Vienna/London, November 5th 2008. XENDEX, a leading European mobile games developer, and I-play, the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher, today announced an exclusive agreement for the release of XENDEX’s upcoming FlatOut racing title. Under the terms of the deal, I-play will market the game on an exclusive basis to its distribution channels in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. The deal follows XENDEX’s previous announcement of a multi-year licensing deal with UK-based publisher Empire Interactive. This previous deal covers Empire´s successful and popular franchises, FlatOut and Big Mutha Truckers.
Speaking about the deal, Achim Kürten, VP International Sales&Marketing at XENDEX, commented:“We are excited to partner with I-play in bringing the FlatOut franchise to the mobile market. I-play and XENDEX have worked together previously with great success on games like the multi-million selling FMX Freestyle Motocross series. With I-play´s strong Sales&Marketing power we look forward to build on this success and to establish FlatOut as a key and hugely popular franchise in the mobile space.”
“We are pleased at the opportunity to distribute the new FlatOut racing title across our distribution channels,” said Ami Ben-David, Senior Vice President, Oberon Media, I-play’s parent company.“This new partnership not only continues to strengthen our relationship with Xendex, but it also reinforces I-play’s success with racing franchises.”
FlatOut brings its destructive high octane motorised anarchy to mobile phones for the first time. Boasting four-wheeled mayhem, with 3 different racing classes, including 24 challenging tracks, weather and particle effects, a destructible environment as well as numerous power-ups for maximum destruction and the fastest lap times.
FlatOut mobile is due for release in December 2008.
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Founded in 2001 XENDEX is today a leading independent mobile and online games developer studio in Europe. XENDEX employs more than 45 people and operates offices in Austria, Poland and the UK. Using its cutting edge creative and technology know-how, the company´s product range encompasses more than 45 highly successful and critically acclaimed mobile titles, including various“Mobile Game of the Year” awards, as well as 25 online casino titles. XENDEX develops games based on its own IP´s as well as with leading national and international brands, including Electronic Arts, I-play, Hands-On mobile, Vodafone, Coca-Cola, Disney and THQ to name but a few. In cooperation with its partners, XENDEX games are distributed to more than 200 of the world's leading mobile carriers in over 60 countries worldwide.
or more information about Xendex please visit www.xendex.com
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across the three most popular entertainment screens-online, mobile, and interactive television-I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play’s PC publishing division, formerly Oberon Games, is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Causal Connect 2008 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play’s mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world’s #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast&the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play’s interactive television group, formerly PixelPlay, creates and distributes games featuring top brands including Centipede™, Missile Command®, Asteroids™, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Boggle®, and Yahtzee™. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland
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