BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and SEATTLE, WA — Verizon Wireless, the leading wireless company with the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Smashing Ideas, Inc., the largest independent developer of Adobe Flash® based digital media in the U.S., today announced the launch of Smashing Games. A mobile game catalog application, Smashing Games allows Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers to choose from a variety of Flash® Lite mobile games that range from simple, quick games to in-depth memory, arcade and puzzle games.
With Smashing Games, customers can browse through featured, new and best selling games using the Dpad (up, down, left, right, and "Action" keys) on their wireless phones. In addition, customers can view information and demo each game before purchase, and play and manage purchased content right from the application.
Verizon Wireless customers can select from a variety of games with Smashing Games, including:
- Flight of the Hamsters from Cartoon Network Mobile: players help the hamsters from the Kids Next Door Treehouse take to the skies for some daredevil fun
- Mac's Match-Up from Cartoon Network Mobile: as Mac's friends rush down the staircase to greet him, players try to match them up to score big points
- Fickleblox fast-moving puzzle fun as players try to match up chains or groups of colored blox for big scores
- Go Sushi get Yoshi-san back to work on time by helping him find the correct sushi during lunch
- RUNE MAGE an addictive puzzle game featuring 25 levels of intense game play across five stages
"This isn't just another recycled Web game our content is designed specifically for mobile devices and the way people play," said Brian Burke, general manager, Smashing Content at Smashing Ideas. "We are excited to offer Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers a fun browsing and game discovery experience, providing the best sampling of Flash Lite games from our studio and developers worldwide."
As part of this launch, Get It Now customers will also be able to experience never-before-seen Flash Lite games from Cartoon Network New Media. "It is an honor that Smashing Ideas has been chosen to develop, distribute, and together with the Cartoon Network, market mobile games based on the classic animated entertainment that Cartoon Network's brand is known for in more than 160 countries," added Burke.
Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers can purchase and download Smashing Games from the Get Fun & Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now virtual store for $3.49 one-time use, $7.99 for three uses and $9.99 for five uses. Smashing Games is available on a number of popular Get It Now-capable phones including the MOTORAZR V3c, MOTORAZR V3m and the MOTOKRZR K1m; the LG VX8300 and VX8100, The enV by LG, Chocolate by LG and The V by LG; and the Samsung SCH-a950, SCH-a930, SCH-a970, and the SCH-a990. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime or megabyte charges may apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled phone and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store.
For more information about Verizon Wireless products and services, visit a Verizon Wireless Communications Store, call 1-800-2 JOIN IN or go to www.verizonwireless.com.
About Verizon Wireless
Verizon Wireless operates the nation's most reliable wireless voice and data network, serving 63.7 million customers. The largest U.S. wireless company and largest wireless data provider, based on revenues, Verizon Wireless is headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 68,000 employees nationwide. The company 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 Smashing Ideas
Smashing Ideas has been the leader in creating rich media and Flash-based entertainment for more than eleven years. Smashing Ideas develops brand-building experiences and engaging content for many of the top entertainment destinations on the web, and has created more than 300 games for multiple platforms including PC, IPTV and Mobile.
Smashing Ideas has offices in Seattle, (North American headquarters), Portland and in the UK. For more information, please visit www.smashingideas.com.
About Cartoon Network New Media
Cartoon Network New Media is responsible for the production of Cartoon Network's popular Web sites, which include CartoonNetwork.com, ToonamiJetstream.com, Awesomehouseparty.com and CartoonNetworkYa.com (the Spanish-language site for kids). These sites are some of the most popular entertainment sites in the world for kids, currently attracting an average of more than 6 million unique users each month in the U.S. (Nielsen//NetRatings). The top attraction is their roster of games, which drew more than 2 billion game plays in 2006. In addition, Cartoon Network New Media is the creative force behind Cartoon Network's video-on-demand offerings, interactive TV and mobile offerings, which include partnerships with major carriers such as Verizon Wireless.