martes, agosto 31, 2004

Mforma to make World Poker Tour games!
"Los Angeles, CA August 26, 2004 - WPT Enterprises, Inc., creators of the World Poker Tour television series that airs on Travel Channel, announced today that it has signed several new license agreements as part of its comprehensive brand licensing program."
Mobile games market worth ?6.7bn by 2009 - report: "Over the next five years, there will be an expected six-fold growth in the mobile games market, with downloadable games generating 82 per cent of this dynamic ?6.65bn market, according to a new report on wireless internet applications from market research group Strategy Analytics. "

lunes, agosto 30, 2004

EGN garners U.K. government and Creative London support
"Friday 27 August 2004, London/... ELSPA (Entertainment and Leisure Software Publishers Association) is pleased to announce support for the European Games Network (EGN) by UK Trade and Investment and Creative London, the London Development Agency's long term programme to support the creative industries."
Final Fantasy To Use Camera
"Square Enix comes up with unique magic system for FFVII prequel. August 27, 2004 - Square Enix mentioned recently that Before Crisis: Final Fantasy VII, the mobile prequel to Final Fantasy VII, would feature a magic system that could only be done on a cell phone. Today, the company revealed some details on that system."
Mobile Roundtable: The Future of 3D Mobile Gaming
"Enticed by stories of hardware-accelerated handsets and mesmerized by the new generation of handheld consoles, the first question on every mobile gamer's lips these days seems to have something to do with the advent of 3D. "
US gamers dump TVs for consoles
"US gamers are switching off the TV and are turning to gaming on their consoles and mobiles, says a study.
The Ziff Davis survey of 1,000 Americans showed that 26% of gamers had cut the time spent watching TV this year, and a fifth more intended to. "
Jumbuck shares jump at
"Shares in mobile data service business Jumbuck Entertainment jumped on its debut on the Australian Stock Exchange."

viernes, agosto 27, 2004

Tetris tops UK mobile phone game charts
"Classics take pole position in top ten ranking once more. iFone's mobile version of Tetris was the most downloaded Java game for mobile handsets in the UK during the month of July, according to the latest figures to be published by ELSPA."
Motorola + DoCoMo = Symbian?
"Computer Business Review Online are reporting that the recent deal between Motorola and DoCoMo to create business orientated phones for the FOMA network will be based on Symbian OS."
Hybrid Graphics Gains Khronos Promoter Status
"25 August 2004 - Helsinki, Finland - The Khronos Group is pleased to announce that the computer graphics technology developer Hybrid Graphics Ltd. of Helsinki, Finland has been accepted into the governing board of the Khronos Group with a unanimous vote among the existing Promoters. "
Global warriors
"When it comes to games, mobile-phone users are taking on the world, writes Greg Thom"

jueves, agosto 26, 2004

MFORMA Acquires UK-Based Mobile Games Developer Blue Beck
"BELLEVUE, WA and MANCHESTER, UK ? August 26, 2004 ? MFORMA Group Inc., the world?s largest mobile entertainment publisher, has acquired Blue Beck, one of the industry?s most technically-advanced and successful mobile games developers. Founded in 2001, Blue Beck has for the last three years been at the forefront of computer and mobile games development, creating top titles for leading console and mobile game makers Electronic Arts, THQ, Jamdat, and MFORMA, and building an impressive catalog of content, which includes some of the industry?s most compelling titles. Blue Beck has become a wholly-owned subsidiary of MFORMA with all employees remaining and continuing to operate from Blue Beck?s Manchester location."
Mobile Java Standards Initiative
"In a move that is intended to deliver benefits for the mobile industry and for mobile customers, Nokia and Vodafone today announce the formation of a mobile service architecture initiative. The aim of the initiative is to simplify mobile Java standards by defining the next generation, open standards-based mobile Java services architecture specifications. It will serve and represent the mobile value chain, including other leading mobile device manufacturers, mobile operators and IT companies."
Mobario goes Nokia
"The free available Platform/Jump'n Run game 'Mobario', featuring 9 levels, is now available for the popular Nokia 3510i and 3410. The speed of the game is the same as it is on Siemens handsets, Sound and Vibration are not implemented due to a 64 KB limit for midlets."
DoCoMo, Motorola to build FOMA/GSM handset
"Increasing NTT DoCoMo's reach outside Japan, the Japanese carrier has partnered with Motorola to build a 3G FOMA phone that also does GSM/GPRS."
Khronos Launches Developer University Lecture Series and OpenGL ES Contest
"August 25, 2004 - London - The Khronos? Group today announced two worldwide initiatives to enable and encourage software developers to make full use of OpenGL? ES and other Khronos APIs in compelling handheld applications and games. "
iFone Granted Exclusive Rights To ‘Lemmings’ Game Franchise On Wireless Devices
"Classic action-puzzle game coming to wireless devices. Manchester, 25th August 2004: iFone, the wireless entertainment publisher, has signed a multi-year agreement with Psygnosis, a Sony Computer Entertainment company, for rights to the best-selling Lemmings game franchise. This agreement grants iFone exclusive wireless rights to Lemmings in Europe and North America, with the first Lemmings wireless games scheduled for Christmas 2004. "
Verizon Wireless Runs, Bets On New Games
"Verizon Wireless is rolling out two new games for its Get It Now Customers: Track & Field '04 and 5-card Draw Poker. "
Superscape Signs 7th Network Operator Royalty Distribution Agreement
"SAN CLEMENTE, California, August 25 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape Group plc (LSE: SPS - News), leaders in revolutionary entertainment for mobile phones, announces win number seven on its targeted top fifteen list of network operators. Superscape mobile games, through both direct and indirect distribution agreements, are now becoming available on sixty-seven networks serving consumers in North and South America, Europe, Asia and Australia. The company's portfolio of games numbers twenty-five 3D and sixteen 2D titles either completed or under development, with new high-profile brands being added every quarter."
Verizon Wireless And Sorrent Launch First Wireless Multiplayer 5-Card Draw Poker Game
"BEDMINSTER, N.J. & SAN MATEO, Calif.--Aug. 25, 2004-- Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and Sorrent Inc., a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced the availability of 5-Card Draw Poker on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service. Following the growing poker trend, 5-Card Draw Poker is North America's first multiplayer draw poker game for wireless phones, allowing Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers to wirelessly join tables of up to four players. "
Strategy Analytics: Venture Finance Pumps Into Mobile Games Publishers
"BOSTON & LONDON--Aug. 25, 2004-- Strategy Analytics, the global research and consulting company, today released, 'Carrier Retail Channels Control $8 Billion Mobile Game Opportunity,' a Wireless Internet Applications (WIA) Service report providing in-depth analysis of the explosive mobile games market. Over the next five years there will be an expected 6-fold growth with downloadable games generating 82 percent of this dynamic $8 billion market. "
Build Your Dream Team With X-Men(TM) Legends For The N-Gage Platform
"ESPOO, Finland, August 25 -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK - News) today announced that X-Men(TM) Legends, the first 3D action-RPG based on the popular Marvel characters, the X-Men, will be released for the N-Gage platform under agreement with Activision (Nasdaq:ATVI - News). X-Men Legends challenges players to create, customize and control their favorite X-Men Super Heroes in teams of four in their ongoing battle to protect humanity from the Brotherhood of Evil Mutants and other Marvel Super Villains. "
Gamasutra - Features - "Event Wrap-Up: BREW 2004"
"I can't claim to have attended every BREW developer's conference, but I've been to most of them. BREW 2004 was my third, with the very first show occurring during the Spring of 2001. This year was the first time the venue at the Harbor Island Sheraton sold out completely, and next year they're moving the show to a larger spot. "

martes, agosto 24, 2004

Mobile computing to generate $130 billion in wireless data revenues by 2009
"Mobile computing devices, including smartphones, PDA handhelds and notebooks, will generate more than $130bn in data access revenues by 2009, according to ARC Group's Future Mobile Computing 2004 report. More than 72% of this total will stem from cellular mobile (WWAN) access and, of this, some $34bn will be generated by notebook users accessing 3G and 2.5G WWAN services for the most part using plug-in PC data cards."
Caveman Arts signs first games contract - The Herald
"MOBILE games specialist Caveman Arts has signed an agreement for the supply of its Climber-X title in a move that will bring first revenues to the Dundee-based start-up."

lunes, agosto 23, 2004

Artificial Life, Inc. Announces Innovative 3G Mobile Game: Virtual Girlfriend
"HONG KONG, August 23 -- Hong Kong based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTC: ALIF) a leading provider of intelligent agent based mobile and Internet technology and applications today announced the upcoming release of its new 3G game and product line: Virtual Girlfriend."
Celador International and CMate Launch "Who Wants to be a Millionaire?" Mobile Game
"LONDON, August 23 -- Celador International, licensor and distributor of some of the world's most popular television programmes and CMate, the connected mobile gaming specialist, announced today an agreement under which CMate will develop and launch a connected one-on-one version of "Who Wants To Be A Millionaire?""
Full source code for "Marv the Miner" released
"Digital Entertainment Europe has released the full source code for their J2ME game "Marv the Miner" under the GNU Public License."
Chasma(R) Mobile Games to Bring Hugely Popular Slingo(R) Games To Wireless Consumers!
"BOSTON, MA -- 08/20/2004 -- Wireless entertainment publisher, Chasma, Inc., announced an exclusive deal today to launch Slingo(R) games, the most popular online games, on cell phones and mobile devices. Slingo(R) games are known by over 50 million people around the world for their simple yet irresistible gameplay. Nielsen/Net Ratings named as the #1 stickiest online game website on the Internet -- rating higher than all other sites including EA Online, MSN Games, and AOL Games. Now, for the first time, mobile Slingo(R) game players will be able to compete directly with opponents who are playing on their PCs, connected via the Internet. "

viernes, agosto 20, 2004

Exit Games' Neutron multiplayer engine powers new Vodaphone games
"Playing and chatting with people around the globe at any time - now also on the mobile phone! Exit Games, one of the leading developers and service providers for mobile entertainment software, introduce their innovative multiplayer games for mobile phones."
Reminder... Are Your Apps Java Verified?
"Recall it was back back in June, 2004 when Motorola, Nokia, Siemens, Sony Ericsson and Sun Microsystems, Inc. announced the Java Verified[tm] Program - a program to provide a unified process for the testing and certification of Java[tm] applications for mobile handsets (actually, Sun rolled out the program officially back in 2002)"
First 3G Multiplayer Mobile Game
"Australia : In an Australian first, 3 mobile today launched the first 3G multiplayer mobile game. Utilising the speed and technology of the advanced 3G network, 3's multiplayer mobile game allows customers to play against real opponents in real time."

jueves, agosto 19, 2004

Braunschweig Lions selects one of TinySolution's games for advertising
"One of the leading German American football team, the Braunschweig Lions, selected one of TinySolution's games for advertising. The game was completely customized for the Braunscheig Lions by TinySolutions. "Beside customizing our games for advertising, we can offer a complete full service framework for Java based SMS games", says Joerg Tuttas, CEO of TinySolutions. "Currently we are looking for international distribution partners of our games and partners who are interested in advertising by Java games", he continues."
An alternative Brew to Java
"Information Age's monthly examination of developments in the mobile communications sector focuses on new technology Brew. "
Mobile Data Revenues Will Grow to $189 Billion in 2009
"Europe : Strategy Analytics' Wireless Internet Applications (WIA) Service today released its new Cellular Data Forecast model (2004 - 2009). Building on its previous ground breaking forecasts, this report breaks out user numbers, price and frequency-of-use metrics for 21 discrete application categories across the six major geographical regions. Strategy Analytics estimates that global revenues from mobile data will grow from around $61 Billion this year to just over $189 Billion in 2009, with person-to-person messaging representing 48 percent of the total. "
Verizon Wireless Packs Islands of Excitement Into Wireless Phones With New Hummer Offroad Challenge
"BEDMINSTER, N.J. and NEW YORK, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- Verizon Wireless customers can live the adventure of an all-terrain Hummer race and the luxury of a personal island, all on their wireless phones. The nation's leading wireless provider, and Centerscore, Inc., a popular wireless games developer, today announced the availability of Hummer Offroad Challenge, exclusively on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service."
Digital Chocolate Debuts Innovative Content for BREW-Enabled Phones
"SAN MATEO, Calif.--Aug. 18, 2004--Digital Chocolate, Inc., a developer of innovative content for mobile phones founded by personal computing and video gaming pioneer Trip Hawkins, today announced its first products for mobile phones enabled by QUALCOMM's BREW(R) solution. "
Work Your Brain With Catan On The N-Gage Platform
"ESPOO, Finland, August 19 -- Today, Nokia announced the first Capcom title for its N-Gage game portfolio. Catan, a brain sport strategy game, will appeal to a wide range of gamers who will be inspired by the possibility to engage in up to four person mobile multiplayer gaming via Bluetooth wireless technology. "
Asphalt: Urban GT Burns Serious Rubber on N-Gage
"ESPOO, Finland, August 19 -- Nokia and Gameloft today announced Asphalt: Urban GT for the N-Gage platform. Asphalt: Urban GTTM brings the thrill of high-speed racing in locations from around the world with licensed dream cars that players can customize for performance and looks. With its amazing 3D graphics and fast frame rate, Asphalt: Urban GT offers a true high-speed experience with the possibility to race against others via Bluetooth wireless technology. "

miércoles, agosto 18, 2004 Launches
", Australia's largest mobile content retailer, recently launched, a website dedicated specifically to mobile gaming. Affirming overseas statistics from The Research Room that mobile gaming is fast approaching mass-market acceptance, is proving very popular with the website becoming one of the first sites to be included in Optus Zoo's new Virtual Arcade. "
"C5's 5th Annual Mobile Games Conference offers a unique opportunity to derive competitive advantage in the fast and ever-changing world of mobile games. New technology like Java, as well as the creation of small, portable handsets with colour screens will empower and entice people to explore mobile gaming opportunities. "
Cell phone gaming gathers momentum
"Wireless gaming is a match made in venture capital heaven: The mobile carriers need new ways to hold on to its customers; the gamers need ways to find new ones. Small wonder, then, that financing is flooding in to the handful of companies looking to become the Electronic Arts of the wireless gaming market."

martes, agosto 17, 2004

Pelephone and Cash-U Go For Gold with Mobile Olympic Games
"London - Cash-U Mobile Technologies, the power behind mobile entertainment, announced today that Pelephone, Israel's first mobile operator, has launched its new Gaming Olympics in parallel with the opening of the Olympic Games in Athens. This new service was created using the Pecan Gaming solution provided by Cash-U in conjunction with mobile entertainment provider Eurofun."
1st 3D Pool game to launch on mobile
"London - Sheffield, August 16th, 2004 - Mobile games publisher Digital Bridges and specialist developer Distinctive Developments, today announced the launch of 3D Pool, the world's first full 3D mobile pool game."
MFORMA Closes Second Institutional Round of Financing
"KIRKLAND, Wash.--Aug. 17, 2004--MFORMA Group Inc., a leading global provider of wireless entertainment media, announced today a new round of institutional financing on the heels of closing a $44 million round in June. The new round will total up to $40 million based on the company's needs in pending acquisitions being reviewed. The company announced a first close on $19 million in the new round, led by Draper Fisher Jurvetson and including participation by existing investors General Catalyst Partners and Bessemer Venture Partners. "
Aplix and Motorola Announce Advanced Debugging Feature for Java Technology-Enabled Mobile Phones
"TOKYO and LIBERTYVILLE, IL -- Aplix Corporation (TSE: 3727) and Motorola (NYSE: MOT) announced today a new mobile software solution that provides Java developers and content providers with the advanced capability to debug an application as it runs on a handset. With this solution -- powered by Aplix's JBlend platform -- developers can now spend less time troubleshooting, get more accurate results and bring their applications to market quickly. "
Nokia will have no market for its gaming device
"NOKIA IS TARGETING a non-existent segment of the market with its N-Gage gaming device. Such is the opinion of Strategy Analytics, the Boston, Massachusetts-based market research company. In a research note, Nitesh Patel, senior analyst, reckons that the vendor will trip up on the classic dilemma of the converged device: playing to two audiences but pleasing neither. The small screen will be a turn off to those used to using dedicated gaming devices while the design won't appeal to a mobile phone buyer. "
Mobile Civilization III coming
"Atari today announced that it has licensed Civilization III to Com2uS, a Korea-based mobile games developer. Under the three-year licensing deal, the company will create mobile games based on the PC strategy game for all major mobile devices and providers worldwide. "

lunes, agosto 16, 2004

OpenGL ES 1.1 approved
"The Khronos group has announced that version 1.1 of the OpenGL ES specification has been approved. OpenGL ES is a subset of the OpenGL 3D graphics library, which is available on virtually all desktop systems, intended for use on handhelds. Like OpenGL, OpenGL ES is royalty-free, which reduces the cost of development for hardware makers, platform developers, and application (game) developers. However, access to the Khronos conformance tests and source code, and permission to use the logo on compatible products, requires a membership fee for system implementors. "

viernes, agosto 13, 2004

Cooes China Has launched, the portal for Java Games
"Cooes China announced the launching of, a new portal delicate for Java applications and Java Games for mobile phones in China. Cooes has partnered with several nationwide chain store for their sales of prepaid game cards at more than 800 cities, people can buy cards and download his selected games by WAP enabled phones."
BREW, Java Wars Shift to China
"Separate announcements made this month by QUALCOMM (Quote, Chart) and partners of Sun Microsystems (Quote, Chart) reveal a greater intensity with regards to the companies' respective BREW and Java platforms in the region. "
Dwango North America Partners With Tata Infotech to Publish Entertainment Content
"ATTLE & MUMBAI, India--Dwango(R) North America Corp. (OTCBB:DWGN), a leading developer and distributor of entertainment content and applications for users of next generation mobile phones, and Tata Infotech, a global systems integrator in the Tata group, today announced that the two companies have signed a publishing agreement to do joint business in the Indian market. "
Rumors of first ever mobile game virus quashed
"Reports that a pirated mobile game fell victim to the worlds first mobile phone virus were quashed this week after it emerged that the 'Trojan horse' component was inserted by the game's developer as a copy protection measure."
Survey Says: Family Feud Mobile Game is a Winner!; FremantleMedia and Mobliss Extend Family Feud Television Experience to More Than 100,000 Subscribers
"SEATTLE--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 11, 2004--More than 100,000 fans of the classic game show, Family Feud, have now subscribed to play the new mobile phone game ( based on the original long-running TV show ( "
Vindigo Studios Brings Wireless Gaming Review to Verizon Wireless Get It Now Customers
"Verizon Wireless Customers Now Have Access to the Source for Information on Mobile Games with New Application "
IndiaGames to bring Martial Arts Action with 'Bruce Lee' to your Mobile Phone
"Indiagames Ltd., a leading Mobile entertainment developer, has entered into an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to bring wireless content honoring the legacy of Bruce Lee to mobile phones. The wireless content for mobile phones will include Bruce Lee mobile games, wallpapers, screensavers, ring tones, voice ringers, and alerts."
QUALCOMM BREW OpenGL ES Game Programming Contest 2004
" is pleased to announce the QUALCOMM BREW OpenGL ES Game Development Contest, sponsored by QUALCOMM CDMA Technologies. "
Digital Bridges Signs COLIN MCRAE RALLY 2005
"Digital Bridges, a world leader in the creation and distribution of mobile entertainment solutions, announced today an agreement with Codemasters to publish the mobile edition of Colin McRae Rally 2005 through its publishing division dbigames."
THQ Wireless Unleashes a Triple Threat of Racing Games With MotoGP 2, MX Unleashed And Splashdown
"THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq:THQI), today announced MotoGP 2, MX Unleashed, and Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild for mobile devices. The games will be available for download from leading carriers worldwide. "

miércoles, agosto 11, 2004

"Lights, Camera, Mobile!" Verizon Wireless and IN-FUSIO Launch Movie Trivia Rave
"BEDMINSTER, N.J. & LOS ANGELES--Aug. 11, 2004-- Quiz Game Offers More Than 1,200 Film Trivia Questions, Available on Get It Now(R) IN-FUSIO, the leading global game publisher and game services provider for mobile carriers, today announced the availability of Movie Trivia Rave for Verizon Wireless Get It Now enabled phones. Film fans can test their movie knowledge and memory of cinema's greatest hits with the latest version of the Tinsel town trivia game. "
Worms World Party coming to N-Gage
"Nokia and THQ Wireless today announced Worms World Party for the N-Gage platform. Worms World Party is a turn-based action strategy game where teams of worms battle it out for control of the world. The game features co-op and head-to-head multiplayer gaming modes allowing players to compete for wormy world domination locally via Bluetooth wireless technology or globally over the N-Gage Arena. "
Bitboys touts new line of mobile graphics chips
"(Los Angeles, California and Espoo, Finland - August 10th, 2004) -- Bitboys, a provider of graphics hardware solutions, today announced and demonstrated the company's new graphics processor product line for wireless and embedded devices at SIGGRAPH 2004 in Los Angeles. "
Artificial Life, Inc. Signs License Agreement With Sanrio
"HONG KONG, August 10 /Xinhua-PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Hong Kong based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTC: ALIF - News) a leading provider of intelligent agent based mobile and Internet technology and applications today announced that it has signed a license agreement with Sanrio Wave Hong Kong Co, Ltd, a local representative of Sanrio Co, Ltd, of Japan to develop games and e-learning applications for mobile phones based on the famous Sanrio branded characters: Hello Kitty?, My Melody?, Pochacco?, Bad Batz Maru?, Chococat?, Cinamoroll? and Little Twin Stars?."

martes, agosto 10, 2004

VCs embrace mobile gaming
"After years of virtually ignoring the gaming industry, venture capitalists are finally ready to play. "
OpenGL ES 1.1 adds hardware accelerated rendering for mobile phones
"The free OpenGL ES 1.1 specification enables new-generation embedded platforms, including cell-phones, with 3D hardware acceleration. "

viernes, agosto 06, 2004

Jamdat Mobile's 'Bejeweled Multiplayer' selected "Best Mobile Phone Game" at "G-Phoria - The Award Show 4 Games"
"Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. announced today that 'Bejeweled Multiplayer' was chosen as 'Best Mobile Phone Game' at 'G-Phoria - The Award Show 4 Gamers' - on July 31, 2004 in Los Angeles. Premiering on G4techTV on Friday, August 6 at 8:00 PM ET/5:00 PM PT, 'G-Phoria' is a celebration of video game culture that honors special achievement in interactive entertainment. Winning games were determined by nearly 500,000 gamers who voted online."
Handango Upgrades Platform For Fifth Anniversary
"HURST, Texas, Aug. 6 -- Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, released a major update to its mobile downloads provisioning technology, Handango AMPP, today. Handango AMPP has successfully processed millions of mobile downloads and related transactions over the past five years for licensees including the leading wireless operators, phone manufacturers, handheld manufacturers and portals. The update adds new technology to Handango AMPP to simplify content discovery for wireless subscribers, speed deployment of content offerings for mobile operators and streamline m-commerce capabilities."
Boingo Wireless Partners With OTEnet to Offer Wi-Fi Throughout Greece in Time For Summer Games
"SANTA MONICA, Calif., Aug. 6 -- Boingo Wireless today announced a partnership with OTEnet S.A., Greece's leading Internet service provider, which allows users of the Boingo(TM) Roaming System to connect at a dozen Wi-Fi locations throughout the country in time for the Summer Games. The agreement includes Wi-Fi locations at Athens International Airport, Macedonia National Airport and at leading hotels and conference centers throughout Greece."
"Mobile Gaming Leader Furthers Expansion in U.S. Market, Firms Leadership Position in Europe with New Investment
Headed by Insight Venture Partners "
Research and Markets: Mobile Games : Text to Rich-Media Games;ANalysis and Forecasts in the Growing Market for Mobile Phone Games
"RESEARCH-AND-MARKETS --(Business Wire)-- Aug. 4, 2004 -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Mobile Games : Text to Rich-Media Games to their offering. "
Jens Lauritzson, UK Country Manager of elkware
"One of the leading mobile phone game developers, elkware recently announced the appointment of Jens Lauritzson as their UK country manager. He will be in charge of the publisher?s new UK office and will oversee expansion plans for the company in UK."
Tiger Telematics Announces Gizmondo Fund to Promote Gaming Innovation And Creativity
"LONDON, England, August 5 -- Gizmondo Europe Ltd, subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based, Tiger Telematics Inc (OTC: TGTL.PK), announced today a new game innovation fund, seeking to support emerging developers who want to take gaming to the next level by leveraging the outstanding range of features of the Gizmondo mobile gaming device."

miércoles, agosto 04, 2004

Symbian Limited announces H1 2004 results
"Symbian Ltd today released the following unaudited financial and operational figures for the second quarter and the six months ended 30th June 2004:
Global shipments of Symbian OS-based phones grew to 5.0m (H1 2003: 2.7m units) in H1 2004, a year-on-year increase of 85%, bringing the total installed base of Symbian OS phones to more than 15 million."
Orange Code Camp
"The Orange Code Camp is a three day event organised by Orange and targeted at mobile application developers. The event will run from September 13th to 15th 2004, at the Futuroscope science park near Poitiers in France."
Get Ready for Action: Macrospace's Fatal Force has arrived!
"Macrospace, the global provider of mobile games and mobile gaming services, today announced the launch of its latest and greatest mobile game, ?Fatal Force: Earth Assault?. Fatal Force is the first game from Macrospace to combine a fully featured singleplayer game with multiple Bluetooth multiplayer options, which for the very first time in a mobile game allows players to compete in both cooperative and versus modes. ?Fatal Force: Earth Assault? features Macrospace?s latest game characters: the Fatal Force, a team of deadly warriors on a mission to defeat a race of invading aliens determined to make the Earth their new home!"
Indiagames to bring Martial Arts Action with 'Bruce Lee' to Mobile Phone
"Indiagames Ltd., a leading Mobile entertainment developer, has entered into an agreement with Universal Studios Consumer Products Group to bring wireless content honoring the legacy of Bruce Lee to mobile phones. The wireless content for mobile phones will include Bruce Lee mobile games, wallpapers, screensavers, ring tones, voice ringers, and alerts."
Game Review Genre Catalog released
"Midlet Review is pleased to announce the release of the 'Game Review Genre Catalog'. The Game Review Catalog offers the Reader the possibility to quickly get the most important information. "
IECOM mobile games goes China
"China Mobile - the largest chinese wireless operator - has started distribution of IECOM games. The marketing and distribution at the most important Chinese web portals as well as the China Mobile WAP portal are made by the biggest service provider for mobile applications in Asia, Mobile Internet Group Ltd. (MIG)."
DoJa/Java Platform for 3G FOMA
"ASIA : Aplix Corporation announced a cooperative agreement with NTT DoCoMo, Inc. to jointly develop a DoJa/JavaTM platform prototype for FOMA? devices. DoJa/Java platform is the application execution environment for NTT DoCoMo's i-appli?. The two companies will develop a platform for FOMA based on Aplix's JBlendTM platform technology."

martes, agosto 03, 2004

The new 3D MAX 7 has Mobile Gaming Development Tools
Native mobile 3D asset creation with new JSR 184 exporter

“JSR 184 is one of the important content interfaces to OpenGL ES, enabling a wide range of developers to bring their content to market over cellular networks, while benefiting from improvements in hardware,” says Lincoln Wallen, Criterion’s VP RenderWare Mobile. “By providing a desktop version of the Hybrid OpenGL ES/JSR 184 solution, fully compatible with those embedded on cell phones, artists and developers will enjoy simplified workflow and better productivity. We are pleased to work closely with Discreet to ensure developers get the support they need to address this challenging market cost-effectively”.
Telcogames gets a new CEO
"LONDON, July 30, 2004. Mobile game publisher and distributor Telcogames has made a number of changes to key senior management, with a new Chief Executive Officer and Chairman leading the company, as it continues to expand it's global distribution network."
THQ Wireless hooks up with 5th Cell Media
"Monday 2nd August 2004, Woking, Surrey, UK: THQ Wireless Inc. ('THQ Wireless'), a leading publisher of mobile games, announces a partnership to publish 5th Cell Media's titles in Europe and the Americas."
N-Gage Wrestles Its Way Into The WWE With WWE Aftershock
"ESPOO, Finland, August 3 -- Nokia and THQ Wireless, through a joint venture between THQ Inc. and JAKKS Pacific Inc., today announced they are working with the World Wrestling Entertainment? (WWE) for WWE Aftershock. WWE Aftershock for the N-Gage challenges players to get into the ring, muscle it up and battle against ten WWE Superstars for the coveted WWE Championship. WWE Aftershock offers multiplayer action via Bluetooth and is expected to hit the shelves in Q4 2004. "

lunes, agosto 02, 2004

Mobile games head to Austin conference
"Women and mobile games expand the content at the second annual developer-centric Austin Games Conference in September. The Game Initiative has added another track to its series of conferences to be held in Austin, Texas. The Mobile Game Conference will join the Women's Game Conference and the Austin Game Conference in Texas' capital city on September 9 and 10. "