Digital Bridges, ALLTEL Move Ahead With Wireless Games
ALLTEL Web-Unwired Customers Get Access To Hot New Games from Digital BridgesNEW YORK CITY and LITTLE ROCK, Ark., September 11, 2000 Global mobile entertainment provider Digital Bridges, Ltd. today announced that it has reached an agreement to offer its exciting portfolio of wireless games to ALLTEL. The carrier will start with two of Digital Bridges hottest games, Wireless Pets and Steve Jacksons Sorcery.
Anders Evju, vice president and North American general manager for Digital Bridges, said, Were excited to offer our portfolio of interactive wireless games to ALLTELwhich has made important strides to become a major force in the wireless Internet world.
Developed for Digital Bridges by the Games Kitchen, Wireless Pets is the ultimate game for anyone with a penchant for pets, who cant bear the chewing, the howling, the walkies or the mess of actually owning one. Pets live virtually in Petville and owners can adopt, feed, play and care for them any time, any place, on their wireless phone. Prospective owners get to choose from a variety of critters: a cat, dog, turtle, dinosaur, ghost or alien. Some pets are pretty straightforward, but some are downright mysterious. In addition, players can compete against other pet owners around the world through regularly scheduled pets shows. Be careful, though, if you neglect your pet, the Society for the Protection of Wireless Pets can take it away and find it a happier home.
Digital Bridges gaming website, Wirelessgames, offers an online community for pet owners the world over. Owners can find hints; tips and help on caring for their pets, as well as meet, chat and interact with other players.
Steve Jacksons Sorcery
An adventure role-playing game specifically for the mobile Internet, Sorcery is an interactive game based on Steve Jacksons award-winning, interactive gamebook series. Players adventure through the Shamutanti Hills in search of the Crown of Kings. Fans of the original gamebook series will find all their favorite encounters while still being challenged with new adventures and new puzzles.
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About Digital Bridges
Digital Bridges is the world leader in building a network of entertainment channels 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. Digital Bridges is the creator of UNITY, the universal wireless entertainment technology solution. Since its launch in the second quarter of 2000, Digital Bridges initial Wireless Entertainment channel, Wirelessgames has been a runaway success. The channel is currently carried live on almost thirty mobile network operators around the world. For more information, please visit http://www.digitalbridges.com.
ALLTEL, with more than 10 million communications customers and more than $7.5 billion in annual revenues, is a leader in the communications and information services industries. ALLTEL has communications customers in 24 states and provides information services to telecommunications, financial and mortgage clients in 55 countries and territories.
ALLTEL, NYSE: AT; http://www.alltel.com
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Wireless Pets is a trademark of the Games Kitchen Ltd. Wireless Pets and the pet design are Copyright (c) The Games Kitchen Ltd. 2000, 2001. All rights reserved.
Steve Jacksons Sorcery! (c) Steve Jackson, 1985, 2001 (c) Wirelessgames 2001