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Basketball Superstar Dirk Nowitzki Plays Exclusively With elkware

Tuesday 9 November 2004/... NBA All-Star Dirk Nowitzki gets ready to score for elkware: the mobile gaming specialists have signed a three-year contract with the Dallas Mavericks' "German Wunderkind" and three times NBA All-Star. This deal will enable the development and further worldwide marketing of several mobile sports games in which the only German NBA player and captain of the German national basketball team will star exclusively.

Jan Andresen, CEO of elkware GmbH: "elkware is focusing on signing up big names and brands that will attract dedicated fans as well as the mass market. Dirk Nowitzki is one of the few sports superstars active both in Germany and globally, and he's really popular too. We're very proud to be working with him and developing games that will thrill all fans of basketball and sports in general."

"elkware develops great games," says Dirk Nowitzki, the Dallas Mavericks' Forward. "I'm really looking forward to playing basketball on my mobile phone in future."

About elkware: www.elkware.com

elkware GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg/Wedel, was established in 1994 and is a leading global developer of games for mobile phones. elkware has maintained a successful working relationship with all known national and international mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. elkware has, among other projects, published games like "Anno 1503", "Playmatrix", "Formel BMW Racing Game 2003" and "MTV Music Quiz". As of now, elkware offers the largest portfolio of J2ME games for all popular end devices worldwide.

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