|SmartVideo Launches New Mobile Games for Smartphones|
Posted: 27-May-2005 [Source: SmartVideo]
[SmartVideo purchases smartphone games from Pixiem.]
Atlanta -- Expanding its content offerings beyond mobile television and short films, SmartVideo Technologies, Inc. announced today that five new games developed specifically for smartphones are now available for download and play through SmartVideo's links at the Microsoft WindowsMedia.com/mobile site, SmartVideo's Web site, and all partner sites. SmartVideo has purchased the intellectual property rights for these games from Pixiem, as well as the gaming engine necessary to build and distribute additional games under the SmartVideo brand. The first new games developed by SmartVideo will be available on June 15, 2005.
The 50 million smartphone users and millions more PDA owners around the world now have access to mobile games including Smart Golf Plus, Metalion, Fun2Link, Bubble Mania and Crash Bomb. These games are available for download and play at both www.smartvideo.com and www.Handango.com, for $5 per game or all five for $19.99. Despite the continuing explosive growth of video games, there have so far been few available for Web-enabled mobile devices. SmartVideo and Pixiem believe this alliance is the beginning of a booming market as gamers access their favorite contests anywhere and anytime they find themselves with spare time.
"The worldwide gaming market appears to be growing at an exceptionally fast pace, and the Pixiem technology we have purchased will enable us to capture a significant portion of that market by developing and offering unique games designed for smartphones and other mobile devices," said Richard E. Bennett, president and CEO of SmartVideo. "In addition, it appears from recent market research that gamers are early adopters of data-oriented wireless services. Gamers should prove to be a significant percentage of the estimated 250 million smartphone users in 2008, and having acquired the intellectual property for smartphone based games, we are looking forward to building a library of new exciting games for the smartphone market."
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