Massively multiplayer, text-based footie tie-in run in conjunction with assorted TV stations.
Warsaw, June 20th 2008
Football fans may compete ‘live’ in the first international mobile massive multiplayer game dedicated to UEFA Euro 2008 throughout June 2008. Sirocco Mobile delivers the technical solution bridging six TV stations in four countries and hundreds of thousands of mobile users.
The mobile competition, basing on simple penalty shoot-out, amplifies football emotions and rivalry between nations’ supporters. The fans of group ‘B’ countries of UEFA Euro 2008 – Poland, Germany, Austria and Croatia – take part in it by playing through Java, Wap or SMS only. Winners of national contests will later on fight with representatives of other countries, exactly as the real national teams.
Sirocco Mobile crafted an all-in-one solution for the competition. The company provides mobile phones application, SMS and WAP game, and also servers’ system for real time gaming. The technology is implemented by ProSieben, 9Live Channel, Kabel 1, Sat 1 in Germany and Austria, in leading Polish TV station – Polsat and in Croatia.
“We are excited that the solution created by Sirocco Mobile yields such emotions and popularity of mobile gaming in Europe – says Ludwik Zoltowski, CEO of Sirocco Mobile – For this project our experience with Java games and online platforms was crucial. Now, together with international partners we’re cheering on all the fans joining EuroSMS2008 game.”
Piotr Ostaszewski, New Media Director at Polsat S.A. Group: “EuroSMS2008 is a great challenge for everybody. Whole project from the concept to its commercial launch in all 4 countries lasted only 8 weeks, what is already a great success! We managed to create a very first massive multiplayer mobile game format on a global scale!”
For more information check www.eurosms2008.eu.
Ludwik Zoltowski, CEO Sirocco Mobile
Sirocco Mobile is a one-stop-shop for Java-based mobile applications: from the creative concept to final version for 600 handset types to implementation and servicing on client’s site. The company also delivers mobile solutions for business and community portals. Its unique know-how covers mobile platforms for multiplayer games and advertising. The experienced team of Sirocco Mobile has created more than 100 games and applications distributed in over 70 countries.