|Nokia and Supedo to develop mobile gaming content for WAP enabled phones|
Posted: 16-May-2001 [Source: Nokia press release]
[Supedo to develop Boxes, Concentration and Truth of Bluff for WAP enabled phones to be hosted on Nokia's Mobile Entertainment Service.]
Nokia and Supedo today announced their cooperation to develop new mobile gaming content for WAP (Wireless Application Protocol) enabled phones. Under the terms of the agreement, Supedo will develop three game titles, Boxes, Concentration and Truth or bluff, for WAP enabled mobile phones. These new games will be included in the Nokia Mobile Entertainment Service which is a Nokia hosted mobile game service for operators and service providers. Nokia also introduced several other new WAP games developed by top game companies as part of its hosted mobile game service.
"We are continuously expanding our portfolio of games for the Nokia Mobile Entertainment Service. The wide selection of mobile games developed by top companies will give operators and service providers an excellent opportunity to offer exciting new entertainment services to their subscribers,'' said Timo Kotilainen, Director, Sales, Nokia Networks.
''Nokia strongly believes that mobility will bring unprecedented value to on-line entertainment. Mobility will increase the freedom to play irrespective of time and place and provide mass market gamer with new devices to play on. This presents game developers and publishers with attractive business opportunities. By working with Nokia, content providers will get the best tools and support for WAP game development and access to the mobile market place," said Graham Stafford, Senior Manager, Nokia Mobile Phones.
The Nokia Mobile Entertainment service offers operators and service providers a continuously growing selection of mobile games developed by third parties. The Nokia Mobile Entertainment Service is a Nokia hosted and facilitated solution encompassing a wide selection of mobile games, game developer tools and support, facilitation, server hosting, and a platform for running game applications.
Today, Nokia also announced a number of new games from iomo, Kuju Entertainment and Morpheme to be available via the Nokia Mobile Entertainment Service. iomo will develop seven new game titles for Nokia including Wap Hunter, Wap Fishing, Wapundrum, Blinder thinker, Runaway and Infiltrator. Morpheme's new games will include Killer, House Numbers, 5 thousand, Crazy Eights, and Cat and Mouse. Kuju Entertainment will develop a new game called Alife.
This continuously growing portfolio offers gamers a good choice of mobile entertainment, and Nokia's intention is to continuously expand this selection. In the past year, Nokia's entertainment offering has grown to include a large portfolio of games from top companies, such as Rage, Eidos, Activision, iomo, Kuju Entertainment, Morpheme, h2g2, Net Entertainment, Oxford Softworks and Quiz Supplies.
The game developers mentioned herein are all members of Forum Nokia, which is an on-line community for third party developers creating mobile applications. Registered members can find a wide range of development tools and supporting documents as well as meet other developers on-line at Forum Nokia. The Forum Nokia site (www.forum.nokia.com) was established in 1995 and currently has more than 400,000 members.'
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