Blue Lava hooks up with G-Mode
HONOLULU AND TOKYO - June 2, 2004 - Blue Lava Wireless, a leading developer and publisher of mobile games, and G-mode, a top wireless entertainment publisher from Japan, today announced a cross-licensing agreement between the two companies to distribute their respective content through each others' network of wireless carriers and operators in the U.S. and Japan. The agreement represents another milestone for Blue Lava Wireless' co-publishing efforts with major international mobile entertainment companies that provide immediate access to new mobile game markets for both Blue Lava Wireless and G-mode.
Blue Lava Wireless' portfolio of games, including the Tetris® franchise, are currently available through Verizon Wireless, Sprint PCS, Alltel, AT&T Wireless, Nextel, US Cellular, Western Wireless, Midwest Wireless, and Metro PCS while G-mode's mobile content is available through Vodafone, NTT DoCoMo and au in Japan.
"We selected Blue Lava Wireless as our initial content partner in North America because we believe the company's market leadership and high quality reputation among wireless operators and subscribers will benefit the G-mode library of games," said Takeshi Miyaji, President of G-mode. "We look forward to fostering the growth of Blue Lava Wireless games and aspire to raising them to the same level of success in Japan as they currently enjoy in the United States."
"G-mode's leadership position in the Japanese marketplace will give Blue Lava Wireless a substantial voice among millions of savvy mobile gameplayers," said Henk B. Rogers, President of Blue Lava Wireless. "This agreement marks an exciting new chapter of global distribution for Blue Lava Wireless, and we are working closely with G-mode to showcase our games in Japan as well as building an international customer base for this enlarged international catalogue of award winning games."