miércoles, agosto 31, 2005

OrangePixel releases 'DynamoDice'
"OrangePixel releases DynamoDice, a puzzle game that mixes up Tetris with Poker and displays all this fun in cute-o-vision."
m-Solutions launches 'Classic Solitaire'
"m-Solutions, the Spanish company that leads the international development and distribution of mobile videogames, presents its second videogame based on playing cards, “Classic Solitaire”, to train the memory and the observation capacity, and provoke amusement among the public, at any time, in any place."
Fingertime.com releases 'Mobile Sudoku'
"Fingertime’s internet based Daily Sudoku is one of the most popular Sudoku games on the internet and is now available for 72 different models of handset, making it one of the most widely accessible on the market. The game features two modes of number entry, standard and an innovative ‘quick mode’ whereby users can enter a number into any square on the grid in only three key presses. The game also features 50 unique puzzles, full save and load functionality, a hint system, and puzzle timers."
New Edge and Alawar Entertainment present 'Magic Ball 2 Mobile Edition'
"Magic Ball 2 Mobile Edition is a mobile version of one of the most known arcanoids - Magic Ball 2."
Plastic Cow Games present ‘Absorbed'
"Stretch and slide your way around the levels helping Shmoo absorb the bubbles and collecting the bonus pick-ups in this Platform game. Aswell as stretching and sliding, Shmoo can also smash his way through decaying rock, seep through porus platforms and even changing colour to help absorb the bubbles. Absorbed is available in English, French, German, Italian, and Spanish."
Yahoo! plays down mobile publisher role
"Internet giant Yahoo! has ruled out becoming a fully-fledged mobile games publisher as it seeks to extend its PC-based community and multiplayer services into the wireless space."
Com2uS Raises US$ 8 Million From US Venture Capital Firms
"Seoul, August 2005 – Com2uS, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, announced that it has raised US$ 8 million in financing led by US-based venture capital firms Storm Ventures and Walden International. This round of investment represents the largest amount ever raised by a Korean mobile game company. The new funding will boost not only Com2uS’ game development programs, but also marketing activities within Korean and international markets."
EDGE Growth Continues
"Two new surveys by GSA - the Global mobile Suppliers Association has found that 96 GSM/EDGE networks, triple the number of 12 months ago, are delivering commercial EDGE-enabled services today in 60 countries. The breakdown is 38 commercial networks in 26 countries in Europe, 17 in Asia, 32 in 18 countries/territories in the Americas, with the remaining 9 live networks in 7 countries in Africa and the Middle East."
Telcogames & Codemasters Mobile Come to a Sensible Agreement
"August 31st. Mobile games publisher Telcogames and video games publisher Codemasters today announced a deal to bring a number of classic games titles to the new generation of Symbian Smartphones."

martes, agosto 30, 2005

Samsung Elec: 2006 Global Mobile Phone Market To Grow 6%-7%
"JEJU, South Korea -(Dow Jones)- Samsung Electronics Co. (005930.SE), the world's third-largest maker of cellphones, forecast Monday that the global mobile phone market is expected to grow 6% to 7% next year to reach around 800 million units."
3rd Annual Samsung 4G Wireless Forum 2005
"ASIA : Samsung Electronics hosts the 3rd annual Samsung 4G Forum 2005 at Jeju Island, Korea, on August 29-30. Approximately 140 high-profile industry representatives from 24 countries will meet to discuss the key technologies for 4th generation mobile communications."
Sony Ericsson K608i 3G Phone Review
"Europe : Intro : The Sony Ericsson 600 range is the generic version of this 3G handset. Operator specific handsets are currently on sale in the UK."
I-play Serves Up Maria Sharapova Tennis During US Open
"San Mateo, CA - 29th August 2005: I-play, the mobile games company, today announced the availability of 'Maria Sharapova Tennis', the mobile game starring the tennis champion, for this year's US Open. Created and developed by India's leading mobile games company, Dhruva Interactive, 'Maria Sharapova Tennis' is now available on major carriers and online portals across North America."
Orion and PixelPlay Partner to Create First Interactive TV Mobile Entertainment Portal
"New York – August 30, 2005 – Orion Information Services and PixelPlay announced today that they are partnering to create the world’s first interactive TV mobile entertainment portal; all previous mobile entertainment portals have been Web based. Under the terms of the partnership, PixelPlay will create a very sophisticated front end to Orion’s Mobile Entertainment Portal that will launch by the end of 2005 and will be far more interactive with wider choices for viewers. Further, it will enable subscribers to browse and listen to more than 5,000 entertainment options on their TVs and then download their selections to their cell phones including ring tones, images, music tones, animations, sound effects and Java games. The full range of mobile content available can be found at http://www.dishmobile.com."
Nokia Releases New N-Gage Arena Launcher Software For Global Mobile Gaming Community
"ESPOO, Finland, August 30 -- Nokia today announced that it has released a new version of the N-Gage Arena launcher for the over 400,000 valued N-Gage Arena members. The new version 2.5 includes new features and functionality, as well as updates to the existing services. N-Gage Arena members can now download a free copy of the new launcher at http://arena.n-gage.com/launcher."
GDCE 2005 launches with tutorial days, mobile gaming focus
"This year's European Game Developers' Conference gets underway in London this morning, with the first day of the three day conference featuring a number of tutorial tracks and the popular GDCE Mobile event."
Interactive Games and Subsidiary JamDirect.com Rock Like a Hurricane With Revenues for MTV Video Music Awards South Florida Ticket Packages
"MIAMI BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/29/2005 -- Interactive Games Inc. (OTC BB: IGAM), a publisher and licensor of mobile gaming and wireless applications and the company's wholly owned division JamDirect, (www.JamDirect.com) today announced gross revenues for the one day pre-sale before Sunday's August 28th MTV Video Music Awards show of approximately $58,100.00"

domingo, agosto 28, 2005

Pioneers combine to create Industry's first comprehensive Mobile Media Company
"Zingy Inc. announced the acquisition of mobile information pioneer Vindigo. With the acquisition, Zingy becomes the first broad-based mobile media company to provide market-leading content in every major category from personalization and entertainment to information and community."
June 2005 Mobile Games Java Download Chart(R)
"ELSPA has announced the June 2005 Mobile Games Java Download Chart(R), compiled from information supplied by: 3, O2, Orange,T-Mobile, and Vodafone. "
Official launching of the first videogame based on the Spanish' NBA player Raul Lopez
"m-Solutions has presented recently in Spain its new basketball simulator based on the NBA's Spanish player, Raul Lopez. The designers have chosen a one to one format. This new licence obtained of the 'Utah Jazz' player allows m-Solutions to distribute the videogame in the 50 countries where the Spanish company is already distributing its products."
Brekpoint presents 'Street Duel'
"Street Duel is a game where you can become king of the road using your manual dexterity and reflexes to drive as far as possible. Dodge other drivers and avoid holes in the road! You can fix up the damage your car receives by picking up the special bonuses."
Orange Pixel releases Peeps
"Orange Pixel releases Peeps! An updated version of the classic Defenders type gameplay, featuring small cartoony graphics and alot of mayhem on your screen. "
IGN: Dragon's Lair Preview
"August 25, 2005 - Children of the eighties, grab your cellphones. Starwave Mobile and MMJ Games have joined forces to bring Dragon's Lair to mobile. That's right... a laser disc game -- on your cellphone. Now, Dragon's Lair doesn't feature full-motion video clips of the original animation or anything, but it does offer an exceptional recreation of some of the most memorable scenes of one of the greatest arcade games ever made. How many of your quarters vanished into the old coin-op cabinet trying to outwit the Lizard King?"

sábado, agosto 27, 2005

Uphill struggle for mobile gaming
"The recent Edinburgh Interactive Entertainment Festival brought together publishers and developers to discuss all things gaming. In the third of a series based on the EIEF sessions, Radio Five Live's Phil Elliott looks at the problems faced by the mobile phone games industry. "
Player X snaps up Croc Mobile from Morpheme
"Mobile games publisher and distributor Player X has been appointed by leading UK mobile games developer Morpheme Wireless to distribute Croc Mobile: Jungle Rumble, the mobile version of the classic console game, to more than 30 countries worldwide."

viernes, agosto 26, 2005

Nokia, Motorola Gain 2Q Handset Market Share
"Nokia Corp. (NOK) and Motorola Inc. (MOT) gained share of the global mobile-phone handset market in the second quarter at the expense of smaller rivals including Siemens AG (SI), research firm Gartner Inc. said Thursday. "

jueves, agosto 25, 2005

Macromedia - Developer Center : Cryptic Capers: Best Practices for Mobile Game Development
"Developing games based on Macromedia Flash technology has always been a great delight, because the possibilities for innovation are endless. With Flash, you can create great-looking scalable graphics that are easy to edit and write complex code that is simple to debug and test. "
Gaming Goes Mobile: Issues and Implications
"A recent report by the telecommunications research firm Analysys predicts that mobile games will replace ringtones, logos and other personalisation services as one of the key drivers of the mobile market."
MikLabs demo: Wireframe in M3G
"Mik Bry had released a new demo showing how wireframe lines can be added in M3G:"
Morpheme debuts 'Bodybag' engine in Blazing Fists
"25th August 2005. London, UK. BAFTA winner and Develop Awards nominee, Morpheme Wireless today announces it's unique 'Bodybag' skeleton engine. The studio is at the forefront of pushing the boundaries of mobile gaming development and is well recognised for its creative and technical achievements in this field. The 'Bodybag' engine can be seen in action in the stunning new beat-em-up Blazing Fists."
"Los Angeles, Calif.- August 25, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with InfoSpace to develop and launch a
new mobile games version of the video arcade classic Frogger(R). Konami will distribute and market the game across carriers in the US. "
IGN: Driver: Vegas Preview
"Glu Mobile unleashes the next chapter in Tanner's quest for justice -- and it's only on cellphones!"
THQ's Destroy All Humans!(TM) Invades Verizon Wireless' Get It Now(R) Service

"BEDMINSTER, N.J. and CALABASAS HILLS, Calif., THQ Wireless Inc., a subsidiary of THQ Inc. (Nasdaq: THQI), has received new intelligence confirming that the alien conspiracy code-named 'Destroy All Humans!(TM)' has officially infiltrated Verizon Wireless' Get It Now(R) Service. Mobile gamers under the spell of 'Cryptosprodium-137', the Aliens' most horrifying homo sapien vaporizer also known as Crypto, are uncontrollably downloading Destroy All Humans!, making it a top seller on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service."
America Movil Sees Investing $200 Million In Peru In Next 2 Years
"LIMA -(Dow Jones)- Mexican wireless communications provider America Movil SA (AMX) plans to invest around $200 million in Peru over the next two years, America Movil Chief Executive Daniel Hajj said Tuesday. "

miércoles, agosto 24, 2005

MFORMA Launches MONOPOLY TYCOON for Mobile Phones in the U.S
"SAN FRANCISCO, CA -- 08/24/2005 -- MFORMA Group Inc., a leading global publisher of mobile entertainment, and Atari, Inc. (NASDAQ: ATAR), a leading global publisher of video games, today announced the availability of a new wireless game based on Atari's MONOPOLY TYCOON game, one of the most popular simulation PC games of all time. MONOPOLY TYCOON, developed under license from the Hasbro Properties Group, the intellectual property development arm of Hasbro, Inc. (NYSE: HAS), is an economic strategy game about building real estate empires. MFORMA's new mobile version of MONOPOLY TYCOON, much like Hasbro's classic MONOPOLY board game, the world's most popular game, is easy to learn, but hard to master and will appeal to both casual gamers and those who enjoy strategy-based games. "
CBS Partners with GoldPocket Wireless on Mobile Campaign for “Big Brother 6”
"Los Angeles, CA - August 23, 2005 - GoldPocket Wireless, the leader in mobile technologies for entertainment and media companies, is powering a fully integrated mobile campaign for the latest installment of CBS's hit reality show, 'Big Brother.' Featuring both text messaging-based voting and downloadable wireless applications related to the show, the aptly named 'America's Choice' campaign allows wireless subscribers to participate in events that will, undoubtedly, alter the final outcome of the show...namely who walks home with the $500,000 prize."
The Games People Play -- Wirelessly
"COO David Gosen of mobile game company I-play talks about the industry's future and how his company is preparing to take part in it "
Time Warner Invests In Mobile Games
"NEW YORK - Time Warner has it paws in almost every part of the media world--movies, magazines, television and the Internet, to name a few--but it has yet to stake a claim in the video game world. Now it is starting, slowly, to change that. "
Interactive Games and Subsidiary JamDirect.com Announce MTV Video Music Awards August 28th Ticket Packages for Purchase
"PALM BEACH, FL -- (MARKET WIRE) -- 08/23/2005 -- Interactive Games Inc. (OTC BB: IGAM), a publisher and licensor of mobile gaming and wireless applications and the company's wholly owned division JamDirect (www.JamDirect.com) today announced availability to the general public MTV Video Music Awards White carpet packages and tickets to the South Florida event broadcast live on Sunday, August 28th, 2005. The glitzy bash, hosted by Diddy, will feature some of the biggest names in popular music today including Coldplay, 50 Cent, Green Day, Shakira, Ludacris, Mariah Carey, The Killers, Kanye West and Kelly Clarkson. "
Telephia Reports 30% of Mobile Game Titles Drive 80% of Revenue
"Telephia has reported that nearly 30% of mobile game titles account for 80% of mobile game revenue. According to the latest data from Telephia's monthly Mobile Game Report, consumers paid an average of US$3.86 per game purchased for their mobile devices."
Nokia Seizes Number One Position in Global 3G Phone Market
"According to the latest research from Strategy Analytics, a total of 9 million WCDMA (3G) phones were shipped worldwide during the second quarter of 2005 (April to June). Nokia topped the list of vendor-rankings for the first time, with a 17% global share."

martes, agosto 23, 2005

Warhammer 40,000 goes mobile on the N-Gage platform with Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death
"Espoo, Finland, August 18, 2005 - Nokia, Games Workshop and THQ Wireless today announced the debut of the highly successful Warhammer 40,000 franchise to the N-Gage platform with Warhammer 40,000: Glory in Death. The highly acclaimed classic tabletop strategy game from Games Workshop has been produced and developed for the N-Gage platform for Warhammer 40,000 fans to unite and embark on multiplayer war game via Bluetooth connection and the N-Gage Arena, Nokias global mobile online gaming community. "
Nokia N90 review
"A 2-Megapixel camera and high-resolution display makes the Nokia N90 smartphone a compelling choice - at the expense of size and weight. A review by Jorgen Sundgot. "
Panasonic VS3 review
"When electronics giants such as Panasonic come up with mobile phones that actually make a mark, the future bodes well for us mere mortal consumers. Featuring possibly the brightest display of a mobile phone yet, Sindre Lia examines Panasonic's new VS3 in hope of finding a handset worthy of a top rating. "
IGN: Harry Potter: Find Scabbers Review
"August 22, 2005 - The absence of a mobile Harry Potter game until now is pretty inexplicable. The bespectacled spectacular is half boy wizard/half cash cow, and for Warner Bros. to wait this long had me expecting Potter's mobile debut to be something special. Especially something timed relatively close to the release of the new book! So, what is Harry's task for his first wireless adventure? Play a Quidditch tournament? A wizard duel with some sorcerers? Fight off the Basilik?"
IGN: 1000 Words Review
"August 22, 2005 - Gameloft primarily pays the rent by creating action-adventure mobile games along the lines of Splinter Cell and Medieval Combat. So, when I peeked the puzzler 1000 Words on the Sprint game deck this weekend, I was more than curious. Is the good ship GL able to steer safely through the rough seas of mobile brainteasers? Naturally, the answer is 'yes.' It seems Gameloft is incapable of making a tanker, and 1000 Words is please puzzler fans much in the same way Prince of Persia raises the pulse of swashbuckling adventure junkies."
MFORMA Takes You Back With New Mobile Game-California Games- Now Launching in U.S. and Europe

"BELLEVUE, WA -- MFORMA Group, Inc., the leading global publisher and distributor of mobile entertainment, has released 'California Games,' a retro collection of fun, summer beach games to play on your mobile phone, based on the EPYX smash hit console game of the '80s. The original California Games introduced the 'extreme games' genre and was named one of the 50 greatest video games of all time. MFORMA's mobile version of California Games captures and rekindles the original excitement and takes you back to the days when nothing was more important than getting air on the half-pipe or shredding waves in the California surf. "
IN-FUSIO launches Tomb Raider™: Elixir Of Life
"London UK, August 23rd 2005 - IN-FUSIO, the international publisher of mobile games and manager of player communities, today announces the availability of the final addition to the exciting Tomb Raider(TM) trilogy for mobile. The ExEn version of Eidos' Tomb Raider(TM): Elixir of Life, developed by Be Tomorrow, is available to download immediately to a wide range of ExEn enabled handsets, promising mobile gamers hours of fun."
Campaign To Stop Driving While Talking
"The UK government is starting a new advertising campaign to remind car drivers that it is illegal to drive while holding a mobile phone. The 10 second advert will be shown in cinemas from 12-19 September, 14-21 November, 30 January-05 February 2006 and 06-12 March 2006. The ad shows a mobile phone with the consequences of driver distraction appearing on the phone and concludes with the simple message 'Switch off before you drive off'."
Colombia Picks Telmex In Colombia Telecom Management Concession
"BOGOTA -(Dow Jones)- Colombia has chosen Telefonos de Mexico, or Telmex (TMX), to take over operations at Colombia Telecomunicaciones, the Andean nation's official press agency SNE said in a statement. "
Lucent Expanding 3G CDMA Coverage in Brazil
"Lucent Technologies has signed a new agreement with Brazil's VIVO to expand the coverage of VIVO's 3G CDMA2000 1xEV-DO network in the main cities in the states of Sao Paulo and Rio de Janeiro - the largest markets in the country. In the coming months, Lucent will provide new Flexent Modular Cell 4.0 base stations and Mobile Switching Centers (MSCs) and upgrade VIVO's existing Lucent-supplied base stations and MSCs to support CDMA2000 1xEV-DO technology."

lunes, agosto 22, 2005

Mobile Gaming Doubles Again - report
"According to Ziff Davis Media's annual 'Digital Gaming in America' survey of more than 1,500 randomly selected USA households, cell phone gaming continued its meteoric rise in 2005: the number of households engaged in cell phone gaming nearly doubled again, jumping from 16.3 million last year to 27.9 million this year."

domingo, agosto 21, 2005

Funmobile releases "Fantasy Battle: Revenge"
"Funmobile, a leading mobile entertainment developer and messaging service provider announces the release of 'Fantasy Battle: Revenge' - special edition of the Fantasy Battle game series. The debut is marked with excellence - daunting mystery unlocked in transition of battle-grounds and spell-bound hazards. The graphics are vivid stepping beyond the era of fantasy."
Gameloft announces "King Kong" for Mobile!
"Gameloft has announced that it will develop the mobile game to King Kong, based on the upcoming movie! The first Screenshots for the game to be launched in November this year are already available:"
Fishlabs presents new space Shooter 'Galaxy on Fire' for 3D mobile phones
"With its first four 3D multiplayer titles Motoraver(TM), Robot Alliance(TM), Cloud Commander(TM) and Speed Spirit(TM), as well as its proprietary game engine ABYSS(R), Fishlabs has already earned an international reputation as a leading developer in the 3D mobile phone games sector. Now, at the GC in Leipzig, at the Hamburg partner booth in the Business Center Hall 02 F50, Fishlabs is set to present its new masterpiece, the brand new space action shooter 'G.O.F. - Galaxy on Fire(TM)', in an initial Beta version for all 3D-capable Sony Ericsson mobile phones."
YDreams releases "Undercover 2: Merc Wars" mobile MMOG
"YDreams has signed licensing agreements with major Portuguese media partners for TV and print content based on the game universe. An animated series, a comic strip and a TV program are already in development. The company is currently negotiating publishing agreements for Undercover 2: Merc Wars(TM) in over 25 countries. "
Breakpoint presents "Player's Lounge - Darts"
"Breakpoint presents Player's Lounge - Darts"
Inlogic releases "Felix The Devil"
"Inlogic software, independent international developer of mobile games, has released a new game 'Felix The Devil'."
China mobilises Republic
"Computer games written by a prominent Yorkshire games developer now have the potential to reach over 360 million mobile phone subscribers thanks to the pivotal role played by the region's alliance of high-tech companies. "
ThreeSixty releases 'Cricket Mania 2005'
"ThreeSixty brings to you Cricket Mania 2005 featuring various teams who perform differently according to their current ratings, different bowler selection who bowl according to their actual nature, spin bowling, full blown fielding etc."

viernes, agosto 19, 2005

QArea Announces its Wireless Casino Ready for Stress Testing on PDA and Cell Phones
"Kharkov, Ukraine - August 2, 2005 - QArea, the leading developer and tester of applications for PDA's and smart phones also being the originator of the pioneering BugHuntress Test Suite for automated PDA applications testing, announces its WirelessCasino gaming application ready for stress testing on PDA and cell phones. "
Strong Growth for European Mobile Market - report
"According to IDC's Western European Quarterly Mobile Phone Market Tracker, the Western European mobile phone market (consisting of traditional mobile phones and converged devices) witnessed healthy year-on-year growth of 20% in 2Q05. Shipments reached 37.6 million units, predominantly driven by increased traction in low-end segments and renewal demand for new feature-rich handsets, with sequential growth of 4% raising expectations for total 2005 market growth. In light of healthy 2Q market growth, IDC's short-range forecast predicts the Western European total mobile phone market will grow 11% year on year in 2005."
Mobile Networks Revenue to Reach Over $100 billion in 2011
"The mobile wireless networks revenue will grow from US$60.7 billion in 2004 to US$100.1 billion in 2011, says a report from market researcher Telecom Trends International. The report says that the market will grow at a compound annual growth rate of 7.4% over a seven year period."
Ziff Davis Video Game Survey: Mobile Gaming Doubles Again
"NEW YORK, Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- According to Ziff Davis Media's annual
'Digital Gaming in America' survey of more than 1,500 randomly selected U.S. households, cell phone gaming continued its meteoric rise in 2005: the number of households engaged in cell phone gaming nearly doubled again, jumping from 16.3 million last year to 27.9 million this year."
WonderPhone announces distribution of five new mobile games from Vivendi Universal Games in 2005
"Paris - August 10th, 2005 - WonderPhone today announced that it will distribute five new mobile titles from Vivendi Universal Games in 2005, which extends an existing distribution agreement between the two companies. WonderPhone currently distributes VU Games' products for the mobile platform in Europe, South & Central America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Kuwait, Bahrain and Fiji."
Telcogames & MIDRAY Announce Partnership For Mobile Games Content
"Duesseldorf/Cologne, Germany, August 19th. Telcogames Germany has become the preferred supplier of mobile games entertainment services to mobile services provider MIDRAY, thanks to a new agreement announced yesterday."

jueves, agosto 18, 2005

Qualcomm Buys UK Mobile Firm
"Qualcomm has acquired the UK based mobile content firm, Elata. By combining Elata's wireless content delivery system, the senses product, with Qualcomm's BREW solution, operators have access to an extensive and modular offering of wireless data solutions and services. This new unified delivery system also allows operators with existing wireless data solutions to improve and expand upon management, delivery and marketing of wireless content, while maintaining backwards compatibility with their current devices through open standards interfaces."
HYBRID GRAPHICS to Bring OpenGL(R) ES 3D Graphics Technology to BREW(R) Publishers and Developers
"HELSINKI, Finland, Aug. 18 -- HYBRID GRAPHICS, a leading provider of 3D graphics technology for mobile phones, today announced the availability of HYBRID's RASTEROID(TM) OpenGL ES 3D graphics technology for QUALCOMM's BREW solution."
Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. And FunMail Partner To Create Konami Branded "SnapOn" Mobile Storefront To Distribute Wallpaper And Ringtones
"LOS ANGELES - August 17, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has signed a deal with FunMail to implement FunMail's 'SnapOn' mobile storefront to sell mobile content directly to consumers via Konami's website. FunMail will also develop and provide distribution of wallpaper and ring tones based on Konami's popular franchises, including Metal Gear Solid (R), Silent Hill (R), Castelvania (R), Frogger (R), and many more."
Now, Sachin Tendulkar on mobile games
"Sachin Tendulkar is to feature in mobile phone games, developed by Mumbai-based mobile phone content developers Nazara Technologies, which were unveiled at a function in Mumbai in the presence of the master batsman. "
US publisher SkyZone Entertainment selects Exit Games Neutron as mobile multiplayer platform for both Java and BREW games
"Hamburg/San Francisco, CA, 18 August 2005 - SkyZone Entertainment, one of the leading US games developers and publishers, chooses Exit Games Neutron multiplayer solution as their multiplayer platform for its forthcoming multiplayer products developed in both Java and BREW."
AEGF Mobile Games To Partner With NBC Sports For Exclusive Worldwide License
"NEW YORK - -- AEGF Mobile Games, a partnership between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors, and NBC Sports, today announced a partnership on an exclusive worldwide mobile gaming license to create NBC Sports branded games. Under the deal, AEGF will use NBC Sports content to create unique and challenging wireless video games available on mobile phones, many of which will be directly interactive with NBC Sports broadcasts. The announcement was made by AEGF Mobile Games Principal, Marcus Ticotin and NBC Sports President Ken Schanzer."

miércoles, agosto 17, 2005

Artificial Life announces MMO for 3G phones
"Hong Kong, August 17, 2005 - Hong Kong based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTC: ALIF) a leading provider of award winning mobile technology and applications today announced the upcoming release of its first massive multi player 3G mobile game."
Reaxion's Minigolf 2 hits Get It Now
"BEDMINSTER, NJ and SEATTLE - Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider and Reaxion Corporation, a market leading publisher and developer of cutting-edge 3D, 2D and multiplayer mobile games, today announced the availability of Minigolf 2 on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now(R) service. Developed and published by Reaxion, Minigolf 2 is the sequel to one of its most popular games. Since its launch, the original Minigolf has had almost 500,000 downloads. Minigolf 2 takes Reaxion's well-known title to a new level of game-play with realistic minigolf physics, advanced graphics and sound effects. Gamers can compete using global high-score rating based on Reaxion's Gamarama service."
Brazil Says Mobile Phone Cos Added 11 Million Customers Jan-July
"SAO PAULO -(Dow Jones)- Brazilian mobile phone companies added 11 million customers in the first seven months of the year, bringing the total subscriber base to 76.6 million, telecommunications regulator Anatel said Tuesday. "
Tiger Telematics' Gizmondo(TM) Unleashes Next Wave of Games
"LONDON, August 17 - Five More Titles Slated for September Release and Adds to US Launch Portfolio Gizmondo Europe Ltd. subsidiary of Jacksonville, Florida-based Tiger Telematics Inc (OTC: TGTL, OTC: TGTL.PK) announces a superb gaming line up for September, delivering on the 'minimum of one game a week' commitment for the Gizmondo multi-entertainment handheld, increasing its content portfolio ahead of the up and coming North American launch."
Namco launches International Mobile Gaming Tournament with European i-modeTM operators
"London, UK. August 17th. Namco today announced the world's first international cross-network operator mobile games tournament."
Sachin now on mobile phone games
"Mumbai, August 17: Sachin Tendulkar is to feature in mobile phone games, developed by Mumbai-based mobile phone content developers Nazara Technologies, which were unveiled at a function here today in the presence of the master batsman. "
Industria local de videogames crece y atrae desarrolladores
"La combinación de costos en pesos y disponibilidad de recursos tanto humanos como tecnológicos, favorece el desarrollo de una industria incipiente: la creación de juegos electrónicos para PC y celulares. "

martes, agosto 16, 2005

beamzone consortium reveals handiwork at Games Conference
"Blue Cell Networks, e-Plus, July Systems, & THQ Wireless Unveil Unique 'On-the-Spot' Download Solution for Mobile Content at GC 2005"
Inlogic has released a new game "Felix The Devil"
"Inlogic software, independent international developer of mobile games, has released a new game 'Felix The Devil' today."
Living Mobile sends Bomberman racing!
"The success of Bomberman continues. With Bomberman Kart, Living Mobile launches another challenging game of the Bomberman series following the hugely successful Bomberman, Bomberman Puzzle and Super Bomberman games."
Breakpoint presents "Monster Police"
"Breakpoint is proud to announce the release of the adrenalin pumping 'Monster Police'."
Midnight Bowling 3D Preview
"August 15, 2005 - Any game that references 'The Big Lebowski' already earns itself bonus points. In Midnight Bowling, Gameloft's newest sports game in the apparent Midnight series, one of the bowlers that steps up to the lane is named Moses. He's dressed flamboyantly, like his tailor was running a special on sequins and rhinestones. And he utters a familiar line, 'Nobody messes with me.' It's a G-rated take on the role of roller Jesus, played by John Turturro to perfection. And it's welcome sight in this excellent 3D bowling game."
JAMDAT Mobile's Tetris Debuts in Europe
"LOS ANGELES-- Aug. 16, 2005-- Global wireless entertainment publisher JAMDAT Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: JMDT) announced today the launch of Tetris(R) on wireless carriers throughout Europe. The mobile version of the classic puzzle game is now available in the UK on Vodafone, O2 and T-Mobile, in Spain on Telefonica and on wireless carriers in numerous other European countries."
Cisco Launches Online Wireless Explorer Game
"SAN JOSE, Calif.-- Aug. 16, 2005-- Cisco Systems(R) (Nasdaq:CSCO) today announced the availability of Wireless Explorer, a new educational game designed to test networking knowledge and wireless skills for technical professionals. The Wireless Explorer game is available to anyone with a Cisco.com login via the CCNA Prep Center (www.cisco.com/go/prepcenter)."
Jamdat share price drop hinders company's ability to compete
"Investor website Motley Fool has posted an article about the precipitous drop in the price of Jamdat shares. The stock is now trading at about $20 (at the time of this writing), that's a humongous drop from the $30 level that the shares were trading at a month ago. "
Start-Up Cellufun Targets Emerging Multi-Player Mobile Gaming Market
"Cellufun, LLC today announced the successful closing of its Series A financing, led by Vaux Les Ventures. The mobile gaming company will use the proceeds to accelerate the development and launch of its multi-player gaming portal, cellufun.com. "
Boost Mobile Introduces Location-based GPS Mobile Games
"Boost customers are now able to download and play location-based GPS (Global Positioning System) games on their cellular phones. Boost Mobile has partnered with Blister Entertainment to introduce Swordfish and Torpedo Bay, two GPS-enabled Java games, in the USA. Boost customers can play both games by downloading the applications directly from their Java-enabled Boost phone or from Boost LIVE. "
Who Plays Mobile Games?
"A new report published today casts light on who is playing games on their mobile phones, and how much time they spend."

lunes, agosto 15, 2005

Football on 3G
"As the UK's main football (soccer) season Barclays Premiership resumes, Hutchison 3G has announced over 270,000 registrations for its football service including video highlights, text alerts, club news and video goal alerts."
Latin Telecom Consolidation In Wake Of America Movil Buys
"NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- With America Movil's (AMX) three acquisitions in as many months, Latin America's wireless industry is down to the last stretch of consolidation. "
Sprint, Nextel Complete Merger
"NEW YORK -(Dow Jones)- Sprint Corp. (FON) and Nextel Communications Inc. (NXTL) completed their $35 billion merger Friday to form Sprint Nextel Corp. "

sábado, agosto 13, 2005

Nokia Announces Faster Data For Mobile Games
"Nokia announced seven new handsets with increasingly accurate digital camera qualities and faster speeds for downloading and games. Five of the models in the Nokia 6000 series come with an estimated price tag of $170-$460. Prices were not given for two, which are more basic in the Nokia 2000 series."

viernes, agosto 12, 2005

Jamdat Files Lawsuit Against Jamster-Verisign For Name Confusion
"Jamdat Mobile has filed a lawsuit again Verisign, the parent company of Jamster, alleging name confusion in U.S. Jamster, which launched in U.S. in January, is causing name confusion among customers, said Mitch Lasky, CEO of Jamdat, in its Q2 earnings call today. It is alleging trademark infringement and is asking Verisign to stop using the Jamster name and also seeking damages. The trial is slated for November this year."
Samsung Game Development Contest - Winners announced
"Samsung has announced the three winners of the Samsung Game Development Contest."
3G Americas Publishes White Paper on Wireless Enterprise Applications
"US : 3G Americas is providing decision-making recommendations to IT professionals faced with critical and timely decisions on evolving their companies to higher productivity through wireless mobility. Enterprise Applications: Key Considerations for Selecting and Deploying Wireless Corporate Applications is a collaborative white paper developed by the organization's members to assist IT managers with key mobility issues such as security, integrated architecture, and different end-user needs, when formulating their wireless corporate application plans."
Adult Content to 3G Mobile Networks
"US : Xobile, the world leader in the distribution of adult movies on mobile phones and wireless devices, has succeeded in delivering super high speed adult content to Third Generation (3G) network consumers who use standard Internet browsers on their mobile device."
Sony Ericsson 3G Phone Launched on 3 UK
"Europe : 3 UK are excited to announce the launch of the very first Sony Ericsson handset on 3. The new Sony Ericsson K608i will be available in stores across the UK from Saturday, initially on 3's pay monthly price plans."
Telecom Argentina Reports Strong Subscriber Growth
"The cellular market in Argentina has grown rapidly during the last months, with a substantial increase in the total number of subscribers and penetration. In this environment, total cellular subscribers of Telecom Personal in Argentina reached approximately 4,813,000 at June 30, 2005, representing an increase of approximately 1,712,000 customers, or 55%. This increase in the client base was fueled by an impressive growth in the number of GSM subscribers that represent 37% of the total customer base."
3G Subscribers to Exceed 300 Million by 2010 - report
"As 3G begins to take off, what will trigger mass market uptake of data and multimedia services? In a new market report, Juniper Research argues that power has shifted to a more discerning user community that is spoilt for choice and yet appears fazed by the complexity of mobile phones and the plethora of services on offer."
Two New Phones From Siemens
"Siemens has launched two new handsets - possibly the last ones before its handover to BenQ following the sale of the handset division last month. Many mobile phone users just want one thing: simple telephone functions, but without compromising in any way on the quality or design of their mobile phone. The question they ask is: Why bother with a whole raft of different functions you don't want to use?"

jueves, agosto 11, 2005

Telecom Italia Sells TIM Peru To America Movil Unit
"MILAN -(Dow Jones)- Telecom Italia SpA (TI) said late Wednesday it sold its mobile telephone business in Peru to a unit of America Movil SA de CV (AMX). "
China Mobile 1st Half Net Rises 28% To CNY24.04 Billion
"HONG KONG -(Dow Jones)- China Mobile (Hong Kong) Ltd. (0941.HK), the listed unit of China's largest mobile network, said Wednesday its first-half net profit rose 28% on continued growth in its subscriber base. "
Portable Gaming is a Trend
"We don't give much love to portable games, especially the much-maligned mobile games, still reeking from the stinky launch of the N-Gage. But as dismissive as hardcore gamers may be, handheld and mobile gaming is a steadily increasing market segment."

miércoles, agosto 10, 2005

Jamdat Sale Rumors Creep Again; Microsoft and EA Among Possible Suitors
"by Rafat Ali and Staci D. Kramer: Jamdat Mobile Inc., the LA-based mobile gaming company rumored to be for sale during the last few months, is the subject of renewed speculation, according to multiple sources. Jamdat reports its Q205 earnings tomorrow (conference call at 4:45 PM EST, here) The stock is moved up nearly $2 a share in regular trading today to $29.30, giving Jamdat a market cap of about $725 million. Add in the expected premium and you're talking about $900-$1 billion, possibly more. Keep in mind, Jamdat earned $2.7 million in the first quarter on revenues of $15.1 million. The crown jewels are Tetris, Bowling and Bejeweled, licensing deals with the NFL, NBA and the NHL; and a three-year, multi-country exclusive development/distribution deal with MLB for wireless simulation games."
Games Are Art.Com
"A group of indie game developers worried about the future of gaming has launched GamesAreArt.com. A website aimed to gamers and developers where they'll be able to discuss from a cultural point of view how shall games might become in a near future into a genuine artistic form of expression."

martes, agosto 09, 2005

InfoSpace Makes a Splash with New Water Balloon Drop Game
"BELLEVUE, Wash.-- Aug. 9, 2005--InfoSpace Inc. (Nasdaq:INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, today introduced the release of the top-rated online game Water Balloon Drop in a cellular handset format. The mobile version features entirely new graphic environments, as well as exclusive features not found on any of the original Water Balloon Drop games created by 3-D Joe. The game combines ultra responsive controls with outrageous sound effects and a full-color display to create a uniquely exciting player experience."
Underwired Creates Website for 3D Mobile Games Company, Superscape
"04 August 2005 - Superscape, the world's leading 3D games developer and publisher, has launched a revamped website designed and developed by renowned digital media agency, Underwired (http://www.underwired.com). The resulting site can be found at http://www.superscape.com. "
AEGF Mobile Games to Partner with NBC Sports for Exclusive Worldwide License; NBC Sports Branded Wireless Video Games Coming to Mobile Phones
"NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 9, 2005--AEGF Mobile Games, a partnership between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors, and NBC Sports, today announced a partnership on an exclusive worldwide mobile gaming license to create NBC Sports branded games. Under the deal, AEGF will use NBC Sports content to create unique and challenging wireless video games available on mobile phones, many of which will be directly interactive with NBC Sports broadcasts. The announcement was made by AEGF Mobile Games Principal, Marcus Ticotin and NBC Sports President Ken Schanzer."
Mauj Telecom launches next generation mobile games
"Mauj Telecom, a wireless solutions provider, has launched the next generation mobile games in India. Mauj's games will enable players to play with each other in real time over a bluetooth connection between their phones. "
Huawei Launches Its Latest 3G (UMTS) Mobile Phone
"ASIA : Huawei Technologies raised the bar in mobile communications with the launch of a dual-mode 3G handset that supports UMTS, GPRS and GSM networks. Designed to work on 3G and 2G networks around the world, this multimedia power phone delivers excellent audio/video capabilities to provide consumers with the ultimate experience in entertainment and communications."
First Toshiba 3G UMTS Phone in Europe
"Europe : The Toshiba Mobile has joined forces with Vodafone in an exclusive strategic marketing partnership to launch its first UMTS phone for the European market. "
Finnish Mobile TV project
"Europe : Mobile TV broadcasts continue in August at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, where the guests of the companies behind the Finnish Mobile TV project will be able to use mobile TV for the first time at an international sporting event."
Testing cellphones on planes
"Qualcomm and Connexion by Boeing says that they are working together to test and demonstrate in-flight wireless communications aboard Connexion One, a specially equipped Boeing 737-400 aircraft."
Porting video to 3G handset platform
"Radvision has announced an agreement with TTPCom to integrate video telephony capabilities into its AJAR mobile applications platform for wireless handsets using Radvision's 3G-324M Toolkit. A number of key components and applications are already integrated with the AJAR platform, including multimedia messaging, browser functionality, player/recorder/camera support, and intelligent text-entry. TTPCom's agreement with Radvision will add video telephony capabilities to broaden the functions of this comprehensive development framework."
Another Walkman phone from Sony Ericsson
"Sony Ericsson has announced a new addition to its Walkman phone family - the W550 - a phone that offers stereo music and integrates a 1.3 megapixel camera, full Internet browsing capability and a credible games console. Listening to music on the W550 over headphones means you never miss a call as the music cuts off automatically when a call is received, permitting the listener to take the call before resuming listening to the paused track. A direct music button gives instant access to the Walkman music player, which can be used independently of the phone, allowing the phone to be used in flight mode so your personal music can be enjoyed even on an airplane."
Nokia Sees Shortages Of N90 Phone Due To Strong Demand
"STOCKHOLM -(Dow Jones)- Nokia Corp. (NOK) is seeing shortages of its much-hyped N90 camera phone due to strong initial demand, a spokesman told Dow Jones Newswires Monday. "
Another lawsuit to try and stop the Sprint-Nextel merger
"Alamosa Holdings has announced that its wholly-owned subsidiary, AirGate PCS has filed a complaint against Sprint Corporation, certain of its affiliates and Nextel Communications, in the Delaware Court of Chancery alleging, among other things, that following the completion of the pending merger between Sprint and Nextel, Sprint will breach the exclusivity covenants contained in the agreements governing its relationship with AirGate and that Nextel unlawfully interfered with AirGate's exclusive rights under such agreements."

lunes, agosto 08, 2005

Pocket-Sized Adventures from Land Rover
"Land Rover this week launches an initiative that allows budding adventurers of all ages to have on and off-road fun, wherever they go, with a mobile telephone game called Range Rover Sport Tourer."
I-play announces 'Temple of Treasure'
"Following the company's recent announcement of the global availability of the mobile version of Jewel Quest, I-play, the mobile games company, has announced the launch of its 'Temple of Treasure' sweepstakes. Visit http://jewelquesteprize.iplay.com/ to have your chance to win valuable prizes including free phones, vacation packages, even diamonds!"
Mobile Game Developer GlobalFun AB Finalizes Acquisition of NGD Studios Mobile Division
"GlobalFun AB, a global wireless entertainment developer and publisher has, in a move to strengthen mobile game development and South American presence, acquired NGD Studios mobile division to establish GlobalFun Argentina. GlobalFun and NGD Studios share a history of high quality productions with titles such as the 'Absolute Puzzle' series, 'Billy the Kid' and 'Charles Darwin's Oceans Life.' "
AOL making wireless move
"NEW YORK - America Online announced Monday that it's accelerating its move into cell phone services through the acquisition of a software company, Wildseed, which will be part of a new unit called the AOL Wireless Group. "
Nokia 8800 review
"Weighing in at 134 g and measuring 107 x 45 x 16.5 mm, the Nokia 8800 is both heavy and sleek at the same time. The secret lies in a stainless steel cover, giving the 8800 a luxurious feel topped only by the phone's own pop-up slider mechanism. When opened, the slider reveals a 0.5 megapixel camera on the back, as well as a good-looking keypad in the front. "
PAC-MAN Says ``Waka-Waka:'' Your Phone is Ringing; Namco America Launches BREW(R) Ringtone Application Featuring Exclusive Video Game Ringtones
"SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2005--Namco America Inc., a leading publisher of wireless games and content, today announced the availability of PAC-MAN's Arcade Corner(TM), an interactive ringtone application with a colorful, retro feel and a source for exclusive video game ringtones developed solely for QUALCOMM's BREW solution. "
Reaching women on the phone
"As consumers in the sizzling cell phone gaming market, women are increasingly becoming a prized target. Accordingly, this week the all-female founding trio of LimeLife, a Menlo Park publisher of mobile content for women, snagged $5 million from four venture capital firms. "
SK Teletech Signs License for Immersion's VibeTonz(TM) System; Adding Touch Sensations to Mobile Phones to Enhance Games, Ringtones, and User Interface
"SAN JOSE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aug. 8, 2005--Immersion Corporation (Nasdaq:IMMR), a leading developer and licensor of touch feedback technology, announced that SK Teletech is the latest licensee of its VibeTonz System. The new licensee joins a growing list of handset manufacturers, developers, and wireless operators authorized to use VibeTonz technology to integrate the sense of touch into the mobile communications experience. SK Teletech signed a multiyear, worldwide license agreement for the System."

viernes, agosto 05, 2005

Digital Marketing 5 August
"Broadband surges in western Europe | Three launches in Ireland "
Globetechnology: B.C. firm scores big in Beijing Olympics
"Well, just take a look at David Lee's business card and those five little Olympic dollar signs -- or rather rings. Sollers Interactive Entertainment Group Inc., in partnership with a Chinese company, has just won the interactive rights to the Beijing Olympics. That means the company has the official licence to manage the Web presence for the Games, including advertising and e-commerce, as well as create the first mobile phone gaming version of the 2008 Games to run concurrently with the events."
3D Characters on Your 3G Wireless Phone Lead Messaging Revolution
"Europe : Mobeon, the leading supplier of Internet Protocol messaging solutions, has unveiled the world's first 3G video messaging interface featuring mobile buddies for cell phones. "
Vodafone K.K. Releases Its Lightest 3G Model
"ASIA : Vodafone K.K. today announces that on 5 August 2005 it will commence nationwide sales of the Vodafone 703SH 3G handset announced last month."
Live Mobile TV Broadcasts for the First Time at an International Sporting Event
"ESPOO, Finland, August 5-- Mobile TV broadcasts continue in August at the IAAF World Championships in Athletics in Helsinki, where the guests of the companies behind the Finnish Mobile TV project will be able to use mobile TV for the first time at an international sporting event. YLE (The Finnish Broadcasting Company) will be providing mobile TV users with a multi-channel package, including a domestic broadcast of the Championships, which includes both YLE TV1 and YLE TV2's coverage of the Championships. In addition, mobile TV users will receive the compilation broadcast for international distribution and five special Championships broadcasts of individual events (running events, field events, race walking and the marathon). Each event can thus be followed without a break from start to finish."
Xobile Delivers First Super High Speed Adult Content Via 3G Networks
"CHARLOTTE - (August 4, 2005) � Xobile, the world leader in the distribution of adult movies on mobile phones and wireless devices, has succeeded in delivering super high speed adult content to Third Generation (3G) network consumers who use standard Internet browsers on their mobile device."

jueves, agosto 04, 2005

Mexico's America Movil Confirms Purchase Of Smartcom
"MEXICO CITY -(Dow Jones)- Mexican wireless phone company America Movil SA (AMX) confirmed the acquisition of Chilean mobile company Smartcom from Spain's Endesa SA (ELE), but gave the purchase price as $472 million. "
Argentina's Movistar Cell Operator:1st Half Investments ARS220 Million
"BUENOS AIRES -(Dow Jones)- Movistar, the new wireless operator born from Telefonica Moviles' (TEM) acquisition of BellSouth Corp's (BLS) Latin American assets, invested ARS220 million in Argentina ($1=ARS2.86) during the first half of the year, the company said Wednesday. "
3G Horse Racing
"SmartVideo Technologies has entered into a revenue sharing partnership agreement with The National Raceline to stream live horse racing to mobile phones from racetracks around the USA. The National Raceline has provided instant race calls and results via the telephone to the racing community since 1989. This development allows racing fans to watch their favorite races live directly on their handheld mobile devises via mobile phones, PDAs and Wi-Fi connections."
Wireless Get It Now Customers Can Now Give Their Final Answer With 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire'
"TORONTO, HOLLYWOOD, Calif. and BEDMINSTER, N.J., Aug. 4 Starting today, Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now(R)-enabled phones can take the Hot Seat and face a full onslaught of questions as they climb the ladder to the million dollar question with the new 'Who Wants To Be A Millionaire - 2005' mobile game. Customers can hold the drama and excitement of the hit TV game show in the palms of their hands, answering mind-bending questions and using up to four lifelines to get to the million dollar question."

miércoles, agosto 03, 2005

QubicGames releases 'Buddy the Shark 3D'
"QubicGames - a developing studio from Poland has just announced a launch of its latest 3D game titled Buddy the Shark 3D. Like in case of its last game River Storm 3D, again QubicGames used entirely its own 3D Qubic Engine to build the funny 3D platform game supporting a large number of handsets."
m-Solutions launches "The Big Muncher"
"m-Solutions, the Spanish company that leads the development and international distribution of high quality videogames for mobile phones in more than 50 countries, has recently launched its new videogame 'The Big Muncher', the classic arcade in which users have to champ all the maze's dots, escaping from the most popular ghosts of the videogames' world."
Jewel Quest Mobile Edition Launches Globally
"Mobile users around the world now have their chance to get the hugely popular online puzzle game Jewel Quest onto their mobile phones, thanks to the latest launch by I-play, the mobile games company. The mobile version of iWin's highly addictive puzzle game has met serious critical acclaim amongst enthusiast mobile gaming publications. "
MobilityZone Ltd Introduces a new branded Game For Mobile Phones - Seve Golf Master 3D
"MobilityZone Ltd, a mobile phone content provider & developer, announced the release of the newest branded game for mobile handsets based on the legendary golf player: Seve Ballesteros! As our partner and client you will now be able to start distributing this game now."
Cocoasoft announces 'Crash Rally'
"Cocoasoft is announcing a new game in the line of successful racing games, including Car racer 2, all of them reaching top downloads. Crash Rally creates the ultimate racing experience, which expands with the multiplayer mode through Bluetooth enabled mobile phones. The player will experience the breathtaking speed of the futuristic vehicles with a load of destructive power. Rapid racing action to go!"
Panlogic enters mobile games arena
"Digital marketing consultancy Panlogic has launched its first mobile game, designed to coincide with the Ashes cricket series between England and Australia. "
WonderPhone announces distribution of five new mobile games from Vivendi Universal Games in 2005
"WonderPhone today announced that it will distribute five new mobile titles from Vivendi Universal Games in 2005, which extends an existing distribution agreement between the two companies. WonderPhone currently distributes VU Games' products for the mobile platform in Europe, South and Central America, Africa, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Kuwait, Bahrain and Fiji."
Mobile games sales grew 15-fold since start of 2004
"The sales volume of mobile games in Russia has soared more than 15-fold since the beginning of 2004, according to a report on the Russian wireless content sector from consultancy J'son & Partners. "

martes, agosto 02, 2005

Game On! RadioShack, JAMDAT Mobile Team Up to Bring Mobile Gaming to Neighborhoods Across the United States
"FORT WORTH, Texas, Aug. 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- RadioShack Corporation (NYSE: RSH) today announced the availability of JAMDAT Mobile games for Sprint and Cingular Wireless customers at its more than 5,000 neighborhood retail outlets. This collaboration will give millions of subscribers easy access to JAMDAT's popular selection of mobile games, including Tetris, JAMDAT Bowling 2, Bejeweled, Solitaire, Yahtzee and Casino/Blackjack. RadioShack is the first major, national consumer electronics retailer with a focus on delivering wireless mobile gaming content directly to its customers. "

lunes, agosto 01, 2005

Laeding Edge Ventures launches it's first mobile game 'Sudoku-GUI'
"Laeding Edge Ventures, a new games developer, is proud to announce the launch of it's first mobile games product Sudoku-GUI."
Cheeky and Llamasoft bring classic GridRunner++ to Mobile
"Cheeky announced the mobile release of the classic Jeff Minter/Llamasoft game, GridRunner++. Written by veteran coder Mark Ripley over a period of five months, the original PC game is now available for a number of Nokia and Sony Ericsson handsets. Visitors to http://www.ch-ee-ky.com can also play the online demo. "
Five Major Multimedia Technology Announcements From The Khronos Group
"COLLADA: A New Khronos Open Standard for 3D Authoring
SONY & NVIDIA Become Khronos Promoting Members and Sit on BOD
Now Public: OpenGL ES 2.0 Shader Programming for Embedded Graphics
Now Public: OpenVG 1.0 Accelerated 2D Vector Graphics
New OpenSL ES API for Sound Acceleration for Embedded Systems"
Latin America's 1st 3G (UMTS) Wireless Call
"Latin America : Huawei announced that its has successfully enabled Latin America's first 3G (UMTS) call in Uruguay. The historical call, which was made through Administración Nacional de Telecomunicaciones ('ANTEL'), one of Uruguay's leading telecom operators, was based on Huawei Technologies' end-to-end R4-based UMTS network. "
Cognima Launches Snap For Java Enabled Camera Phones
"st August, 2005, UK - Cognima, the developer of effortless mobile applications, today launched Cognima Snap(tm) Java Edition - the world's first Java mobile imaging application capable of robustly uploading full resolution images over-the-air from multi-megapixel camera phones. "
Yahoo!, Microsoft To Keynote 2005 Game Developers Conference Europe
"LONDON - August 1st, 2005 - Chris Satchell, general manager of the game developer group, Microsoft Xbox, and John Cahill, director, mobile games, Yahoo!, will deliver keynote addresses at the 2005 Game Developers Conference Europe (GDC Europe). The event is scheduled from Tuesday - Thursday, Aug. 30 - Sept. 1, 2005 at London's Cafe; Royal at Le Meridien Hotel."
Square Enix Mobile Q&A: Square Enix Party 2005
"MAKUHARI MESSE--Square Enix's mobile division has quickly ramped up from its modest beginnings a few years ago to a powerful force in Japan's mobile gaming scene, thanks to titles such as Final Fantasy VII: Before Crisis. At this year's first annual Square Enix Party 2005, mobile games were rolling three booths deep on the show floor. We caught up with Square Enix Mobile's Kosei Ito, one of the key architects of the mobile division, to learn more about what we can expect. "
Mobile games market remains untapped
"Just one in twenty (5%) consumers have downloaded a game onto their mobile, with many unsure if their handset is even capable of doing so, according to new research."