SAN DIEGO, BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN MATEO, CA — Atlas Mobile, Inc., the worldwide leader in mobile, skills-based multiplayer tournament games in which players compete against each other for fun and prizes, announced today that it has surpassed four million multiplayer games played on its mobile tournament game service. Launched on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now® service in December 2003, the company has achieved this milestone in only five full months of operation.
Atlas Mobile's game service on Get It Now has grown rapidly and continues to accelerate, now exceeding one million games played per month and fueled by its blockbuster titles: TetrisTM Tournament for PrizesTM (published by Blue Lava Wireless), Hold'em Poker+ for PrizesTM, Solitaire for PrizesTM, Switchix for PrizesTM, QBz TM for PrizesTM, Prize-21 for PrizesTM and Golf Solitaire for PrizesTM.
Verizon Wireless subscribers with Get It Now-enabled handsets can purchase Atlas Mobile's game service and compete in continuous head-to-head and weekly progressive tournaments players can also compete in select games to win gift cards, CDs, DVDs, movie tickets and more, directly from their mobile phones.
"Our Get It Now customers have found multiplayer games very thrilling," said Jim Straight, vice president of wireless data and multimedia services for Verizon Wireless. "Atlas Mobile's multiplayer tournament-style games offer our customers the excitement of a real competition."
"Our growth continues to accelerate because gamers overwhelmingly respond to the competitive aspect of our titles," said Isaac Babbs, president and CEO of Atlas Mobile. "We achieved one million games played in the first ten weeks and are now averaging over one million per month. We continue to add new partners and titles on Verizon Wireless' Get It Now service with content that is appealing to consumers."
Atlas Mobile's multiplayer games are available in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Subscription charges for most games are $2.99 per month, per handset on select Get It Now-enabled phones, such as the LG VX4400, LG VX4500, LG VX6000, Samsung SCH- A610 and Kyocera SE-47.
Get It Now is Verizon Wireless' virtual store with more than 500 applications available for download. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
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About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone. Customers with Get It Now-capable phones can download applications over the air and purchase them from their phones. getTXT, getIM and getEMAIL help customers stay in touch and communicate with others. getGAMES keeps customers entertained, while getGOING applications, made for today's mobile lifestyle, offers restaurant location services with maps, directions and more. View and share digital photos with getPIX, check out Web cams with getFLIX or identify incoming callers by assigning a unique ring with getTONES. getALERTS keeps customers informed while getBROWSING lets them access the Web from their wireless phone.
About Atlas Mobile, Inc.
Atlas Mobile is a mobile game services company focused on delivering the best skills-based multiplayer tournament games on mobile phones. Atlas provides a complete client-server tournament service and a series of well-known, easy-to-learn, casual games. Every Atlas Mobile game encourages mobile phone players to compete against each other to win prizes in continuous head-to-head and weekly progressive tournaments. Atlas Mobile publishes original titles and powers games from other leading mobile game publishers. Atlas Mobile is based in San Mateo, California. Competition goes MobileTM . Visit Atlas Mobile at http://www.atlas-mobile.com.
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