Helsinki, Finland, and London, UK (PRWEB) July 4, 2006
Digital Chocolate, Inc., a leading publisher of high-quality, original software for mobile phones, and O2, a leading provider of mobile services in the UK, today announced the launch of the Digital Chocolate i-mode site, developed specifically to provide i-mode users direct access to Digital Chocolate’s award-winning lineup of top-rated, quality mobile games.
Through this new site, O2 UK users with i-mode capable handsets can play all available Digital Chocolate games for only £2.99 per month as much as they like, with more games and competitions introduced regularly. The Digital Chocolate site launches with nine of the most recognized mobile gaming titles including:
· Tower Bloxx – a challenging puzzle game that recently received the 2005 Mobile Entertainment Award, better known as a “Mobie” Award from CNET for Best Puzzle Game, 2006 Mobile Entertainment Award, better known as a “Meffy” for the Mobile Games category and recipient of triple honors from IGN with a 2005 Game of the Year award, an Editors’ Choice Award and a stellar rating of 9 out of 10.
· FotoQuest Fishing – an exciting underwater adventure game that recently won an Editors’ Choice Award from Wireless Gaming World and a top rating of four out of five stars.
· Extreme Air Snowboarding – an extreme winter sports game for off-season practice that won a Midlet Mobile Games Award with a 9 out of 10.
For easy access to the site, O2 UK i-mode users can now send a blank e-mail from their phones to choco(at)dchoc.com and receive a free link to the mobile channel.
Digital Chocolate and O2 are already partners for non i-mode games, together delivering top-rated, original mobile gaming titles like Racing Fever GT, Street Soccer, Mafia Wars 2: Scarlotti’s Revenge, and Bubble Ducky to O2’s customers. Founded in 2003 by video game pioneer Trip Hawkins, Digital Chocolate is the recognized leader in developing original, high-quality mobile content. In addition to recently winning several awards for their games, the company was recently named to the FierceWireless “Fierce 15” list as one of the top 15 emerging wireless companies for 2006.
"Digital Chocolate and O2 share the common vision of providing mobile customers with a fun, extremely satisfying mobile experience, game after game. Digital Chocolate's extensive line-up of top-rated, original mobile games are helping us convert this vision into a reality," said Antony Douglas, Head of Games, O2. "Digital Chocolate games are addictive and fun, so we are especially excited to launch their i-mode site, giving our customers ongoing, constantly refreshed game play."
“To deliver the best mobile gaming experience possible, operators and publishers must work together to take advantage of the inherent capabilities offered by the handset and the network environment. Since our partnership began, O2 have supported this position and demonstrated their commitment with a strong focus on innovation and technology,” said Trip Hawkins, CEO and founder of Digital Chocolate. “We look forward to further expanding our partnership with O2 and providing O2’s customers with a new means of downloading Digital Chocolate content.”
About Digital Chocolate:
Digital Chocolate are the leading developer of original, high-quality games and applications for mobile phones. Based in San Mateo, California with European headquarters in Helsinki and founded in 2003 by software gaming pioneer Trip Hawkins, Digital Chocolate offer some of the world’s most popular and top-rated games, including Tower Bloxx, recipient of the 2005 Mobile Entertainment “Game of the Year” Award for Puzzle Games, and MLSN Sports Picks, the first game in Digital Chocolate’s ground-breaking mobile Social Application series. Since its inception, Digital Chocolate have secured relationships with more than 250 carriers and partners, including O2, Vodafone, 3 and Orange, and their products are available in over 70 countries around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.digitalchocolate.com.
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