Thursday 21 April 2005/... Driving the trend of realistic 3D mobile gaming, InfoSpace (NASDAQ: INSP) today announced the launch of Golf Club 3D. Developed by InfoSpace's elkware studio, Golf Club 3D features stunning real-time 3D animation, realistic environments and customisable players to deliver a complete and fully interactive golfing experience for mobile gamers.
Golf Club 3D allows mobile phone customers to hit the links, playing through an 18-hole golf course in both single player and multiplayer modes. The incredible 3D course graphics include sand traps, rough, waterways, fairways and greens that change the behaviour of the ball, giving players the most realistic golf experience possible. The game is complete with weather effects and five unique camera views that allow players to witness the game from all angles. Players are also given the option to customise a player's appearance and receive detailed player statistics to further enhance their gaming experience.
"Mobile games are becoming more sophisticated as an increasing number of handsets are now capable of supporting 3D graphics," said Steve Elfman, vice president of operations at InfoSpace Mobile. "As 3D mobile games grow in popularity, InfoSpace Mobile will continue to bring realistic game experiences such as Golf Club 3D to mobile users."
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 www.InfoSpaceinc.com.
This release contains forward-looking statements regarding InfoSpace's mobile business and its mobile gaming products including its Golf Club 3D game product. 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 actual results include mobile operator uptake of InfoSpace's mobile gaming products including the Golf Club 3D game and the extent of consumer adoption and usage of the products. A more detailed description of certain factors that could affect Infospace Mobile's actual results include, but are not limited to, those discussed in InfoSpace, Inc.'s most recent annual report on Form 10-K, 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.
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