TOMB RAIDER STREAM
Copyright 2005 StreamTech Press Release
[ July 25th 2005 ]
Theory, Inc., a division of Tadpole Technology
plc, together with its Dutch channel partner StreamTech
B.V., has licensed the patented StreamFlow™ games-on-demand
platform to cable giant Essent Kabelcom for the
purpose of delivering PC games to their '@Home'
network subscribers throughout the Netherlands.
subscribers will enjoy free trials of the on-demand
games service, which will become commercially
available early next year. A variety of genres
and popular games, such as Tomb
Raider: Angel of Darkness by Eidos
Interactive and Colin McRae Rally 2004 by Codemasters,
will be offered, with additional titles to be
platform takes over where CD's and downloads fall
short. Gamers want the latest hits and popular
favorites quickly and without the hassle of searching
in stores for CD's or waiting for long downloads
to complete, ultimately installing them on their
PC's. Game publishers want to both extend their
game distribution reach and fight CD piracy. Streaming,
with shorter downloads and no installation, supports
on-demand games market is growing very rapidly
throughout the Netherlands and Europe. Streaming
is the only technology that can be assured to
keep up with consumer demand," said Jimmy van
der Have, President of StreamTech.
StreamFlow platform is the industry standard for
providing the best customer gameplay experience,
security for game developers and publishers, and
ease of use for broadband Internet service providers.
We are honored to be a partner with Essent Kabelcom
to bring this entertaining and interactive experience
to @Home subscribers."