internet giveaways and is very happy to announce that Sharks Terrors of the Deep 2.0 is free to all who purchased the download copy of version 1.0. This free update is valid until October 1st, 2005.




Marine Aquarium Sighting...
Wed June 15, 2005
The Cannes Film Festival, the World's Most Prestigious Film Festival, ran from May 11th to May 22nd this year. It is a non-public Festival that movie producers use to launch their new films in attempts to sell their works to distributors that come from all over the globe. Many movie stars attend as well, providing much fan-fare for the paparazzi and press.

In the Official Press Room, Marine Aquarium was front and center, installed on 45 computers, as it waited for the International Cinema Press, about 800 journalists, to come in and type their reports. What did the journalists have to say about the fish? Everyone loved them!




Marine Aquarium Sighting...
Thu March 3, 2005
Watch Monday, March 14th, on NBC when the Marine Aquarium makes itself known on the hit television show Las Vegas. Las Vegas is a fast-paced, sexy drama that follows the elite Las Vegas surveillance team charged with maintaining the security of one of "Sin City's" largest resorts and casinos The Montecito. Marine Aquarium is schedule for a recurring role on this popular program.

Also, keep a look out for Marine Aquarium in the upcoming theatrical release of "The Wrong Element" staring Harrison Ford! With his family held for ransom, the head security executive for a global bank is commanded to loot his own business for millions in order to ensure his wife and children's safety. He then faces the demanding task of thwarting the kidnapper's grand scheme, which makes him look guilty of embezzlement. The Wrong Element featuring Marine Aquarium is currently scheduled for release in 2005.




Marine Aquarium Now Available for your Pocket PC
Tue February 22, 2005
Prolific Publishing, the maker of the blockbuster hits "SereneScreen Marine Aquarium" and "LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium", updates its product line with the much anticipated release of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium for your Pocket PC.

Marine Aquarium PPC features four of the original twenty six fish from the original Marine Aquarium with two available on the screen at once. The Addis Butterfly Fish, Copperbanded Butterfly Fish, Longfin Bannerfish or Threadfin Butterflyfish will swim across your PPC while a crystal clock displays the current time. Marine Aquarium PPC was designed as "cradle-ware" for you to enjoy while you work on your computer.

Marine Aquarium PPC is available only from http://www.serenescreen.com for the special price of $9.95. As a special promotion, if you purchase any of the Marine Aquarium Products, you may purchase Marine Aquarium PPC for only $4.95. This is over 50% off of the original retail price.

The best deal on the Internet just got a little bit better, and your Pocket PC will be the envy of all, with the release of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium for your Pocket PC.




LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium - OS X beta released!
Wed August 18, 2004
Prolific Publishing, Inc. today announced the beta version release of its newest marvel, LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium for Apple OS X. Goldfish Aquarium - OS X will be released under the growing Prolific brand label, LifeGlobe. Containing all of the now famous original handcrafted and articulated goldfish and a user interface, Goldfish Aquarium - OS X is positioned to continue the phenomenon ignited by its predecessors.

Goldfish Aquarium features special options not yet available on the PC Version. Support for multiple monitors and multiple processors improve the look and performance of Goldfish Aquarium - OS X. You can also choose your favorite fish, so they will be more likely to appear in a random tank.

In addition, the Goldfish Aquarium features animated plant life which can be set from a Zen-like tranquility with richly detailed pebble and rock garden base, to a lush aquatic forest.

Come visit www.LifeGlobe.com, and download a free trial of this most amazing digital experience. During Beta Release, you can purchase Goldfish Aquarium - OS X at a special reduced cost, and receive free updates to Version 1.0.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. announces the release of Marine Aquarium 2 MD for Windows.
Mon June 14, 2004
Prolific Publishing, Inc., the proud publisher of "Marine Aquarium 2" and "Sharks, Terrors of the Deep", is pleased to announce the release of its first Multi-Display product: Marine Aquarium 2 MD for Windows.

Our first MD enhanced product, Marine Aquarium 2 MD is specifically built at the request of our customers who own wide screen monitors, wide screen laptops or multiple monitors on their PCs. Our Macintosh users have already been enjoying wide screen features.

We at Prolific Publishing continue to improve our product line of award winning software. Marine Aquarium 2 MD is free for all of our Marine Aquarium 2.0 customers.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. is terrified to release Sharks, Terrors of the Deep 1.0, for Windows.
Mon June 14, 2004
Prolific Publishing, the maker of the blockbuster hits "SereneScreen Marine Aquarium and LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium is expanding the LifeGlobe product line with the much anticipated release of Sharks, Terrors of the Deep 1.0 for Microsoft Windows. Submerge yourself into a coral reef setting or deep water, with 11 of your favorite sharks from around the world.

Two underwater scenes can be populated with your favorites from among eleven different sharks. Terror greets the viewer as you are immersed in an underwater realm that is just not safe for humans. The illusion of safety is shattered when a twenty-five foot Great White glides your way...

Sharks, Terrors of the Deep 1.0 is free to all who purchased the beta version. As an owner, you will continue to receive free updates up to version 2.0. Updates may include more sharks, more tanks, ever improving environments, and more terror.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. is excited to release the new Marine Aquarium TIME 2.0 for Windows.
Mon June 14, 2004
Prolific Publishing, the maker of the blockbuster hits "SereneScreen Marine Aquarium and "LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium, updates its product line with the much anticipated release of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium TIME 2.0, for Microsoft Windows.

Marine Aquarium Time 2.0 features the same twenty one fish from the original Marine Aquarium, and boasts the addition of the five new fish. The five new fish that have been added to the tank are an Emperor Angelfish, Blue Ring Angelfish, Red Fin Butterfly fish, Rock Beauty Angelfish, and Squarespot Anthias, increasing the number of fish in Marine Aquarium Time 2.0 to twenty six. Users may now enjoy the expanded livestock configurations these five new fish provide.

Our now world-famous aquarium crystal clock received a face lift as well. Previously only available as a special order, any of our customers can import his or her own corporate logo into Marine Aquarium Time 2.0 and watch it cycle along with a Tiffany-style clock, a calendar, and a day-date-time page. Your computer can now tell time in a compelling and beautiful way!

As a special gift to our valued customers, Prolific Publishing has decided to make Marine Aquarium Time 2.0 free for all owners of Marine Aquarium Time 1.0.




Qtask reaches Alpha
Sat May 1, 2004
Prolific Publishing, Inc. prototypes first "Alpha" glimpse of Qtask, a new task tracking and project management service due for Beta release in second quarter, 2004. Qtask allows companies and individuals to track projects and events to completion.




Marine Aquarium to be part of EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME EDITION!
Wed March 3, 2004
Watch this Sunday, March 7th, on ABC when the EXTREME MAKEOVER: HOME CREW remodels the 'Mendoza' House.

The show's design team is lead by Ty Pennington, who developed a strong fan base on the cable hit "Trading Spaces." Was it his good looks or drill-wielding ability? Watch and find out! Other successful remodeling shows on TV remodel a room or two at a time. These guys they do a full house remodel, taking the structure down to the studs and rebuilding it in 7 short days, while the family is sent away on vacation!

One of the rooms, for the daughter, will be done in you guessed it, an underwater theme. Since real salt-water aquariums can be expensive and demanding on a young girl's time, the design team decided on not just one flat panel screen, but three! And to add that finishing realistic touch. Watch and see if your favorite Marine Aquarium fish is featured!




Sharks, Terrors of the Deep beta released!
Fri February 20, 2004
Prolific Publishing, Inc. today announced the beta version release of its newest marvel, Sharks, Terrors of the Deep. Sharks, Terrors of the Deep will be the second release under the brand label, LifeGlobe. Featuring eleven handcrafted and articulated sharks, Sharks, Terrors of the Deep is positioned to expand the phenomenon ignited by its predecessors.

Two underwater scenes can be populated with your choice from eleven sharks. Terror greets the viewer as you are immersed in an underwater realm that is just not safe for humans. Small reef fish give the illusion of safety as a twenty-five foot Great White slowly swims right by.

Sharks, Terrors of the Deep is currently in beta development. Buy your copy now at a reduced introductory cost. As a beta owner, you will receive free updates through version 1.0 which may include more sharks, more tanks, ever improving environments, and more terror.

Come visit www.LifeGlobe.com, and download a free trial of this most amazing digital experience.




Goldfish Aquarium continues to turn heads.
Thu January 15, 2004
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is once again pleased to announce that Goldfish Aquarium was featured title on CNN Radio Computer Connection on Thursday, January 8, 2004. Prolific has been told that CNN Radio is "extremely impressed" with Goldfish Aquarium and that more good news is coming.




Promise kept in support of the men and women in the United States Military
Wed January 7, 2004
Prolific Publishing, Inc. the proud developers of Marine Aquarium, Goldfish Aquarium and Flags of North America is pleased to announce a promise kept in support of the men and women in the United States Military. As announced on April 8th, 2003 ten percent of all sales from that time until November 11th, 2003 (Veteran's Day) were donated to the USO and The National League of Families of American Prisoners and Missing in Southeast Asia. Prolific would like to thank all of our customers for helping make this donation possible, and the men and women of the United States Military, past and present, for their dedication and hard work.




Goldfish Aquarium Now Available in Stores near you.
Mon November 24, 2003
Encore, a majority-owned subsidiary of Navarre Corporation (NASDAQ: NAVR), today announced that it has begun shipping Prolific Publishing's Goldfish Aquarium. Coinciding with this announcement, a news media blitz begins as the online community picks up release news. Lycos.com, NBC6.com, MaimiToday.com, Silicon Valley Business Ink, Yahoo.com and many more have picked up the story.

This virtual paradise of realistic, high-resolution goldfish for PCs will begin appearing on store shelves nationwide early next week, and is expected to retail for approximately $20.




Goldfish Aquarium 1.0 released
Wed October 8, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is pleased to announce that the much anticipated release of LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium 1.0 is now available. Early buyers of the beta version can now download the free update. Amazing attention to detail and world class artwork continue to prove that Prolific sets the trends and break the boundaries of computer simulators.

In addition, the Goldfish Aquarium features animated plant life which can be set from a Zen-like tranquility with richly detailed pebble and rock garden base, to a lush swaying aquatic forest.

Included Fish in Version 1.0:
 Jack,  Minnie,  Moby,  Monstro,  Morgan,  Oreo




Marine Aquarium Sighting...
Thu July 31, 2003
The Marine Aquarium is being featured on the TV show "Big Brother 4" on CBS. It is on a large vertically-oriented flat panel display.




Goldfish Aquarium receives 3 new fish
Mon July 21, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc., the creator of Goldfish Aquarium at www.LifeGlobe.com, is happy to announce 3 new fish. "Brando," a great white, is the second of the large fish (joining "Moby"). "Jack," with his striking black and orange coloring, and "Morgan" a seductive black moor, are the other new fish. In addition, subtle improvements have been made to the environment. All beta owners may download the newest version of the program, which includes Moby, and Freida, and the new bubbles.

Prolific has added the newest members of the ever growing Goldfish family at www.LifeGlobe.com. Brando, Jack and Morgan join seven other fish (Moby, Freida, Monstro, Cali, Algernon, Oreo and Ginger) in the Goldfish Aquarium (beta version) along with some new tank layouts, and refined features.

Prolific will continue to add new fish and other improvements to the beta program, working toward full release of version 1.0. Prolific is also keen to announce that all purchasers of the beta program that sign up will receive notice of each version improvement and will be entitled to receive the improvements and the final version 1.0 for free. Please make sure you are signed up when you buy.




Goldfish sees constant updates from creators Prolific Publishing.
Wed July 2, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc., the creator of Goldfish Aquarium at www.LifeGlobe.com, is happy to announce two new fish. "Moby" the largest fish made to date, with an almost regal appearance, and "Freida" the first comet type goldfish, join the five existing fish. Now the tank has bubbles too. "This is a wonderful art form," said Baron R.K. Von Wolfsheild, CTO of Prolific. "With each update we can fine tune Goldfish Aquarium, and give our customers more product." All beta owners may download the newest version of the program, which includes Moby, Freida, and the new bubbles.

Prolific has added the newest members of the ever growing Goldfish family at www.LifeGlobe.com. Moby and Freida join 5 other fish including Monstro, Cali, Algernon, Oreo and Ginger in the Goldfish Aquarium (beta version) along with refined movement of the plant life, improved lighting and hues, and improved models of the Aquarium's flora and fauna.

Prolific will continue to add new fish and other improvements to the beta program, working toward full release of version 1.0. Prolific is also keen to announce that all purchasers of the beta program that sign up will receive notice of each version improvement and will be entitled to receive the improvements and the final version 1.0 for free.




Flags of the World version 1.1. released
Mon June 16, 2003
Prolific Publishing's amazing 3D screen Flag simulator has been released. It features all the major flags of all the countries the world.

Flags of the World features every country from Albania to Zimbabwe, from the Antarctic, to Iceland. Reminisce about where you have been, or where you plan to go, or just fly your family birthplace flag. Flags of the World also features "Photo Flag", which allows you to use flags you created, or even turn your photo digital photo album into a dazzling animated slide show.




Joining the Terminator 3 Fight
Thu June 12, 2003
Prolific Publishing is excited to announce the release of Terminator™ 3: Rise of the Machines. The product is launched one month before the movie premieres and is available exclusively online at www.T3Screensaver.com.

The product is built on Prolifics unparalleled 3D hyper-realistic technology and presents a scene of the Terminator™ 3 war. Distant explosions, fires, and smoke portend a sudden passing of Hunter Killers with searchlights so real, users may find themselves shielding their eyes. Sights and sounds of laser fire, Terminators crunching bones as they pass by and a foreboding background embroil your monitor with the ambiance created in the Terminator™ 3 movie. Huge Hunter Tanks rumble by firing lasers, human soldiers pop in and out of the rubble like ants striving to fight and survive the behemoth machines, plus sudden spectacular explosions, are all random in occurrence. New and random battles every time.

Terminator™ 3: Rise of the Machines is for fans of the Terminator movies and anyone who desires to be entertained by their computer!




Prolific Publishing releases Flags of North America version 1.1.
Wed June 11, 2003
Prolific Publishing's amazing 3D screen Flag simulator just got a new feature. Now you can add your own flags, or even photos.

Flags of North America already features all the states of America, and Mexico, all the provinces of Canada, and even a wonderful collection of bonus flags such as the historical "Don't Tread on Me" and the infamous skull and crossbones "The Jolly Roger." But now owners can create their own flags, or make a dazzling slide show of their family photo albums. "I plan to fly my company's logo on every computer" said Carl Sassenrath, president of REBOL Technologies.

All owners of Flags of North America can download the newest version for free.




Prolific Publishing is happy to add "Monstro", the newest member of the beta product, Goldfish Aquarium.
Tue June 10, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. the creator of Goldfish Aquarium at www.LifeGlobe.com, is happy to announce the release of "Monstro", a new calico goldfish. All beta users may download the newest version of the beta program, which includes Monstro plus improved movement, lighting, and models.

Prolific has added the newest member of the ever growing Goldfish family at www.LifeGlobe.com. Monstro has joined four other fish including Cali, Algernon, Oreo and Ginger in the Goldfish Aquarium (beta version) along with refined movement of the plant life, improved lighting and hues, and improved models of the Aquarium's flora and fauna.

Prolific will continue to add new fish and other improvements to the beta program, working toward full release of version 1.0. Prolific is also keen to announce that all purchasers of the beta program that sign up will receive notice of each version improvement and will be entitled to receive the improvements and the final version 1.0 for free.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. is proud to announce the launch PopUp Hitman v3.0.
Wed May 14, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc., creator of various software utility programs, is pleased to take aim at those irritating pop ads. Our latest utility program, PopUp Hitman runs quietly in the background, and instantly knocks out those interlopers.

Prolific will continue to improve and add features to PopUp Hitman, and will release new versions to satisfy customer feature requests and changes in the popup ad technology. Simple, easy and effective, PopUp Hitman is the newest of Prolific's easy to use and extremely helpful utility products. For more information please visit www.PopUpHitman.com.




Prolific Publishing is happy to add "Cali", the newest member of the beta product, Goldfish Aquarium.
Fri May 9, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. the creator of Goldfish Aquarium at www.LifeGlobe.com, is happy to announce the release of "Cali", the calico goldfish. All beta users may download the newest version of the beta program, which includes Cali plus improved movement, lighting, and models.

Prolific has added the newest member of the ever growing Goldfish family at www.LifeGlobe.com. Cali has joined Algernon, Oreo and Ginger in the Goldfish Aquarium (beta version) along with refined movement of the plant life, improved lighting and hues, and improved models of the Aquarium's flora and fauna.

Prolific will continue to add new fish and other improvements to the beta program, working toward full release of version 1.0. Prolific is also keen to announce that all purchasers of the beta program will receive notice of each version improvement and may receive the improvements and the final version 1.0 for free.




Prolific Publishing is excited to release Marine Aquarium TIME for Mac OS X and OS 9.
Thu April 24, 2003
Marine Aquarium TIME has a "crystal" embedded within the coral in the aquarium. On the crystal, we've "etched" and alternately cycle, a Tiffany-style clock, a calendar, and a day-date-time page, synchronized to your computer. Your computer can now tell time in a compelling and beautiful way! View just one of the different etchings, or set it to cycle through all three.

We are very happy to include this release in THE GREAT DEAL. All owners of Marine Aquarium V2.0 are eligible to receive a $10.00 discount off Marine Aquarium TIME's regular price of $19.95. It may also be purchased as part of a Macintosh Bundle of Marine Aquarium V2.0 and TIME, priced at $29.95.

With 21 fish, TIME has all the same functions of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Please click to www.SereneScreen.com to find all the information plus screen shots of this new release for the Mac. TIME is regularly priced at $19.95.




LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium beta released!
Tue April 22, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. today announced the beta version release of its newest marvel, LifeGlobe Goldfish Aquarium. Goldfish Aquarium will be released under a new Prolific brand label, LifeGlobe. With three original handcrafted and articulated goldfish and a brand new user interface, Goldfish Aquarium is positioned to continue the phenomenon ignited by its predecessors.

The three first fish are named Ginger, Oreo, and Algernon, and will be joined over the coming weeks by more friends.

In addition, the Goldfish Aquarium features animated plant life which can be set from a Zen-like tranquility with richly detailed pebble and rock garden base, to a lush aquatic forest.

Come visit www.LifeGlobe.com, and download a free trial of this most amazing digital experience.




Prolific Publishing announces The Great Deal as it releases the much anticipated SereneScreen Marine Aquarium TIME
Mon April 21, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is excited to announce The Great Deal, which provides discounts for new purchasers of the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium products and an incredible gift of half price off of the newly released TIME for those who already own Marine Aquarium v2.0 . Under this program, those new to the product line will pay only $29.95 when they buy both SereneScreen Marine Aquarium V 2.0 + Marine Aquarium TIME. For those who already enjoy the beauty of Marine Aquarium v2.0 and have been patiently awaiting the release of TIME, the company is offering this product for half price! The Great Deal is offered for a limited time.

Marine Aquarium TIME has a "crystal" embedded within the coral in the aquarium. On the crystal, we've "etched" and alternately cycle, a Tiffany-style clock, a calendar, and a day-date-time page, synchronized to your computer. Your computer can now tell time in a compelling and beautiful way! View just one of the different etchings, or set it to cycle through all three.

With 21 fish, TIME has all the same functions of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Please click to www.SereneScreen.com to find all the information plus screen shots of this new release. TIME is regularly priced at $19.95.




Prolific Publishing releases SereneScreen Marine Aquarium TIME and announces The Great Deal!
Thu April 17, 2003
Prolific Publishing, the maker of the blockbuster hit SereneScreen Marine Aquarium, adds to its product line up the much anticipated release of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium TIME.

Marine Aquarium TIME has a "crystal" embedded within the coral in the aquarium. On the crystal, we have "etched" and alternately cycle, a Tiffany-style clock, a calendar, and a day-date-time page, synchronized to your computer. Your computer can now tell time in a compelling and beautiful way! View just one of the different etchings, or set it to cycle through all three.

With 21 fish, TIME has all the same functions of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Please visit to www.SereneScreen.com to find all the information plus screen shots of this new release. TIME is priced at $19.95.

Along with the release of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium TIME, Prolific announces The Great Deal. If you purchase SereneScreen Marine Aquarium v2.0, you can buy Marine Aquarium TIME, for half price! Pay only $29.95 for both products. Plus, as a gift to our registered users of Aquarium v2.0, we are offering TIME for $9.95, for a limited time.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. supports U.S. Military
Tue April 8, 2003
Prolific Publishing Supports U.S. Military personnel and their Families by offering a Free Download of Flags Demo of the U.S. Military

Prolific Publishing, expressing its support of U.S. Military personnel and their families, is proud to offer Flags Demo of the U.S. Military free to the general public. Flags of the Army, Navy, Marines, Air Force, and Coast Guard along with the POW/MIA flag and our National Flag, wave majestically on your monitor. The company has adapted its award-winning hyper-realistic 3D software to offer this special edition as a free download at www.flagpride.com. These flags are now also a part of the bonus flags of FlagPride Flags of North America, recently launched by the company. The company is proud to announce that, from now until November 11, 2003 (Veteran's Day), it will be donating up to ten percent of all sales of Flags of North America to the USO, the American Red Cross and the National League of POW/MIA Families.

Flags Demo of the U.S. Military has the same features as rest of the brand line up: Beautiful lighting, variable flag groups and sequences. Choose from four wind speeds, and enjoy watching your favorite flags wave.




Prolific Publishing, Inc. unveils LifeGlobe.com
Sat April 5, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. unveils www.LifeGlobe.com website to promote and support the newest hyper-real life simulator, Goldfish Aquarium.

Prolific has defined a new genre of software, and raised the bar of computer simulation with its first release--SereneScreen Marine Aquarium (www.SereneScreen.com).

The newest product, which takes on the challenge of creating the most beautiful life-like goldfish, poses the additional challenge of inventing a fluid real-time recreation of the most intricate part of goldfish, the fin tails. Planned for the first beta release in late April, are three handcrafted goldfish including the Panda Butterfly, and the Black Moor. Steadily, Prolific is planning to add subtle features to the tank, like bubble, more original goldfish, and ornaments.




SereneScreen Marine Aquarium v2.0 released!
Mon March 17, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. today announced the 2.0 version release of its blockbuster hit, SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Marine Aquarium 2.0 will be released under a new Prolific brand label, SereneScene, for the retail distribution channels. With five brilliant new fish and a brand new user interface, Marine Aquarium 2.0 is positioned to continue the phenomenon ignited by its predecessor.

The five new fish that have been added to the tank are an Emperor Angelfish, Blue Ring Angelfish, Red Fin Butterfly fish, Rock Beauty Angelfish, and Squarespot Anthias, increasing the number of fish in Marine Aquarium to 26. Users may now enjoy the expanded livestock configurations these five new fish provide.

Prolific, responding to user demand, has created a user interface that presents interesting facts about each fish. Just click on a fish and learn its name, its scientific name, where in the world you would swim into one of them, and its size and dietary habits. As with the previous version, the variable lighting, bubbles, and sound effects continue to make the SereneScene Marine Aquarium 2.0 at once fascinating, beautiful and soothing.




Flags of North America Available Now
Mon February 3, 2003
Prolific Publishing, the team who brings you the blockbuster hit SereneScreen Marine Aquarium, has applied its award-winning hyper-realistic 3D technology to a new product line.

We are proud to present Flags of North America, the first installment in our FlagPride product line. Visit www.FlagPride.com and download the demo to see the high resolution flags waving on your computer screen. Flags of North America includes all the flags of Canada, across the United States, and through Mexico, every province, territory, estado and state. Rounding out the choices is a fun selection of bonus flags, including Jolly Roger, Don't Tread On Me, Happy Face, and Rainbow. The product features beautiful lighting, variable flag groups and sequences. Choose from four wind speeds, and enjoy watching your favorite flags wave.




FlagPride.com to release to the world
Sun February 2, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. announces the launch of its newest web site. FlagPride.com will be the only place to purchase Flags of North America and get the latest information. As an added service, FlagPride.com will soon be the place on the Internet to gather flag information for every flag enthusiast.




SereneScreen.com has a new look!
Fri January 31, 2003
www.SereneScreen.com gets a face lift! We spent some time, and added a new and improved FAQ for answer our most common questions. Optimized artwork should aid our friends using dial up modems, and a new site map will aid in your navigation around the site. Finally our 'finicky fans' section adds a splash of fun you all will enjoy.
More to come...




Marine Aquarium Time ahead of schedule
Thu January 30, 2003
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is proud to announce the latest in the SereneScreen product line. Marine Aquarium Time is the perfect addition to our fabulous entertainment software line, and features a beautiful crystal clock and calendar placed in the reef. Slated for release in the first quarter of 2003, Marine Aquarium Time pushes the boundary of what our software is known for.
Perfect for the office




CompUSA carries SereneScreen Marine Aquarium
Tue October 1, 2002
Prolific Publishing, Inc. is excited to announce that CompUSA is the first national retailer to be carrying our very popular SereneScreen Marine Aquarium at its 220 retail outlets.

The Marine Aquarium product is the first in Prolific's product pipeline full of beautifully executed entertainment products which include screensaver features. Please visit www.SereneScreen.com for more info.

About CompUSA

CompUSA Inc. www.compusa.com is one of the nation's leading retailers and resellers of personal computers and related products and services. CompUSA Inc. currently operates 220 CompUSA Computer Superstores in 84 major metropolitan markets across the United States that serve retail, corporate, government and education customers and includes technical service departments. Many of the stores include classroom training facilities.




SereneScreen Marine Aquarium Version 1.1
Wed July 24, 2002
The much anticipated Mac OS X Version 1.1 of the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium is now available. Early buyers of the beta version can now download the free update. The Classic version will be available in several months, and will be free to Mac OS X owners. Learn more or contact us at MacService@SereneScreen.com.




FTPGadget version 1.1.3 released.
Fri July 5, 2002
Prolific Publishing, Inc. releases new version of its hit FTP Client software FTPGadget Version 1.1.3. Featuring a few new requested features, bug fixes and improved performance, FTPGadget continues to lead in innovation on the multi-platform products.




FTPGadget version 1.1 released.
Mon July 1, 2002
Prolific Publishing, Inc. releases new version of its hit FTP Client software FTPGadget Version 1.1. Featuring a new interface and improved performance, FTPGadget continues to break ground on the multi-platform front.




Marine Aquarium Mac OS X Beta Begins!
Sat June 22, 2002
The much anticipated Mac OS X version of the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium is available. Early buyers of the beta version will be offered free updates to Version 1. The Classic version will be available in several months, and will be free to Mac OS X owners. Learn more or contact us.




Crystal Version Now Available!
Wed May 1, 2002
We have developed a custom version of the Marine Aquarium, called Aquarium Crystal. We place, as an etching, company names, logos, or names and logos on a cut piece of translucent crystal nestled in the coral. This aesthetically beautiful version can promote your company, reward your employees and will be the most creative corporate gift ever. For more information and a screen shot look here, or contact service@SereneScreen.com.




Prolific is seeking Sales and Partners
Fri April 26, 2002
Prolific begins to actively seek international business partners for wholesale and retail sales, OEM and distribution partnerships, of the physical and download wholesale and retail sales opportunities. If you are interested, please contact us at service@serenescreen.com or go HERE for more information. We are now actively seeking partners for Australia, Canada, England, France, Germany, Mexico, Spain, the Scandinavian countries, and the United States.




SereneScreen Live Streaming
Mon April 22, 2002
Now you can see SereneScreen Marine Aquarium working live over the net! A company called Leitch is using our Saltwater Marine Aquarium simulator as the showcase for their net streaming product. The beautiful motion of our swimming fish show off the dpsNetStreamer video and audio streaming encoder to great effect. Our fish have gone high tech, go check it out!




SereneScreen Sighting
Mon March 18, 2002
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium surfaces on television again! The latest glimpse of our beautiful reef and tropical fish were spotted on HGTV (Home and Garden TV) on the show This Small Space. They added the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium to their set, displayed on a wide screen flat panel television placed above a fireplace. Keep an eye out on your favorite Television show! We know that the entertainment industry is starting to use this phenomenal product to jazz up their sets, so maybe you can spot a new use of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Let us know!




SereneScreen Aquarium V1.1 Released
Sat February 16, 2002
It's time to get some fresh virtual fish food; we are rolling out version 1.1 of Jim Sach's SereneScreen Aquarium on Wednesday, February 20th. This full version fixes many minor issues, but better yet, we are including a bonus! Jim has just finished the creation of a new critter, the Red Volitan Lionfish.

Read the full press Release.




FTPGadget for Linux Released
Fri February 1, 2002
FTPGadget for Linux released for beta testing.




ProGadget.com released
Fri February 1, 2002
Prolific Publishing, Inc. launches ProGadget.com to publish FTPGadget for Linux, Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP and moved ViewGadget for Windows 95/98/ME/NT/2000/XP from its home at the parent site (www.ProlificPublishingInc.com) to www.ProGadget.com.




Marine Aquarium Shown at Computer Electronics Show
Sun January 13, 2002
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium was shown recently at the 2002 CES just before Bill Gates took stage. The crowd was comprised of the industries moguls mixed with the techno groupies and other average nerd citizens. While awaiting the arrival of the keynote speaker, Bill Gates, Microsoft attempted to impress the throng with Microsoft's stunning new triumph, SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. The program was running on three massive television screens towering high overhead, all showing the three fish version of the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium from Prolific Publishing, Inc. and Jim Sachs. Microsoft lays claim to the program since the XP version is currently included in the Windows XP plus pack from Microsoft.




Windows XP Plus! News
Tue October 23, 2001
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium will get a major boost in public exposure thanks to a licensing deal struck this summer with Microsoft. Microsoft Plus for Windows XP, the companion software to Microsoft's flagship new Windows XP operating system, will include a special 3 fish version of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Also, new computers from all major manufacturers that include Windows XP also have this 3 fish version of the Aquarium. All of these users will be provided an opportunity to purchase the full 20 fish version of the Aquarium.




"Boxed Version" News
Tue October 23, 2001
Prolific Publishing has been putting the finishing touches on version 1.0 of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium and we're happy to announce that the boxed retail version of the Marine Aquarium should be appearing in retail stores near you in 4-6 weeks. The artwork for the box and CD packaging materials has been sent to the printers and they have started production. You will hear it here first when 1.0 is made available.




SereneScreen Marine Aquarium Version 99L Released
Wed July 18, 2001
Prolific Publishing, Inc. releases the new 99L version of SereneScreen Marine Aquarium.

The new features include:

  • New Starfish
  • New Koran Angelfish
  • New Three-Stripe Damselfish
  • Improved Queen Angelfish
  • Improved Flame Angelfish
  • A Volume Control bar
  • Light and shadows now realistically radiate from the bubble column
  • An "EnergyStar" button so that the Aquarium prevents your monitor from going to sleep when enabled.
  • "Always on Top" changed to apply to Windowed Mode




Updated Free Demo
Sun June 3, 2001
Prolific just updated the free demo version to use the same amount of video memory as the real version. On some systems, the old demo would run, but the real version needed more RAM. This should eliminate that problem.




16:9 Widescreen Aquarium
Fri June 1, 2001
There is now a wide screen version of the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium available to Deluxe Key holders. This is a special version with 16:9 ratio resolutions for plasma displays and wide screen monitors. If you would like the wide screen version, send e-mail with your name and Deluxe Key Code (or order number) to Service@serenescreen.com, and we will reply with the download link. (Note: If you have a normal 4:3 ratio monitor, just use the regular version of the Aquarium. If you don't know if your monitor is wide screen, then it is not.)

The wide screen version is a completely separate program. It does not share Registry settings or anything else with the normal version. Because of the extra graphics, it needs more video ram than the regular version. So if you have a low-end card which can't run the regular Aquarium at a resolution higher than 800x600, the wide screen version may not work.

On a different topic, a few people seem to be a little confused about the "Always On Top" button in the Settings screen. When this is activated, the Aquarium window will always be visible on top of other windows on your desktop when in windowed mode. If you are in full screen mode, then it does nothing since the screen is already on top. As always, just press the "f" key to put the Aquarium in a window (assuming your desktop is in 16-bit color).




SereneScreen Aquarium V99K Released
Fri May 11, 2001
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium version 99K released.

The new features include:

  • New Regal Angelfish
  • New Blue Damselfish
  • Improved Picasso Triggerfish
  • An "Always on Top" button so that the Aquarium is always visible in windowed mode. (As always, press the "F" key to put the Aquarium in windowed mode.)
  • A "Don't Duplicate Random Fish" button which insures that no two random fish are the same
  • Different sound
  • Improved timing on the automatic lighting changes, so that it works the same on all processors


Prolific Publishing is now taking over this website, and the distribution of the Aquarium. This will allow me to spend more time on development, and less time looking up lost Key Codes.

If you are ordering a Key Code, it will be displayed on the last screen of the ordering process. Please write it down in case the e-mail doesn't get through. The message from Orders is only a note from the credit card company, and does not contain your Key Code.

If you ordered a Key Code, and did not see it on the screen, please send a message to Service@serenescreen.com with the details of your purchase. We will look up your records and send you your Key Code.




ViewGadget Released
Tue May 1, 2001
Prolific storms into the utilities market with the first release from their Gadget line of Utilities. ViewGadget is a simple and FAST picture viewer. "You'll be amazed how easy and fast this really is!" said Prolific's CTO, Baron R. K. Von Wolfsheild. ViewGadget is perfect for use with digital cameras, and for general image viewing.




Version 99J Released.
Fri April 6, 2001
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium version 99J Released.

The new features include:

  • New Picasso Triggerfish
  • New Flame Angelfish
  • Improved Forceps Angelfish




Prolific enters agreement with Alien Brain.
Sun April 1, 2001
NxN Software announced that Prolific Publishing, known for developing Shrek (GBC), Hot Wheels Crash! (PC), Return Fire and others, will use NxN's digital asset management system, called alienbrain.; Most importantly, though, is that Prolific will be putting the software tool to use on their next-generation GameCube project.



Read the full press Release.




SereneScreen Aquarium V99H Released
Mon March 19, 2001
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium version 99H Released.

The new features include:

  • New Purple Sailfin Tang
  • New Queen Angelfish
  • New sound effects




Prolific signs Jim Sachs to a multi-title publishing deal
Thu February 1, 2001
Prolific signs famous hyper-realistic computer artist Jim Sachs to multi-title publishing deal. The SereneScreen series of software products will first feature the SereneScreen Aquarium , an amazing and original Aquarium simulator. See for yourself and download the demo. Take a look at this incredible Fan Site .




Prolific develops Shrek Fairy Tale Freakdown
Thu February 1, 2001
Dreamwork's new CG animated adventure "Shrek" which opens at theaters;May 2001, also makes it's debut as "Shrek Fairy Tale Freakdown" on Nintendo's Game Boy Color, developed by Prolific. Play one of the many characters from the movie in hand to hand battle. See screen shots.




SereneScreen Aquarium V99G Released
Fri January 26, 2001
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium version 99G Released.

The new features include:

  • New Clown Triggerfish
  • New Percula Clownfish


The Fan Site is really booming. I don't run this myself, but it's a handy place for Aquarium users to voice their opinions and answer each other's questions.




SereneScreen Aquarium V99F Released
Tue January 2, 2001
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium version 99F Released.

The new features include:

  • New Forceps Butterfly
  • New Regal Tang
  • New RANDOM fish feature




Bally Gaming releases two more Prolific games
Mon January 1, 2001
Bally Gaming (Alliance Gaming Corp, NASDAQ: ALLY) ships GOAAAAAL!! and Latin Passion to international gambling markets.




3D Glasses Info
Thu December 28, 2000
I have been hearing a lot about how good the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium looks with the ELSA Revelator 3D glasses, so I bought a pair. With a little tweaking of the settings, the 3D effect is really quite amazing. These glasses come with high-end nVidia cards, but can be purchased separately at many on-line retailers for about $40. Your video card and monitor must support a refresh rate of 120 fps to use these glasses. (The SereneScreen Marine Aquarium animation doesn't have to run that fast, just the monitor.)




Inside the Aquarium Fan Website Launches
Sun December 24, 2000
If you are interested in learning more about the species of fish in the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium, or adding your favorites to the wish list, go to the fan site at http://www.feldoncentral.com/Sachs/.

Many people ask what the best graphics card is for running the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Most high-end cards like the ATI 128-bit and Radeon, 3Dfx VooDoo cards, and nVidia TNT and GeForce cards will produce stunning performance. But the best value-per-dollar may be the nVidia Vanta LT. I've seen this card advertised on-line for as little as $32, yet it runs the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium at over 40 frames-per-second with all 7 fish turned on. This card also comes in the $700 e-Machines computers available at Costco. Note: it is EXTREMELY important to use the very latest drivers for all of these cards. The video card companies have made major changes in their drivers recently, especially for DirectX 8 support.

Just a reminder -- this web site is the only place where you can buy a legal Key Code for the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium. Computer stores and swapmeets are not allowed to sell the SereneScreen Marine Aquarium.




"About the Author" section added
Sun December 10, 2000
Jim Sachs just spent all night putting together a new page for this site. If you are interested, click the "About the Author" on the navigation bar on the left.




SereneScreen Aquarium V99E Released
Thu December 7, 2000
SereneScreen Marine Aquarium version 99E Released.

The new features include:

  • New Addis Butterflyfish
  • New French Angelfish
  • New Wimplefish
  • Added Selection Panel to choose 7 of the 10 fish
  • Ability to save settings for sound, lights, fish, resolution, and exit-on-mouse-move. 
  • Easier installation as a screensaver. Just right-click the Fish icon and select Install 




Other News & Thoughts
Fri December 1, 2000
A few people also seem to think that the Aquarium is some kind of subscription service for which they would get periodic bills. The Aquarium is one self-contained file. The program is downloaded over the Internet, but once it is copied to your computer, no other Internet connection is needed. You may use the Demo version forever without registering, if you want to. If you wish register, it is a one-time charge, and once you are in our database, you may download future versions for free.

Fish-byte.com has now been officially changed to serenescreen.com. The reason for the name change will become obvious over the next few years. The fish-byte.com URL will point to the new address.

The Aquarium will soon be going through very heavy testing on a large number of configurations by a major software company, which will remain nameless (but starts with an M ). This should shake out any remaining bugs which might be lurking in Win2000 or Win ME.

A lot of people would like to see the plants and sea anenomes moving slightly. So would I! This is extremely difficult to do, but I am working on it. Many things that are already going on in the Aquarium are almost impossible. That is why you haven't seen anything like this before, even from the major programming power-houses. I am just a lone artist with no formal training in programming at all, so don't ask for too much :) Please remember that this program is in Beta-test form, and I only meant it to go out to a few dozen 3D fanatics for testing, not over a million people!

3Dfx sent me a VooDoo 5500 card, so I can do some first-hand testing. They just posted new drivers for VooDoo 4 and 5 series recently, and Aquarium owners have reported that the new drivers work very well.

I have mentioned that the Aquarium does not usually run on notebook computers, but I have found one that actually produces 20 frames-per-second at 1024x768. It's the Compaq Presario 17XL series (though any notebook with the Rage Mobility chip or the S3 Savage chip will probably work). I have also been informed the higher-end IBM notebook computers, like the A20p, work very well. The Aquarium does NOT run on Sony VAIO notebooks, and possibly the IBM Thinkpad 600. (Late news: the very latest VAIO notebooks, shipped in the last 2 months, may work.)

--- Jim Sachs




TDK Mediactive contracts Prolific for Shrek based game
Sun October 1, 2000
TDK Mediactive contracts with Prolific to develop Gameboy Color game "Shrek" based on the movie Shrek.




Eidos releases 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue
Sun October 1, 2000
Eidos ( NASDAQ: EIDSY) ships "102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue" developed by Prolific for the PC.




Eidos releases 102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue for Dreamcast
Sun October 1, 2000
Eidos ( NASDAQ: EIDSY) ships "102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue" developed by Prolific for Dreamcast.




Eidos ships Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™
Sun October 1, 2000
Eidos (NASDAQ: EIDSY) ships "Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™" developed by Prolific for Color GameBoy.




Bally Gaming premieres two Prolific games
Sun October 1, 2000
Bally Gaming (Alliance Gaming Corp. NASDAQ: ALLY) presents Goooaal!!, and Latin Passion at World Gaming Conference and Convention in Las Vegas, two original video slot machine titles created by Prolific.




Shrek game annouced
Sun October 1, 2000
Dreamworks Interactive's animated movie "Shrek." Prolific's product release is targeted for April 2001, to coincide with movie release.




Mattel releases Matchbox™ Caterpillar™ Construction Zone 2
Sun October 1, 2000
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) announced the availability of its second Matchbox™ CAT title, Matchbox™ Caterpillar™ Construction Zone 2 Gold Mining™ CD-ROM. The original and highly successful Matchbox™ Caterpillar™ Construction Zone CD-ROM was introduced last year, along with the popular keyboard peripheral, the Matchbox CAT controller.




Eidos releases Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™
Tue August 1, 2000
Eidos ships "Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™" a four player game developed by Prolific for Dreamcast.




Crystal Dynamics releases Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™
Tue August 1, 2000
Crystal Dynamics (A subsidiary of Eidos Interactive, NASDAQ: EIDSY) releases "Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™" for the Sega Dreamcast. Racing Tour, a multi-player real time 3D racer, features 1-4 players, and the characters and songs of Walt Disney.




Daikatana released
Mon May 1, 2000
IonStorm (A subsidiary of Eidos Interactive, NASDAQ: EIDSY) releases John Romero's Daikatana.




Edios contracts for Prolific for multi-platform product
Tue February 1, 2000
Eidos Interactive (NASDAQ: EIDSY), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, in a licensing deal with The Walt Disney Company, and Walt Disney World, contracts with Prolific for a multi-title deal to jointly develop "Walt Disney World™ Quest Magical Racing Tour™ ," and "102 Dalmatians: Puppies to the Rescue" for the PC, Sega Dreamcast, and Nintendo Gameboy Color.




Mattel Interactive enters agreement with Prolific
Sat January 1, 2000
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) enters agreement with Prolific to design and develop original real-time 3D interactive simulator. After acquiring the Caterpillar license, Mattel plans to expand the Matchbox line with their first CD-ROM plus peripheral product for their boys line.




Return Fire is a top 100 game
Sat January 1, 2000
Fusion Gaming Online (http://www.fgnonline.com/) picks "Return Fire" as top 100 games of all time! A hand-picked elite of game developers have chosen its list of the best computer and video games ever released.




Mattels orders up a sequel from Prolific
Mon November 1, 1999
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) enters an agreement to create the sequel to the original and highly successful Matchbox&trade Caterpillar&trade Construction Zone CD-ROM.




Eidos Interactive releases Revenant
Mon November 1, 1999
Eidos Interactive (NASDAQ: EIDSY), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, announced the release of Revenant, an adventure RPG.




Blockbuster video to market test new service featuring Return Fire II
Mon November 1, 1999
Ripcord games, in conjunction with Blockbuster video rentals, begins pilot program for software rentals. Featured in the first roll out is Return Fire II.




Two Prolific games are top sellers
Mon November 1, 1999
PCData reports that Prolific;s "Hot Wheels™ Crash™!" and "Matchbox™ Caterpillar™ Construction Zone" hold position #2 and #3 respectively in Children's product sales.




Bally Gaming enters contract with Prolific
Mon November 1, 1999
Bally Gaming (Alliance Gaming Corp. NASDAQ: ALLY) contracts Prolific to develop two original games for their Game Magic line of video slot machines.




Eidos uses Prolific services for Daikatana
Fri October 1, 1999
Ion Storm (a subsidiary of Eidos Interactive NASDAQ: EIDY) contracts Prolific to help in the completion of the much-anticipated John Romero's Daikatana. Prolific to provides multi-player game-play services.




Mattel releases Hot Wheels™ Crash™!
Fri October 1, 1999
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) releases Hot Wheels™ Crash™!. Prolific completed the original real-time 3D smash & crash game in a record-breaking 9 months.




Mattel releases Matchbox™ Caterpillar™ Construction Zone
Fri October 1, 1999
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) releases Matchbox™ Caterpillar™ Construction Zone. Prolific completed the original real-time 3D adventure game for children in a record breaking 9 months.




Eidos uses Prolific Internationalization services
Fri October 1, 1999
Eidos Interactive (NASDAQ: EIDSY), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, releases Revenant, a RPG action game. Prolific contracted to provide Internationalization.




Prolific ports Hot Wheels™ Crash™! to the Nintendo 64.
Wed September 1, 1999
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) enters into agreement with Prolific to bring its hit title Hot Wheels™ Crash™! to the Nintendo 64.




Eidos uses Prolific services for Daikatana
Sun August 1, 1999
Ion Storm (a subsidiary of Eidos Interactive NASDAQ: EIDY) contracts Prolific to help in the completion of the much-anticipated John Romero's Daikatana. Prolific to provide artificial intelligence for opponents.




Eidos uses Prolific services for Revenant
Mon February 1, 1999
Eidos Interactive (NASDAQ: EIDSY), a leading developer and publisher of interactive entertainment products, announced it will utilize the services of Prolific to incorporate its online multi-player technology in the upcoming release of Revenant, an adventure RPG.




Prolific completes contract with Galoob
Mon February 1, 1999
Prolific completes development of massive multi-player Internet entertainment site for Galoob.




Prolific enters deal with Mattel
Fri January 1, 1999
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) enters agreement with Prolific to design and develop original real-time 3D interactive Hot Wheels game.




Prolific enters deal with Hasbro
Sun November 1, 1998
Hasbro, Inc. (ASE: HAS) announced that it has successfully completed its cash tender offer to purchase all of the outstanding shares of common stock of Galoob Toys, Inc. (NYSE: GAL)




Prolific enters deal with Galoob
Thu October 1, 1998
Prolific enters into development deal with Galoob (NYSE: GAL) the third largest toy manufacturer, to create a massive multi-player Internet entertainment site.




First Bandit machines released
Thu October 1, 1998
Showboat (AMEX: SBO) in Atlantic City introduces first video slot game from the bandit series to wide critical acclaim.




Return Fire II released to market
Tue September 1, 1998
Panasonic/ Ripcord releases Prolific's Return Fire II (the third in the line of "Fire" products) to rave reviews and Panasonic/ Ripcord's largest initial shipment.




Casino Data Systems purchases Prolific's gaming division
Sat August 1, 1998
Casino Data Systems (NASDAQ: CSDS) buys out Prolific's multimedia video slot machine division to add to its core business.




Ripcord games to publish Return Fire II
Wed July 1, 1998
Panasonic's Ripcord games enters into agreement to publish Return Fire II for the PC. Ripcord is also famous for Spec Ops action/strategy and Enemy Infestation.




Mattel showcases Prolific's Hotwheels project
Mon June 1, 1998
Mattel Interactive (NASDAQ: MAT) presents Hot Wheels™ Crash™! demo to excited buyers at Toy Fair.




Casino Data Systems demos Prolific prototype
Thu May 1, 1997
Casino Data Systems (NASDAQ: CSDS) premieres a prototype of Prolific's new multi-media video slot machine to rave reviews.




Prolific opens new Internet Technology division
Wed January 1, 1997
Prolific launches Internet technology division to develop platform-independent massive multi-user systems and tools.




Prolific Publishing enters the gaming world
Fri November 1, 1996
Casino Data Systems (NASDAQ: CSDS), chooses Prolific to jointly develop revolutionary new generation of video gambling devices. Casino Data Systems is the maker of linked progressive gambling system Cool Millions, and Oasis slot accounting and player tracking system




MGM and Prolific enter a new deal
Tue October 1, 1996
MGM's interactive division enters multi-platform deal with Prolific. MGM is the publisher of Golden Eye, Machine Hunter, War Games and Tiny Tanks.




Return Fire wins Strategy Game of the Year
Mon April 1, 1996
PSExtreme (a prominent PlayStation magazine) lists Return Fire in Top Ten games, and features it as "Strategy Game of the Year."




Time Warner publishes Return Fire
Fri December 1, 1995
Time Warner Interactive (NYSE: TWX) co-publishes Return Fire on Sony's new PlayStation console, Sega's new Saturn, and Windows 95.




Prolific grants 3DO international rights to Maps O' Death
Wed November 1, 1995
Prolific grants 3DO (NASDAQ: THDO) international publishing and distribution rights to Return Fire Maps O' Death, the add-on disk to its award winning title Return Fire.




Prolific grants 3DO international rights to Return Fire
Wed March 1, 1995
Prolific grants 3DO (NASDAQ: THDO) international publishing and distribution rights to its award winning title, Return Fire.




Prolific publishes Return Fire on 3DO
Thu December 1, 1994
Prolific publishes Return Fire on the new 32 bit platform 3DO, to outstanding reviews. Return Fire is the sequel to the 1987 smash hit Fire Power.