Los Angeles, E3– June 4, 2009: Typhoon Games ( www.typhoongames.com), developer, publisher, and distributor of computer games, today announced its social gaming and massively multiplayer online game (MMOG) development schedule for the coming four quarters. Titles under development include Hello Kitty Online for Sanrio Digital, and Ben 10 Omniverse and the Tom and Jerry MMOG for TurnOut Ventures. The announcement was made at the 2009 Electronic Entertainment Expo (E3), held at the L.A. Convention Center on June 2-4, 2009.
“Typhoon Games is establishing a leadership position as a developer of casual MMOG and social game titles based on premier brands,’ said Robert Ferrari, Vice President of Publishing and Business Development at Typhoon Games.“We are fusing games and social networking to create an exchange between converging media that will enable players to enjoy a high degree of interaction, self-expression, social networking, and quality branded online entertainment. It is inevitable that gaming and social media will become unified, and Typhoon Games will be at the forefront of social gaming evolution.”
Among the games being developed by Typhoon Games is Sanrio Digital’s Hello Kitty Online, the official online game of Hello Kitty and friends based on the popular Sanrio characters. It is the first MMORPG to integrate social networking web features into the game experience, and to make the use of such services relevant to the game. In addition to MMORPG features and content, Hello Kitty Online will offer a social networking platform with blogs, video sharing, email services, and other social communication services. Sanrio Digital is releasing Hello Kitty Online in Beta phase in various markets with commercial release schedules through the end of 2009.
Ben 10 Omniverse is based on Cartoon Network’s widely popular BEN 10 television show. The game carries players through an exciting storyline featuring Ben 10, the boy hero who can transform into a variety of alien forms. Publisher TurnOut Ventures will release Ben 10 Omniverse in the second half of 2009.
Also being developed for TurnOut Ventures is the official online game of Tom and Jerry. Players will create and control their own cat and mouse characters in a wacky cartoon world where they will engage in classic Tom and Jerry antics in both Player versus Environment (PvE) and Player versus Player (PvP) modes. Turnout Ventures will release the Tom and Jerry MMOG for both PC and Mac in 2010.
About Typhoon Games
Typhoon Games Ltd., founded in 2001 in Hong Kong and with an office in Boston, MA, is a game developer, distributor, and publisher that leverages the potential of the vibrant Asian gaming market and industry. The Company works with developers across Asia as well as Europe and the Americas to create and localize games for Asian and global audiences. Typhoon Games is developing online games based on Hello Kitty, BEN 10, and Tom and Jerry intellectual properties, and is among the first to drive the fusion of social media applications and gaming. With over 200 games published and/or distributed, Typhoon Games titles have earned acclaim from leading game media and experts, and received some of the industry’s top awards. Distribution titles include Devil May Cry, Lost Planet, Silent Hill 4: The Room, Ys Origin, Biohazard 4, and others. For more information please visit www.typhoongames.com.
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