BASKING RIDGE, NJ and LOS ANGELES, CA — Mobile games are closing the gap to traditional computer games with the launch of a new technology that enables richer mobile experience. NBC's The Office Games has produced a flash-enhanced game for its series of six mini-games, based on Verizon Wireless' new Flash Lite for BREW® technology. The new The Office Games feature cleaner graphics, enhanced sound and quicker relay times and can be played on select Get It Now®-enabled phones.
Indiagames developed NBC's The Office Games to be played at the office or at home. With shorter play times, Verizon Wireless customers will find the intuitive array of games easy to navigate and simple to play perfect for a break, after a stressful meeting or on an awkward phone call. The games feature the well-loved characters from the Emmy® Award winning television series participating in a selection of cubical game-play including Wasteketball, Paper-Football (Hateball), Table-Top Golf, Office Paper War, Chair-Racing and more everything Michael Scott would not approve of!
"We're proud to bring the comedy of "The Office" to Verizon Wireless using the incredible Flash Lite technology. It truly has been a great partnership indeed. These games are so addictive and the new graphics make them even more fun!" said Sean Malatesta, vice president of the Americas for Indiagames Ltd.
Indiagames is striving to bring high-quality CG games to mobile. With increased mobile phone screen sizes, Indiagames has begun to rollout a series of graphically driven games, similar to desktop games, but made for mobile. The new high-resolution graphics for NBC's The Office Games are closer to those seen in traditional video games with clean transitions during score updates and between games. Similarly, the maneuverability has been enhanced to capitalize on player reaction times.
Initially available on two phones from Verizon Wireless, including The V (LG VX9800) and Samsung SCH-a950, the new The Office Games are available for $3.49 monthly access or $6.99 for unlimited use purchase. 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 Verizon Wireless
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About Indiagames Ltd.
Indiagames Ltd. is one of the leading global mobile content publishers. Indiagames is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms like Internet, PC, broadband, mobile phones, PDAs, handheld gaming devices and consoles. Indiagames products are published across leading platforms like JavaTM, BREWTM, I-ModeTM, Flash LiteTM and SymbianTM. Indiagames has its distribution partnerships across the globe with major mobile operators.
Indiagames' key investors includes TOM Online Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282), which is a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services, Adobe Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE), and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO).
About The Office
Recently nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, "The Office" takes a painfully funny look at the interactions of the desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin paper-supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin" -- whom E! Online said, "might be the funniest man alive,") stars as unctuous regional manager Michael Scott who hosts the documentary crew on a tour of the workplace. Jenna Fischer ("Slither"), John Krasinski ("Jarhead," "Kinsey"), Rainn Wilson ("Six Feet Under"), and B.J. Novak ("Punk'd") star as the employees who tolerate Michael's inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks. Also starring are Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson, David Denman as Roy, Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Oscar Nuñez as Oscar Martinez and Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin. "The Office" is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American television, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Howard Klein.
About Universal Mobile Entertainment
Universal Mobile Entertainment (UME) generates revenues and enhances brand awareness for NBC Universal's motion picture and television properties through licensing agreements with top-tier publishers. UME oversees the creation of high-quality mobile application services that include games, ringtones, wallpapers, MMS, SMS services and audiovisual services, and ensures ubiquitous distribution through mobile operators and portals worldwide. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo the team has been aggressive in the mobile content market since 2000 and currently has hundreds of mobile products that are available to consumers in every major territory of the world.
About NBC Universal
Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
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