Entertainment Rights Plc signed a number of significant licensing deals across its third party brands, demonstrating ERs ongoing commitment and strength in the licensing agency business.
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Nokia and Electronic Arts (EA) announced that THE SIMS: BUSTIN' OUT is in development for the N-Gage game deck. THE SIMS fans will be able to create their own characters and take them anywhere, while on the move and interacting with the mobile community. THE SIMS: BUSTIN' OUT on the N-Gage platform will have exclusive objects, as well as unique "mini games" where players can earn extra Simoleons.
Nokia is at work on ASHEN, its third self-published title for the N-Gage mobile game deck, available in the first half of 2004. ASHEN is a 3D gothic horror themed, first person shooter that pits mobile gamers against a host of horrors. In addition to exciting single player action, up to four people can play in death match mode via Bluetooth wireless technology.
ASHEN is being developed by Torus Games, a leading game developer based in Melbourne, Australia.
The Pocket PC Summit will bring together industry leaders to discuss the present and future state of Pocket PC technology, wireless applications and services. A corresponding Pocket PC Summit exposition will take place in the Enterprise Mobile Solutions and Pocket PC Summit Pavilions, showcasing the best Pocket PC, handheld, and wireless technologies, as well as enterprise mobile computing solutions.
Acclaim Entertainment Inc. has announced the formation of Acclaim Connected, which will be dedicated to developing and licensing interactive entertainment content for global mobile gaming platforms. In July of 2003, Acclaim entered the mobile gaming market with an exclusive agreement with Vodafone Live!, offering content based on Acclaim's forthcoming console release, FREESTYLE STREET SOCCER, in Vodafone countries.
This seminar is to be hosted as part of DISCOP Formats Europe 2003 taking place February 5-7, 2003, and it will build on the proceedings of the recent Amsterdam based SMS Meets TV event and provide a more in-depth examination of this exciting marketplace. Exactly how are broadcasters, mobile operators and SMS application developers working together to develop new content formats and generate revenue from SMS users? How will the SMS entertainment market evolve to incoporate MMS, downloadable games and the potential offered via mobile based marketing?
2003 marks the premiere of the Game Developers Conference Mobile (GDC Mobile), a two-day event taking place March 4-5, 2003, at the Game Developers Conference (GDC) in San Jose, California. Exploring the future of mobile entertainment, sessions will give attendees the opportunity to meet mobile game development leaders, learn the latest technologies for developing mobile games and address game design issues specific to the mobile medium.
Visual communications software provider Eyematic has joined with Verizon Wireless to offer Shout Messenger, the first animated mobile messaging application in the U.S. Shout Messenger allows Verizon Wireless' "Get It Now" subscribers to personalize their mobile messages with Marvel superheroes animated in full color, including Spider-Man, The Incredible Hulk and X-Men characters. Shout Messenger subscribers first enter their text, then select a famous hero from the Marvel universe and an animation corresponding to the emotional tone of their message.
Cartoon Network will launch three pay-to-play games based on the SCOOBY-DOO cartoon series in early summer 2002, to coincide with the release of the SCOOBY DOO movie. Cartoon Network has partnered with mobile entertainment service provider Digital Bridges Ltd., to launch the Scooby mobile games and others based on Cartoon Network characters, throughout North America and Europe. The titles will encompass the entire range of current mobile gaming technologies available today including SMS, WAP, Java and BREW, allowing the vast majority of mobile handset owners the chance to enjoy the games.
As if talking on a mobile phone in public wasnt bad enough, Dutchbased ExtraTainment has developed four games to be played exclusively on mobile phones. MOBILE WORLD CUP allows the player to lead their own soccer team to the World Cup finals, ANDROID BATTLE puts the player in the midst of a hi-tech interplanetary struggle, THE BOOZE CONNECTION is set in the gangland of 1930s Chicago, while CHALLENGE OF THE KNIGHTS takes you back to the Dark Ages for a tournament in the king's court. All games have been designed for multi-player use, meaning contestants can play against each other.
Plazmic, creator of the Mobile Media Platform, which enables the creation and distribution of rich mobile media to wireless devices worldwide has partnered with Walt Disney Internet Group Japan to launch an enhanced rich mobile media entertainment service on NTT DoCoMo's i-mode network. Disney-i customers can access a graphically enhanced, interactive and animated version of the entertainment service Magical Fortune using the Plazmic Media Engine, an interactive wireless media player based on Java technology.
* Monday, February 19 Wednesday, February 21, 2001. London, U.K.
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