Paris, France– Thursday 27th 2008. Beyond stunning graphics of modern games, more and more people are willing to play again their childhood classics. DotEmu, aware of this emerging need, has completed a porting suite enabling to bring massively 70’s to 90’s games over Internet/PC and now over all Smartphones/PDAs.
The retrogaming market is being pushed forward by various compilations of retro games for modern video game consoles and on-demand services such as Virtual Console. Classic arcade games are regular best sellers for mobiles. DotEmu aims to give a second life to more classic games by targeting today high-end mobiles in addition to Web browsers. Contrary to traditional mobile porting, the end- result game is an exact replica of the original. Enhanced functionalities such as touch screen or
instant saving, well suited for mobile devices, can also be added. On top of that, it will be possible to play directly into a web browser a limited version of the game.
DotEmu has signed numerous licenses with publishers and authors, and will release its first mobile products during Summer 2008. In order to reduce the Time-To-Market and to ensure better quality products, DotEmu has chosen the RabbitFactory middleware, edited by BitRabbit Ltd
Romain Tisserand, CTO of DotEmu said“While looking for a mobile OS porting solution, RabbitFactory appeared to be the most flexible, professional and easy to use middleware. It really enables us fast track porting of classic games, and to focus on our core business”.
Michael El Baki, CEO of BitRabbit said“Emulation of retro games is one of the most intensive and difficult process, and porting such technology to Smartphones is a real challenge. Our multiplatform and highly optimized APIs offer DotEmu the robustness and performance needed for that task. By combining our two technologies, mobile gamers will be able to enjoy lots of classic games”.
About DotEmu : DotEmu is an innovative, award winning, StartUp based in Paris France. DotEmu provides fast and low cost porting solutions to 70’s to 90’s rights owners and publishers. The company also offers, with its partners, a turnkey business solution to generate new revenues from old IP over today’s devices. More information is available on the web site www.dotemu.com
About BitRabbit Based in Dublin, Ireland, BitRabbit is a successful and innovative studio involved in middleware development, mobile games design and development. The company focuses on native technologies and games
for smartphones&PDAs. BitRabbit was amongst the first developers to get OTA distribution of native mobile games with tier-1 carriers like Orange UK and Korea Telecom, and works with some of the most prestigious publishers in the smartphone and PDA space. For more information please visit, www.bitrabbit.net.
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