The Mumbai-based Indiagames Ltd has entered into an alliance with Singapore-based M1 to launch JAVA Games on mobile phones in Singapore. Indiagames, which is concentrating on the emerging market for games on various platforms like the Internet, personal computers, broadband, mobile phones, PDAs, and handheld gaming devices like Game Boy Advance, will provide JAVA Games for the Nokia 7650.
Says Vishal Gondal, founder and director of Indiagames, "We are very excited at the opportunity of launching JAVA games in Singapore with M1. M1 is a very strong player in the mobile entertainment space, and we are confident that the combination of Indiagames and M1 will most certainly provide mobile users in Singapore the best gaming experience."
The current selection of games will be available for download on the Nokia 7650 handset, through M1's Mi World Web and Mi World Mobile WAP portals. The J2ME technology allows for fast action games and applications to be downloaded to mobile devices such as phones. Users will be able to download the games from M1's Mi World Mobile WAP portal directly over the air to their NOKIA 7650 phone and customers will pay for the downloads directly along with their phone bills. Once the game is downloaded it can be played free for an indefinite period of time, according to the company.
The company has been aggressively targeting the wireless gaming space, and has developed games on platforms/technologies like WAP, SMS, J2ME, Pocket PC (Win CE), Palm OS, BREW etc. M1 and Indiagames plan to launch six games in the initial phase, which will contain a mix of games falling under genres like strategy, action, sports etc. Among these are Goom Attack, Zapper and Xtreme Boxing, which were showcased at Milia 2002 in Cannes and the Nokia Developer Conference held in June in Singapore.
Indiagames also plans to offer other downloadable multi-player games. Says a company official, "The simultaneous rapid penetration of GPRS- and Java-capable handsets has created a lucrative market for interactive games." The company also expects that multiplayer play, which will see many players play against each other, is likely to catch on extremely fast. Indiagames already has a presence in India, South East Asia, North America and Europe and works with leading gaming companies in these markets. © 2002 agencyfaqs!