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iThentic shareholders, Barna-Alper Productions and iThentic LLC, have announced a strategic partnership and restructuring of the online and mobile video company, which transfers the management of its operations to Web and animation company, Smiley Guy Studios.
Mobile games developer and publisher Gameloft has entered an exclusive multi-year, multi-product mobile game licensing agreement with Marvel Ent. The agreement starts in 2009 with mobile games based upon the legendary comic book adventures of SPIDER-MAN, as well as a mobile game based upon IRON MAN 2, 2010's sequel to the $570 million worldwide box office smash.
SPIDER-MAN will be Gameloft's first Marvel Comics-based mobile game to be released in 2009 across all major carrier decks. For more information go to www.gameloft.com.
Glu Mobile' s MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA, a mobile game based on the DreamWorks Animation film, which opens in U.S. theaters on November 7, 2008, is now out. This is the first title Glu has developed and published with DreamWorks Animation.
"The Glu team has worked hard to bring MADAGASCAR: ESCAPE 2 AFRICA to life in a mobile game that retains elements of the movie, but has a unique storyline and game mission unto itself," said Jill Braff, SVP of global publishing, Glu.
Eric Berger, SVP, digital networks, will take over the reins of Crackle, Sony Pictures Entertainment's online video network.
In this role, Berger will oversee content development and programming, marketing and distribution for Crackle.
"Eric has a clear vision for the future of Crackle," said Sean Carey, senior exec VP, Sony Pictures Television. "one that takes advantage of the studio's current relationships and assets as well as looking for breakout talent. His passion for the space and for Crackle's potential are certain to take it to the next level."
Mobile game developer and publisher Magmic Games, and Paramount Digital Ent., have launched a mobile game version of EAGLE EYE, based on DreamWorks' race-against-time thriller directed by D.J. Caruso and exec-produced by Steven Spielberg starring Shia LaBeouf, Michelle Monaghan, Rosario Dawson, Michael Chiklis, Anthony Mackie and Billy Bob Thornton. The game has been designed in parallel with the movie's climactic plot.
Glu Mobile will develop and publish the mobile game to launch in conjunction with the March 2009 film release of MONSTERS VS. ALIENS from DreamWorks Animation.
The 3-D animated film reinvents the classic '50s monster movie into an irreverent modern day action comedy.
Jill Braff, SVP of global publishing, Glu Mobile said, "The movie plot lends itself perfectly for a mobile game, and our production team is working closely with the DreamWorks team to bring the story and monstrously funny characters to mobile."
Dell announced a completely new line of ISV-certified Dell Precision mobile workstations today. The Dell Precision M4400 and M2400 are optimized for workstation class applications and offer one of the broadest ranges of mobile form factors for performance-demanding customers in areas such as media and entertainment, biosciences and engineering.
Starting today, gamers searching for their own personal universe need not wait any longer as the intergalactic SPORE ORIGINS from Electronic Arts invades a mobile device near you. AT&T's gaming organization has reached an agreement with EA and EA Mobile to bring exclusive SPORE game content to AT&T wireless customers and to AT&T High Speed Internet customers.
AT&T's agreement with EA will provide both AT&T's wireless customers and AT&T High Speed Internet customers with exclusive SPORE content including:
Universal Pictures Digital Platforms Group is teaming with leading global publisher of mobile games, Glu Mobile, for the launch of BATTLESTAR GALACTICA, based on the hit television series. This action-packed game stations the player aboard the legendary ship in a top-down shooter position for a thrill-a-minute adventure that stretches from one end of the galaxy to another.
Aniboom (aniboom.com), a premiere independent animation network, has broadened the reach of its content to more than 200 million potential mobile users worldwide through several key partnerships with top mobile entertainment distributors across the globe.
Aniboom content is now available through MobiTV's service in the U.S., Canada and Latin America, through Thumbplay in the United States, and through Buongiorno SpA, Cellfish, Jamster, and Player X in Europe.
Hong Kong based Artificial Life has launched SHOOTER-The Official Mobile Game, based on the 2007 Paramount Pictures motion picture starring Mark Wahlberg.
The launch of the new SOUTH PARK IMAGINATIONLAND mobile game was announced Tuesday.
Based on Comedy Central's hugely popular SOUTH PARK IMAGINATIONLAND trilogy, in which the doors of the world's imagination are thrown wide open and the boys of SOUTH PARK are transported to a magical realm in their greatest odyssey ever.
The mobile game will be available cross carrier and on a variety of handsets including the Apple iPhone, and various Windows Mobile and Blackberry mobile devices.
Since the formation of Paramount Mobile Ent. in February, the division has been actively seeking and implementing new ways to package the studio's wide range of content for mobile and wireless devices.
The scope of projects includes the development of new original content, in addition to one-of-a-kind advanced applications. Some of PME's new projects and ventures include:
Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of games for mobile phones, today confirmed its intention to develop over 15 mobile games built upon Apple's iPhone Software Development Kit (SDK).
Though the SDK was recently released, games will only be available to purchase once the Apple Store -- featuring third party applications that can be downloaded to devices via WiFi or EDGE -- launches in June 2008.
Utilizing the SDK package, Gameloft development teams have started to create a strong line-up for 2008.
Fishlabs, a developer of premium 3D mobile games, is now delivering its mobile games to end users from now on via email; eliminating the high data transfer costs often charged for downloads by mobile operators.
Fishlabs is the first vendor worldwide to offer hassle and cost free delivery of mobile games to its customers.
Before, depending on the type of mobile data-plan, charges for downloading a mobile game via mobile network can exceed the price of the game itself.
METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE is the winner of the Grand Prix and Operator's Choice Awards at the International Mobile Gaming Awards, Konami Digital Ent. announced today.
The jury of the IMGA picked a total of six winners out of almost 400 entries from 33 countries.
METAL GEAR SOLID MOBILE will be available for purchase later in February at Verizon Wireless.
METAL GEAR, a game previously released on PlayStation and PlayStation 2, features dramatic 3D art displays in a classic tactical espionage action game.
Mandalay Media announced Wednesday the completion of its merger with Twistbox Ent., now a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mandalay.
Mandalay Media is a development stage company created by leading executives from the entertainment and investment industries and co-chaired by Peter Guber and Rob Elin.
Sandi Isaacs, SVP, Mobile & Interactive, has announced the creation of Paramount Mobile Ent. (PME), a new business unit under the umbrella of the studio's digital division, Paramount Pictures Digital Ent. The new global unit will focus on developing mobile entertainment and alternative distribution models for the studio. Isaacs announced PME's senior management team, as well as key partnerships and content deals.
Glu Mobile Inc. will publish a mobile game based on this summers expected blockbuster SPEED RACER in late April, they announced Monday.
SPEED RACER, a live-action feature based on anime pioneer Tatsuo Yoshidas television series, stars Emile Hirsch in the title role and Christina Ricci as Speeds girlfriend Trixie.
The mobile game will be the first title Glu will develop through its partnership with Warner Bros. Digital Distribution.
Aniboom (www.aniboom.com) announced that it has appointed four key senior executives to its advisory board whose leadership spans television, new media and mobile industries.
The advisors include: Barbara Corday, a top American television executive; Peter Hirshberg, Chairman/CMO of Technorati and leading new media and technology entrepreneur and marketing innovator; John Mass, EVP/Head of Business Development and New Ventures for William Morris Agency; and Mauro Del Rio, founder and chairman of Buongiorno S.p.A., a leading global mobile entertainment company.
Mobile media company Player X has been appointed by Virgin Mobile UK as its official aggregator for all its mobile games and video content. Player X will sign up all games, as well as video partners, on behalf of Virgin Mobile UK and execute all portal management including encoding, QA and deployment, as well as promoting the content across all platforms. Under the terms of the deal, Player X will source all entertainment and adult comedy mobile video content, as well as choosing games content for the Virgin Mobile portal from its range of content suppliers.
SilverBirch Studios and Breakthrough New Media announced that they have signed an agreement to develop two games based on the upcoming animated kids television series JIMMY TWO SHOES, to be broadcast on Teletoon Canada and Jetix Europe.
Hong Kong-based Artificial Life Inc., a provider of award-winning mobile 3G technology and applications, announced that it has signed a worldwide licensing deal with Paramount Digital Ent. to release two exclusive mobile games based on the multiple-Academy Award-winning movie BRAVEHEART and the recent box office hit SHOOTER.
The advanced mobile games will be of the action genre with real-time strategy features and enhanced 3D graphics. The games are scheduled for release and sale globally in early 2008 via on-deck telecom carriers and off-deck resellers.
Mumbai-based mobile phone content provider Hungama Mobile has entered into an agreement with Paramount Digital Ent. for the distribution of interactive content in the Indian market.
Paramount Digital is part of the Paramount Pictures Corp, a unit of Viacom Inc.
"With extraordinary growth and more new mobile subscribers than in any other country, India presents a great opportunity for our rapidly expanding global business," Paramount Digital Entertainment VP (Asia Pacific) Pradeep Mittur said.