FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Malibu, CA - May 1, 2007 - Abandon Mobile, a worldwide leader in mobile entertainment, today announced the release of U.S. Marine Corps. Scout/Sniper, a strategic military sniper game, on J2ME carriers, Cingular, Boost, and a new J2ME service from Cricket/Leap. Under terms of a deal structured between Abandon and The U.S. Marine Scout/Sniper Association, a non-profit and tax deductible organization, 15% of proceeds from the game will go directly to the association for support of troops on the battlefield.
"U.S. Marine Scout Sniper puts mobile gamers right into the action, giving them a chance to experience what it's like to be a guardian of the battlefield," said Jamie Ottilie, President and COO of Abandon Mobile. "By partnering with the U.S. Marine Scout/Sniper Association, U.S. Marine Corps. Scout Sniper also supports our troops and soldiers, and it's an honor to publish a game that gives something back to those who defend our country."
"Abandon Mobile has been an excellent partner for the organization as we work toward providing Marine snipers and their families with support on the battlefield as well as at home," said Tom "Moose" Ferran, Chairman of USMC, Marine Scout/Sniper Association. "With proceeds of game sales going directly to the Association, US Marine Scout Sniper certainly helps us achieve our objectives, while helping to educate the public about the important role and responsibility these soldiers undertake in defense of the United States."
In US Marine Corps. Scout Sniper, you play the role of a trainee on your way to combat. Your helicopter is shot down and you must evade capture under enemy siege. Your mission: Disrupt enemy command centers and protect your troops from attack. As you solve the terrorist plot, you have to hold the enemy off with your rifle, using long-ranged attack capabilities, until help finally arrives! As a player in the game you will need to progress through eight action-packed levels, whereby the objective is to make it to the radio and call for extraction.
Cingular customers can download US Marine Corps. Scout Sniper by texting "USMSS" to FUN (386)
The US Marine Scout/Sniper Association, founded in 1998, is a non-profit 501®(19) Veterans' organization that provides Marine snipers with state-of-the-art optical equipment for use in the field, while also providing comfort items to those serving with basic daily needs items and family support when they return.
About Abandon Mobile
Abandon Mobile, a partnership of Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management & Advisors, develops and publishes entertainment content for multiple distribution channels. The Company and its principals have a longstanding record in the game segment including investing in Mythic Entertainment and co-publishing the hit online game, Dark Age of Camelot, along with Mythic, which was recently sold to Electronic Arts (ERTS). In late 2005, after entering into an exclusive worldwide partnership with NBC sports to market mobile games, Abandon Mobile acquired Lucky Chicken Games, an established game developer.
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