31 août 2007

Telcogames Acquires Mobile Multiplayer Games Firm Viva La Mobile

By Rafat Ali - Thu 30 Aug 2007 11:18 AM PST Telcogames, a London-based mobile gaming firm, has bought Australian mobile multiplayer gaming firm Viva La Mobile, for an undisclosed sum. VLM's Redstar multiplayer platform has been in deployment for the past 3 years with 3 Australia; 3 Austria; 3 Hong Kong; Smartone Vodafone Hong Kong; PCCW Sunday Hong Kong and Telstra. Now, Orange Israel will be Telcogames' first customer to launch Viva's multiplayer games in September. More here.
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31 août 2007

Interview About N-Gage: Jaakko Kaidesoja

By James Quintana Pearce - Thu 30 Aug 2007 04:51 PM PST PocketGamer has interviewed Jaakko Kaidesoja, Director of Play New Experience Multimedia at Nokia, about the new N-Gage service. It turns out the at the 6-10 euro price range will be dependent on location: the games will cost 6 euros (US$8.20) in emerging markets while developed markets will get charged 10 euros (US$13.70). Nokia is also open to the idea of other companies (operators, publishers and so on) distributing the games themselves, at whatever price point they think... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2007

Rayman Kart en bundle sur les Micro SD Edition Limitée de PNY Technologies

  Edition du 08.08.07     A partir de septembre, PNY proposera une édition limitée de sa plus célèbre carte flash pour mobile : la Micro SD Edition Limitée Rayman. L’utilisateur qui achètera cette Micro SD spéciale trouvera un code d’accès dans le packaging qui lui permettra de télécharger gratuitement le jeu pour téléphone « Rayman Kart », le best-seller de Gameloft.Comment décrire ce jeu étonnant ? Il s’agit simplement du seul jeu de Kart sur mobile avec des dérapages et des sauts... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2007

Allo, je t’appelle de ma PSP…

Le 23-aoû-2007 Cette phrase ne sera bientôt plus de la pure science-fiction. En effet l’opérateur britannique de télécoms BT vient d’annoncé avoir développé avec Sony un nouveau système qui, d’ici quelques mois, va permettre aux utilisateurs de la console portable Sony PSP de l’utiliser comme un téléphone mobile. Démarrant probablement à l’orée de 2008, ce service baptisé « Go ! Messenger » devrait cumuler appels vocaux, appels vidéo et messagerie instantanée aux fonctionnalités existantes de la PSP. Pour ce faire, il fera... [Lire la suite]
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27 août 2007

Games stat

-- Games: 6.4 million people play a mobile game one to three times per month, but daily players are a minority (2.6 million); easily the most popular genre is arcade puzzle titles (source: M:Metrics).
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27 août 2007

Mobile Games Industry Anticipating IPhone Access

By James Quintana Pearce - Thu 23 Aug 2007 04:30 PM PST It's not news that Apple is "secretly plotting" to eventually have games on the iPhone, but they're not here yet (without hacks). Currently games have to be offered via the Safari browser, notes Reuters, which creates some challenges for games developers because "some ways of using the touch controls, such as dragging items across the screen, don't work within the browser. Playing through the browser also means you'll be out of... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2007

Industry Moves: EA Mobile Names Ex-Voda Exec Tim Harrison EU Marketing Director

By Robert Andrews - Wed 22 Aug 2007 01:50 AM PST Electronic Arts' mobile division in Europe has hired former Vodafone games boss Tim Harrison as its director or marketing, reports Mobile Entertainment. Harrison had worked with industry standards body OMTP following his departure from the mobile carrier. Now he will join EA Mobile in September, from when he will work with the company elsewhere around the world on digital game distribution. EA Mobile revenue has rocketed in the last couple of years, though it... [Lire la suite]
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23 août 2007

Mosh: Distribution Network For Long-Tail Content

By James Quintana Pearce - Wed 22 Aug 2007 08:43 AM PST I spoke to George Linardos, director of experience for Forum Nokia (NYSE:NOK) , about the new Mosh service which is currently in private beta. The main point to come out of the conversation is what Nokia intends with Mosh: "It's intended as a distribution channel first and foremost, we've gone back and forth at different points, is it a social network?" said Linardos. "Really it's intended to be a distribution channel for ... [Lire la suite]
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21 août 2007

Games Round-Up: Top Ten Publishers; I-play On N-Gage

By James Quintana Pearce - Mon 20 Aug 2007 11:20 PM PST --Modojo has published Telephia's top ten mobile game publishers for the second quarter of this year--I'm pretty sure this is for the US, but not 100 percent. Rather than give numerical rankings Telephia has grouped the publishers into tiers: Tier 1: EA Mobile Tier 2: Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Namco Networks Tier 3: Hands-On Mobile, I-Play Tier 4: Superscape, Vivendi Games Mobile Tier 5: mDisney, Sony Pictures Mobile, Digital Chocolate ... [Lire la suite]
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17 août 2007

Branded Mobile Games—If They Buy It, We Will Build It

By James Quintana Pearce - Thu 16 Aug 2007 04:36 AM PST The Hollywood Reporter has an interesting interview with Andy Nulman, CMO and president of 8-year-old, Montreal-based Airborne Entertainment, about his view of the mobile game industry. Basically, he thinks that current mobile games based on licensed brands "are bastardized, shrunk-down versions of things that work better in bigger formats elsewhere" which is why the industry isn't as big as people think it should be...and ... [Lire la suite]
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