Austin, TX - June 27 - The mobile gaming world is going to shake when the legendary QUAKE hits handsets later this year. Thanks to an agreement announced today between id Software and publisher Pulse Interactive, the blockbuster first person action shooter created by id SoftwareTM is rolling onto a new generation of 3D-enabled mobile handsets
QUAKE is legendary in the videogame world. Originally created for the PC in 1996, the game set new standards with its sophisticated 3D graphics, fast, intense gameplay and innovative online multiplayer capabilities. It created millions of fans globally and made the first-person shooter game genre one of the most popular in the world.
"QUAKE Mobile takes all of the action, game play, and atmosphere of the groundbreaking original and puts it right in the palm of your hands," said Todd Hollenshead, CEO, id Software. "QUAKE pushes the envelope of today's mobile handsets, and offers gamers a fun and addictive on-the-go entertainment experience. We're already looking forward to the first mobile deathmatch."
Already garnering attention from critics and fans alike, QUAKE Mobile has been awarded 'Best Mobile Game' in Gamespot's E3 2005 Editor's Choice Awards, with the editors of Gamespot Mobile declaring themselves, "...shocked and awed by the quality of QUAKE Mobile."
"Forget miniature golf and puzzle games, QUAKE is going to take mobile gaming to a whole new level," said Paul Trowe, president, Pulse Interactive., "QUAKE will not only satisfy hardcore players, but also create a whole new generation of fans around the world."
QUAKE Mobile is in development by Bare Naked Productions for a new generation of mobile phone handsets which feature dedicated 3D graphics hardware. This new advancement allows the phone to display complex 3D environments and objects, representing a huge leap forward from the current generation of cell phones. A faithful conversion of the PC original, QUAKE Mobile offers players all of the action, speed and memorable characters and combat that took the gaming world by storm in 1996.
The first 3D-enabled mobile phones will hit the market this summer, with QUAKE Mobile available as an embedded game on the first of these handsets to be released by a Korean manufacturer in July.
About Pulse Interactive
Pulse Interactive is a 3rd party developer and publisher of branded and original games for the interactive mobile entertainment industry. The company has a developer network of over 50 worldwide developers including: id Software, Mr.Goodliving, Kuju, GenPlay, Bryo, Infinite Lives, and others. Pulse is focused entirely on the highest quality applications, ensuring that all of the company's releases are best of breed and push the boundaries of mobile entertainment. Pulse has built a diversified catalogue of content which includes 3D hardware accelerated games like QUAKE, traditional 2D and 3D mobile games and advanced Location Based Games.
About id Software
id - Freud's primal part of the human psyche and one of the hottest game shops on Earth - has been rocking the gaming world from Mesquite, Texas since 1991. As a renowned leader in the industry, id Software forged such frenetic titles as Wolfenstein 3D®, DOOM®, DOOM II®, QUAKE® QUAKE II®, QUAKE III Arena®, and Return to Castle Wolfenstein®. With intense graphics and mind-blowing action, id's games have helped redefine the modern video game, continually setting industry standards for technology and gameplay. And, in keeping with tradition, id Software has amplified the world of adrenaline pumping 3-D gaming with the release of their latest action title, DOOM 3®. id Software's advanced DOOM 3 engine is leading the next revolution in 3-D interactive games. Check out more about id Software at www.idsoftware.com.
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