3GMS GAMES MARKET
Copyright 2005 Infospace, Inc
[ February 14th 2005 ]
Inc. today demonstrated its intentions in the
mobile games sector by launching the Infospace
Games product line, which publishes, powers and
develops a unified portfolio of games from the
recently acquired Atlas Mobile, IOMO and elkware
catalogues. By capitalising on its core business
strengths and leveraging its new gaming assets,
Infospace has established itself as a key player
in this burgeoning industry.
analysts projecting that the mobile games market
will become a multi-billion-dollar business in
the next five years, Infospace Mobile has been
quick to recognise the business potential in this
rapidly evolving sector. Infospace Games will
be a part of Infospace Mobile, a leading provider
and publisher of mobile entertainment services,
including personalization products like ringtones,
realtones, ring back tones, video ringers and
excited about expanding our content portfolio
to include mobile games," said Jim Voelker, chairman
and chief executive officer of Infospace, Inc.
"With our recent acquisitions in both the U.S.
and Europe, we have more than a hundred titles,
strong distribution relationships with international
reach with over 50 operators and strong technology
platforms. Infospace is poised to take advantage
of the rising consumer demand with innovative
and exciting mobile gaming products."
Games will leverage the unique characteristics
and synergistic portfolios of Infospace's three
development studios- Atlas Mobile for multiplayer
and tournament "for prizes" formats, elkware for
its role-playing genre, 3D and handset porting
technologies, and IOMO for its casual, sports
and action expertise. In addition, Infospace will
leverage its existing platform integration skills
to offer operators end-to-end solutions bringing
compelling content, network capabilities and operator
billing integration to enable subscription offerings.
Games publishes, powers and develops original
and branded J2ME and Brew games such as the BAFTA
nominated Scooby Doo, Tomb Raider, Tiger Woods
PGA Tour Golf and Colin McRae Rally 2005, Pub
Pool, Pub Darts , Anno 1503, Port Royale, The
X-Files , Swat Sniper and "For Prizes" games,
including Tetris Tournament for Prizes and Ms.
Pac-Man for Prizes.