LONDON - May 11, 2005 - InfoSpace Inc. (NASDAQ: INSP), a leading provider of mobile entertainment, today introduced the Virtual 3D Simulator, a cutting-edge mobile engine that brings a rich 3D game experience to 2D handsets. Now mobile consumers using 2D handsets will have 3D game experiences, previously unavailable to the vast majority of mobile consumers.
"Mobile users love the rich experience of the latest 3D games, but currently only a small percentage of high-end handsets are capable of supporting 3D mobile games," said Steven Hoffman, executive producer at InfoSpace's Atlas Studio. "The Virtual 3D Simulator closes the handset gap and makes it possible for the vast majority of consumers with 2D handsets to enjoy the benefits of playing 3D quality games."
With the increase in consumer use of mobile games, consumers are looking for new capabilities and options that will elevate their gaming experience to the next level. InfoSpace's Virtual 3D Simulator helps answer this need by making available eye-catching effects of 3D graphics to millions of 2D handsets.
InfoSpace's Virtual 3D Simulator technology utilises precise 3D physical models for the playing environment rendered in realistic detail by state-of-the-art software and stored as 2D artwork. InfoSpace's proprietary 3D physics and graphics engines then animate models in real-time, mixing dynamically generated imagery with pre-rendered graphics. The result is a 2D game that gives the user a 3D mobile gaming experience.
InfoSpace is currently developing action/arcade games, which utilise the Virtual 3D Simulator technology. The first of these games will be available this summer.
This technology will be demonstrated at next week's E3 Expo in Los Angeles. To book your appointment contact Heather Wilkins on 01462 456780 or email email@example.com
About InfoSpace Inc.
InfoSpace, Inc. (NASDAQ:INSP) is a leader in private-label search, online directory and mobile entertainment. InfoSpace consists of two divisions -- Search & Directory and Mobile. The Search and Directory division uses our unique metasearch technology to power a portfolio of branded Web sites and provide private-label search and online directory services. InfoSpace Mobile is a global provider and publisher of wireless content, including ringtones, games, graphics and more, as well as infrastructure solutions that help customers build stronger brands and generate revenue. InfoSpace Mobile distributes its applications through mobile operators, including Cingular Wireless, T-Mobile, Verizon Wireless, Nextel, Sprint, Virgin Mobile, Vodafone, 02, Orange, 3, TIM and Telefonica Moviles. More information can be found at http://www.infospaceinc.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding the Company's mobile games business and its Virtual 3D simulator technology. These forward-looking statements are subject to certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those projected. These statements are not guarantees of future performance and are subject to certain risks, uncertainties and assumptions that are difficult to predict. Factors that could affect InfoSpace's actual results include the progress and development of the proposed Virtual 3D simulator and the extent of consumer adoption of games utilizing the Virtual 3D simulator. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in InfoSpace's most recent Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q, in the section entitled "Factors Affecting Our Operating Results, Business Prospects and Market Price of Stock." Readers are cautioned not to place undue reliance on these forward-looking statements, which speak only as of the date of this release. InfoSpace undertakes no obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statements to reflect new information, events or circumstances after the date of this release or to reflect the occurrence of unanticipated events.
Media Contact - US:
Access Communications for InfoSpace
Media Contact - UK:
Heather Wilkins/Deborah Coster
Barrington Harvey for InfoSpace
Tel: 01462 456780
Media Contact - Germany
Between Us! for InfoSpace