BEDMINSTER, NJ — Infospace, a leading provider of mobile content, applications and infrastructure, and First Star Software, Inc., the award-winning multi-platform game publisher, today announced Boulder Dash® - Tournaments for PrizesTM is now available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. For the first time, customers are able to play Boulder Dash® to compete for popular prizes like DVDs, CDs and gift cards from major retailers. Designed to stay fresh and exciting, the game challenges players with randomly generated levels, providing a new game experience every time.
"Boulder Dash is a true classic in the arcade game world," remarked Steve Elfman, Infospace, vice-president mobile operations. "Now we're adding an exciting new dimension to an already great franchise by enabling Verizon Wireless customers to compete against each other for exciting prizes. The new dynamically generated levels of game play are certain to bring out the competitor in each player."
Boulder Dash is the internationally acclaimed action-puzzle game in which players dig tunnels, dodge boulders and collect diamonds to win. The mobile version of the game adds new features, such as boulder-smashing hammers; bombs; the ability to kick objects and rotate the playfield 90 degrees at a time. For Verizon Wireless game enthusiasts, the brand new, mobile twists on the classic Boulder Dash, make competition for prizes especially fierce during 'head-to-head' (highest percentage of game wins) and 'progressive' (highest score) skills-based tournaments.
"Millions of Boulder Dash fans have enjoyed what many view as the ultimate action-puzzle game," explained Richard M. Spitalny, President of First Star Software, the award-winning publishers of Boulder Dash. "With Boulder Dash - Tournament for Prizes, Infospace and First Star are tapping into Verizon Wireless customers' love of competition. With exciting tournament prizes, randomly generated competition levels and practice caves for offline play, old and new fans alike are sure to keep coming back for more."
Verizon Wireless customers can find Boulder Dash Tournament for Prizes in the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Get It Now virtual store. Verizon Wireless customers with select Get It Now-enabled phones can purchase Boulder Dash Tournament for Prizes for $2.99 monthly access or $7.49 for unlimited use purchase.
The Get It Now virtual store offers customers more than 500 applications that are easy to use, including games, ring tones, productivity applications and more. 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.
Competition is void where prohibited or restricted by law. For most current version of the complete Terms and Conditions go to: www.atlas-mobile.com/en/boulderdash.html.
About Infospace Mobile
Infospace Mobile is a leading provider and publisher of mobile content and applications that make it possible for media companies and content brands to reach a wide audience of mobile subscribers with compelling content and marketing promotions. Infospace Mobile's rich catalogue of entertainment, information and personalization applications is designed to accelerate widespread adoption of mobile data applications by consumers. These applications and services can be managed and delivered through Infospace Mobile's delivery platform that provides carrier grade solutions harmonized across all leading mobile technologies, networks and devices. More information can be found at www.infospaceinc.com/mobile.
About First Star Software, Inc.
Founded in 1982, First Star develops, licenses and publishes games across all platforms including cell-phones, hand-held devices, home computers and next generation consoles. Among its best know titles are: SPY vs. SPY®; ASTRO CHASE®; and, BOULDER DASH®. For more information please visit www.firststarsoftware.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless owns and operates the nation's most reliable wireless network, serving 43.8 million voice and data customers. Headquartered in Bedminster, NJ, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). Find more information on the Web at www.verizonwireless.com. To preview and request broadcast-quality video footage and high-resolution stills of Verizon Wireless operations, log on to the Verizon Wireless Multimedia Library at www.verizonwireless.com/multimedia.
About Get It Now
Get It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
Boulder Dash® is a registered trademark of First Star Software, Inc. Boulder Dash®-Tournaments for PrizesTM is a trademark of First Star Software, Inc. Copyright© 1984, 2005 First Star Software, Inc. All rights reserved. Get It Now is a registered trademark of Verizon Wireless. All other brands are registered trademarks of their respective owners.
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding Infospace's mobile business and its Tournament for Prizes games products, including Boulder Dash - Tournaments for Prizes and agreements with Verizon Wireless. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect actual results include the progress and development of the proposed Tournament for Prizes products, including Boulder Dash - Tournaments for Prizes, and the extent of consumer adoption and usage of the products. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect Infospace Mobile's actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in Infospace, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, in the section entitled "Factors Affecting Our Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price of Stock." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. Infospace undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward- looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.