WARTHOG BUILDS DIGITAL BRIDGES
AIM listed computer games developer, Warthog, have signed a deal to bring the first of their recently announced Scott Adams games to mobile phones in conjunction with Digital Bridges Ltd.
This announcement follows Warthogs successful float on Londons Alternative Investment Market (AIM) earlier this month and their acquisition of the Scott Adams titles in January 2001. Digital Bridges have been pioneering wireless entertainment since 1998 and have successfully published many games over multiple network operators across the globe.
Scott Adams pioneered home computer entertainment, writing his first adventure game in 1978. Since then he has created a legendary catalogue of adventure titles hailed for their immersive and compelling nature. Adventureland is one of Scott Adams most famous adventures and challenges players to explore a mysterious island in search of hidden treasure.
Recent figures from Datamonitor suggest that the revenues from mobile content will reach more than $31.5 billion in 2005 compared with an estimated $2.4 billion in 2001. By far the largest portion, around $11 billion, of this revenue will be generated by entertainment content.
Digital Bridges have blazed a trail across the wireless Internet, that others are only now starting to follow, said Warthogs VP of Mobile and Internet Applications, Tim Coupe. They are the perfect partner for Warthog and will put the Scott Adams adventures in front of the widest possible mobile audience, worldwide.
Ashley Hall, Warthogs CEO commented We are truly excited by this new opportunity. This contract is in-line with the plans laid out in our Prospectus; by matching great proven properties of the Scott Adams series with the worlds leading mobile publisher- Digital Bridges, we are reducing the risks as we enter this new and exciting market.
Digital Bridges is committed to bringing world leading developers and publishers into the new medium of the wireless Internet, said Kevin Bradshaw, CEO and founder of Digital Bridges. Warthog are an internationally acclaimed developer, across all platforms and the Scott Adams adventures are a perfect first step into wireless for such an ambitious company. Digital Bridges technology platform and customer agreements will put Adventureland in front of the widest range of players in what is the most rapidly growing area of digital entertainment ever created.
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Warthog: Warthog is a company dedicated to creating high quality interactive entertainment content for PCs, game consoles and broadband delivery. The company has worked with many high profile licensees to realise video game versions of such entities as Star Trek, Tom and Jerry and Asterix, as well as creating best selling original product like space-simulator, Starlancer. With year-on-year growth since the companys inception in 1997, Warthog has worked on commissions by companies including Microsoft, Infogrames, Activision and NewKidCo. The company continues to innovate through proprietary technology and unique business models to offer a growing range of services to an increasing portfolio of companies. Warthog has been floated on the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) since 1st February 2001.
Digital Bridges: Digital Bridges was created in 1998, with a goal of becoming the world leader in the creation and delivery of entertainment services for mobile devices on the wireless Internet. The company brings three major assets to the new medium of wireless communications: delivery technology, distribution and publishing capabilities and content design experience. Its first games channel, Wirelessgames.com was launched in the second quarter of 2000. Since then, it has been a global success. Digital Bridges has already signed 20 network operators across the world in countries including the UK, France, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Italy, Canada, the USA, South Africa and the Philippines. The company is also working with a large number of the biggest companies in the traditional games and entertainment sectors to bring their content and expertise to the new medium of the wireless Internet. The companys unique vision has already been rewarded. Digital Bridges recently won the Start Up Of The Year award at the 2000 Scottish Business Awards. Wirelessgames.com also recently won the Best WAP Game award in the first Readers Awards, as voted by the readers of both Wapland.com and Future Publishings WAP Magazine in the UK. More information can be found online at http://www.digitalbridges.com.