December 8, 2004
Overloaded launches real-time mobile gaming service with Terraplay multiplayer platform
Overloaded is a leading international publisher and distributor of video games for mobile handsets. Overloaded creates interactive games for mobiles equipped with Java, Brew, I-mode and Symbian technology.
Overloaded provides gaming content direct to end users via their own delivery, billing and drm solution and also through major network operators in Europe, primarily in Holland, Belgium and Greece. Next to these territories Overloaded is also active in the UK, France, Spain, Italy, Portugal and Germany. Overloaded owns the rights to develop and exploit a number of top brands, including; Big Brother, Fear factor, Deal or no Deal, Xyanide, Largo Winch, Clusterball, Alpha Black Zero and many more.
With a service to be launched in January 2005, Overloaded will host a Terraplay system and provide a direct distribution and billing avenue for Terraplay enabled games to end consumers. Overloaded will take advantage of the market leading Terraplay technology to implement high quality multiplayer gaming functionality for some of its owned key titles.
"Overloaded has been evaluation multiplayer platforms for some time now and we found that Terraplay's powerful and flexible platform gives us the ability to offer multiplayer gaming solutions efficiently and effectively over 2.5G and 3G networks today and tomorrow" says Ashu Mathura, Overloaded Managing Director. "We are the first to roll-out real-time multiplayer mobile games big time to end consumers in the Netherlands, Belgium and Greece and we are sure that they will become a vital extension to our existing game services to end consumers and operators in these regions."
"We are very excited about this agreement. With this initiative, users will not only have access to true real-time multiplayer mobile games from this market leading gaming service, but also to top Endemol TV branded multiplayer titles. We are sure that this will be well received by all operators and users connected to the Overloaded billing and delivery platform. Its also excellent news to all our game developers that are developing on the Terraplay platform, as it opens up still more channels to market and increases the presence of the Terraplay technology with key global partners." Says Steve Morris, Mobile Content Manager, Terraplay Systems
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