Bangalore / Mumbai / New Delhi / Seattle, Washington, July 17, 2007: CGA Casual Connect Seattle -- Indiagames Ltd, India's benchmark mobile and online games company has now partnered with the leading online casual gaming company PopCap Games® to launch PopCap's catalogue of games on the Indiagames "Games on Demand" (GoD) Service. The partnership was announced today at the CGA Casual Connect Seattle 2007 conference.
After having successfully launched a portfolio of leading International game titles, Indiagames will bring the PopCap titles to India. PopCap Games, the leading developer and publisher of casual games, has been responsible for some of the most popular online games and its offerings on the GoD Service will feature some of PopCap's most successful titles, including its flagship game Bejeweled, as well as Chuzzle, Zuma and Bookworm, amongst others.
Speaking on this tie-up, Vishal Gondal, CEO, Indiagames said, "With broadband connectivity growing exponentially in India, casual games are very important to the growth of online gaming as there are millions of Indian gamers who are experiencing gaming for the first time through our GoD service and they want to see a simple and fun experience. We believe PopCap's games like Zuma, Bejeweled and Bookworm will be a welcome addition to our GoD service and will be an instant hit with our users."
"We are very optimistic about the prospects of casual games in India," said James Gwertzman, PopCap's Vice President for Asia/Pacific, "and we're excited to work with Indiagames to bring our award-winning games to Indian consumers. The online games market in India is just getting off the ground, and we're excited to be there at the beginning."
The Games on Demand service is an online monthly subscription based gaming service that offers a catalogue of over 300 games across multiple genres catering to gamers of all skill sets. The other titles on the catalogue include leading international titles like Age of Empires II, A3, Brian Lara's Cricket, Flight Simulator and Lara Croft Tomb Raider amongst others. Indiagames has exclusive distribution agreements with leading international publishers like Atari, Activision, Codemaster, Microsoft, Cenaga, Playfirst, Sandlot, Eidos, Hipsoft, and Magnasoft amongst others.
To access this service and learn more, log on to www.indiagames.com
PopCap Games ( www.popcap.com) is the leading multi-platform provider of "casual games" - fun, easy-to-learn, captivating computer games that appeal to everyone from age 6 to 106. Based in Seattle, Washington, PopCap was founded in 2000 and has a worldwide staff of over 120 people in Seattle, San Francisco, Chicago, Vancouver, B.C. and Dublin. Its games have been downloaded more than 200 million times by consumers worldwide, and its flagship title, Bejeweled®, has sold more than 10 million units across all platforms. Constantly acclaimed by consumers and critics,
PopCap's games are played on the Web, desktop computers, myriad mobile devices (cell phones, smartphones, PDAs, Pocket PCs, iPod and more), popular game consoles (such as Xbox), and in-flight entertainment systems. PopCap is the only casual games developer with leading market share across all major sales channels, including Web portals, retail stores, mobile operators and developers, and game device manufacturers.
PopCap, the PopCap logo and Bejeweled are trademarks of PopCap Games, Inc. and may be registered in some countries.
ABOUT INDIAGAMES LTD.
Indiagames Ltd is India's benchmark mobile and online games company and a leading global mobile game publisher. The Company is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms including Online and Mobile.. Indiagames' products are developed and published across all major technology platforms and are distributed through partnerships with mobile operators in over 75 countries.
In India, the Company also distributes games via its consumer focused website and operates a broadband Games on Demand service located at http://www.indiagames.com. Indiagames has over 300 employees and offices in Mumbai, London, Los Angeles & Beijing. Internationally the company publishes mobile titles via its IG FUN brand. Key investors include TOM Online Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282) - a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services, Adobe Inc., and Cisco Systems Inc.
Indiagames, IG FUN and Beat This are trademarks of Indiagames Ltd.
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