Manchester, 17 October 2005 - iFone, the leading wireless entertainment publisher, has chosen Terraplay, to offer a broad suite of connected services across its portfolio of games.
Terraplay Systems a leading supplier of multiplayer and connected gaming solutions, will give iFone the technology to provide gaming services to large communities on a global scale.
The technology offered consists of a powerful lobby and community server supporting both single-player and multiplayer games, a cross-operator billing gateway for advanced in-game charging, and a highly optimised multiplayer server enabling all types of multiplayer games from turn-based to real-time action, on all operator networks.
The lobby server includes features such as customised game rooms, high scores and associated tournaments, tools to up-sell, cross-sell and stimulate viral marketing and super-distribution, and an Asset Server for in-game download of digital assets such as language packs, new skins, tracks and levels.
Enda Carey, Marketing Director, iFone said "We are delighted to choose the Terraplay system as it allows us to give our customers a richer gaming experience through it's connected features and also enhances our product offering to network operators globally."
"This is a very exciting partnership", says Sven Hålling, CEO of Terraplay, "combining iFone's wide distribution and strong brand portfolio with Terraplay's global gaming network gives potential for connected gaming to reach the massmarket of mobile gamers in an unprecedented way."
iFone is a global leader in wireless entertainment, specialising in the development, production and publishing of wireless entertainment content for current and future mobile devises.
iFone operates a global distribution network live in 50 countries and has strategic partnerships with over 100 network operators. With an exceptional track record in the deployment of mass-market brands in the wireless space, iFone develops entertainment content for a wide range of handsets in all major languages.
Complemented by a world class account management, publishing and brand acquisition team iFone combines a huge wealth of experience and technical knowledge from across the industry.
About Terraplay Systems AB
Terraplay Systems is the leading supplier of multiplayer and connected gaming solutions, enabling game publishers, network operators and service providers to provide successful revenue generating gaming services to large communities. Terraplay MOVETM is a complete solution for mobile connected gaming, including a powerful lobby with strong community tools for all types of games, and multiplayer connectivity for simple turn-based games through to fast-paced real-time 3D games.
Comprehensive development tools for Windows®, PlayStation®2, and for mobile devices including J2METM, BrewTM, SymbianTM, mophunTM and Microsoft MobileTM help our partners bring the best out of their games when going online. For more information on Terraplay solutions or the worlds most comprehensive catalogue of mobile multiplayer games titles please visit www.terraplay.com
For further information, please contact:
+ 44 20 7851 4890
+ 44 161 827 8194
Sven Hålling, CEO Terraplay Systems AB
+46 705 82 53 23