SAN JOSE, Calif.– (July 16, 2007)– Namco Networks, a leading publisher and developer of wireless games and network content, and Big Fish Games, Inc., a leading developer, publisher, and distributor of casual, family-friendly games, today announced a partnership to bring Big Fish’s popular online games to mobile phones in North America for the first time. The partnership kicks off with the scheduled launch of Atlantis Sky Patrol™, a casual puzzle game perfectly suited for mobile.
“As an industry-recognized leader in mobile gaming, Namco Networks provides fun, successful casual games for wireless devices and is the ideal partner to launch Atlantis Sky Patrol in the mobile market,” said Paul Handelman, Vice President of Business Development for Big Fish Games.
By combining Namco’s ongoing success and recognized quality in the mobile gaming industry with Big Fish Games’ dominance of the casual online gaming space, this partnership will further expand Namco’s already diverse catalog of popular best-selling mobile games.
“Partnering with Big Fish Games is a testament to Namco Networks unremitting commitment to bring superior mobile games to consumers,” said Scott Rubin, Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Namco Networks.“Big Fish’s games have been hugely successful in the online gaming market, and we believe this popularity will continue on mobile phones.”
In Atlantis Sky Patrol, players must knock out doomsday devices by shooting and matching chains of colored marbles moving through a track before the chain reaches a detonation core and the device explodes. To finish off the device and move onto the next round, players must destroy the cleverly-placed static marbles that continually regenerate the moving chains that fill the track.
Atlantis Sky Patrol is expected to launch on North American wireless carriers in the winter of 2007.
About Namco Networks
Established January 1, 2006, Namco Networks America Inc. is a subsidiary of Namco Bandai Holdings (USA) Inc., a worldwide leader in the high-tech entertainment industry. Namco uses cutting-edge technology to provide fun, quality entertainment to mobile consumers throughout the Americas. For more information about Namco mobile games, please visit: www.namcogames.com.
About Big Fish Games
Big Fish Games™, Inc., a developer, publisher, and distributor of casual, family-friendly games, has one of the largest and highest-quality game catalogs on the Internet with more than 400 titles, a global network reach of over 25 million monthly unique users, and distribution partners such as Viacom and NBC. Through partnerships with more than 400 game developers, Big Fish Games offers consumers“A New Game Every Day” and makes acquiring and playing Internet-delivered downloadable and online games a safe, easy and reliable experience for more than 500,000 customers daily. The success of Big Fish Games’ entertainment portal and the introduction of hit game franchises like Mystery Case Files®, Hidden Expedition™ and Travelogue 360™ from Big Fish Games’ studios group have established Big Fish Games as a leading worldwide consumer brand. Visit Big Fish Games at www.bigfishgames.com.