23 January, 2008 - LONDON, England - Jump Games, a leading publisher and developer of games across mobile platform and part of Reliance Entertainment, today announced that it was open for business in Europe on the eve of the Mobile Gaming Forum. It also revealed an exclusive global deal to design, develop and distribute mobile games with arguably the most popular football club in the world http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Manchester_United, Manchester United Football Club, as well as the announcement of six Manchester United mobile games to be developed during 2008.
The European launch and global announcement of 'Official Mobile Games Partner of Manchester United' were celebrated in London in which a video message from Sir Alex Ferguson stated: "Manchester United, all of us, are delighted in our new arrangement with Jump Games. I think it's a fantastic venture. And to all our fans all over the world it's an opportunity to get yourselves involved in it."
There was also a presentation from 1990 World Cup central defender and ex-Manchester United player Paul Parker.
Commenting on the launch, CEO of Jump Games, Salil Bhargava, said: "We're pleased to be moving into a new phase for the business at a time when so much interest is focused on the mobile platform and its development beyond voice revenues. Our experience in creating and distributing quality content in one of the fastest-growing, yet cost-savvy mobile societies in the world puts us in a great position to help brands launch new and exciting content to entertainment-hungry consumers of mobile content in Europe and globally. Our association with Manchester United is the ideal platform for us to further strengthen our offerings and reach out to a much larger set of audiences worldwide."
The first of the six Manchester United mobile games, called MANCHESTER UNITED Word It! will be available on all top operators globally. On the occasion, MUmobile Manager, Mike Dunphy commented: "Working with Jump Games, a leading games developer in the mobile space, will mean that fans will be able to extend their experience of Manchester United, increasing their knowledge and enjoyment of the brand, wherever they are in the world."
There will be six games available in Europe in 2008. The first game will be priced between three and five Euros and around three UK Pounds. Other network charges may apply.
Further IP partnerships will be announced during the course of the year.
About Jump Games
Jump Games is a leading publisher and developer of mobile games. Jump's experience and expertise in creating innovative and cutting-edge gaming content reflects in its client roster, which sports some of the best brands from across the world.
Diversifying its gaming know-how into multi-platform, cross-platform and connected gaming, Jump has created games that cut through the clutter. Distributed across the US, Europe, South Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, Jump's games can be accessed and played on about 80 networks across 40 countries.
These networks comprise leading names like Vodafone, M1, MTN, Dialog Telekom, Reliance Mobile World, Telstra, Tele2, TIM, O2, Virgin Mobile, KPN, Telia, 3, Telefonica, Optimus and Telenor. Jump's games are also available with top international aggregators such as Zingy Inc., Cellucom, Gamefederation, PocketNet and Sam Click, among others.
For more information on Jump Games go to www.jumpgames.co.in.
MUmobile is the official Manchester United mobile service and product portfolio which provides, news, text alerts, ring tones, wallpapers, mobile games, video highlights and a series of mobile personalisation applications to Manchester United fans across a number of operators and countries across the globe.
For more information on MUmobile go to www.mumobile.co.uk.
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