Ozura Signs Exclusive Distribution Partnership With Chinabyte
US News Agency, April 17, 2006 - Wireless
entertainment publisher Ozura Mobile has expanded its current
partnership with Chinabyte with an exclusive cooperation
agreement to distribute Ozura games World Soccer 2006, 1943
SkyWar and Ultimate Derby Horse Racing in the People's
Republic of China.
"The partnership between Ozura and Chinabyte is of key strategic benefit to both parties. Chinabyte will strengthen its position in the Chinese marketplace, and instantly benefits from Ozura's leading mobile gaming content and extensive game catalogue." said H.E. Mah, Ozura's Vice President of Marketing.
The mobile entertainment market is exploding in China with its current subscribers of 400 million projected to reach 570 million by 2008, thus making it the largest and fastest-growing wireless market in the world. According to ARC Group, a leading wireless industry research firm, mobile entertainment revenues in China will reach $3.6 billion by 2008.
The new agreement includes the launch of World Soccer 2006, Ozura's latest soccer game that was designed in conjunction to the upcoming World Cup fewer. "Soccer is the most popular sport in the world and with the impending world cup, for the first time in China, gamers are able to play simulation soccer on their mobile phone!" stated H.E. Mah.
1943 Skywar, an action shooter mobile game where gamers have the option to choose amongst three or more warplanes with a mission to battle the advancing enemy and destroy all opposing forces will be launched shortly.
Another game title, Ultimate Derby Horse Racing, where punters get to bet on horse races with virtual money will be introduced to the Chinese market for the first time. Ultimate Derby is also Ozura's first interactive gaming title where credits can be stored in Ozura's Massive Multi Player 3G mobile game (MMPMG) platform, which came with central server live interactive results scoreboard.
All three games will hit the Chinese market by mid 2006.
About Ozura Mobile
Ozura Mobile is a leading international developer and publisher for mobile games and game developer engine to carriers, aggregators, mobile phone manufacturers and service providers. The company creates games for the mobile phones based on J2ME, BREW or Symbian platform. Ozura's games are available all over the world through its distribution network of thousands of partners spanning across 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 http://www.ozura.com
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