For Immediate Release:
London, UK, May 30, 2006 - InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) a leader in mobile media, today announced the pan-European launch of its football themed mobile game, Sexy Soccer. The title, which features a compelling mix of soccer skills training and good looking girls, will be available in all European countries from the beginning of June 2006 through a number of mobile network operators for consumers with JAVA enabled handsets at a recommended retail price (RRP) of £3.00.*
The game offers a light-hearted take on the world's favourite sport, differentiates itself from the standard 'football match' titles which have flooded the market by combining football mini games with scantily clad football trainers. Sexy Soccer offers three mini-games based upon spot kick, dribbling and keepy up skills. Players achieving a high score in each mini game see their female football trainer remove an item of clothing, providing an instant incentive to replay the game to earn an even higher score.
"The launch of Sexy Soccer coincides with the FIFA World Cup 2006 Tournament and provides a saucy and enjoyable alternative to the many serious football games available on mobiles," said Alan Welsman, Vice President of Marketing Infospace Inc. Europe. "Girls and gaming are two of the most established revenue generators within the mobile entertainment sector. By combining the two within a simple, accessible, fast and fun title, we've created a fresh approach to the football games genre for mobile."
Sexy Soccer will be available to mobile operator
networks throughout Europe and is supported on handsets from
all major handset manufactures including Sony Ericsson,
Nokia, Motorola and Samsung. The game is one of eight titles
slated for release in Europe over the next six months
including Trickshot Pool, MTV Pimp My Ride, Le Mans 2006,
Cubis, Take Yer Meds!, Aquastax and Back Attack.
For more information please visit www.infospaceinc.com
Source: InfoSpace Inc.
Notes to Editors
About Sexy Soccer
Each of the three Sexy Soccer mini games tests the player's skill, control, agility and confidence. There are three different mini games in Sexy Soccer:
Goal Wall - A spot kick special requiring pinpoint accuracy
and fast fingers. Kick the ball through the holes in the
wall. Every second counts and the more goals, the more
impressed the girls get.
Slalom - Excellent training for would be strikers, needing both agility and stamina. Dribble the ball through the slalom. Each gate increases the score - and it's all against the clock. The fastest, most precise players will sweep the girls off their feet.
Footbag - Keep the ball in the air for as long as possible using feet, knees, legs and head. Bonus points are awarded for style and variation. There are three very strict - and very pretty - judges watching, so players must move fast and keep their eye on the ball to succeed.
Players who score highly on each game will see one of the girls take off an item of their kit.
About Infospace Inc.
InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP) drives mobile media innovation. With one of the world's largest mobile content libraries, InfoSpace makes it easy for consumers to discover, personalize and enjoy their on-the-go experiences. The company uses its superior discovery, merchandising and technology capabilities to help facilitate the delivery of original and licensed content across hundreds of mobile devices and through multiple channels. InfoSpace also mobilizes brands and creates programming and revenue opportunities for mobile operators. The company's products and services have extensive reach in North America and Europe through carriers such as Cingular Wireless, Sprint Nextel, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, and Virgin Mobile; in partnership with world-class brands such as Cablevision and Fox News; and through online Web sites such as Dogpile (Dogpile.com), which showcase the company's leading metasearch technology and key advertising partnerships with companies like Google, Yahoo!, Verizon SuperPages and Yellowpages.com
Tim Hadley - PR & Promotions Manager - InfoSpace, Inc (Europe)
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