IN-FUSIO AND CHINA MOBILE LAUNCH DOWNLOADABLE ExEn(r) GAMES SERVICE IN SHANGHAI PROVINCE
- Additional 6.5 Million Players Get Access To Fun, Operator Extends Revenue Generating Potential -
Bordeaux, France, August 12th, 2002 - IN-FUSIO, a leading mobile games service provider, today announced that China Mobile is to launch its downloadable games service in the Shanghai province of China. The announcement follows a successful first phase launch in January this year in the Guangdong province.
The announcement further confirms that IN-FUSIO's service is proving to be a hit with mobile gamers across the globe. More than 70 per cent of China Mobile's Guangdong province customers, who have access to the service, play IN-FUSIO games.
IN-FUSIO games will be available to China Mobile's customers on the Philips Xenium 9@9+ and Fisio 620 mobile phones. Twelve games will be accessible in Shanghai Mobile's catalogue including: Chicago Guns, Skate kid, Crazy Pet 2, Panko, Tinies, and the famous Football Fans, Wall Breaker, Kung Fu Legend and Jurassic Park III(tm).
Gilles Raymond, CEO and Founder of IN-FUSIO, said: "As the demand for mobile games grows, operators increasingly turn to IN-FUSIO to offer a complete game solution. The fact that our download technology, our games and player management service are platform independent means that as the mobile games market matures we can continue to provide the most exciting and technically advanced solution available.
"China Mobile's decision to extend IN-FUSIO's offer to the consumer demanding province of Shanghai is a clear indication that IN-FUSIO has a winning mobile game formula," finished Raymond.
Notes to editors:
* ExEn(r) (V2) product highlights:
Technology: IN-FUSIO is a specifier for J2ME (MIDP 2.0) gaming APIs - Whilst ExEn(r) is based on Java it has been specifically optimised for mobile games.
High-speed downloads: During downloads, the completion bar shows real advancement of the operation. Average download times are approx: 1.5 mins.
New main features: 3D, sprite zooming, sprite flipping / mirroring, scrolling parallax, transparent cells of playfield, screen rotation, ray-casting (Wollfenstein-like) and soft keys.
Once again, ExEn(r) offers the best compromise between graphics and memory size.
Catalogue: Multimedia catalogue with interactivity, animated graphics and polyphonic sound (provided by French company Digiplug). In the first version of ExEn(r), the catalogue was fixed with two variable games. In V2, ExEn offers a fully variable and downloadable catalogue.
Price indication: Price of each game shown on screen, before playing. ExEn(r) seamlessly integrates within an operators existing billing infrastructure.
Premium rates: ExEn(r) inaugurates flexible premium SMS-MO pricing, some interactions being priced differently than standard ones.
Registration: Players will systematically register before every session, allowing better follow-up of statistics for operators. Registration is either implicit through the first SMS interaction or explicit upon the first game download, through a registration SMS sent to the player.
Black and white games developed with ExEn( V2 will be compatible with previous ExEn(r)-enabled handsets.
IN-FUSIO is a mobile games service provider. Created in August 1998, it was the first to launch the concept of games for mobile phones. IN-FUSIO is Europe and China's leader in downloadable games, providing a global gaming service to mobile operators. IN-FUSIO total gaming solution comprises:
. Gamezilla platform services (provide and operate the platform in ASP mode)
. Access to IN-FUSIO's games catalogue (continually updated games portfolio)
. Games Centre Management (stimulate traffic)
The company has reinforced its market leading position thanks to its downloadable games, made possible with the ExEn(r) download gaming engine.
Every month over 1 million game sessions are played and paid for
IN-FUSIO's services increases the ARPU of operators by an average 8%
IN-FUSIO's games are currently available through mobile portals and operators worldwide, including Vodafone D2, Vodafone Omnitel, SFR, Orange France, Telefonica Moviles, China Mobile, Vizzavi Europe... The company also has partnerships with manufacturers such as Siemens, Panasonic, Philips, Sagem, Trium (by Mitsubishi) and Motorola, game studios, publishers and licensors such as Universal. For more: http://www.in-fusio.com
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