SAN MATEO, Calif.—August 23, 2007—Tira Wireless today announced that Superscape, the world’s leading publisher of 3D mobile games, has licensed the Tira Jump 2007 Platform to accelerate the porting, optimization and deployment of its titles across multiple handsets.
Superscape’s content portfolio is created by both in-house and outsourced development teams. Since third party developers embrace a significantly different approach to coding than Superscape’s in-house team, porting new titles across multiple handsets is complex, time consuming and expensive. By using Tira Jump however, Superscape can standardize its deployment processes and more readily address the challenges of content deployment on a global scale.
“Of all the steps required to bring new titles to market, porting is the one process that entails the greatest complexity and cost,” said David Brittain, VP of Technology at Superscape.“Tira Wireless provides us with technology that enables us to standardize our approach to porting, regardless of whether we use internal or external development teams to create our applications.”
The Developer Desktop is an integrated console within the Tira Jump Platform that enables Superscape to transform and optimize a game’s original source code to facilitate fast and efficient deployment to hundreds of handsets profiled in the Tira Wireless device knowledgebase. It features a plug-in for the Eclipse IDE and interfaces seamlessly with Superscape’s existing technology infrastructure.
Stéphane Groud, Superscape’s VP of Deployment and QA commented,“Tira Jump fills a gap as we complete our move to bring all our porting initiatives in-house and streamline our processes. It empowers us to cut costs, gain even greater control over our deployment processes, and further accelerate our time to market. All of these are essential steps in maintaining our ranking as one of the top ten publishers of mobile content.”
“This license agreement deepens and extends our existing relationship with Superscape,” said Doug Barre, CEO of Tira Wireless.“By licensing Tira Jump for in-house deployment, Superscape is providing its dedicated deployment team with all the tools it requires to bring new titles to market faster, while extending its reach to global audiences more cost effectively.”
As Superscape has been a Tira Wireless Services customer for the past two years, the Tira Jump Platform has been used to successfully deploy close to 20 titles. These titles are available for download from leading North American mobile operators, including T-Mobile USA, Boost and Cingular (now AT&T), and are consistently ranked in the top 10 for deck placement.
Superscape is the world’s leading publisher of 3D mobile games. The companywas the first in the world to develop and launch international standard (JSR 184) compliant solutions for the delivery of innovative games on mass-market handsets. Superscape is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and has corporate offices in Fleet, Hampshire (UK) and San Clemente, California (USA), together with development and production facilities in Moscow.
About Tira Wireless
Tira Wireless provides application developers and content publishers with a unique combination of products, technology and services that greatly reduce the complexity of mobile deployment. By facilitating the development, porting, optimization, certification and delivery of titles for mobile consumption, Tira Wireless enables organizations such as Warner Bros., THQ Wireless, Yahoo, Accuweather and Loopt to more effectively embrace the mobile market. Founded in 2001, Tira Wireless is a venture-backed company headquartered in Silicon Valley, with offices in Toronto, London, Seattle and Ukraine. Visit www.tirawireless.com for more information.
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