SAN FRANCISCO, CA, BASKING RIDGE, NJ, and PARIS, FRANCE — From CTIA WIRELESS I.T. & Entertainment 2008 in San Francisco, Verizon Wireless, builder and operator of the nation’s most reliable wireless voice and data network, and Mobitween, a leading developer and publisher of Flash®-based games for the mobile and online worlds, today announced Verizon Wireless customers can now access 10 additional games on Mobigamz, a Flash® Lite™-based mobile gaming portal that allows customers to download, play, rate and post high scores on their Verizon Wireless phones.
With Mobigamz, Verizon Wireless customers can choose the hottest Flash games from a current catalogue of sport, arcade, puzzle and board categories. Mobigamz are specifically designed for mobile and are very intuitive to play with simple joystick-keystroke interactivity, multiple levels and game session storing. Games include:
- “YamZ” – Players roll the dice alone or play against an opponent.
- “ReverZi” – “ReverZi” is similar to “Othello.”
- “Sudoku Master 1,” “Sudoku Master 2” and “Sudoku Master 3” – Each feature 30 grids, “Sudoku Master 1” grids are from easy to master levels, “Sudoku Master 2” grids are from medium to hard levels, while “Sudoku Master 3” grids are from hard to master levels.
- “Solitaire” – The famous “Solitaire” game where players jump over blobs throughout the game’s 20 levels.
- “Words of Fear” – The famous “Hangman” game where players need to beware of Jaws the shark.
- “Axe of Terror” – Players throw the axes as close as possible to the daredevil and get the best score.
- “Saint Patrick’s Day” – Players help the Irish waiter serve beer to patrons, but only to those who have placed an order…all while trying not to get fired.
“Using a rapid development and deployment methodology, Mobitween’s Mobigamz Flash Lite-based mobile gaming portal is designed to provide Verizon Wireless customers with fast speeds and a great variety of content,” said Marc Alloul, Mobitween’s general manager. “With more than 1.5 million games requested to Mobigamz servers, the global response to our games has already exceeded expectations, because they tap into the demand for anytime, anywhere casual entertainment. We have definitely brought together the right mix of game play, versatility and innovation.”
Verizon Wireless customers can purchase and download Mobigamz from the Games shopping aisle in the Get It Now® or Media Center virtual store for $2.99 one-time use, $5.49 for three uses and $8.49 for six uses. Mobigamz is available on a number of popular Get It Now-capable phones, including the MOTORAZR™ V3c, MOTORAZR V3m and the MOTOKRZR™ K1m; the LG VX8100, LG VX8300, LG V, LG enV™ and the LG Chocolate™; the Samsung SCH-a930 and the Samsung SCH-a950; and more to come soon. Application purchase prices and subscription fees may vary; unless customers have unlimited data features, airtime or megabyte charges may also apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications.
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 68.7 million customers. Headquartered in Basking Ridge, N.J., with 70,000 employees nationwide, Verizon Wireless is a joint venture of Verizon Communications (NYSE: VZ) and Vodafone (NYSE and LSE: VOD). For more information, go to: 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.
Mobitween, a Zed Group company, www.mobitween.com, is a leading developer and publisher of Flash® based content for mobile and online worlds. The company works with mobile operators, handset manufacturers, leading publishers, media companies and third party developers.
By leveraging its Flash based mobile game development expertise acquired over the past three years, the company has introduced ugenGames, its web 2.0 User Generated Content and Social Networking Service. Mobitween’s goal is to be the first Game 2.0 Company bridging the gap between online & mobile game developers and players, allowing them to create, customize, embed and share games.
Mobigamz is a Flash® Lite™ based mobile gaming portal that replicates the web browsing model enabling players to download, play, rate and post hi-scores through a rich-media and customizable mobile client.
Flash is a registered trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.