sábado, abril 30, 2005

"/24-7PressRelease.com/ - THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, INDIA 29th April, 2005 - SOFTEX DIGITAL Pvt Ltd, a leading DEVELOPER FOR WIRELESS GAMES AND APPLICATIONS, today announced that it has become a member of Forum Nokia PRO, a program that provides advanced technical, business development and marketing support to selected mobile software companies. As a member of Forum Nokia PRO, SOFTEX DIGITAL has the opportunity to further strengthen its relationship with Nokia, gain early access to Nokia technology and take advantage of specialized service and support provided by Nokia to help SOFTEX DIGITAL stand out in the marketplace."
Cisco, Macromedia Acquire Stakes In Tom's Wireless Games
"Tom Online (TOMO) has announced that Cisco Systems and Macromedia will acquire strategic share interests in Indiagames Ltd, a publisher of mobile games majority owned by Tom Online. "
Yahoo! Games to Unveil New Multiplayer, Web-To-Wireless Games at E3 Expo
"Sunnyvale, CA - April 29, 2005 - Yahoo! Games, the leading online games site[1], will make its mark at this year's E3 Expo, May 18-20, by showing off the next generation of multiplayer gaming. At the show, Yahoo! Games will be featuring Yahoo! Poker, a multiplayer, cross-platform game, fulfilling a promise made earlier in the year to bring PC-to-mobile games to the U.S. market. "
Taking Video Games To The Next Level
"Cell-phone game sales are hot -- sparking deals and the interest of big game makers "

viernes, abril 29, 2005

SUN-GAMING Releases Spin for Prizes Advertising Platform for Mobile Phones
"With all the buzz in the mobile application industry, many carriers are looking for ways to increase their revenue through value added services to the customers and especially pre paid customers. Sun-gaming, an Orange Premium Content Partner, has released a mobile application that allows customers to exchange prepaid phone credits for prizes from advertisers."
TOM Online Announces Cisco, Macromedia Acquire Strategic Stakes in Indiagames
"HONG KONG, April 29 - TOM Online Inc. (Nasdaq: TOMO; Hong Kong GEM stock code: 8282), China's leading wireless Internet company, announced today that Cisco Systems Inc. and Macromedia Inc. will acquire strategic share interests in Indiagames Ltd., a leading global publisher of mobile games majority owned by TOM Online. This move enhances the India-based mobile games publisher's position for global growth. "
Nokia Joins University of Georgia's Mobile Media Consortium
"ATLANTA, April 29 -- Nokia (NYSE: NOK) announced today it has joined the University of Georgia's Mobile Media Consortium (MMC), an industry/academic group committed to exploring ideas that improve the quality of life while creating demand for mobility and wireless content, networks, and devices."
Telefonica Moviles Hires Alcatel To Supply 3G Network
"PARIS -(Dow Jones)- Spain's Telefonica Moviles SA (TEM) has hired Alcatel SA (ALA) for an undisclosed amount to supply its 3G/UMTS network infrastructure, the French telecom equipment maker said Thursday. "
Diamond I Opens Online Interactive Demo of its WifiCasino GS Gaming System
"BATON ROUGE, La.- Diamond I, Inc. (formerly AirRover Wi-Fi Corp.) (OTCBB:DMOIE), a Wi-Fi-based communications solutions company, today announced that it had opened an interactive online web-based preview of its WifiCasino GS(TM) hand-held Wi-Fi-based gaming system. This online preview offers the general public a comprehensive first-look at the innovative features of the WifiCasino GS system."
Brazil's TIM 1Q 2005 Net Profit BRL659 Million Vs BRL567.7 Million
"SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian mobile phone operator TIM Participacoes SA (TSU) Wednesday reported a net profit of 84.3 million Brazilian reals ($1=BRL2.536) for the first quarter of 2005, up nearly 17% from a year ago, due to more customers and higher usage. "
Nokia Expects To Ship 100 Million Camera Phones In 2005
"AMSTERDAM -(Dow Jones)- Nokia Corp. (NOK) expects to ship over 100 million handsets with built-in cameras in 2005, Chief Executive Jorma Ollila said Wednesday at a presentation of the new Nseries multimedia mobile phones. "

miércoles, abril 27, 2005

EA unveils first part of 2005 mobile games lineup
"REDWOOD CITY, Calif. - April 27, 2005 - Electronic Arts (NASDAQ: ERTS) today revealed the first eight of the 20 titles that will comprise its 2005/2006 mobile games line-up."
Gameloft releases Q1 numbers
"Gameloft posted consolidated revenues of 9.9 million euros in the first quarter of 2005, a 146% increase over the previous year. This is the eighth straight quarter in which the company has achieved three-figure growth."
InfoSpace announces Q1 revenues
"BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 26, 2005--InfoSpace, Inc. (Nasdaq:INSP) today announced financial results for the three months ended March 31, 2005. "

martes, abril 26, 2005

Bytedefenders develops mobile multiplayer games based on Exit Games Neutron 2.0
"The leading independent European games developer Bytedefenders announces its cooperation with middleware provider Exit Games to power new production of mobile multiplayer games created by Bytedefenders. As part of the agreement Exit Games will provide Bytedefenders with its Neutron development toolkit and services enabling multiplayer gaming, matchmaking, community, event billing and administrative functionalities."
Touchlink Mobile and Vivid Games present "Ed's Farm"
"Touchlink Mobile, the British mobile application developer and publisher and Vivid Games, the Polish mobile content developer, present Ed's Farm - the new game for cell phones. The application has been developed by Vivid Games; and Touchlink Mobile has exclusive rights to publish Ed's Farm in the UK, Spain, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Greece, Australia, Netherlands, Ukraine, Israel and Turkey."
July Systems powers Firstfun.TV's Entry into Mobile Content Retailing
"July Systems, an innovative technology solutions provider of smart mobile content retailing services, and Deep Visions, a Hamburg-based multimedia company, announced the launch of a try-before-you-buy mobile games service on the leading portal Firstfun.TV. The unique service will allow members of Firstfun.TV's gaming community to download and try a full catalog of mobile games for free, before deciding whether they wish to buy the games. The cross-operator service is available to subscribers of Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile and debitel, and can be accessed from the Firstfun.TV portal www.firstfun.tv ."
M7 Networks develops subscription-based purchasing module
"SAN DIEGO, CA April 26, 2005 M7 Networks Inc. (www.m7networks.com), a leading trusted partner and enabler of advanced wireless services, announced today its Subscription-Based Purchasing Module. The module represents the most recent value-added functionality and services to its already popular Application Community Platform (ACP)."
Gameloft releases Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm on V CAST
"NEW YORK and BEDMINSTER, N.J. - April 26, 2005, - Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon(R): Jungle StormTM, a tactical 3D action game produced by Gameloft(R), a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, is available exclusively for Verizon Wireless' new V CAST multimedia service. V CAST from Verizon Wireless is the first true wireless broadband consumer service in the country, allowing customers to view crystal clear graphics for 3D games and video on demand because it runs on Verizon Wireless' Evolution-Data Optimized (EV-DO) network - the only widely available wide-area wireless broadband network in the United States. Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Jungle Storm is available in its full 3D version with enhanced graphics and animation."
Sorrent launches Kingdom of Heaven
"SAN MATEO, Calif. - April 26, 2005 - Fans awaiting the May 6th release of 'Kingdom of Heaven' can curb their appetite for epic drama, action, suspense and the film's famed star, Orlando Bloom, by finding a little of everything right on their mobile phones. Today, Sorrent Inc., a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, and Twentieth Century Fox, one of the world's largest producers and distributors of motion pictures, announced the launch of a mobile entertainment suite based on the upcoming film, which was directed by Ridley Scott of 'Gladiator' fame, and also stars Eva Green, Jeremy Irons, David Thewlis, Brendan Gleeson, Martin Csokas and Liam Neeson."
Top mobile games developer moves into new city centre studio to accommodate further expansion.
"Manchester, UK. April 2005. Leading mobile games developer, Rockpool Games, has relocated to new offices in Manchester's city centre. The new 2000 sq ft studio in the heart of the city allows Rockpool's staff and clients ready access to the transportation links and amenities of this exciting and dynamic city."
Mobile gaming in India: A new form of entertainment in a timeless culture
"NEW DELHI--In India, mobile gaming hasn't yet reached the level of penetration necessary to conclude it's a mass-market phenomenon, but it's close. At least, this is the perception of Indian mobile game developers, who readily acknowledge that wireless gaming is still in its nascent stages in the country. Many of these companies, including better-known ones like Indiagames, develop games primarily for international audiences, but there's no denying that this situation has the potential to change in a hurry. It seems that the giant--the Indian mobile consumer--is awakening from its sleep. "
Immersion's Touch Sensations Debut in Samsung Mobile Phone and in Downloadable Content from Verizon Wireless
"Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that the wireless industry's first VibeTonz-enabled mobile phone for the U.S. market, and VibeTonz-enhanced downloadable ringtones and games, are now available from Verizon Wireless (NYSE:VZ). Samsung (SOUTH KOREA:005930.KS), Immersion's first licensee of the VibeTonz System, manufactured the phone, the SCH-n330. The VibeTonz System, designed to be implemented on any mobile wireless technology platform, provides a full range of vibrations to enliven mobile phone content such as games and ringtones and various user interface features. "

lunes, abril 25, 2005

mee launches Xyber Mech on Plus GSM
"Plus GSM (part of the Vodafone group) in cooperation with Mobile Entertainment Europe and One2Tribe officially launched Xyber Mech. It is the first location based multiplayer mobile game in Poland. Xyber Mech is a MOG (Mobile Massive Multiplayer Online Game), which merges the convenient game play of a mobile phone with the functionality of an internet portal, developed especially for the community of Xyber Mech gamers. "
Telcogames & Abletech Create Telcogames ASIA
"April 25th. Telcogames and Taiwan-based aggregator Abletech have today completed a shareholders agreement to found a new company, Telcogames ASIA."
Motorola reportedly considering stake in Siemens' wireless business
"MUNICH, Germany - Motorola Inc. is reportedly considering a major investment in Siemens' mobile phone business, a move that could boost the German phone maker's struggling wireless operations. "
China Telecom 1Q Revenue CNY40.62 Bln; Total Users 195.1M
"HONG KONG (Dow Jones)--China Telecom Corp. (CHA), the listed unit of China's largest fixed-line operator, Friday reported first-quarter revenue of CNY40.62 billion. "

domingo, abril 24, 2005

MobilityZone.net releases 'Penalty World Cup'
"MobilityZone.net releases Penalty World Cup."
Lunagames releases 'Crime Scene Detectives'
"A murder has been committed! You're the detective responsible to solve this ruthless murder."
Official Launch of 'Xyber Mech'
"Plus GSM (part of the Vodafone group) in cooperation with Mobile Entertainment Europe and One2Tribe officially launched Xyber Mech. It is the first location based multiplayer mobile game in Poland. Xyber Mech is a MOG (Mobile Massive Multiplayer Online Game), which merges the convenient game play of a mobile phone with the functionality of an internet portal, developed especially for the community of Xyber Mech gamers."
Mobile Entertainment Europe presents 'Race2Kill'
"Mobile Entertainment Europe, the exclusive worldwide distributor of mobile games from Polish developer Gameleons presents its new game 'Race2Kill'."
InfoSpace's Golf Club 3D scores Hole-in-One for exciting and realistic Game Play
"Driving the trend of realistic 3D mobile gaming, InfoSpace (NASDAQ: INSP) announced the launch of Golf Club 3D. Developed by InfoSpace's elkware studio, Golf Club 3D features stunning real-time 3D animation, realistic environments and customisable players to deliver a complete and fully interactive golfing experience for mobile gamers."
Akatora Content Services releases 'Miss Qnights II' and 'Galena'
"Akatora Content Services released two new games in the Platform genre."

sábado, abril 23, 2005

PlayFon takes I-play's mobile games to Russia
"Friday 22nd April: PlayFon, Russia�s leading provider of wireless entertainment, today announced that it has signed a deal with I-play, the mobile games company, to exclusively distribute its games in Russia. At the beginning of the month, the mobile games company changed its identity from Digital Bridges to I-play, and launched its mission to make mobile gaming the world's most popular form of electronic gaming."
It's Kung-Fu Madness With GG's Stick Fighter Fury
"BELLEVUE, Wash., April 22 /PRNewswire/ -- Guppy Games (http://guppygames.com ) , noted international mobile games developer and publisher, announces acquisition of an exclusive license to distribute Stick Fighter Fury to major North American Carriers in 2005. Stick Fighter Fury, a single player kung fu action adventure game for BREW and J2ME handsets features fast and furious action amidst crisp animated graphics."

viernes, abril 22, 2005

iTouch Launches New UK Mobile Gaming Service
"LONDON, April 20 /PRNewswire/ -- iTouch plc (LSE: ITU - News), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, is pleased to announce that it has signed a three year agreement with Eurobet UK, better known in the UK as Coral. The agreement represents the formal launch of iTouch's mobile gaming service in the UK."
Fathammer Delivers Ten 3D Mobile Games for SK Telecom; Fathammer Provides Advanced Mobile Games for the New, Growing Korean 3D Market
"SEOUL, Korea & HELSINKI, Finland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 20, 2005--Fathammer, a leading publisher and developer of advanced 3D mobile game technologies and games, announced today an agreement to deliver ten advanced 3D mobile games for SK Telecom's new game phones. The contract also includes Fathammer's X-Forge(R) Game Development System and Support for selected 3D game developers, who create content for SK Telecom. SK Telecom is South Korea's leading telecommunications company with extensive plans to release 3D content to wireless devices. "
'Simple games' rule mobile charts
"Tetris has ruled mobiles as far as gaming goes over the last 12 months, according to Mobile Games Analyst. "
Phones that vibrate in time with Java Games
"Immersion Corp. has announced that handset licensee Samsung Electronics is introducing the industry's first VibeTonz-enabled mobile phones for the Korean market, the SPH-G1000 and SCH-G100. The two mobile phones are the first equipped to download and play mobile games with orchestrated touch sensations."
Nokia Expects Mobile Phone Market More Than 170 Million In 2Q
"STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Nokia Corp. (NOK) expects the total market for mobile phones to be over 170 million units in the second quarter and for Nokia to gain market share, Chief Executive Jorma Ollila said Thursday. "

jueves, abril 21, 2005

Samsung licenses Immersion VibeTonez tech for Korean phones
"SAN JOSE, Calif., April 20, 2005 (BUSINESS WIRE) Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ: IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, today announced that handset licensee Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd., (SOUTH KOREA: 005930.KS), a global leader in mobile communications, introduced the industry's first VibeTonz-enabled mobile phones for the Korean market, the SPH-G1000 and SCH-G100. The two mobile phones are the first equipped to download and play mobile games with orchestrated touch sensations."
mee releases Race2Kill
"Mobile Entertainment Europe, the exclusive worldwide distributor of mobile games from Polish developer Gameleons presents its new game 'Race2Kil'. The game is a unique mix of racing and shooting action. The race is not just a race, but also a constant battle between drivers using rockets, oil and mines. To begin a player must choose from four available cars that differ in speed, handling, armor and acceleration. After each stage the player wins cash to upgrade his car and buy new weapons. The game offers 9 tracks in three different zones, each one swarming with dangers (crossings, oil slicks, posts) and power-ups (additional weapons, repair, turbo, cash). So prepare for the race and remember be smart or be dead. The race is about to begin! "
"Espoo, Finland, April 21, 2005 - Nokia and Bugbear Entertainment Ltd. today released updated information on their highly anticipated racing title Glimmerati. Set in the 80's glamorous jet set world, Glimmerati is an arcade-style racing extravaganza with a gripping storyline and challenging missions offering players thrilling rides in designer super cars, powerboats and even rocket propelled vehicles!"
"Bellevue, Wash. April 19, 2005- Leading mobile content producer and
publisher Infospace (NASDAQ:INSP) announced today the launch of Pub Pinball, the latest mobile game in its Pub series. The game was
developed by its UK-based games studio IOMO in conjunction with Morpheme Wireless."
HandyGames™ celebrates its 5th anniversary
"From Freelancers to CEO's of one of the major German game developers in the mobile entertainment business. Half decade full of surprises, progresses and successes. "
Jamdat Acquires Blue Lava, Tetris Wireless License
"Officials from mobile publisher Jamdat have announced that the company has acquired Hawaiian mobile developer Blue Lava Wireless for approximately $137 million. As part of the acquisition Jamdat, gains an exclusive 15 year worldwide license to develop mobile based Tetris games."

miércoles, abril 20, 2005

Mobile Multiplayer Tournament Texas Hold'em Goes Live On Your Cell Phone at MauiTexasHoldem.com
"Maui, Hawaii April 19, 2005 -- Capitalizing on the popularity of online tournament Texas Hold'em poker, Mobile Pioneer, Inc. today announced the first release of its mobile multiplayer tournament poker portal. Powered by the Maui Texas Hold'em mobile client, the mobile portal offers free-play limit and no-limit Texas Hold'em poker tournaments on cell phones."
Motorola Launches Real-Time Global Online Multiplayer Service Using Terraplay Systems Technology
"Motorola (NYSE:MOT) handset owners will today be able to take advantage of a selection of real-time, multiplayer games from Motorola's consumer portal, www.hellomoto.com. True, multiplayer gaming has been made available on Motorola's website through Terraplay Systems' network technology. "
Kayak Interactive Completes Acquisition of Chasma Interactive
"SAN MATEO, CA - April 20, 2005 - Kayak Interactive (Kayak), a leading international mobile entertainment publisher, today announced that it has acquired the assets of Chasma Interactive Publishing, based in New Hampshire. The acquisition expands Kayak's portfolio of offered products with several products already in the distribution channel as well as two key properties to be launched in the near future, Slingo(R), based on the leading web game, and Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament(TM), based on the hit TV show. There will be more information announced on these products forthcoming."
Brazil's Mobile Phone Market Up 39.6% On Year In March
"SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazil reached 68.6 million mobile phone customers at the end of March, up 39.6% from a year earlier, Brazil's telecom regulator Anatel said Tuesday. "
CDMA data services driving Latin American growth
"At the 2005 CDMA Latin America Regional Conference taking place in Rio de Janeiro this week, the CDMA Development Group (CDG) reported that CDMA2000 operators continue to grow their subscriber base rapidly and introducing a broad range of data services at a lower cost than their competitors. The CDMA base is expanding more than 30% per year and the subscriber base will surpass TDMA soon."

martes, abril 19, 2005

Bryo publishes the official Zorro game in Italy
"Silver Birch Studio has chosen Bryo as the exclusive publisher of the Blade of Zorro in Italy. The Blade of Zorro, that will be titled 'La Spada di Zorro' in Italy, is the officially licensed Zorro mobile game. The adventure based on the world famous character can be played from two distinct viewpoints (namely, plan and elevation). Toggling between these views provides the optimal game-play experience whether exploring or fighting, and allows the dynamics of Zorro swordplay to really shine through. The game also features a 'quick play' or 'fight mode' option that permits the causal player to while away time at brief moments, without being obliged to work their way through the increasingly complex game levels."
Mediaplazza Games announces new 3D Game
"Mediaplazza Games will release 'Argon 3D', its latest Shoot'em Up in full 3D at the end of April 2005. Argon 3D will be available for next generation mobile."
elkware with four new games
"elkware publishes four new games: GolfClub 3D, Pub Pinball, Pub Fight and Swords N'Roses."
Microforum International releases 'The Invisible Man'
"Microforum International, a leading North American publisher and developer of mobile games and applications, released its latest game 'The Invisible Man'."
The World's favourite Videogame celebrates 25th Birthday by becoming Best-Selling Mobile Game
"25 years after the launch of the original arcade game, PAC-MAN is more popular than ever. Having already generated millions of downloads worldwide, PAC-MAN was 2004's best-selling mobile game on several of the world's leading mobile network operators, including Vodafone in the United Kingdom."
e-Games big business | e-Games
"e-Games, a two-day event held annually - and scheduled to run 2 - 3 May 2005 at the Muscat Inter-Continental Hotel"
'Game to Watch' Nate Adams: Freestyle Motocross Launches
"London, UK - 19th April, 2005 – I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the launch of 'Nate Adams: Freestyle Motocross', the title that games reviewers and operators have touted as a 'Game to Watch' in 2005."
Top Executives From CNET, Ziff Davis, Sprint & Nokia Join Impressive Line-up of Speakers for Industry-Leading Games & Mobile Conference
"LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 04/19/2005 -- Digital Media Wire, the industry's leading mobile and digital entertainment news, events and information provider, today announced the addition speakers from CNET, Ziff Davis, Sprint and Nokia for the 3rd Annual Games & Mobile Forum, New York's premier event for games and mobile industry decision-makers (http://www.gamesandmobile.com/). "
iFone tops mobile games charts
"iFone has earned the rank of top mobile games publisher in the UK, by virtue of the fact that its Tetris title has appeared in the top ten every month for the past 12 months, and was the top-selling game for eight months. The publisher's Monopoly game also performed well, spending four months on the ELSPA charts and hitting the top spot once, according to a new report from Mobile Games Analyst. "
MOBILE GAMES ANALYST research crowns top UK publishers, mobile games
"The top three mobile games publishers in the UK are local outfits' iFone, Iomo and Digital Bridges, according to research from industry newsletter, MOBILE GAMES ANALYST, published by Informa Telecoms and Media."
Global e-Games conference on May 2

"Announcing this at a press conference at KOM yesterday, David Pender, marketing adviser of KOM, and Mohammed Al Ghassani, director of KOM, said: 'e-Games is the definitive conference for networked game development, including multiplayer online games, mobile and wireless games and devices, and online PC and console games.'"
Mobile games to 'go interactive'
"Most of the companies making games for mobile phones have got it wrong, says Trip Hawkins, founder of games behemoth Electronic Arts. "

lunes, abril 18, 2005

Play It applies for injunction against I-Play
"Publisher formerly known as Digital Bridges faces legal battle over name change"
GSM the tops in Latin America
"3G Americas has reported that GSM is now the number one mobile wireless technology in the entire Latin America and Caribbean region, based on Informa Telecoms & Media's market projections for the first quarter of 2005. There are nearly 100 GSM operators with networks deployed in every country of the region serving an estimated 73 million customers."
3G Mobile Video Content for Telecom New Zealand
"New Zealand : Gamer.tv has signed an agreement with Telecom New Zealand to supply video game reviews, previews and features for access by Telecom's T3G customers."

domingo, abril 17, 2005

Mobile Media Delivers iTV To Yunnan TV, China
"The Mobile Media Company (www.mobilemedia.com) today announced, that in association with the Shanghai PuDi Technology Company, it will provide interactive television programming and technical solutions to Yunnan Television , a leading television station in southwest China. "

sábado, abril 16, 2005

Gameloft hopping onto Boost Mobile
"NEW YORK - April 15, 2005 - Gameloft(R), a leading developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, announced today a partnership agreement with Boost Mobile(TM), a lifestyle-based telecommunications brand that develops and distributes wireless communications products for the youth market. The agreement allows Boost Mobile's 1.2 million customers to download and play a wide range of Gameloft titles. "

viernes, abril 15, 2005

Release of Quartz 2, Single and Multi Player Puzzle Game
"Zaandam, The Netherlands -- March 11th, 2005 -- Elements Interactive releases Quartz 2, the successor of its popular puzzle game Quartz, for PocketPC, Windows SmartPhone, Symbian Series 60 and Symbian UIQ devices. Quartz 2 is equipped with new single player game modes and multi player capabilities. Players can compete against friends via Bluetooth or TCP/IP or against the computer."
Release of Blazar, an Arcade-Style Shoot-Em-Up Game
"Release of Blazar, an Arcade-Style Shoot-Em-Up Game for PocketPC, Windows SmartPhone, Symbian Series 60 and Symbian UIQ Devices"
A blog on Symbian C++ programming
"Michele Sciabarra is writing for his website a free tutorial on Symbian C++ programming. The tutorial has the unusual form (for this sort of material) of a blog: once or twice a day, a new post will be added to the blog, in order to compose the 'puzzle' of the tutorial. If you prefer, you can bookmark and check it as a sort of web 'tip of the day'. Or you can occasionally consult it, browsing categories as 'chapters' of the tutorial. The author intend to build a downloadable pdf document of the entries when enough material will be available. "
"HOOK, England, April 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Superscape Group plc, a leading publisher of 3D mobile games, today announces unaudited preliminary results for the year ended 31 January 2005."
Handango Announces the 2005 Handango Champion Awards Finalists
"HURST, Texas - April 15, 2005 - Today, Handango, the leading provider of mobile downloads, announced the finalists for the fifth annual Handango Champion Awards, which recognize outstanding mobile software developers and their applications. The 2005 Handango Champion Awards finalists were determined by customer votes on Handango's Web site, www.handango.com, and Handango partner sites. "
TalkingStocks.com Issues Profile Report for Win Win Gaming, Inc.
"DALLAS, April 15, 2005 (PRIMEZONE) -- TalkingStocks.com today issued a Profile Report on Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN). The report is authored by Shailesh Dhuri, CFA, Senior Investment Analyst for TalkingStocks.com. The comprehensive report discusses all aspects of Win Win's business including instant games, wireless games, televised games, video lottery terminals and on-line games. "
For SprintPCS, bigger may not be better - report
"At first blush, financial and market data on Sprint's wireless revenues, profits, expenses, usage, data services, and subscribers paints a portrait of continued success. While confirming many of these successes, new analysis from Alexander Resources has revealed difficulty in managing growth, as well as weaknesses and declines in growth rates, market share, per subscriber revenues, and ARPU."
Motorola and Nokia outsell Samsung in cameraphone market
"According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, 257 million camera phones were shipped worldwide, representing 38% of total handset sales, in 2004. This was up sharply from 84 million, or 16% of total, in 2003."

jueves, abril 14, 2005

Handango releases mobile download stats and best sellers for March 2005
"Handango is releasing the March 2005 edition of the Handango Yardstick, a monthly report on the state of the mobile download industry."
3G mobile technology: what's in it for you?
"The brave new world of the advanced, third-generation (3G) mobile phone service has arrived. About two years later than it was meant to, 3G mobile services finally became widely available in Europe at the end of 2004."
I-play Portal Launches on Telefonica's 'emocion'
"MADRID, Spain & LONDON- April 14, 2005 -- I-play, the mobile games company, today announced that its brand is launching on emocion, Telefonica movistar mobile content channel. This marks a significant change in its presence on Telefonica Moviles Spain, where it has until now appeared un-branded under its games section. Last week the company changed its identity from Digital Bridges to I-play and launched its mission to make mobile gaming the world's most popular form of electronic gaming. "
Gosub 60 Launches Nationwide Radio Campaign Promoting Sahara Mobile Game
"Santa Monica, CA - April 13, 2005 - GOSUB 60, developer and publisher of mobile entertainment software, today announced the rollout of a nationwide radio campaign promoting their just-released Sahara wireless game. Sahara is based on the major motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions which opened last Friday and was the #1 box-office draw over the weekend. "

miércoles, abril 13, 2005

PC-Suite update
"Nokia has released a major update of PC-Suite, v6.5, with a lot of end user enhancement and a major point for developers."
SmartMarketing releases interesting numbers on Russian market
"Moscow, Russia, - SmarMarketing research group announces the results of investigation concerning Russian market of games for mobile phones in 2004. In mentioned period the volume of mobile games supporting Java, Mophun and BREW market in Russia was 5,3 million items that is $ 12,21 million."
GOSUB60 promoting Sahara game on national radio
"Santa Monica, CA - April 13, 2005 - GOSUB 60, developer and publisher of mobile entertainment software, today announced the rollout of a nationwide radio campaign promoting their just-released Sahara wireless game. Sahara is based on the major motion picture from Paramount Pictures and Bristol Bay Productions which opened last Friday and was the #1 box-office draw over the weekend. "
Gamevil planning outer-space messaging game
"GAMEVIL Inc.(www.gamevil.com) the largest mobile game developer and publisher in Korea has proudly announced an original IP game called 'NOM 2' which will be the world's first to load a feature that makes you capable to send a message to outer space. This game is the first mobile game in the world within this new genre called 'ECG (External Connection Game)'"
M:Metrics study shows mobile games leading mobile content
"SEATTLE, Wash April 11, 2005 The latest data from M:Metrics, the pioneer in measuring subscriber consumption of mobile content and applications, shows that consumers are increasingly using their mobile devices for mobile data services. The hottest category - mobile gaming - gained the most traction, growing more than 8 percent from last month's report."
IGDA Mobile Special Interest Group Formed
"The International Game Developers Association has formed a subgroup within the association specifically for mobile developers, called the Mobile Game Development Special Interest Group (Mobile-SIG). The Mobile-SIG is intended as a meeting ground for all mobile developers to discuss subjects such as game development and mobile technology."
Red Herring Reveals Companies Selected For The 2005 Red Herring 100 Europe
"London, UK - 12th April, 2005 – Red Herring today announced that I-play, the mobile games company, is a recipient of Red Herring 100 Europe, a selection of the 100 private companies in Europe and Israel that play a leading role in innovation and technology."
Mobile games industry attracts major funding
"The mobile games market attracted euros 327 million worth of funding since September 1999, according to a report by media researchers Screen Digest. Of that total, 56% was raised last year. "
Vindigo Enters Mobile Games Arena with Award-Winning Fantasy Graphic Adventure, Shadowgate
"NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 12, 2005--Vindigo, a leading mobile media company, today announced its entry into the rapidly growing mobile games market. Vindigo will release a broad selection of adventure and casual games in 2005, beginning with a fantasy graphic adventure game based on the bestselling Shadowgate franchise. The award-winning Shadowgate from Infinite Ventures has sold more than 1.5 half million copies worldwide on multiple platforms, making it a winning lead game title for Vindigo. "
Dwango Wireless Partners with the Rap Olympics
"SEATTLE-- April 13, 2005 -- Dwango(R) Wireless (OTCBB:DWGN), a leading developer and publisher of mobile entertainment content for top lifestyle brands, today announced a partnership with the Rap Olympics to support and promote new talent in the hip-hop community. Under the Rolling Stone Ringtones brand, Dwango Wireless will sponsor events, tours and messaging campaigns, beginning with the National Rap Olympics Freestyle Competition Finals taking place in Cleveland, Ohio, on April 16th and 17th, 2005. "
New Deals New Content And New Users For Cherrysauce As Mobile Erotica Continues To Grow
"April 13th. 2005 will be remembered as the year the mobile content industry 'got' naked, according to mobile erotica provider Cherrysauce."

martes, abril 12, 2005

Pac-Man is a top selling mobile game
"25 years after the launch of the original arcade game, PAC-MAN is more popular than ever. Having already generated millions of downloads worldwide, PAC-MAN was 2004's best-selling mobile game on several of the world's leading mobile network operators, including Vodafone in the United Kingdom."
A very good year for 3G phone shipments - report
"Forward Concepts has published a new report that concludes that 2004 cell phone shipments reached a record 715 million units, including inexpensive PHS/PAS units in China. The study projects that 2005 overall unit sales will increase only by 4.5% to the 746-million level as larger markets for older technologies decline, offsetting strong gains by newer technologies."

lunes, abril 11, 2005

Orange UK launches 'Shark Evolution'
"Orange UK, the British mobile operator, launches a new game on its networks - Shark Evolution. The game has been created by Touchlink Mobile, the British mobile application developer and publisher, and distributed by Player X, the British mobile content
SolidGames and TinySolutions announce BOMBA to your mobile phone
"SolidGames and TinySolutions brings the award winning game BOMBA (http://www.tinysolutions.net/bomba/Bomba.htm) to your mobile phone."
SAMSUNG Introduces 3D Game Phones with Vibration
"ASIA : Samsung Electronics introduced 3D game phones (models: SPH-G1000, SCH-G100) with vibration capability. The phone delivers realistic images and true-to-life sound, while the vibration it sends to the user's hand provides an extra sensation to the game experience. During an auto racing game, for example, the mobile phone vibrates as the player's car bumps over gravel or other unpaved surfaces, adding realism to virtual reality. "
Peru OKs Telefonica Deal With Comunicaciones Moviles
"LIMA -(Dow Jones)- Peru's Transportation and Communications Ministry on Friday approved the merger of Telefonica Moviles SAC (TEM) with Comunicaciones Moviles del Peru SA, formerly known as BellSouth Peru. "
VC capital rushing into mobile games
"The mobile games industry is attracting rapidly increasing levels of venture capital, according to research published today by Screen Digest."
Stunning 3D Mobile Games and Sports Legends to be Showcased by Superscape
"HOOK, HAMPSHIRE, England, April 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Superscape, Inc, the world's leading publisher of 3D mobile games, will showcase the latest from its portfolio of action, film and sporting titles at this year's E3 Expo."
Gameloft Announces the Creation of a Development Studio in Quebec; Established in 16 Countries, the Company Has Now Passed the 1,000 Employee Mark
"PARIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 11, 2005--Gameloft, a top developer and publisher of video games for mobile phones, announced today that it will be opening a new development studio in Quebec City, five years after the opening of its studio in Montreal. This new investment is in keeping with the company's strategy, which is based on four key ideas: "
Publishers soup up wireless video games with 3D
"SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) -- Paul Palmieri, the visionary behind Verizon's mobile entertainment strategy, needed a way to showcase his new line of souped-up handsets in February, when the telecom giant unveiled its high-speed wireless network."
Win Win Gaming Inc. Agrees in Principle to Purchase Pixiem, Inc.
"LAS VEGAS, April 11 -- Win Win Gaming, Inc., (OTC Bulletin Board: WNWN) a Las Vegas-based operator of international lottery games and related gaming ventures announced today that it has agreed in principle to acquire Pixiem, Inc., a global developer and publisher of wireless entertainment games. "

viernes, abril 08, 2005

Multiplayer games - new technology in mobile phones world
"AVACS (www.avacs.net) is glad to introduce its multiplayer games - new technology in mobile phones world. Using this technology, people around the world can play with each other using their mobile phones, and paying a very low price. The mechanism is based on HTTP-protocol, which provides high flexibility and accessibility. At present you can check how it works with our Java games: Net Sea Battle and Net Chess. This is implementation of well-known games that allows sending messages to rivals during the game, checking one?s own rating. It is also possible to play together with your rival on one phone."
Nació Movistar y trae innovaciones
"La nueva marca de la empresa española de comunicaciones Telefónica se presentó en Uruguay, conjuntamente con otros 13 países, cambiando en nuestro país el anterior nombre de Movicom Bellsouth."

jueves, abril 07, 2005

Gameloft to produce Totally Spies mobile game
"Paris, France ? April 7th 2005 ? Gameloft, a top developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, announced an exclusive licensing agreement today with Marathon, one of the main producers and distributors of television shows, for an upcoming mobile game inspired by the animated series Totally Spies."

Touchlink Mobile releases Shark Evolution

"LONDON, UK, April 4, 2005 ? Orange UK, the British mobile operator, launches a new game on its networks ? Shark Evolution. The game has been created by Touchlink Mobile, the British mobile application developer and publisher, and distributed by Player X, the British mobile content broker."
Qplaze releases 'World Fighting Heroes'
"Qplaze releases 'World Fighting Heroes', its latest Beat'em Up Game."
Javart releases 'Epic Heroes: Walls of Troy'
"Javart releases 'Epic Heroes: Walls of Troy' its latest Shoot'em up."
Cometa Games Launches Arcadia Mobile Gambling Platform
"The Arcadia(TM) system's simple and secure front-end allows users to register their personal information and payment details before selecting and downloading gambling games direct to their mobile phone handset via text message. The Arcadia(TM) back-end system enables secure provision, management and tracking of multiple mobile gambling transactions."
Jackpot Factory Casinos Launch Real-Play Mobile Casino
"KAHNAWAKE, CANADA -- 04/07/2005 -- The Jackpot Factory Group, one of the most advanced, innovative and respected casino groups on the internet, has announced the launch of 7WIN7 Mobile Casino (www.7win7.com) -- a real-play, Java-based casino which can be played on over 65 GSM handsets worldwide, providing players with the opportunity to enjoy their favorite casino games anytime, anywhere on their mobile phones. "
Gizmondo(TM) Grabs More Fathammer Delights
"LONDON, April 6 -- - Five More Pocket-Sized Favourites to Feature on Gizmondo Gizmondo Europe Ltd, subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc. (OTC: TGTL ; OTC: TGTL.PK), today announced the signing and imminent release of five new titles from expert mobile gaming developer, Fathammer, based in Helsinki, Finland."

miércoles, abril 06, 2005

IGDA forms dedicated group for mobile game developers
"San Francisco, Calif. - April 6, 2005 - In response to industry growth and attention, the Mobile Game Development Special Interest Group (Mobile-SIG) has formed within the International Game Developers Association (IGDA) to offer an independent and balanced knowledge source for developers. "
MobileBugtraq - GameDev.Net Discussion Forums
"MobileBugtraq is a new discussion mailing list about security of mobile terminals systems including all sorts of platforms. Topics of discussion might be related to hacking, protecting against break-ins, system bugs and exploits, etc. "
Ener1 Group to Acquire Game Developer Nival Interactive
"US Company Leverages Russia's Largest Game Developer to Produce Next Generation Console and Wireless Games "
Playman Winter Games? Wins Best Sports Game Award
"Playman Winter Games(TM) has been selected as the best sports game for mobile phones in 2004 by the German gaming site Handy-Player.de. Playman Winter Games outdid competition from some of the biggest gaming brands in the world."
Konami goes mobile in China
"TOKYO--Konami announced that it will be entering the mobile phone game market in China as of today. The company will release 30 games annually, starting with three classic 1980s titles at 2 yuan ($ 0.24) per download--Contra, Antarctic Adventure, and Life Force. Konami's games will be distributed in China by Shanghai Mobile, a subsidiary of the major Chinese telecommunications company China Mobile Communications. Konami also plans to increase its product lineup in the future by offering downloadable ring tones and standby screens. "
Telefonica Moviles Invests EUR75 Million To Relaunch Movistar
"MADRID -(Dow Jones)- Spanish mobile phone operator Telefonica Moviles SA (TEM) said Tuesday it will invest EUR75 million to relaunch its Movistar brand. "
Peru's Telefonica Moviles Delays Merger Plans To May
"LIMA -(Dow Jones)- Telefonica SA's (TEF) Peruvian unit, Telefonica Moviles SAC, (TEM) said Tuesday that its board of directors have delayed a planned merger with Comunicaciones Moviles del Peru SA to May 1. "
CDMA2000 continues to dominate the 3G market in Latin America and The Caribbean
"The CDMA Development Group (CDG) has reported that CDMA2000 continues to expand rapidly in Latin America and the Caribbean. There are now 31 CDMA2000 operators serving nearly 9 million subscribers in 18 countries."
New Argentina Telefonica-BellSouth Unit To Invest ARS450 Million
"BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Movistar, the new cellular phone operator produced from Telefonica Moviles' (TEM) purchase of U.S.-based BellSouth Corp's (BLS) Latin American operations, will invest ARS450 million ($1=ARS2.92) in Argentina this year, company officials said Tuesday. "

martes, abril 05, 2005

Wireless games downloads were worth $1,070 mln in 2004
"Although downloadable applications have proved popular with consumers, the numbers are still tiny relative to the traditional console and handheld gaming business. The few publicly available numbers reveal that the market has so far barely touched the mobile owning mainstream, except of course in Korea and Japan. "
GlobalFun AB to Distribute 'The Blade of Zorro' Wireless Game Series
"GlobalFun AB, a global developer and publisher of wireless entertainment, has signed an agreement with SilverBirch Studios Inc., to publish and distribute SilverBirch?s The Blade of Zorro? branded game, based on the legendary Spanish Californian hero - el Zorro, 'the Fox'. GlobalFun will be publishing the title exclusively in specific markets worldwide, with a special emphasis on the North American, South American and European markets."
Games and Mobile Forum Returning to NYC
"APRIL 04, 2005 -- LOS ANGELES - Digital Media Wire, the industry's leading mobile and digital entertainment news, events and information provider, announced speakers for the 3rd Annual Games & Mobile Forum, New York's premier event for games and mobile industry decision-makers (www.gamesandmobile.com/). "
Phone Games Get More Sophisticated
"Mobile phone games have come a long way since the first snake wound its way across a black-and-gray display. Now they are like console games with cutting-edge 3D graphics. Experts have been expecting the development since telecommunication providers wanted to expand the contents market, handset manufacturers tried to sell more phones, and game developers attempted to satisfy the evolved taste of game fans. What users need is a next-generation game phone with powerful graphic chips. "
I-play Gains Yardage with SI™ 2005 Football Trivia Launch 1st SI™ Trivia Titles Now Available
"San Mateo, CA - April 4 2005: I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the launch of its first title in a range of SI(TM) sports trivia mobile games, SI(TM) 2005 Football Trivia."
JAMDAT Mobile and Activision Extend Licensing Agreement to Include 3D of Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(R)
"LOS ANGELES-- April 5, 2005 -- Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:JMDT) and interactive games publisher Activision, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATVI) announced today that JAMDAT has acquired the worldwide publishing and distribution rights, excluding Korea, to Activision's Tony Hawk's Pro Skater(R). Under the terms of the agreement, JAMDAT has the exclusive rights to publish a 3D version of the popular sports title for wireless."

lunes, abril 04, 2005

RIFTS(R): Promise of PowerTM Official Site Goes Live
"Espoo, Finland, April, 4, 2005 - Nokia today announced that the dedicated mini site has gone live for the upcoming role playing N-Gage title RIFTS at www.rifts-promiseofpower.com The site went live on Saturday, April 2, on the 49th birthday of its creator, Mr. Kevin Siembieda."
Codebrew Software releases 'Gravity Defied - Trial Racing'
"Codebrew Software releases Gravity Defied - Trial Racing, its latest Racing Game, featuring realistic physics."
Lunagames releases '360º Fighting Falcon'
"The 360º (degrees) rotating fighter pilot experience hits your mobile phone with Lunagames' latest creation '360 Fighting Falcon'."
Wimbeldon Champion Maria Sharapova signs with I-Play
"Reigning Wimbledon champion Maria Sharapova has signed with I-play, the mobile games company. Sharapova, who turns 18 on April 19, will front a new mobile game, titled I-play Maria Sharapova Tennis, soon to be available across Europe, Asia Pacific and North America."
Fenix-Soft announces 'Greece: SeaWar'
"Ukrainian mobile game development company Fenix-Soft (www.fenix-soft.com) has announced its first game, Greece: SeaWar."
Cocoasoft releases 'Eon the Dragon 2'
"Cocoasoft adds a new game to its ever expanding games collection. Eon the Dragon 2 is a brand new sequel to the highly acclaimed action-adventure game Eon the Dragon, featuring Eon, a daring explorer in a vivid fantasy world of Dragon Realm."
I-play brings ?Skipping Stone? West
"I-play, the mobile games company, today announced that it has secured the rights to distribute Skipping Stone, the highly compulsive 'one-thumb play' game from Korean developer Gamevil, throughout North America, Asia Pacific and Europe. Skipping Stone is a perfect fit with I-play, which stands for making mobile gaming appealing and easily accessible to all audiences. "
HandyGames releases 'Ancient Ruins 4'
"HandyGames releases Ancient Ruins 4, its latest RPG Game. The quest for The Cup Of Greed leads you to a dark castle that is patrolled by evil guards. Use your skills to get past these creatures and take possession of the artefact."
Digital Bridges Becomes I-play
"Officials from mobile games publisher Digital Bridges announced that the company has been renamed to I-pay, as of today."
Gameloft Hits a Home Run Secures Exclusive Mobile Gaming Rights to All-Star Shortstop Derek Jeter
"NEW YORK - April 4th, 2005 - Baseball fever will soon hit mobile phones. Gameloft, a leading international developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, secured exclusive mobile gaming rights to all-star shortstop Derek Jeter. The game, Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 2005, will capture the excitement and realism of professional baseball on your handset."
Melody Chip for Mobile Phones with Three-Dimensional (3D) Positioning Technology
"Europe : NEC Electronics introduced the UPD9971 melody chip for mobile phones, which offers a superior three-dimensional positioning technology, sound effects, and an industry-first 128 polyphonic tones. "

sábado, abril 02, 2005

Jamdat catches mobile MLB rights
"Jamdat Mobile today announced that it has reached an agreement with Major League Baseball Advanced Media, the Internet and interactive media company of Major League Baseball, to acquire the exclusive rights to develop and publish wireless games featuring the league's properties. The length and financial details of the agreement were not disclosed. "
Habari Media launches Mobile Games SA
"Thanks to Mobile Games SA you can now grab the latest and coolest mobile java games for your cellphone, sent instantly to your mobile by WAP and SMS. Being a games only portal, Mobile Games SA can focus on having the widest range of games anywhere in SA, hence the strap line: 'We are to games what Google is to search'. "

viernes, abril 01, 2005

Mobile games charts: WWTBAM at No. 1
"Macrospace's Who Wants to be a Millionaire was the most downloaded Java game for UK mobile handsets in the month of February, according to the latest ELSPA figures."
Impossible Mission. Epyx's 80s adventure classic returns with an un-needded facelift.
"March 31, 2005 - Nobody could make Commodore 64 games like Epyx. The development house was responsible for some of the era's greatest hits, like Winter Games, Gateway to Apshai, and Jumpman. And now one of the firm's most iconic games has made it to mobile: Impossible Mission."
JAMDAT Mobile Wins "Best Mobile Games Publisher and Service" Award
"LOS ANGELES -- April 1, 2005 -- Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ:JMDT) announced today that it has been named 'Best Mobile Games Publisher and Service' at Digital Hollywood's first annual OnDemandies Awards, the industry awards that recognize the highest standards of achievement in on-demand entertainment and technology."
Towards a Methodology of Mobile Game Design
"Announcing an independent mobile gaming special interest group: the spirit of knowledge sharing and cooperation for mobile play developers. "
Heroine Lara Croft's Mobile Adventures Continue With In-Fusio's Tomb Raider Sequel
"London, 31 March 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the international publisher of mobile games and manager of player communities, has announced the launch of Tomb RaiderTM: Quest for Cinnabar. Lara Croft, the celebrated adventuress who has seduced more than 30 million players worldwide, is making a return to UK gamers' mobile phones. Tomb RaiderTM: Quest for Cinnabar is available immediately to download from Orange UK to a wide variety of handsets."