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Oberon Media extends mobile games presence

Casual games specialist acquires Cmate S.A.

Casual games publisher and distributor Oberon Media has announced its expansion into the mobile games market with the acquisition of mobile multiplayer gaming and technology firm, Cmate S.A.

Ofer Leidner, Oberon Media founder and head of business development commented: "Oberon's mission is to deliver, via its partners, the best casual gaming offerings to the largest community of players and we are thrilled to extend this offering to mobile users."

"Adding Cmate's cutting edge technology, terrific portfolio of games, and deep experience and skills in the mobile space is a perfect fit with our vision of 'play anytime, anywhere'. We can now enable our online partners to connect their casual game communities with mobile phone users around the globe, and provide our mobile partners a direct link back into the burgeoning world of Internet game communities."

Oberon Media is a publisher and distributor of casual games, offering a customised solution that combines casual game content, merchandising and client specific content features. The company's media solutions have been deployed worldwide in more than a dozen languages and power major websites for downloadable, web-based, multiplayer and console casual gaming. Its publishing arm produces an array of popular casual games, working with independent developers worldwide.

Founded in 2001, Cmate specialises in connected and multiplayer mobile gaming, enabling users to compete in real time over multiple carriers, services and handsets. The company currently operates a portfolio of 60 titles, including traditional parlour games and the connected multiplayer version of the highly popular Who Wants to be a Millionaire?

David Chissick, Cmate chairman, stated: "Cmate is thrilled to join Oberon and lead the global casual game marketplace. Cmate has always been committed to extend its mobile games and technology offerings to the largest community while partnering with the best."

"Oberon's superiority in casual games distribution and publishing, combined with Cmate's core competence will enable the largest community of users around the world to play the best casual games regardless of platform and geography. We are proud to be part of this," Chissick concluded.

Cmate will provide mobile games content and cross platform technology to further push Oberon's presence in the wireless gaming market, complimenting its existing position in the online and web-based casual games space. The full terms and financial aspects of the acquisition have not been revealed.

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