Los Angeles, Calif.- August 25, 2005 - Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. announced today that it has signed a multi-year deal with InfoSpace to develop and launch a
new mobile games version of the video arcade classic Frogger®. Konami will distribute and market the game across carriers in the US. InfoSpace will power the game with its proprietary "For Prizes" platform which allows players to compete against each other to win prizes in continuous head-to-head and progressive tournaments.
"We are extremely excited about partnering with InfoSpace to bring Frogger for Prizes to legions of Frogger fans," said Joe Morris, executive director of mobile content for Konami. "Tournament play and prizes give the game added novelty and excitement."
"Frogger for Prizes continues our winning streak of bringing top brands to our mobile tournament platform," said Andy Riedel, general manager of games for InfoSpace. "We are very excited about working with Konami to create innovative marketing programs. Frogger® for Prizes players are in for a real treat."
Frogger for Prizes is an authentic translation of the original arcade version of Frogger with multiple enhancements. To clear each level, players guide "Frogger" from the bottom of the handset screen across a busy road and treacherous river into each of five home squares. As the levels advance, the traffic gets faster and therisks increase. Skill-based tournament play enables players to upload their scores
to compete for prizes.
Prizes will be awarded in both daily tournaments and weekly tournaments. The daily tournaments will be head-to-head competitions, where the players with the best win/loss ratio will claim the prizes. The weekly tournaments will be progressive, where the player with the highest overall score will win the prizes.
Frogger captured the hearts of gamers everywhere when it first appeared in arcadesin 1981. More than 20 years later and over 20 million games sold to date, Frogger continues to be one of the most memorable and beloved pop icons in the history of video games. Additional new Frogger games will be released across platforms and wireless carriers this fall.
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 & Directory division uses its 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, O2, Orange, 3, TIM and Telefonica Moviles. More information can be found at
About Konami Digital Entertainment
Konami Corporation is a leading developer, publisher and manufacturer of electronic entertainment properties, specializing in the home video game market. Konami Corporation's action and adventure titles include the popular franchises Metal Gear Solid, Silent Hill and Castlevania, among other top sellers. The latest information about Konami can be found on the Web at www.konami.com. Konami Corporation is a publicly traded company based in Tokyo, Japan with subsidiary offices, Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. in the US and Konami of Europe in Frankfurt, Germany. Konami Corporation, the parent company of Konami Digital Entertainment, Inc. is traded in the United States on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol KNM. Details of the products published by Konami Digital Entertainment - America can be found at www.konami.com/mo.