HAMBURG, 10th October 2006 - Among other features, o2 installs a jukebox with five 3-D games from FISHLABS on its brand-new 3-D Nokia 6233 and Sony Ericsson K610i and K800i phones. This involves an application with playable demo versions where the user can buy the full game version directly by Deep-Link to the o2 WAP portal if satisfied with the demo game.
Mark Tins, Product Manager Games at o2, explains: "Many mobile phone owners are not aware of the fact that they are holding a mobile game console. The games from FISHLABS are distinguished by fascinating 3-D graphics, cool sounds and simply cannot be compared to standard mobile phone games. These pre-installed games introduce users to the concept of Mobile Gaming enabling them to simply download the full versions if they want to."
Michael Schade, CEO at FISHLABS, adds enthusiastically: "With their incredible performance and brilliant displays, the latest 3-D-enabled mobile phones from Nokia and Sony Ericsson offer the ideal platform for our high-quality 3-D games. Action-filled and graphic-intensive games in particular must run smoothly to ensure they provide lots of fun. And that's exactly what even the most critical player can experience using the demo versions at o2."
The jukebox from FISHLABS contains the demo versions of the following 3-D games:
Planet Riders 3D, the multiple award-winning high-speed future racer featuring weapons and the planets of our solar system
Galaxy on Fire 3D, the multiple award-winning space shooter simulation with unbelievable game depth and an entertaining story
Burning Tires 3D, an action-packed race with hyped-up cars on the world's most dangerous racing circuits
Robot Alliance 3D, the first and only sci-fi ego shooter with massive multiplayer mode about controlling an entire planet
Heli Strike 3D, the brand-new action title with breath-taking graphics for reckless combat helicopter pilots
All of the 3-D titles are based on the mobile game engine ABYSS® from FISHLABS and run at up to 30 images a second even on the Sony Ericsson K800i phone with QVGA resolution. Online multi-player mode from Robot Alliance is based on the multi-player technology neutron designed by Exit Games.
Screenshots and in-game videos of the five games are available at:
About o2 Germany:
o2 (Germany) GmbH & Co. OHG, a subsidiary of the o2 Group, offers its post- and pre-paid customers practically full GSM cover in Germany thanks to its own wireless network and a roaming agreement with TMobile Deutschland. Furthermore, the company also provides innovative mobile data services based on GPRS and UMTS technology. The o2 Group has more than 37 million customers in Great Britain, Ireland, the Czech Republic and Germany.
FISHLABS is one of the leading developers of top-flight mobile 3D games. At the company's headquarters in Hamburg, some 21 games developers create the most exciting 3D titles both as Original IP and as AAA brands, such as V-Rally® 3D or Star Wars - Imperial Ace 3D. The broad selection of outstanding 3D games is marketed worldwide via such renowned business partners as THQ Wireless, Glu, Superscape, arvato mobile and Exit Games. FISHLABS is, moreover, one of the very few studios which are listed on the Sony Ericsson "Developers Website" as counting among the "leading companies" in this field. Thanks to the high-performance, platform-independent games engine ABYSS®, FISHLABS' titles are able to offer a quality never before attained in the sphere of mobile gaming. Equally unique is the company's huge market coverage, extending at present to some 150 3D-capable phone models produced by eleven separate manufacturers - or, in other words, to more than 250 million mobile telephones worldwide. "Star Wars" is a registered trademark of Lucasfilm Ltd. & TM. "V-Rally" is a registered trademark of Atari Interactive, Inc.
Please address all requests for further information to:
FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH
Geibelstraße 46, D-22303 Hamburg,
Telephone: +49 (0)40 88 88 00 - 160
Fax: +49 (0)40 88 88 00 - 166