SAN FRANCISCO, CA and LOS ANGELES, CA- June 21, 2007 - Exit Games, the multiplayer service provider for mobile and online games, and Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today announced an agreement to collaborate on next-generation mobile games. Exit Games' Neutron technology platform will be used to deliver next-generation mobile gaming features including in-game voice, application wake-up, and advanced presence to Vivendi Games Mobile's multiplayer portfolio (details below).
Vivendi Games Mobile will initially leverage the Neutron technology in the latest version of Navy Battle, incorporating IMS (IP Multimedia Subsystem) capabilities to drive enhanced user options, such as VoIP, and other integrated data and voice features, allowing players to engage each other in turn-based naval combat.
"Vivendi Games Mobile offers a broad selection of top-selling mobile games and they are constantly looking to push the envelope in terms of what mobile games can offer," said Tom Sperry, CEO of Exit Games USA. "Neutron technology will provide Vivendi Games Mobile with a way to capitalize on the next wave of 3G adoption, while giving carriers and operators a way to completely engage and entertain their customers."
"The incorporation of Neutron technology will deliver a sophisticated multiplayer gaming experience that will have widespread appeal among mobile gamers," said Paul Maglione, president of Vivendi Games Mobile. "Innovative technologies such as Neutron's advanced cross-platform multiplayer functionality will help usher in a new era for mobile games and provide our customers with a more sophisticated gaming experience."
Community features for Navy Battle, powered by Neutron, will include: in-game voice - allowing players to chat with opponents while playing against each other; application wake-up - automatically 'wakes-up' the mobile phone if someone on the user's 'friends' list challenges them to a game; and advanced presence - a virtual 'buddy' list allowing players to see what their friends are playing and enabling them to send friends an invite to play.
Exit Games Neutron 4.0 is the market-leading independent platform for hassle-free development, global deployment and hosting of mobile multiplayer games. Neutron powered games are live in over 50 countries, and have been launched by over 100 carriers and portals. With access to more than 500 million billable subscribers. Neutron offers cross-platform connectivity complete with billing, lobby and presence integration.
About Exit Games
Exit Games is a software provider for mobile entertainment platforms. The core product Exit Games Neutron is the leading mobile multiplayer solution, connecting mobile operators and users all over the world. Clients and partners of Exit Games are leading publishers, developers and mobile communications companies like THQ Wireless, Ifone, SkyZone, UIEvolution, Fremantle Media, Verizon, Cingular, Sprint, Softbank, Vodafone, T-Mobile, Qualcomm, Sony Ericsson, Siemens. Exit Games was founded in 2003 on venture capital funding and maintains branches in San Francisco, CA / USA and Hamburg, Germany. For more information and printable images, please visit our website: www.exitgames.com.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile ( www.vgmobile.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality titles for the mobile games market. The division runs a global business, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris, a US-based team in Los Angeles and its Centerscore studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes games based on original IP, popular entertainment licenses and classic Sierra Entertainment IP, which are distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world.
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