jueves, junio 30, 2005

Warner Bros. Online Launches "Looney Tunes And Friends" Channel On Sprint
"Glendale, Calif. and Overland Park, Kan. - June 29, 2005 - The first ever 'Looney Tunes and Friends' mobile video channel is now available on Sprint PCS VisionSM Multimedia Services (Channel 12). The channel was announced today by Jim Noonan, senior vice president and general manager of Warner Bros. Online, and Jeff Hallock, vice president - Wireless Data Product Strategy, Sprint."
T-Mobile CEO Says In Favor Of In-Country Consolidation
"BONN -(Dow Jones)- Mobile telephone operator T-Mobile International AG (TMO.YY) is in favor of market consolidation in various 'overcrowded' European countries, T-Mobile Chief Executive Rene Obermann said Tuesday at the sidelines of a media conference to launch a high-speed Internet service for mobile phones. "
Forum Nokia Expands Pro Offering With Focused Developer Support 'Zones'
"San Francisco, CA - Nokia (NYSE: NOK), the global leader in mobility, today announced the creation of a new technical, business development and marketing support program for software developers that want to work more closely with Enterprise Solutions, the arm of Nokia dedicated to helping businesses and institutions worldwide improve their performance through extended mobility. Nokia also is creating a specialized support program in response to growing opportunities for independent developers to build network specific applications and services based on Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) and IP Multimedia Subsystem (IMS). "
3 Launches Sony Ericsson K600i 3G Mobile
"ASIA : 3 Hong Kong keeps to its promise of providing the most comprehensive selection of 3G video mobile phones in town. Including the latest addition - Sony Ericsson K600i, a dual camera lens video mobile phone with quad-band capability - 3 now offers a stunning choice of 22 models, 40 colours of 3G video mobile phones to meet the diverse tastes of the population."
Sun Java Wireless Toolkit Release includes Nokia SNAP Mobile APIs
"SAN FRANCISCO, CA, USA – Nokia, a leading provider of connected, multiplayer Java games, and Sun Microsystems, Inc. today announced the inclusion of Nokia's Scalable Network Application Package (SNAP) Mobile APIs in the beta release of the Sun Java Wireless Toolkit (version 2.3), formerly known as the J2ME Wireless Toolkit."
West goes East with mobile games
"IN AN ELECTRONIC EQUIVALENT of sending coals to Newcastle, Upstart KK is supplying popular US and European mobile games to the Japanese market."
Web To Mobile J2ME Games Now a Reality
"JUNE 28, 2005: J2X TECHNOLOGIES, the technology leader in multiplayer mobile gaming, announced today support for the development of Mobile-To-Web gaming via the J2Play Community-Building Toolkit."
M-Mode joins China mobile-games venture
"M-MODE Bhd has teamed up with Elegant Archer (M) Sdn Bhd and Dalian Dreamfun Digital Technology Co Ltd to set up a joint-venture company in Dalian, China."

martes, junio 28, 2005

InfoSpace enables Tell-A-Friend and Frequent Player rewards...For Prizes!
"BELLEVUE, Wash.--June 23, 2005--InfoSpace Inc. (Nasdaq:INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, today introduced Frequent Player Points and Tell-A-Friend rewards programs, two incentive programs that reward loyal subscribers with prizes for their participation in InfoSpace's 'For Prizes Network' of mobile game tournaments. The 'For Prizes Network' is an interactive mobile tournament service created and operated by InfoSpace, in which players are able to compete with other mobile users for prizes. These exciting new programs give gamers increased opportunities to win great prizes and to refer new players to InfoSpace tournament games."
BitRabbit releases "Atomanic" Puzzle Game
"BitRabbit is proud to announce the release of a new game, Atomanic, for Series60 handsets. Building on the success of the first game, the arcade oriented Yukiko, BitRabbit introduces now an original puzzle game. Simple gameplay, and easy to understand, but which will keep the player entertained and excited for long hours."
Microforum International releases 'Rodent Panic 3D' game
"Microforum International, a leading North American publisher and developer of mobile games and applications, today released its first 3D (JSR-184 compliant) game 'Rodent Panic'."
Linux, Java key in Motorola's new E895 clamshell
"Announced today at the ongoing 2005 JavaOne Conference in San Fransisco, Motorola has introduced the compact E895 clamshell powered by Linux and Java technologies. "
YDreams Releases Next Generation Mobile MMOG and Location Based Game, & Inks TV Deal
"YDreams pushes the envelope of mobile gaming with the release of their next generation Mobile MMOG and Location Based Game - Undercover 2: Merc Wars(TM). Not only that, but they have already picked up a TV show (in Portugal, the company's home country) to cover game universe."
Nokia Series 60 Smartphone Platform Announced
"SAN FRANCISCO, CA - Nokia (NYSE:NOK), the global leader in mobility, today announced that Java(TM)-enabled Series 60 based smartphones will include an enhanced configuration for the Java platform, driving opportunities for significant improvements in remote management of mobile devices and creating new business opportunities for Java platform software developers in the mobile middleware market. "
Playman Summer Games 2 is Here, it's Hammertime!
"Playman, the all-round million selling world famous mobile sports superstar, has returned in a brand new game and he's looking better than ever! For the first time, Playman is put head to head against a group of increasingly difficult international sporting stars. Like before, Playman is competing in a tournament of events. It begins with the 100 meter dash, after which Playman's muscles and voice (Scream Booster(TM)) are put to the test in hammer throw. The third event sets Playman flying in the air when he takes part in the triple jump. The sports day ends with the javelin, and then the award ceremonies can begin. "

lunes, junio 27, 2005

watAgame presents online RPG for mobile!
"watAgame, the Danish developer and publisher dedicated to the emerging market for online mobile games, presents Sterling Lake - the new title in the Era of Eidolon franchise. The game will be distributed worldwide by selected partners in SE-Asia, China, Australia, Philippines, Europe, USA, Turkey, Israel and South Africa."
Overseas mobile games enter Japan
"Now here's a twist: just when we've spilled a lot of ink lately telling you how Japanese mobile Internet players are succeeding overseas, in comes a press release from Dublin, Ireland-based Upstart Games Ltd. announcing that their Tokyo subsidiary, Upstart KK, has launched what they call the first multi-carrier service dedicated to providing Japanese mobilers with access to popular US and European games. With a catchy name and the allure of foreign brands, the 'Best of West' gaming contents channel may just grab a few thumbs, not to mention per-download revenues."
Esmertec and LG Electronics Demonstrate Multi-Tasking Java Virtual Machine on a Mobile Handset
"SAN FRANCISCO & DUEBENDORF-ZURICH, Switzerland-- June 27, 2005-- Esmertec(TM) (www.esmertec.com), a leading provider of software solutions for mobile phones and embedded devices and LG Electronics Ltd. (LGE), a major global player in electronics and telecommunications, announce a lead implementation of Esmertec's multi-tasking Java(TM) Virtual Machine on an LGE F2400 cellular phone."
Lack Of Interest When It Comes To Advanced Mobile Phone Features
"Europe : Mobile penetration has reached a high level of saturation; basic phone features are common; SMS text messaging remains the most used mobile service; and users aren't yet ready to adopt advanced mobile services, such as the mobile Internet and video messaging. These are just some of the insights gained from the Q4 2004 Consumer Technographics(R) European Study by Forrester Research, Inc. (NASDAQ: FORR)."
I-Play's Gosen responds to Vodafone comments on game quality
"The quality of the download experience also needs to be addressed by the mobile games industry, I-Play COO David Gosen has told GamesIndustry.biz in response to concerns over game quality raised by Vodafone's Graeme Ferguson last week."
Nokia announces next generation Java platform for Series 60
"Nokia has announced that Java-enabled Series 60 based smartphones will include an enhanced configuration for the Java platform, driving opportunities for significant improvements in remote management of mobile devices and creating new business opportunities for Java platform software developers in the mobile middleware market."
Ericsson and Sun working on multitasking Java for 3G handsets
"Ericsson and Sun are extending their business relationship to develop an integrated, multitasking Java technology-based solution. The implementation is based on Sun's Connected Limited Device Configuration (CLDC) HotSpot Implementation and is integrated and optimized with a full Java technology stack on platforms from Ericsson Mobile Platforms."
I-play Acquires Ditto
"I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the successful completion of its acquisition of British mobile games porting specialist and developer, Ditto Studios. This strategic acquisition will enable I-play to deliver its products to market more quickly, through Ditto�s proprietary technology that accelerates the process of providing mobile games to the hundreds of different handsets available on the market."
NAMCO relaunches European i-mode Service
"Namco's Web & Mobile Content division, today launched it's newly re-designed 'PAC-MAN ARCADE' i-mode mobile entertainment subscription service across a number of key European mobile network operators including Bouygues in France, Cosmote in Greece, KPN in the Netherlands and e-Plus in Germany."
Telcogames to distribute Ojom Content
"Telcogames Germany GmbH and Ojom GmbH have reached an agreement which allows the Telcogames group to offer and distribute Ojom's large catalogue of mobile games to more than 400 channels worldwide, including many of the larger mobile network operators."
QUAKE goes mobile!
"The mobile gaming world is going to shake when the legendary QUAKE hits handsets later this year. Thanks to an agreement announced today between id Software and publisher Pulse Interactive, the blockbuster first person action shooter created by id Software(TM) is rolling onto a new generation of 3D-enabled mobile handsets."
New trends from Japan: Mobile phones become media terminals, credit cards and remote controls
"The mobile phone will evolve from a communication tool to an integrated communication device, media terminal, credit card and remote control, according to a new report released by the telecom research firm Berg Insight. Sabine Ehlers, IT and telecom analyst, has looked at the world's most advanced mobile market, Japan, for clues on how mobile technology and consumer behaviour will evolve. 'The most significant trend is that the mobile phone has become the ubiquitous tool for most personal electronic needs', says Sabine. She explains that service providers have taken advantage of the fact that the mobile terminals follow the users wherever they go, and have made it possible to pay, check in, enter, and travel just by waving the phone in front of sensors. Five million songs have been downloaded since a service for downloading entire songs directly to the mobile handset was launched in November, and 30 million handsets with contactless chips can be used to pay with in 7 million shops throughout the country."
PlayFon and Indiagames partner in Russia
"The leading provider of wireless entertainment PlayFon got exclusive rights for distribution of the games from world-renowned developer Indiagames in the Russian market. The agreement was signed by the top managers of both companies. More than 80 million of Russian subscribers will have a chance to download popular franchises and titles such as 'Jurassic Park', 'Mummy', 'Godzilla', 'Spy Kids' and 'After Tomorrow' to their handsets."

sábado, junio 25, 2005

Gameloft en Argentina
"La empresa número uno en desarrollo de videojuegos para celulares va a establecer una base en Argentina y están buscando personal para sumar a sus filas."
2005 Game Developers Conference Europe announces Premier Keynotes
"The 5th Annual Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe) has announced both the keynote and conference line up for the 30 August to 1 September, 2005 event in London, UK. Industry veteran and Sony executive Phil Harrison will deliver a keynote address on Wednesday, 31 August, and Katamari Damacy creator Keita Takahashi will deliver a keynote address on Thursday, 1 September. Conference information and registration are available at www.gdceurope.com."
By 2006 Russia will be the largest mobile communication market in Europe - Softpedia News
"The mobile Russian phone market has a lot of potential. This is also true for the mobile games. To get a better view of the trend that govern this market, we decided to interview Playfon's team, a leading provider of wireless entertainment from Russia. "

viernes, junio 24, 2005

NTT DoCoMo tests 4G speeds
"TOKYO-Japanese giant NTT DoCoMo Inc. said it reached speeds of 1 gigabit per second while traveling at 20 kilometers per hour while testing its new technology for fourth-generation wireless networks. The telecommunications council of Japan's Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications wants to commercialize 4G services by 2010. "
New game 'Soviet Spy' from Qplaze
"Soviet Spy Shtirliz was a secret service man, the best ever. He could collect folders with secrets holding in the air, shoot with both hands, and also shoot from bazooka and flame-thrower. Besides that Shtirliz adored to spoil Umput's life, what he dedicated the last few years of his life to, having pretty well cut the ranks of the Great Dictator."
watAgame releases new multiplayer game 'Badaz Blackjack'
"watAgame, the Danish developer and publisher dedicated to the emerging market for online mobile games, presents Badaz Blackjack - the new title in the Era of Eidolon franchise. The game will be distributed worldwide by selected partners in SE-Asia, China, Australia, Philippines, Europe, USA, Turkey, Israel and South Africa."
Sony Ericsson S600 Super Play Phone - The Swivel Phone That’s Ready to Party
"The new Sony Ericsson S600, launched today, will undoubtedly appeal to the unashamedly expressive youth audience. Packed with features to enhance the lifestyles of those who live their lives to the fullest, the S600 is unique, delivering maximum fun and excitement in an ultra stylish package."
Sprint, Nextel Announce Branding Of Combined Company
"OVERLAND PARK, Kan. -(Dow Jones)- Sprint Corp. (FON) will be the master brand name when the company merges with Nextel Communications, Inc. (NXTL), but certain products will retain the Nextel brand. "
Gambling on a cellphone taking off
"Mobile gaming has become an increasingly hot area of cellular phone revenue, climbing to US$200 million in 2004. Additionally, mobile gambling is increasing its stake in the USA at a rapid rate, according to Mintel International's recent report on cellular phones. Mobile gaming refers to video games played on cellular phones. Mobile gambling describes cellular phone activities that are similar to online gambling."

jueves, junio 23, 2005

"OVERLAND PARK, Kan., and RESTON, Va. - June 23, 2005 - Sprint (NYSE: FON) and Nextel Communications Inc. (NASDAQ: NXTL) today announced details surrounding the brand strategy and logo to be used upon completion of the companies' merger, expected in the third quarter of 2005, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals. The new go-to-market brand name of the combined Sprint Nextel will be Sprint, with the Nextel name continuing as a key product brand."
GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS & Kayak/Synergenix To Launch New Mobile Quiz Game
"June 23rd. The world's biggest, smallest, fastest, tallest, thinnest and weirdest world records are coming to a brand new mobile phone game courtesy of GUINNESS WORLD RECORDS(TM), the world's leading authority on record breaking feats and mobile entertainment publisher Synergenix, Kayak Interactive's European subsidiary. The game is released in Europe today and is due to hit the U.S. market this summer."
'Let Your Thumbs Do The Playing' On Thumbplay.Com
"NEW YORK -- June 21, 2005 - ThumbPlay, Inc., the leader in providing wireless entertainment services to the media and telecom world, is launching an innovative online mobile entertainment portal - ThumbPlay.com. ThumbPlay.com works with most major carriers and offers customers a faster, easier way to order the most innovative applications, ringtones, images, games, and other content directly to their cell phones. "
Warner Bros. Online Releases New “Batman Begins” Trailer For The Mobile Phone
"Glendale, Calif., June 20th, 2005 - Warner Bros. Online today released the official trailer for 'Batman Begins,' a new mobile adventure game that explores the origins of the Batman legend. Based on the Warner Bros. Pictures film of the same name and the DC Comics' 'Dark Knight' graphic novels, 'Batman Begins' is an action packed platform adventure that allows mobile gamers to embark on a mission to root out and eliminate the corruption that has taken over Gotham City. "
Warner Bros. Online And TOM Online Seal Strategic Wireless and Internet Partnership for China
"Warner Bros. Online is partnering with leading content aggregator TOM Online Inc. to market and distribute wireless and online content throughout China, it was announced today by Jim Noonan, SVP and General Manager of Warner Bros. Online. Under the terms of the deal, the two companies will launch the first official Warner Bros. Studios site in China, http://ent.tom.com/warnerbros.html. Part of the popular TOM Online portal, www.tom.com, the site will be the first to deliver official studio content to Chinese fans via internet and wireless platforms. "
Colombia's Congress Approves Investor Protection Bill
"BOGOTA -(Dow Jones)- Colombian lower and upper house of Congress has reconciled four versions of a law that guarantees legal stability for national and international companies that invest at least $1 million in the Andean nation, the government's SNE press agency said Tuesday. "
Mexico's America Movil To Have 100 Million Clients By 2007 -CEO
"MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexican wireless carrier America Movil SA (AMX) said Tuesday it expects to invest around $2 billion a year through 2010 and have 100 million clients throughout the Americas within two years. "
Slyder Slides from PC to Phones: Mobliss and Sandlot Games Bring Popular Puzzler to New Mobile Audiences; Major US carriers snap up the catchy just-released multilevel maze craze
"SEATTLE & BOTHELL, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- June 21, 2005 -- Delivering new easy-to-play and impossible-to-put-down mobile entertainment, Mobliss and Sandlot Games today announced the delivery of the classic PC puzzler, Slyder(TM), to top US carriers. With simple thumbpad game play and more than 150 unique levels of addictive labyrinth-esque challenges, Slyder is the quintessential casual game for mobile audiences. The hit PC title was created by Sandlot Games and the mobile version joins the growing ranks of popular games now published by Mobliss. "
Yahoo! Games Broadens Focus with PC-to-Mobile, New Website
"With Yahoo! Texas Hold 'em Poker, Yahoo! Games is offering its first PC-to-Mobile game that enables mobile phone players to play against Yahoo!'s huge community of casual gamers or other mobile players. With more PC-to-Mobile games scheduled and a planned relaunch of its website, Yahoo! Games is aiming to leverage its existing userbase while bringing in casual and hardcore gamers alike."
MOBILE GAMES ANALYST research finds InfoSpace joins Gameloft in the ranks of the top mobile games publishers in Western Europe.
"The two leading mobile games publishers in Western Europe based on games deployed on operator portals are France-based Gameloft and U.S. outfit InfoSpace, according to research from MOBILE GAMES ANALYST, published by Informa Telecoms & Media."
Verizon Wireless gaining market share
"Analysts from the financial firm, Merrill Lynch believe that Verizon Wirless will have gained market share during the second quarter of this year (Q2 05). This comes at the expense of Cingular Wireless where problems migrating ex-AT&T customers is slowing net additions."
Brazil's Anatel May Extend Brasil Telecom Deadline-Report
"SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazil's telecommunications regulator is examining whether to extend the July 18 deadline for shareholders to resolve overlapping mobile licenses at phone company Brasil Telecom Participacoes SA (BRP), the Estado news agency reported Tuesday. "
Motorola launches 3G / WLAN handset
"Motorola has announced the launch of the FOMA M1000, the world's first-ever WLAN-integrated W-CDMA and GSM/GPRS dual-mode smartphone. Developed jointly by Motorola and Japan's DoCoMo, the new handset is modeled on Motorola's 3G A1000. The M1000 will be available in Japan from July 1, 2005 through NTT DoCoMo channels."
New Java Standard for Mobile 3D Audio Content Enabled And Supported By Sonaptic
"High Wycombe, England, June 21, 2005 -- Sonaptic Limited, the leading developer of advanced 3D audio technologies for handheld devices, today announced completion of its JSR-234 Audio Engine and its involvement and support for developing this new standard for multimedia and 3D audio on mobile phones and convergence handsets using Java(TM). Sonaptic(TM) were recommended as participants in the Expert Group by Vodafone(R) (Newbury, England) and Sun Microsystems(R) (Mountain View, CA) and played a major role in the development of the audio portion of this standard within the Java Community ProcessSM (JCPSM), in tandem with Nokia(R) (Helsinki, Finland) (NYSE:NOK) and Ericsson(R) (Stockholm, Sweden) (NASDAQ:ERICY) - a testimony to Sonaptic's acknowledged leadership in 3D positional audio for mobile devices. "
Kayak Interactive and the Three Stooges® Storm Mobile Phones
"SAN MATEO, Calif., June 22, 2005 -- Kayak Interactive, a leading global mobile entertainment publisher, today announced that it has signed a deal with C3 Entertainment, Inc. to bring The Three Stooges(R) and their brand of knuckleheaded antics to mobile phones in North America, Europe and Asia. "

miércoles, junio 22, 2005

Video games making right moves
"A new report predicts worldwide consumer spending on video games will reach $54.6 billion in 2009, driven by new players and an expansion of wireless and online offerings."
In-Fusio delivers mobile games to Supportcomm
"French mobile game developer In-Fusio has bolstered its presence in the South American market with the signing of a distribution agreement with Brazilian distributor Supportcomm. The deal comes three months after the company's first foray into the region with the main Brazilian operator Vivo."
IGS: Vodafone content chief warns industry over "crap" mobile games
"Consumers may be discouraged from buying mobile games if companies continue to release poor quality titles, especially those based on major licenses, Vodafone global content boss Graeme Ferguson has warned."
"LONDON, UK, June 22, 2005 - Touchlink Mobile, the British Mobile content developer and publisher announces partnership with eFUSION, the South Korean-based Master Content Provider of Samsung Fun Club, the entertaining portal of Samsungmobile. According to the signed agreement eFUSION will publish Touchlink Mobile's entertaining content through Samsung Fun Club worldwide."
Living Mobile earns berth in Top 10 list from Mobile Games Analyst
"Mobile Games Analyst, the renowned research journal of the Mobile Entertainment Industry from Informa Telecoms & Media, has just released its top 10 list of leading content providers in Europe and Living Mobile has made its maiden entry to the list with an impressive 92 points on the publisher points index. "

martes, junio 21, 2005

Namco America giving away PAC-MAN cabinet

"SAN JOSE, Calif. (June 21, 2005) - In celebration of the 25th Anniversary of PAC-MAN, Motricity, the premier provider of mobile content and solutions, and Namco America, a leading publisher of wireless games and content, will give away a 25th Anniversary Limited Edition PAC-MAN Arcade Machine as the grand prize in a 1980's trivia contest being conducted during the month of June on Motricity's PocketGear.com and PalmGear.com websites."
CYBIRD Agrees to Acquire Airborne Entertainment
"Top Japanese Mobile Media Company Sets Stage for Continued International Growth With the Acquisition of Leading North American Mobile Entertainment Publisher"
MobilityZone Ltd releases "AALIYAH Star Driver!"
"MobilityZone Ltd, a mobile phone content provider & developer, announced the release of the newest Branded game for mobile handsets, AALIYAH Star Driver!."
MobilityZone Ltd introduces "Air Hockey"
"MobilityZone Ltd, a mobile phone content provider & developer, announced the release of the newest game for mobile handsets, Air Hockey."
Qplaze releases 'Real SuperBike'
"The coolest bikes, insane speeds, steep turns, tenacious rivals, engine roars and money. All these form the new race simulator provided by Qplaze TM. At your service Ten tracks in picturesque nooks of the world, three types of laps, four different bikes and possibilities for improvement are at your service. In addition to that the physics of bike behavior on track is approximated to reality. You sure won't get bored and the rivals would not let you so. Prove everybody that you are the only one who deserves the title of 'The King of asphalt'."
"Ocean's 4" released by Microforum
"Microforum International, a leading North American publisher and developer of mobile games and applications, released its latest game 'Ocean's 4'."
Sarah Michelle Gellar signs for Alice movie
"More than four years after the game's release, Universal Pictures has announced plans to produce a movie adaptation of Alice, the cult PC platformer from American McGee. "
Airborne Licenses Tira Jump Product Suite
"TORONTO-June 21, 2005- Tira Wireless, the premier provider of technology for the mobile content market, today announced that Montreal-based Airborne Entertainment Inc., a leading publisher of mobile entertainment content, is licensing the Tira Jump Product Suite for internal deployment. With this license agreement, Airborne can bring its mobile content deployment processes in-house, creating new efficiencies in publishing content for global consumption and significantly increasing its time to market and cost advantages. A recognized industry leader, Airborne brings both original and leading branded games and applications such as BuzztimeT, Maxim ToGoT, Snowboard Park TycoonT, Donald Trump's Real Estate TycoonT and Wine Spectator Mobile CompanionT to the mobile marketplace through a vast distribution network. "
Symbian Joins Futuremark's Smartphone Benchmark Development Program
"Saratoga, CA and Symbian Partner Event, Tokyo, Japan - June 21, 2005 - Futuremark Corporation, a leading provider of performance-analysis software and services, announced today that Symbian is joining its handheld benchmark development program. In addition, Symbian is licensing source codes for Futuremark's current SPMark04 product and two forthcoming handheld benchmark products. "

lunes, junio 20, 2005

Postmortem: Com2uS 3D Golf
"In order to provide some depth to the discussion of 3D Golf, this postmortem article talks about two games: '3D Fortune Golf' (Fortune Golf below), which was developed first, and '3D Golf.' We will focus on 3D Golf here, but will also discuss Fortune Golf because it is so integral to 3D Golf's development."
Wallace and Gromit stomping onto mobile
"CAMBRIDGE, UK - 16th June 2005. Frontier Developments Ltd. ('Frontier'), the leading independent games developer, announced today that it has acquired exclusive worldwide rights to publish mobile games based on Aardman Animations Ltd.'s ('Aardman') much-loved, Oscar(R)-winning, claymation duo Wallace & Gromit.
Frontier Chairman and games industry legend David Braben said: "We're delighted that our strong on-going creative relationship with Aardman has been enhanced by this arrangement - Wallace and Gromit have huge appeal to a worldwide mainstream male and female audience across a wide age range, and are a perfect fit for the mobile games market.""
Xanadu Next Invades The N-Gage Platform
"Espoo, Finland, June 20, 2005 - Nokia announced today that the highly anticipated role-playing game, Xanadu NextTM, is arriving to stores. Xanadu Next, an original take on the Xanadu franchise for the N-Gage platform, is a unique blend of traditional role-playing and exciting real-time combat that offers a one-of-a- kind gaming experience for Xanadu fans. Gamers will be able to prove their skills to the world by uploading their high scores to the N-Gage Arena, the world's biggest mobile gaming community. The most skilled gamers can also unlock a special map via the N-Gage Arena."
Soapbox: Has Mobile Game Innovation Ended Already?
"I got interested in mobile games five years ago, when cell phones capable of supporting games first started to appear. The technology was then primitive, but would clearly improve over time, and I was dissatisfied with the increasing difficulty of getting any kind of innovative game published in the conventional games industry. The conventional industry's conservatism is understandable; as budgets continue to rise, publishers are less and less willing to take risks, and therefore go with the tried and true. "
EyeMobile: the Next Generation of Mobile Games
"From the Company that developed the technology underlying the Sony EyeToy Comes the next generation of mobile gaming innovation."
Living Mobile earns berth in Top 10 list from Mobile Games Analyst!
"Mobile Games Analyst, the renowned research journal of the Mobile Entertainment Industry from Informa Telecoms & Media, has just released its top 10 list of leading content providers in Europe and Living Mobile has made its maiden entry to the list with an impressive 92 points on the publisher points index."
"Funding: The company received $100,000 from the Virginia Center for Innovative Technology's Growth Acceleration Program in May and is now trying to raise $2 million to $5 million in a Series A institutional round of venture capital financing. Friends and family members donated $125,000 in seed money."
Telcogames signs Nokia distribution deal
"Telcogames has signed an agreement to distribute its catalogue of games for mobile handsets using the new Preminet Solution from Finnish phone giant Nokia. "
LG Unveils Innovative New Mobile Phones
"ASIA : LG Electronics, the world's most innovative handset manufacturer, unveiled its six new feature-rich high-tech mobile phones at CommunicAsia 2005 - the DMB (Digital Multimedia Broadcasting) phone, a new-type slide phone, 5-megapixel camera phones, a 3-D game phone, a real MP3 music phone and a sports car-design phone."

viernes, junio 17, 2005

iFone Hits Number One Spot in ELSPA Download Chart with Lemmings
"Manchester, 17th June 2005 - iFone, the leading wireless entertainment publisher, has again taken the coveted number one spot in the ELSPA download charts, this time with its popular mobile phone version of one of the best-selling console games of all time, Lemmings. "
Smart Cards & Wireless Casinos: Nevada Poised For High Tech Revolution
"Las Vegas, NV -- June has proved to be a productive month in terms of the progression of casino games moving from mechanical to digital platforms. Assembly Bill 471 was passed and signed into law, to effectively legalize wireless gambling for casinos with 100 or more slot machines. The Gaming Standards Association announced a detailed review of downloadable games was under way. There are significant changes on the horizon, which ultimately spell out a new era in casino games."
Snake Creator Receives Special Recognition From Mobile Entertainment Forum
"Espoo, Finland, June 16, 2005 � Mr. Taneli Armanto, the creator of the world's most popular mobile game, Snake, received a special recognition from the Mobile Entertainment Forum (MEF) for his pivotal role in embedding Snake on the Nokia 6100 series of handsets. According to the MEF, Mr. Armanto's ingenuity and vision have made a significant contribution to the growth of the mobile entertainment industry. Mr. Armanto received the award at MEF's annual event in London yesterday."
America Movil Expects To Operate In Peru Before Year End
"LIMA -(Dow Jones)- Sercotel SA, a unit of Mexico's America Movil SA (AMX), is committed to launching its cellular telephone service in Peru before the end of the year, a company official said Thursday. "
MEM: Qualcomm's Mike Yuen urges mobile developers to "get creative"
"Delivering a keynote at MEM yesterday, Mike Yuen, gaming group director at Qualcomm, explained how innovative, cross-platform game design could lead to mass-market adoption of mobile gaming."
MEM: Glu VP outlines challenges in delivering mobile multiplayer
"Speaking at the Mobile Entertainment Market expo, Kristian Segerstrale VP of production at Glu Mobile discussed the challenges of developing mobile multiplayer games, an area at present, accounting for just a fraction of the overall mobile gaming market."

jueves, junio 16, 2005

Brazil Telecom Regulator Says Mobile Phone Use Up 40.7%
"SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- The number of Brazilian mobile phone customers rose 40.7% in May against the same month a year ago, reaching 73.7 million customers, Brazilian telecommunications regulator Anatel said Wednesday. "
Samsung Sees Handset Market Share Above 20% By End 2005
"SINGAPORE (Dow Jones)--Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE) said Wednesday it expects its share of the global mobile phone market to rise above 20% by the end of 2005, from 18% at the end of 2004. "
UPDATE: Ericsson Targets Latin America With 3G Products
"STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) will target Latin America with a range of new products aimed at making it more affordable for operators to offer third-generation wireless services, a senior company manager said Wednesday. "
INTERVIEW: Ericsson Targets Latin America With 3G Products
"STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Telefon AB LM Ericsson (ERICY) will target Latin America with a range of new products aimed at making it more affordable for operators to offer third-generation wireless services, a senior company manager said Wednesday. "
Ericsson Expands 3G WCDMA Portfolio
"US : Ericsson will expand its WCDMA portfolio into new and existing frequency bands in readiness for mass-market uptake of mobile triple play and increased interest in WCDMA from new markets."
World's First Windows Mobile 5.0 Based 3G Device
"Europe : High Tech Computer Corp. (HTC) announced its plans to release the world's first 3G Windows Mobile 5.0-based device, the HTC Universal. The Universal will enable customers to be more productive while having powerful multimedia and internet browsing capabilities. Global distribution plans for the device are expected in the second half of 2005 with mobile operators in Europe, North America, and Asia."
MEM: Industry leaders address issue of mobile game quality
"Leading figures in the mobile gaming industry came together yesterday to discuss the need to deliver quality titles to market, identifying testing, porting and digital rights management as key issues. "
MEM: NVIDIA's Brian Bruning calls for action on 3D mobile gaming
"In a speech delivered yesterday in London, Brian Bruning - director of handheld content for NVIDIA - issued a call to action for the industry to 'explore and innovate in the field of 3D graphics.' "
"London, UK, 16th June, 2005 - Telcogames, a leading distributor of mobile games content, today announced it will distribute its catalogue of titles to mobile network subscribers worldwide using the new Preminet Solution from Nokia. Preminet is an end-to-end global sales channel for mobile content downloads that will make Telcogames' catalogue available to millions of consumers around the world who own Symbian OS(TM) and Java(TM)-enabled handsets. Java is the leading platform for mobile software worldwide with over 350 million handsets in the marketplace, while Symbian OS is the most popular smartphone operating system in the world, running over two-thirds of the world's smartphones. "
Mobile Craze Hits Annual Licensing Show; L!CENSING 2005 International and iHollywood Forum Announce Mobile & Digital Licensing Summit to be Held During June Convention
"Amidst the excitement about wireless and interactive entertainment, Advanstar Communications, producers of L!CENSING International, and iHollywood Forum, Inc. announced a summit exclusively for the licensing community about how content owners, consumer brand marketers, artists and designers can capitalize on mobile and digital distribution platforms. "
Mad 4 Games Limited agrees managed service solution with BT agilemedia
"Mad 4 Games Limited, ('MAD4G'), the wireless and logistics division of The Mastertronic Group, Europe's leading PC value publisher, has entered into an agreement to supply its mFlare Java client/server technology to BT agilemedia, the participation media services division of BT plc and to use BT's services for the provision of MAD4G's channel to end-users. This agreement will enable BT agilemedia, a leading player in the mobile and voice participation media services market, to resell and license Mad 4G java services to its customers in the mobile services provision market."
Mobile Division Recognized for Recent Growth and Success; Namco America Announces Promotion of Three Key Executives in Mobile Division
"SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 16, 2005--Namco America Inc., a leading publisher of wireless games and content, today announced the advancement of three top-level executives in its wireless division. The promotions, which are effective immediately, will better position the mobile division to achieve its goals and reflect its recent success as a leader in the industry. "

miércoles, junio 15, 2005

Player One scrums with British & Irish Lions for mobile game
"(London, June 13th 2005) - Player One Limited, leading global publisher of games and content for mobile phones, is delighted to announce it has secured the exclusive wireless rights to publish the British & Irish Lions rugby game for mobile. "
Bogee Interactive releases Shoot'em Up 'Toxic Terror'
"Bogee Interactive releases 'Toxic Terror', it's latest dynamic Shoot'em Up game. "
"Jumbo's Stratego" goes mobile with Lunagames & M-Excel
"Stratego(R) to mobile with Lunagames and Mobile Excellence International (M-Excel). Stratego(R) is one of the world's most well known board games originally invented over half a century ago. Stratego(R) is traditionally typically associated with a Father and Son gameplay experience, and therefore benefits from a deep emotional heritage attached to childhood memories and the principle of passing on knowledge, wisdom and secret family tricks to the next generation."
EBT Mobile to sell Mobile Games in China through ProvisionX
"ProvisionX, provider of an outsourced mobile gaming service delivery platform for mobile operators, gained a foothold in mainland China by securing a contract with EBT Mobile to use its mobile gaming delivery platform for the distribution of mobile games in EBT stores across China."
ProvisionX to demonstarte the future of Outsourced Mobile Gaming Services at Communicasia 2005
"ProvisionX, provider of an outsourced mobile gaming service delivery platform for mobile operators, will demonstrate a new and innovative approach to help mobile operators rapidly launch and deploy a successful mobile gaming service. ProvisionX will also be
providing an update on a series of new contract wins and strategic partnerships."
J2X TECHNOLOGIES releases 'J2Play Community-Building Toolkit'
"J2X TECHNOLOGIES, the technology leader in multiplayer mobile gaming, announced the release of version 4.0 of the J2Play Community-Building Toolkit."
Solutions launches the First Videogame based on the Spanish Cartoon's heroes, "Zip & Zap"
"m-Solutions , the Spanish company that leads the development and distribution of high quality videogames for mobile phones in more than 70 countries, has recently launched the first videogame based on the international cartoon characters 'ZIP & ZAP'. "
Nikita and MegaFon announce commercial deployment of a new mobile entertaining MMO service
"Nikita and MegaFon announce the commercial deployment of the CITY title. The users' number of the Russian mobile entertainment industry project is on the rise. The new MMO service for mobile users, based on Java platform, keeps on developing. "
MEM: I-Play exec talks tough on mobile gaming costs
"Speaking at the Mobile Entertainment Market event in London this morning, I-Play publishing and marketing VP Paul Maglione said that the mobile gaming industry may have to accept a drop in revenues if the market is to take off."
Vietnam’s Mobile Games 2005 competition kicks off
"Vietnam's mobile game designing competition, the Mobile Games 2005, is officially underway as of June 13, creating another wholesome playground for young computer enthusiasts. "
Nokia Unveils 7 New Handsets For WCDMA, GSM And CDMA
"STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Finnish telecommunications company Nokia Oyj (NOK) Monday said it has introduced seven new handsets for the WDMA, GSM and CDMA systems. "

martes, junio 14, 2005

Full J2ME game source code released
"Digiment (www.digiment.no), a world leading mobile phone games developer, has released the full source code for their J2ME hit-title 'Winter Sports' under the GPL license."
M7 Networks and Tira Wireless Integrate Services
"M7 Networks, a developer of matchmaking community software for mobile phone games, and Tira Wireless, which produces the Tira Jump automated porting software, have joined together to integrate their respective services. "
Introducing MOOOBL a Mobile Search Engine for Off-Portal Content
"London, Mobile Entertainment Market (MEM05), 14th June 2005 - The mobile boom continues unabated and as the industry matures, parallels are beginning to emerge that suggest that the mobile industry is now where the Internet was in 1996."

lunes, junio 13, 2005

Telecom New Zealand and M7 Networks Announce Partnership to Bring Mobile Game Community to New Zealand
"AUCKLAND, New Zealand and SAN DIEGO, June 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Telecom New Zealand Limited, New Zealand's largest telecommunications company, today announced it has selected M7 Networks, a leading trusted partner and enabler of advanced wireless services, to create and to manage Telecom New Zealand's virtual mobile gaming community. This will be the first carrier-sponsored mobile game community outside of North America and will enable Telecom New Zealand mobile customers to meet, interact, check scores, rate games, and share experiences with mobile gamers in New Zealand and the U.S."
Nokia Announces Faster Data For Mobile Games
"Nokia Corp., announces seven new handsets with speedy downloads and faster data for video games."
I-play reveals secret mobile gaming population
"San Mateo, CA & London, UK - 13th June, 2005: I-play, the mobile games company, today revealed the scale of the mobile gaming opportunity through the first ever five country survey on mobile gaming behaviour. One of the key findings from the survey carried out by independent research agency SKOPOS, which interviewed over 2,500 respondents aged 12-44 across the US, UK, Italy, Spain and Germany � was that mobile gaming is more popular amongst females than it is with males. "
New Sony Ericsson 3G Mobile Phone
"ASIA : Today's launch of the K608 3G UMTS mobile phone widens Sony Ericsson's portfolio of 3G handsets, giving mass appeal to 3G and the vast range of services and applications it offers. This latest in the K600 family of 3G phones supports all the major operators' 3G services, including video conferencing and fast downloads of music, games, videos and other multimedia content."
Nokia 3G 6280 Mobile Phone Announced
"Europe : Today, at the Nokia Connection events in Helsinki and Singapore, Nokia introduced seven new handsets under the heading 'Simple Pleasures.' Four new slide phones were revealed, including the 3G-enabled Nokia 6280 for WCDMA markets, and the Nokia 6265, Nokia's most feature-filled CDMA model to date. Additionally, Nokia introduced two folding designs and a traditional monoblock design. All seven models are expected to begin shipping in the second half of 2005."
Mobile phones become Media Terminals
"ASIA : The mobile phone will evolve from a communication tool to an integrated communication device, media terminal, credit card and remote control, according to a new report released by the telecom research firm Berg Insight. "

domingo, junio 12, 2005

Thai Game Cluster to attend CommunicAsia
"To promote local mobile game developers overseas, the Software Industry Promotion Agency (Sipa) has encouraged nine companies in the Thai Game Cluster to show their talent in mobile games and applications at CommunicAsia 2005 in Singapore from June 14 to 17. "

sábado, junio 11, 2005

BMW WilliamsF1 Team Racing Challenge
"June 10, 2005 - InfoSpace is pleased to announce the release of BMW WilliamsF1 Team Racing Challenge for mobile. The Formula One racer was created with help from actual racing team to ensure authenticity, as well as give that all-important license that many wireless games now need."
Win Win Gaming Inc. Raises $1.45 Million; Issues 2.9 Million Shares in Private Placement
"LAS VEGAS --(Business Wire)-- June 10, 2005 -- Win Win Gaming, Inc. (Company) (OTCBB:WNWN) raised $1.45 million through a private placement of 2,900,000 unregistered shares of common stock issued to the Van Wagoner Private Opportunities Fund and accredited individual investors. "
NA positioned to overtake EU and Asian mobile gaming markets?
"iFone, the leading global wireless entertainment publisher, believes that North America is becoming the world's most important market for mobile gaming and will grow to become the largest and most sophisticated within the next two years."
IGDA Creates Special Interest Group for Mobile Games
"The International Game Developers Association, recognizing the quickly growing sector of mobile games, has formed a new special interest group to deal with all issues in the mobile space. The group will provide a knowlege base for developers and will also strive to examine the challenges and opportunities presented by the mobile biz."

viernes, junio 10, 2005

China Online Game Clean-up Extended
"China will continue to crack down on online games with 'inappropriate content' - namely 'pornography, sex, gambling, violence and other unhealthy content'. This will include mobile games, and mirrors one began more than a year ago to 'rid mobile phone short messaging services (SMS) of controversial content like pornography and spam'."
Gameloft, InfoSpace Mobile tops in European market
"from Informa Telecoms & Media"
Vindigo Launches Award-Winning Fantasy Graphic Adventure Game Shadowgate®
"NEW YORK - June 3, 2005 - Vindigo, a leading mobile media company, today announced the launch of the fantasy adventure game Shadowgate on mobile phones in North America. The award-winning Shadowgate from Infinite Ventures has sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide on multiple platforms."
Nokia teams up with Intel for WiMax
"/PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Nokia and Intel today announced a cooperation to accelerate the development, adoption and deployment of WiMAX technology, helping to bring new capabilities and data services to mobile users over high-speed broadband networks."
Three New 3G Mobiles for the Vodafone Range
"Europe : In July Vodafone Sweden will launch Sony Ericsson's new mass market 3G mobile - Sony Ericssons V600i ( above ). It is a beautiful, compact and value for money 3G mobile phone with megapixel camera, video recorder, radio and MP3 player that also makes it simple to download music and 3D games from Vodafone live!. "
Chat With Creators of Rifts (R): Promise Of Power(TM) on the N-Gage Platform - The Best Mobile Game of 2005!
"ESPOO, Finland, June 9 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Get ready to learn the secrets behind the best mobile game of 2005 - Rifts: Promise of Power! Nokia (NYSE: NOK - News) is offering all N-Gage Arena members a chance to ask all the burning questions they may have. All enquiring minds can tune into the N-Gage Arena website for two live chat events, featuring key members of the development team and the brain behind the brilliance - the creator of the original pen and paper game and Rifts storyline, Kevin Siembieda!"
Exciting new publisher SoGames bursts forth onto the wireless gaming scene
"Manchester UK, June 2005 – This month sees the launch of new and exciting wireless games publisher SoGames. Headquartered in Manchester this pioneering new force is set to take the industry by storm."
Telefonica Moviles: Won't Change Brazil Margin Target
"MADRID -(Dow Jones)- Spanish mobile-phone operator Telefonica Moviles SA (TEM) Wednesday said it has no plans to change its forecast for operating margins in its Brazilian business, following a cut unveiled by rival America Movil SA (AMX). "
Motorola still tops the US CDMA handset market
"According to Strategy Analytics' latest report, ' LG Electronics' balanced product mix and strong carrier relationship management allowed the Korean vendor to open a 7 point market share gap in the North American CDMA market. Motorola, however, remained the overall market leader in the North American market with a 34% market share in the first quarter of 2005."
Company of Heroes(TM) Captures Best Strategy Game of E3 Award
"CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., June 9 THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI - News) and critically-acclaimed development studio Relic Entertainment announced today that The Game Critics Awards has awarded Company of Heroes(TM), the next revolution in action-strategy PC gaming, the distinction of Best Strategy Game, based on evaluations made during last month's Electronic Entertainment Expo."

jueves, junio 09, 2005

Real-time mobile multiplayer games arrive on 3G
"The Mobile Media Company, the personal broadcaster, (www.MobileMedia.com) has today announced the launch of real-time multiplayer games with Hutchison 3G in Italy. Launching games from leading games companies Viva La Mobile and Mobile Interaction, Mobile Media firmly establishes itself as the leading market innovator in the introduction of the next generation of mobile entertainment, real-time multiplayer games."
Bigger, Better, Faster, More
"London, UK (PRWEB) June 8, 2005 -- Mobile games distributor Telcogames and The Carphone Warehouse today launched the world's first collection of games for Symbian mobile phone handsets on Multimedia Card (MMC), which will be sold through The Carphone Warehouse's retail stores."

miércoles, junio 08, 2005

Game Across Time and Space For Real With Mobile Media
"Oslo, Norway, June 8th, 2005 - The Mobile Media Company, the personal broadcaster, (www.MobileMedia.com) has today announced the launch of real-time multiplayer games with Hutchison 3G in Italy. Launching games from leading games companies Viva La Mobile and Mobile Interaction, Mobile Media firmly establishes itself as the leading market innovator in the introduction of the next generation of mobile entertainment, real-time multiplayer games."
Sold-Out BREW 2005 Conference Highlights Growth of BREW(R) Community
"SAN DIEGO, June 8 -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the close of its successful BREW 2005 Conference, held June 1 - 3 in San Diego. This year's conference delivered on its theme, 'BREW for More,' as more than 2,200 members of the BREW community gathered from around the world at the sold-out show to collaborate, network and form strategic relationships with leading operators, handset manufacturers, publishers, developers and technology providers in the mobile marketplace."
IECOM presents new mobile game 'KaromatiX'
"IECOM, leading developer and publisher of mobile video games, released its newest title 'KaromatiX'."
BREAKPOINT presents 'Rogue Lords The Tears of Sitanel'
"BREAKPOINT presents 'Rogue Lords The Tears of Sitanel'"
Bytelabs Interactive releases 'Amazing Racing' and 'Wild West Tycoon'
"Bytelabs Interactive releases two new games, Amazing Racing and Wild West Tycoon."
Mobile Gaming in Russia Grew to $12.21M in 2004
"In 2004 the Volume of Mobile Games Market in Russia was 5,3 Million Items or $ 12,21 Million Say SmartMarketing. SmarMarketing analytical 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."
Mobile games to grow from $2.6 billion globally this year
"Total global revenues from mobile games are forecast to increase from USD 2.6 billion this year to USD 11.2 billion by 2010, according to Mobile Games, a new strategic research report from Informa Telecoms and Media. "
N-Gage games expand to multiple smartphone lines
"Its plan is to make it easier to find, buy and play high-quality 3D mobile games using a range of devices. It is set to release the first smartphones which will work with its N-Gage titles early next year, and new games will be announced later in 2005. "
Boost Mobile (MVNO) adds video games
"Nextel Communications' Boost Mobile (Boost is a MVNO) pre-paid wireless service is its fastest-growing business, but it's not as profitable as the company's traditional wireless service. So, Nextel is adding video games to generate more revenue from Boost Mobile. "
InfoSpace Partners with Amp'd Mobile to Deliver Suite of Popular Multiplayer Tournament ``For Prizes'' Games; Exciting Multiplayer Tournament Games to be Available on Amp'd Mobile Handsets
"BELLEVUE, Wash. --(Business Wire)-- June 7, 2005 -- InfoSpace, Inc. (Nasdaq:INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, today announced it has joined with Amp'd Mobile to create a dedicated 'Games for Prizes' channel on Amp'd wireless handsets. The agreement will give Amp'd Mobile customers access to InfoSpace's leading 'For Prizes Network' of popular tournament mobile games, including Hold'em Poker+ for Prizes(TM), Solitaire for Prizes(TM) and Prize-21 for Prizes(TM)."
Telefonica Moviles Chile Unit To Invest CLP100 Billion In 2005
"SANTIAGO -(Dow Jones)- The Chilean unit of mobile telephony company Telefonica Moviles SA (TEM) will invest 100 billion pesos ($1=CLP590.50) in 2005, Oliver Floegel, the unit's Chief Executive, told reporters Tuesday. "

martes, junio 07, 2005

Mobile Content Ecosystem Embraces Macromedia Flash Platform
"SAN FRANCISCO-- June 6, 2005--Macromedia, Inc. (Nasdaq:MACR) today announced significant milestones in the adoption of Macromedia Flash(R) throughout the mobile content ecosystem, a thriving business environment that consists of mobile device manufacturers, operators, and developers. During the past year, shipments of mobile devices running Flash nearly tripled from 12 to 35 million units. Three of the six leading mobile device manufacturers, up from one last year, now license Flash to deliver great mobile experiences to their global customers. During the same period, the number of operators supporting Flash content and services surged from 1 to 12. Supporting this adoption spike is the Macromedia Flash Platform (announced today, see separate release), a complete system that includes the Macromedia Flash Lite(TM) client runtime and time-tested development tools. The fast-growing mobile market segment offers an unprecedented opportunity for the Flash developer community -- more than one million strong today -- to make great digital experiences possible. "
QUALCOMM Announces Winners of BREW 2005 Developer Awards
"SAN DIEGO, June 6 QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology, today announced the winners of its BREW 2005 Developer Awards, a global awards program that recognizes and promotes the best BREW(R) applications created by wireless publishers and developers. The winners were revealed during an awards ceremony at the BREW 2005 Conference, being held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego. "
Cell phone industry ringing up games
"One of the hottest-selling video games today doesn't feature photorealistic graphics, multiple plotlines or a Hollywood cast of characters. It's "Tetris," an old-fashioned puzzle game that has sold more than 2 million copies via downloads on cell phones."
Telefonica Moviles, Auna Get Spain Mobile Spectrum
"MADRID -(Dow Jones)- Spain's Industry ministry said Monday that operators Telefonica Moviles SA (TEM) and Grupo Auna's SA (AUNA.YY) Amena have won three blocks of the mobile telephony spectrum. "
Women buy more games on their mobile phones - report
"Newly released data from Telephia reveals that women buy more games for their mobile phones than men, and that certain games are much more popular among women. During the three months of February through April 2005, women bought 60% of mobile games compared to 40% for men."

lunes, junio 06, 2005

Mr. Goodliving releases 'Playman Summer Games 2'
"Mr. Goodliving releases 'Playman Summer Games 2', its latest Sports Game in the Playman Series."

sábado, junio 04, 2005

In 2004 the Volume of Mobile Games Market in Russia was 5,3 Million Items or $ 12,21 Million Say SmartMarketing
"SmarMarketing analytical 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."
July Systems' Play2Win Interactive Game Service Launched on UK's MobileGaming.com
"July Systems' Play2Win Interactive Game Service Launched on UK's MobileGaming.com; Speedy Customer Deployments Now Possible with July's New UK Mobile Retailing Infrastructure"
Win Win Gaming Inc. Completes Acquisition of Pixiem Inc.
"Win Win Gaming, Inc. (OTCBB:WNWN), a Las Vegas-based operator of international lottery games and related gaming ventures, announced the completion of its acquisition of Pixiem, Inc., a developer and publisher of wireless applications and wireless mobile games. "
BREW 2005: Verizon Wireless puts up the numbers
"SAN DIEGO--At the BREW 2005 mobile conference on Thursday, Verizon Wireless chief marketing officer John Stratton used his general session speech as a bully pulpit to laud his company's market-leading mobile content division--and to stress that mobile games remain a top Verizon priority going forward. "

viernes, junio 03, 2005

Doom RPG
"June 2, 2005 - At BREW 2005, we enjoyed the distinct pleasure of sitting down with JAMDAT to engage the latest version of the tentatively titled Doom RPG, created by id Software's John Carmack. "
Macromedia Signs on to Develop Applications for QUALCOMM's BREW(R) Solution
"SAN DIEGO and SAN FRANCISCO, June 3 -- QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM) and Macromedia (Nasdaq: MACR) today announced an agreement under which Macromedia may distribute Flash-based mobile applications developed using the BREW solution. With more than 98 percent penetration on Internet-connected desktop computers and more than 30 million Flash-enabled devices shipping, Flash enables the delivery of rich content, applications and communications across all platforms. In addition to the agreement, Macromedia has signed on as an Elite member of the BREW Alliance Program."
Digital Orchid and Major League Baseball Advanced Media Offer Content for BREW(R) Operators
"SAN DIEGO, June 3 -- Digital Orchid, a leading innovator in the development, management and distribution of interactive branded real-time wireless applications and Major League Baseball Advanced Media (MLBAM), interactive media and Internet company of Major League Baseball, today announced the launch of official baseball-themed wireless content for fans in 23 Latin American countries. Digital Orchid will be demonstrating its new wireless content developed for QUALCOMM's BREW solution at Booth B at the BREW 2005 Conference, being held June 1-3 in San Diego."
"Hook, Line And Mobile" In-Fusio Lures Verizon Wireless Get It Now® Customers
"SAN DIEGO, LOS ANGELES and Bedminster, NJ - Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, and IN-FUSIO, the international mobile games publisher and players community management provider, announced today that Fishtank Frenzy(tm) is now available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now(R) customers. Aquarium lovers can dive into the fun by downloading this fast-paced strategy game onto select Get It Now-enabled phones. "
Sennari Turns Up Volume on Rewards for Amp'd Mobile Customers; Amp'd Rewards to Combine Lifestyle and Loyalty Using Sennari's Mobile Loyalty and Community Service -MLCS-
"SAN DIEGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--June 2, 2005--Sennari, pioneering a new loyalty platform for mobile, today announced that Amp'd Mobile(R) will utilize Sennari's MLCS platform as a white label loyalty and rewards solution when they launch later this year. Through Sennari, Amp'd customers will have access to a range of value-added programs that include: loyalty points for spend, games with loyalty point prizes and rewards for sharing content with friends. "

jueves, junio 02, 2005

New Edge releases S. T. A. B.
"New Edge presents its new mobile game shooter S. T. A. B. ('Secret Tank Abolishing Battles')."
Funmobile releases 'Tower Adventure'
"Funmobile, a leading mobile Entertainment developer and messaging service provider announced the release of Tower Adventure as its latest addition to their Jump'n Run platform games portfolio."
Kayak to bring 'Slingo-2-Go' to mobile Useres
"Kayak Interactive, a leading global mobile entertainment publisher, plans to ratchet up the Slingo(R) phenomenon this summer by creating the largest mobile to Web community in the world with the launch of Slingo-2-Go. Kayak will offer two mobile multiplayer versions of the Web's most popular game that combines the fun of Bingo and the thrill of Slots."
Player X Brings 'Alien Hominid' to Mobile
"Alien Hominid, the critically-acclaimed and award-winning independent game will be published on mobile phones in Europe by mobile entertainment distributor Player X."
Sorrent And Macrospace Rename To Glu Mobile
"Representatives from new mobile entertainment company Glu Mobile have officially unveiled the company's new brand at the BREW 2005 Conference taking place this week. The new company is formed from existing U.S. developer and publisher Sorrent and British studio Macrospace, which originally combined in December 2004 when Sorrent acquired Macrospace."
Fathammer Launching 16 Mobile 3D Games for the BREW(R) Solution
"HELSINKI, Finland and SAN DIEGO, June 1 /PRNewswire/ -- Fathammer, a leading publisher and developer of advanced 3D mobile game technologies and games, today announced its support for QUALCOMM's BREW solution. With its planned launch of 16 advanced 3D games developed for the BREW solution, Fathammer plans to become a major player in the North American 3D mobile games market in 2005."
PorchLight Inks Mobile Games Deal for Tutenstein
"LOS ANGELES, May 31: Denmark-based Sandager Small Games (SSG) will develop and produce an initial series of four mobile phone games based on PorchLight Entertainment's Emmy-winning kids' series Tutenstein."
Cmate offers multiplayer mobile games to SmarTone-Vodafone users
"Mobile gaming provider Cmate is providing services to users of Hong Kong's mobile services company SmarTone-Vodafone."
Digital Airways Multimedia Experience to 3G Mobile Phones
"Europe : Mobile device software specialist Digital Airways introduces KEELS (Kaleido External Engine Library Specification), an extension of its Kaleido MMI solution that allows for easy integration of third party multimedia components on 3G mobile phones."
Electronic Arts and QUALCOMM Announce Agreement to Deliver BREW(R) Mobile Games
"SAN DIEGO and REDWOOD CITY, Calif., June 2 QUALCOMM Incorporated (Nasdaq: QCOM), pioneer and world leader of Code Division Multiple Access (CDMA) digital wireless technology and Electronic Arts (Nasdaq: ERTS), the world's leading independent publisher and developer of interactive entertainment software, today announced an agreement for EA to become a publisher of wireless games developed for QUALCOMM's BREW solution. EA's premier roster of BREW games will feature popular titles, including Madden NFL 2006, The Sims(TM) 2 Mobile, Need for Speed(TM) Underground 2, Tiger Woods PGA Tour(R) 2006, EA SPORTS(TM) FIFA Football 2006, as well as Poppit!(TM), Turbo 21(TM) and Tri Peaks Solitaire from Pogo.com(TM). Additional games will be announced over the course of the year."
Nokia Still Seeing Incremental Market Share Gains In 2nd Half
"Nokia Corp. (NOK), the world's largest mobile phone maker, continues to expect small global market share gains in the second half of the year, Chief Financial Officer Rick Simonson said Wednesday. "
$25 cellular handset achievable within two years
"Within two years, and possibly within 12 months, the wireless handset industry is on track to design and manufacture low-end cellular handsets that cost US$25 or less to make, according to results of a recent survey conducted by Portelligent among the company's customers in the wireless and electronics industries."
A bear shaped cellphone
"China's Guidetek Technology has released the i-care, a dual-band GSM phone that is designed for children from ages three to 10 years old. The bear-shape designed phone features four speed dial keypad that sends pre-programmed messages and SOS side keypads for emergency cases."
Verizon Wireless Announces Top Five Get It Now 3D Games
"SAN DIEGO and BEDMINSTER, N.J., /PRNewswire/ -- New Get It Now 3D games, available through Verizon Wireless' V CAST service, are the fastest growing Get It Now category and are expected to skyrocket in popularity in upcoming months as customers upgrade to V CAST-enabled handsets. Verizon Wireless announced today the top five 3D game titles, including Asphalt: Urban GT by Gameloft, AMF Bowling by Superscape, Inc., JAMDAT 3D Bowling by JAMDAT Mobile, Kingdom Hearts by Disney Mobile and 3D Beach Mini Golf by Digital Chocolate, Inc."

miércoles, junio 01, 2005

3G Game Player Launches in South Africa
"ASIA : Hong Kong based Artificial Life, a leading provider of award winning 3G mobile games and applications, today announced an expansion of its business into South Africa."