Vindigo Launches Award-Winning
Fantasy Graphic Adventure Game Shadowgate®
Company to Showcase Award-Winning
Title at QUALCOMM’s BREW 2005 Conference
NEW YORK – June 2, 2005 – Vindigo, a
leading mobile media company, today announced the launch of the fantasy
adventure game Shadowgate developed for QUALCOMM’s BREW® solution on mobile
phones in North America. The award-winning Shadowgate from Infinite Ventures has
sold more than 1.5 million copies worldwide on multiple platforms. Shadowgate
will be demonstrated in booth # 44 at the BREW 2005 Conference, being held June
1-3 in San Diego.
Shadowgate’s rich fantasy setting
and dramatic illustrations set it apart from other mobile phone games, immersing
players in a vast world of fantastic beasts, devious puzzles and heroic
challenges which they must overcome to defeat the ancient evil that threatens
the land. Designed to appeal to both casual gamers and avid adventure-gamers
alike, Shadowgate features: * Simple, point and click interface * More than 40
rooms to explore * Hundreds of items and spells * In-game and online hints *
Automatic game save and resume * More than 20 hours of gameplay
"We’re thrilled to be able to bring
Shadowgate to BREW users. It stands out as a unique new challenge to gamers
everywhere," said Karla Knickerbocker, president of Infinite Ventures.
"Adventure games are perfect for phones. They offer significant depth of design
while remaining playable by everyone and it is easy to leave and then return to
the game anytime."
"Shadowgate’s enduring popularity
has made it an ideal lead title for our adventure games offering. We believe
classic adventure games like Shadowgate, which emphasize exploration and
puzzle-solving, are ideally suited to BREW subscribers," said Leonard C. Quam,
director of games for Vindigo. "They provide a challenging game experience and
work well in a mobile environment, allowing a user to pick up where they left
off when they find themselves with some time to play."
"As mobile gaming continues to grow
in popularity, QUALCOMM is pleased to see Vindigo enter the game-publishing
arena," said Mike Yuen, director of the Gaming Group for QUALCOMM Internet
Services. "Vindigo has long been a developer of innovative and compelling BREW
applications and given the extraordinary opportunity with mobile gaming, it
seems to be a natural next step."
QUALCOMM’s BREW solution is designed
to meet the distinct and varied needs of wireless operators, handset
manufacturers, publishers, developers and end users around the world. BREW
products and services include: an open, extensible client platform that supports
robust system and application software including personalized and branded user
interfaces for mass market devices; a J2EE(tm)-based, modular delivery system
that enables the distribution of content, applications and user interfaces to
wireless devices across all air interfaces; a dedicated professional services
team that supports the integration of customized implementations; and the
wireless industry’s first global marketplace to support the monetization of
applications and services developed in all programming languages. The BREW
solution can make the wireless visions of innovative companies a reality.
To find out how to get Shadowgate on
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About Infinite Ventures Infinite
Ventures is an independent production company. It has developed, licensed and
published a line of award winning games including titles on DVD, Nintendo 64,
Game Boy Color, Pocket PC, PalmOS and BREW. Visit
www.infiniteventures.com for more information.
About Vindigo Vindigo is one of the
industry’s leading mobile media companies. The company publishes and distributes
mobile media through a network of partnerships that includes all tier-one U.S.
wireless carriers. Vindigo sells mobile content including wallpaper, ringtones,
local information, maps, news, entertainment, sports and games, and creates
mobile products in partnership with leading consumer brands. Vindigo provides a
full suite of mobile marketing solutions to more than 100 advertisers, including
Cadillac and MasterCard. Vindigo is a wholly owned subsidiary of For-Side.com,
one of the largest mobile media companies in the world. Visit