Electronic Arts and DTI Software, the market leader in in-flight entertainment (IFE), announced a global partnership that will bring THE SIMS 2 and POPPIT!, WORD WHOMP, PHLINX, TRI-PEAKS SOLITAIRE, HARVEST MANIA, TUMBLE BEES, GREAT ESCAPES SOLITAIRE and TURBO 21 from Pogo.com to airlines worldwide.
The award-winning THE SIMS 2 was developed by EAs Maxis studio and is the sequel to the #1 PC game of all time. THE SIMS game and its expansion packs have sold more than 58 million units worldwide. Pogo.com is a leading causal games destination with more than 15 million monthly players including 1.3 million paying subscribers. Pogo.com offers more than 100 casual games in genres varying from arcade to puzzle.
Louis Bélanger-Martin, DTI Software evp, commented, THE SIMS and Pogo.com are two of the most recognized brands in the game world. We are very enthusiastic about bringing the EA brand to in-flight passengers.
Jon Niermann, president, EA Asia Publishing, commented, We are delighted to partner with DTI Software and bring some of our most popular games to in-flight entertainment. Now, travellers can enjoy the world of EA when they are in their living room or above the clouds.
Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), headquartered in Redwood City, California, is the world's leading interactive entertainment software company. Founded in 1982, the company develops, publishes and distributes interactive software worldwide for videogame systems, personal computers and the Internet. Electronic Arts markets its products under four brand names: EA SPORTS, EA, EA SPORTS BIG and POGO. In fiscal 2006, EA posted revenue of $2.95 billion and had 27 titles that sold more than one million copies. For more information, visit www.ea.com.
DTI Software (www.dtisoft.com) was created in Montreal (Canada) in 1995. DTI has been a pioneer in the creation of in-flight entertainment (IFE) interactive applications. In close partnership with the major hardware providers of the industry, DTI has expanded its IFE offering to include graphic user interface (GUI) design, Interactive games and infotainment applications. With more than 62 airline customers, DTI is the fastest growing provider of IFE games. Moreover, DTI boasts a wide catalogue of more than 90 games from licencees, such as Disney (Buena Vista Games), BERLITZ, TETRIS, Atari, Hasbro, Chess master Garry Kasparov and Celador International (WHO WANTS TO BE A MILLIONAIRE?), among others.