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Ozura and Gempak do a 'Spot Check' on MaxGames


Singapore, January 15, 2007 - Ozura Mobile, a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextnation Communication and a leading international publisher and developer of mobile entertainment announced today the official release of its latest tournament game on MaxGames, Maxis' mobile gaming community portal which runs on Ozura's FunlogiX platform.

Lawak Kampus: Spot Check is based on Gempak, one of the most popular comic magazines in Malaysia. With the preservation of the original comics' distinct artistic flavor, zesty yet localized humor and unique Malaysian cultural influences, the Lawak Kampus game is pre-destined to be a hit title among casual gamers and fans of the comic alike.

The game storyline is based on the Gempak gang's reaction to a random 'spot check'. A spot check is a popular slang term for a random and sudden search for items that are deemed illegal by the school systems. The mechanics of the game revolve around the unique idea of jumping on a trampoline to collect illegal items which are individually colored red, blue, green or yellow. Things are made interesting with five different challenges in story mode, each with their own goals; Dominoes, Fill it Up, Attack of the Combos, The Rainbow Sequence and Only Gempak.

"As leading character of the comic series, Vaness' colorful personality and idiosyncrasies make him an ideal mobile game star," said Lion Peh, Ozura Mobile's Chief Executive Officer. "The game will appeal not only to Gempak's fan base but to anyone who enjoys a fun and entertaining mobile game. With its mass market appeal, Lawak Kampus will make a great addition to MaxGames' growing list of competitive games."

"With Lawak Kampus, Maxis continues to push the local mobile games development industry further. Maxis believes in local content development and will continue to nurture local talents. Lawak Kampus is a unique property and is one of the titles that has made its migration from a local comic to a mobile game," said Kee Saik Meng, Head of Games and Entertainment, Maxis.

Lawak Kampus: Spot Check will be joining MaxGames' current tournament games - Desert Rider and Magma Run.

Along with the release of the Lawak Kampus game, MaxGames has also launched its brand new website to supplement its previous WAP based community with an online presence. The website retains the features currently available on the WAP site but surpasses its WAP counterpart with its ease of browsing and in-depth information on every aspect of MaxGames available through a friendly yet aesthetically pleasing user interface.

To download and play Lawak Kampus: Spot Check game, send in 'BUY LKS' via SMS to 22266 or visit MaxGames' WAP or website at for more information.

About Ozura Mobile

Ozura is a wholly owned subsidiary of Nextnation Communication and is a leading international developer and publisher of mobile games. Ozura is also a specialist in the development and provision of mobile gaming engines (platform). The company creates games for mobile phones based on J2ME, BREW and Symbian platforms. Ozura's games are available internationally in more than 130 countries. It is expected that the growth of mobile phones supporting these platforms will exceed one billion units worldwide in 2008. For more information, visit

About Maxis Group

The Maxis Group is the region's emerging mobile telecommunications Group with 12.7 million customers and revenue of RM5.6 billion, and has operations in Malaysia, India through subsidiary, Aircel Limited, and Indonesia through PT Natrindo Telepon Seluler.

Maxis is Malaysia's No.1 mobile operator with a customer base of 8.9 million. It commenced operations in 1995 and offers a wide range of mobile and infotainment services for consumers and mobile solutions for business customers. Its leadership position is firmly based on service excellence, high quality coverage, and innovative products and services that bring people together. For more information, please visit

About Gempak

Gempak is a Malaysian comic/gaming/hobby magazine, published by Art Square Creation since June 1998. The main slogan on the comic magazine is Majalah Komik Generasi Baru (New Generations Comic Magazine). Art Square Group has been involved in the publishing industry in Malaysia for nearly a decade. To date, they have published 5 magazines - GEMPAK, UTOPIA, COMIC KING, HYPe! and STARZ. UTOPIA and GEMPAK are currently enjoying a huge following and have become top sellers in the Malaysia market. For more information, visit

About Nextnation Communication

Nextnation Communication' a mobile application service provider' enables businesses and individuals to access' connect' and transact across today's complex global mobile networks. Its core product MINDCEP Platform is a mobile multimedia communication platform' facilitating and enabling mobile data transmission worldwide using WAP' MMS' SMS and Java technologies. MINDCEP is connected to some of the largest premium messaging networks in the world in order to offer a broad range of services from content distribution to mobile m-commerce and place the company at the forefront of this rapidly growing messaging market. Additional news and information about the company is available at


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