NBC Sports & Abandon Mobile To Publish Three
Game Titles For Mobile Devices
NEW YORK — Nov. 17, 2005 — NBC Sports and
Abandon Mobile announced that three new NBC Sports-branded mobile game titles
will be available on more than 125 types of mobile handsets across most major
service providers starting in early 2006.
The mobile game titles — Bode Miller Alpine
Racing, NBC Sports Speed Skating, and NBC Sports Figure Skating — mark the
first three titles branded and supported by NBC Sports under the recently
announced agreement with Abandon Mobile. Abandon Mobile is a new venture from
AEGF, a partnership between Abandon Entertainment and GF Capital Management &
Appealing to the seasoned mobile game player as
well as the novice looking to have some fun, Bode Miller Alpine Racing, NBC
Sports Speed Skating, and NBC Sports Figure Skating all offer a chance to escape
and assume the identity of a world champion downhill skier, a short track speed
skater, or an up-and-coming figure skater.
"Our idea was to create games that people
everywhere would associate with," said Jamie Ottilie, chief operating officer,
Abandon Mobile. "When you’re looking to kill a few minutes by playing games on
your mobile device, you want something fun and familiar."
In Bode Miller Alpine Racing, would-be racers try
to master the challenging slalom, Super-G and downhill courses. In NBC Sports
Speed Skating, players try to become world champion skaters, facing opponents in
three speed skating events. For those who have ever dreamed of completing a
triple salchow or that perfect double axel, players of the NBC Sports Figure
Skating game will now get the chance to show off their skills. In the game,
choreographing and executing some of the most difficult moves in figure skating
allows competitors to capture the essence of one of the world’s most popular
Additional NBC Sports-branded mobile games to be
released later in 2006 include NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker and Golf Skills
Challenge mobile games.