Fort Lee, NJ, and Salem, OR - April 17, 2007 - SkyZone Entertainment, Inc., a mobile entertainment provider, and MachineWorks Northwest, a premier game developer for mobile and native platforms, today announced that SkyZone will publish an original game based on Prey, the award-winning hit released in 2006 on the Xbox 360 and PC platforms. Packed with all of the features and stunning visual effects that made the original so successful, this new mobile Prey is wrapped in a fresh storyline with several new locations and an original score.
After crashing and rolling his jeep not far from his reservation, Tommy regains consciousness and sets out in search of help. He treks down a canyon for hours, finally coming upon the entrance to a mysterious structure.and so begins this new adventure within the compelling Prey universe.
Taking advantage of the mainstream penetration of high-end consumer handsets, Prey will be available on a variety of formats, including BREW, and playable across a broad array of mobile phones. The game is scheduled for availability across all major carriers in summer 2007. The announcement between MachineWorks Northwest and SkyZone is part of a multi-title agreement to bring several high-end action games to the mobile platform.
"Our relationship with MachineWorks is designed to bring the best of PC and console entertainment to mobile, and we think titles such as Prey will significantly change the way people think and feel about gaming on handheld devices," said Neil Haldar, Vice President of Content Programming and Strategy for SkyZone Entertainment, Inc. "These next-generation 3D graphics and familiar game mechanics are everything you'd expect from a MachineWorks-developed game, and there will be huge appeal among both hardcore gamers and mass-market consumers looking for compelling 3D gaming."
"SkyZone has long been a champion of bringing innovative 3D mobile titles to market, and this agreement marks a new era in mobile gaming," said Andreas Vasen, CEO of MachineWorks Northwest. "MachineWorks and SkyZone share a common view about what makes a great game and how to get the most from today's technical requirements to deliver a console and PC-like experience."
Initial reactions to Prey Mobile have been very positive. ".[It's ]the most graphically advanced Mobile game I have ever seen," said Levi Buchanan of IGNwireless.com. Theo Valich of The Inquirer wrote, "Prey is pretty much the most impressive mobile game we've seen so far." Running on Machineworks Ripp3D software engine, Prey is highly optimized for BREW, Windows Mobile and Symbian handsets.
The relationship between SkyZone and MachineWorks extends the strong history the two companies share in bringing popular brands and game licenses to mobile. Previous hit titles include Duke Nukem (Duke Nukem Mobile, Duke Nukem Mobile 3D), Stargate SG-1, and the recently released Rocky Balboa 3D. As part of the multi-title agreement, other games will be announced in the coming months.
About SkyZone Entertainment SkyZone Entertainment, Inc. creates and delivers exciting "Made for Mobile TM " content that meets emerging consumer demand for gaming over multiple mobile phone networks and home entertainment devices. Through a network of investors and partners such as SK Group, SkyZone draws on an advanced Korean legacy of network interoperability and publishing innovation to offer cutting-edge games and brand name applications featuring 3D graphics, networked multiplayer environments and trans-medial access to telecommunications carriers and mobile gamers around the world. For more information, visit www.skyzonemobile.com.
About 3D Realms Entertainment
3D Realms Entertainment, formally known as Apogee Software, began the shareware games revolution in 1987 and later helped create the FPS genre with the exclusive release of Wolfenstein 3-D. 3D Realms also created Duke Nukem and co-created both Max Payne and Prey, three of the industry's most successful original character-based brands.
About MachineWorks Northwest
Harvesting the talents of the Silicon Forest, MachineWorks Northwest LLC created the critically acclaimed Duke Nukem Mobile line of games and is hard at work on the highly anticipated mobile version of Prey. Other titles include Stargate SG-1, Rocky Boxing 3D: Apollo's Fall, and Greg Hastings Max'd. www.machineworksnorthwest.com
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