martes, junio 12, 2007

Vivendi Games Mobile Releases The Incredible Machine
Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games has announced it has released the classic puzzle title The Incredible Machine to mobile subscribers in Europe. The mobile version of the game is based on Sierra Entertainment's original PC title and is coming soon to North America.
Namco Networks Announces Availability of Namco's Hit Arcade Titles for AT&T Smart Devices
SAN JOSE, Calif. --(Business Wire)-- Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and network content, today announced the availability of Namco's best-selling arcade classics for AT&T's line of Windows Mobile(R) smart devices. Available titles are PAC-MAN(R), Ms. PAC-MAN(R), Galaga(R), Dig Dug(R), and Super PAC-MAN(R).
Q&A: Eric Berger, Vice President, Sony Mobile Entertainment
Sony Pictures Television recently announced its slate of mobile games for release in 2007, including Jeopardy! 2007 and God of War: Betrayal. In this Games On Deck interview, we talk to Eric Berger, VP of Mobile Entertainment, about Sony Pictures Television's upcoming titles and their place in the mobile space.
Linux Mobile Phone Standards Published
The Linux Phone Standards (LiPS) Forum, which is setting out the development of Linux based mobile phones - has published its list of specifications, that are part of LiPS Release 1.0. In addition, LiPS unveiled a roadmap of additional specification areas to be developed through 2008. These LiPS Release 1.0 specifications documents represent the first public deliverables from working group activities since LiPS' founding, and will help to improve interoperability across the Linux-based mobile telephony ecosystem ? from software stack suppliers to mobile device OEMs to regional and global wireless operators.

lunes, junio 11, 2007

MobileRated Serves 750,000 Mobile Phone Game Downloads Per Month
June 11, 2007, Victoria, Canada: Will consumers search for and download free games for their mobile phones? MobileRated answers with a resounding yes. Customers currently download at a rate of over 750,000 games per month. Officially launched in November 2006, MobileRated offers customers free and legal downloads of over 350 games and applications for their mobile phones from over 80 independent developers.

viernes, junio 08, 2007

Miner 2049er Unearthed For Mobile Phones
Between the ages of 10-12 I had a really odd habit of tearing the advertisements out of gaming magazines and taping them to my bedroom walls to form a mosaic of marketing appreciation and game envy. I remember closing my eyes many a night to the ad for Miner 2049er (this one here) for the Atari 400 / 800. This is all coming back to me because today marks the release of Miner 2049er for mobile phones.
Chuzzle Mobile
If you ask us, the distinction between 'hardcore' and 'casual' mobile games is distinctly misleading, and one that falls down when you think about the best puzzle games.
GoD: 'Q&A: Mike Nelson, CEO, Timelapse Mobile'
Veteran game developers Mike Nelson (Falcon 3.0) and Larry Holland (X-Wing) began development house Timelapse Mobile in early 2005 and are now close to releasing their first title, Bodacious 80’s Challenge. In this interview, Games On Deck talks to Mike Nelson about their switch to mobile, problems with offshoring, and their new title.
Samsung focuses on Olympic Games
Samsung yesterday launched three new mobile phones for the Olympics and announced the appointment of Liu Xuan, an Olympic gymnastics champion, as the company's Games ambassador.
I-play to support MGC
I-play's The Fast and the Furious is to feature in the McDonald's-sponsored Midnight Gaming Championship.
Moto starts shipping Motocast
Motorola's 'Motocast' ticker app has started to ship in its Razr V3, Krzr K1, Rizr Z3 and W510 handsets.

jueves, junio 07, 2007

GoD Q&A: PopCap Mobile Business Director Andrew Stein
Casual games developer and publisher PopCap Games recently announced the hiring of Andrew Stein to its newly-created position of Director of Mobile Business Development. In this exclusive interview, Games On Deck talks to Stein about why he chose to join PopCap and his plans for the company's mobile future.
Gamefederation Development: Jump Games Partners with Gamefederation to Launch Pay-Per-Play in Europe
MONTE CARLO, Monaco--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Gamefederation and Jump Games today announced the launch of a pay-per-play gaming offering to be rolled out across Europe. The solution, called Jump Arcade, will be powered by Gamefederation’s Mobile Services Broker technology.
Fishlabs Signs Distribution Deal For North America
3D mobile game developer Fishlabs, has signed a distribution agreement with the WirelessDeveloper Agency, a wireless content brokering agency in North America, for a number of existing and upcoming 3D mobile games for Java and BREW handsets to be made available through Cingular, T-Mobile, Sprint PCS, Verizon, Bell Mobility and other carriers.
Hands-On Mobile talks Heroes Lore and Korean mobile games
You'd be forgiven for thinking South Korean mobile technology is light years ahead of ours. After all, while we're still squinting at grainy streaming TV over 3G, South Korea has already rolled out proper digital mobile television broadcasts.
Mobile games outselling ringtones, music and video in the UK
Not everyone agrees, it seems. Research firm GfK M² reckons that in the year to March 2007, UK mobile users spent £83 million on mobile games, compared to £76m on ringtones, £23 million on music, £11m on video and £10m on wallpapers.
Harry Potter on Mobile Phones
Electronic Arts and Warner Bros. Digital Distribution have announced a partnership to extend the Harry Potter universe onto mobile phones. This summer, mobile consumers will be able to download the Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix mobile game and personalization content, including ringtones, voicetones and wallpapers based on the upcoming film.
LatAm digital market growth averages 14% 2003-05
The Latin American market for digital technology grew by an average of 14% annually from 2003-05, more than double that seen in Europe (5%), the US (5%) and the Asia-Pacific regions (6%), according to a study released by the Fundación Telefónica.
China's Mobile Content Market to Top $21 Billion by 2012
Findings from a new study by Juniper Research reveals that the Chinese market for Wireless Value Added Services (W-VAS) will expand from US$15 billion in 2008 to US$21 billion in 2012 boosted by the launch of 3G Services.
Nokia N76 Gets Arty Makeover
Europe : Nokia announced that they are working with noted Finnish artist Björn Weckström to offer a customized, limited edition Nokia N76 multimedia computer available only at the Helsinki Nokia Flagship store. Above shows one of the customised N76's.
Hands-on gets its hands on Korean games
Hands-On Mobile is to bring the cream of Korean mobile gaming to Europe with the new ‘Best of Korea’ programme.
MEF: Biz only makes a quarter of content users happy
Could do better – a lot better. That was the general consensus at MEM as the MEF revealed that just 26 per cent of UK and US users are satisfied with mobile entertainment services.
3G Games Player Partners with Telecom New Zealand
ASIA : Hong Kong based Artificial Life, Inc. (OTCBB:ALIF) a provider of award winning mobile 3G technology and applications, today announced a partnership with Telecom New Zealand to launch the latest mobile games in New Zealand.