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'Hide and Seek Live' For Mobile Phones
Posted: 10-May-2006 [Source: GenPlay]

[New "Hide and Seek Live" for mobiles allows the game to "live" within the cell network instead of just on the phone to create a social network of up to 8 players anywhere in the world.]

Milpitas, CA -- GenPlay Games, Inc., a developer and publisher of multiplayer games for mobile phones, announced the upcoming release of "Hide and Seek Live" an innovative multiplayer game based on the classic childhood pastime.

Hide and Seek Live breaks new ground among phone-based games; GenPlay has created a new way of playing games on mobile phones by allowing the game to "live" within the cellular network instead of just on the phone. Players can create an ad hoc community of up to eight other people to play with anywhere in the world so there is always someone to play with and the game is never the same twice.

"We talked with our customers and found that they want more than isolated games for mobile phones," said Jose Erazo, president and founder of GenPlay. "Cell phones are essentially a social device, and so the games we play on them should take advantage of the fact that phones are connected to a larger community of people. Hide and Seek Live is a simple game that lets people invite friends and others to join the fun."

With Hide and Seek Live, players can hide in places like a forest, jungle, cruise ship or a playground. Players can upload their photo to personalize their on-screen character, and the game can be paused so players can come back to it whenever it's convenient for them -- even while the other players continue the game. Players can also chat with the other players and leave obstacles or messages for the seeker. Hide and Seek Live is a simple-to-play, casual game that lasts between 1-3 minutes per session, depending on how quickly participants hide and how good the seeker is. This game is designed not to create excessive drain on phone battery life.

Pricing & Availability

Hide and Seek Live will be available in the Fall of 2006 as an over-the-air download through most major cellular carriers Nation-wide, as well as via the Internet. It will be priced at $1.99 per month.

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