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WGR Media Inc. and Gamelet.com

present:

The World Tour of Mobile Games

The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment


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analysts try to outdo each other

  • Informa Global Videogame Market

  • $28b in 2001 (wireless games $.0007b)

  • $30b in 2006 (wireless games $3.6b)

  • Ovum Research

  • in 2006 wireless games will be $4.4b

  • IDC

  • 7.0 million wireless gamers in 2002

  • 71.2 million wireless gamers in 2007

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but they might be too low!

  • 152 million Nokia handsets shipped in 2002

  • 400 million total handsets shipped in 2002

  • 150 million Game Boys sold since 1989

  • “I believe that in a couple years, the mobile games business will be bigger than PC and Console gaming combined”

  • - Ilkka Raiskinen

  • SVP Entertainment, Nokia

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Single Player Mobile Games

The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment


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SOE’s Everquest: Hero’s Call

  • Adventure | US | 1 player | BREW |

  • 32 Dungeon levels with world unfolding in different quests.

  • 2 classes: fighter & mage

  • 5 player attributes

  • 120 player spells in 4 categories (direct damage, damage over time, area of effect spells and hybrids) plus monster-only spells

  • Hundreds of items, weapons, potions, treasure

  • Estimated 40-60 hours of gameplay

  • Multi-player possibilities

http://www.sonyonline.com

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In-Fusio’s Ferrari Racing

Driving | France | 1 player networked | ExEn |

  • 17 tracks

  • 3 kinds of tires

  • Changing weather

  • Pitstop management

  • Uses SMS to allow players to purchase car upgrades. Post times, etc.

http://www.in-fusio.com/Games/games.php

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Gameloft’s Gulo’s Tale

Platform | France | 1 player | J2ME |

  • Best looking J2ME game yet. What you can do with a pretty basic Moto T720

  • 12 levels in “World Map” layout

  • Cute characters, enemies, consistent imagery, cool powerups

http://www.gameloft.com/en/product_page.php?item=142

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Hexacto: Tennis Addict

sports | Canada | 1 player | MS Smartphone |

  • Higher expectations

  • Orange SPV handset has 132 MHz processor, 16 MB RAM, 65k color screen at 176x220

  • Still:

    • Amazing graphics

    • 4 court types

    • 14 opponents

    • Tournament play

    • Voice effects

http://www.hexacto.com/game_tennis_smart.php

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First Star’s Boulder Dash

Puzzle/strategy | USA | 1 player | Mophun |

  • Sokoban + Dig Dug

  • You remember this game

  • Rockford comes to mobile

  • Crazy numbers of power-ups, traps, puzzles, monsters, levels.

  • Nice mix of portability and immersiveness

  • Great gameplay transcends media

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Handy Games’ Space Seals

Adventure | Germany | 1 player | WAP / imode |

  • Server-side game. The WAP title evolved

  • Basic “find the key” puzzles progress rapidly to more difficult quests

  • RPG elements make monster encounters increasingly risky

  • Good inventory, interface designs. Mini map adds a nice touch

  • WAP is fading out. This level of creativity is not the reason why.

http://www.handy-games.com

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Hailstorm’s Trapped!

Puzzle | UK | 1 player | WGE | Innostream I-1000 handset

  • Two gameplay modes: arcade and turn based

  • “Grab dots and escape” set in interesting milieu

  • WGE engine makes arcade mode very fast-paced with solid frame rates

  • Good MIDI-based sounds throughout

http://www.co.jp

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Vasara: MIBII Alien Pursuit

shooter | Finland | 1 player | SE P800 + Fathammer 3D |

  • Scripted play works well w/ stylus input of SE P800

  • Gameplay similar to Virtua Cop, House of the Dead

  • Crazy good 3D

  • Bundled with the phone

http://www.fathammer.com/games/mib2.shtml

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Reaxion – Fight Hard

action | Russia | 1 player | BREW |

  • Near 3D fighting game with fly-ins and replays

  • Chugs along, but ambitious and mostly successful

  • Good background elements

  • RPG element is new for typical fighter

  • Multiplayer planned

http://www.fight-hard.com/

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HI Corp - Polygon Boxing

Action | Japan | 1 player | J2ME / DoJa 2.0 + 3D |

  • First person boxing game using 3d polygon engine

  • Actual transparent polys!

  • From the developers of the technology, HI Corp

  • Other game companies adopting the tech slowly

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G-Mode - Pucci Appli Game Pack

gamepack | Japan | 1 player | J2ME |

  • Pioneering new ways of packaging games in a “game pack” channel

  • Look at the evolution over two years from simple bitmap shooters to a Lineage branded RPG!

  • Expert use of the Tetris brand to acquire customers and many other games to keep them.

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Panasonic / 写かりきペット

Virtual pet | Japan | 1 player | J2ME + camera + IR |

  • A cute virtual pet?

    • Use the camera to create food to feed!

    • Shows when you have mail as a screensaver

    • You can IR rare food items to your friends

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Dwango – Samurai Romanesque

Multiplayer RPG | Japan | m player | J2ME + network

  • Groundbreaking multiplayer RPG

    • Not a commercial success but paved the way for lots of other games from Dwango

    • Sequence of minigames to get around DoCoMo 10k limit

    • Also: Star Exceed, Dwango racing

http://www.dwango.co.jp/kamone/samurai/

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Project GT - Monster Blaze 2

RPG | Japan | 1 player | J2ME 10k! |

  • Popular indie RPG

    • Started as a free game and was picked up as a paid service due to popularity.

    • Created by two people!

    • Lots of levels and different maps get loaded on restarting the appli

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Gamevil - Nom

action | Korea | 1 player | GVM |

  • Very simple fun idea

  • Rotate the phone as the game is playing and the character climbs up the walls

  • Can be played by just pressing one key at the right time

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Cybird/K-Lab/Sekai Bunsha - Pencil Puzzler

puzzle | Japan | 1 player | J2ME |

  • Pencil Puzzler

    • Very simple game formats popular in print magazines throughout Japan

    • One engine gets refreshed with new puzzle content everyday

    • Free download includes a couple of trial puzzles but you can register directly within the appli for more

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Teruya: Magnet Puzzle

  • Very simple puzzle mechanic

  • But lots of fun!

  • Teruya has a range of tiny games that are all very well finished

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Sony Computer Entertainment Japan

Action puzzle | Japan | 1 player | J2ME |

  • The Powerhouses Are Coming!

http://www.scej.jp/goods/keitai/iscej/index.html

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Disney - Disney Sports

Action | Japan | 1 player | J2ME + 3D |

  • Mickey Snowboarding

  • Nice use of 3D and 2D inside a game

  • Also runs as a very compelling screensaver!

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Taito – Lets Go By Train!

  • Densha De Go!

  • Taito keeps pushing

    • From Space Invaders to…

    • Puzzle Bobble

    • Psychic Force

    • Furupon

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Konami – Power Baseball

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Sega - Samba De Amigo

Rhythm | Japan | 1 player | J2ME + midi |

  • Great rhythm game now on the small screen

    • Downloads new tunes every day to play to!

  • Also

    • Puyo Puyo

    • Sakura Taisen

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Capcom - Biohazard

  • Part of “capcom party” gamepack with

    • Streetfighter

    • Devil Village 「魔界村」

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Gainax/TinMachine - Princess Maker

simulation | Japan | 1 adult | J2ME |

  • Japans famous child-rearing game now on keitai

  • How will she turn out?

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Nekozone - Shit Panic

Action/Rude | Japan | 1 player | J2ME | cellular | x/10 |

  • A fun little rump

    • Catch poop falling from the pink bum at the top of the screen

    • This game spread virally like wildfire in Japan much like “gnome bowling” on the US ‘net

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Multi Player Games

The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment


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Aspiro/Picofun: MTV Amour

dating | Sweden | 2 players | SMS capable phones |

  • SMS Matchmaking

  • Parameters include: gender, age, music

  • Actions include: set, meet, match, kiss, flirt, hit, dance, yell, date, touch, lie…

  • Act via a 1-5 scale

  • Server interprets both actions and returns the result. “kiss 5” = “Adam gave Eva a long sucking kiss…”

http://www2.picofun.com/mtvamour/wes/walkthrough

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Sony Ericsson: Naval Fleet

Strategy/Luck | Sweden/Japan | 2 players | T68i | Bluetooth

  • Amazing new gameplay mechanic.

  • Not really. It’s battleship.

  • First generation multiplayer Bluetooth game works well at short distances.

  • If you love battleship, get this phone now.

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Sorrent: Fox Sport On-Field Live

sports | USA | 1-2 players | J2ME |

  • 1st person sports is rare… a responsive one is more so.

  • Mix of play calling and in-game action

  • “bullet pass” option adds more depth to gameplay

  • Special downs/scoring system to simplify & shorten the game

  • New 1v1 option!

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NEC - photo battler

fighting | Japan | n players | J2ME + camera + IR |

  • Fighting Game that uses the camera

    • Using photos to create your characters

    • Depending on the photo different attributes: life, power, speed

    • You can add comments

    • You can also infrared the photos and play against other people

    • You can add comments and these will get transferred as your “warrior” if you IR the photo to someone else

    • NEC used this game to promote features of their N504iS

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Bandai – Inu Tomo

Virtual pet + | Japan | ?? players | J2ME + 3D |

  • Inu Tomo

    • Seems like a nice 3d graphic tamagotchi

    • But there’s a hidden surprise if you keep playing!

  • Also

    • Love by Mail

http://keitai.channel.or.jp/contents/3d_sodatete.html

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Hudson/EA - SimCity

simulation | Japan | n players | J2ME + network |

  • Amazed this works on a phone? Only 30k of code too!

  • Also

    • Chakushin Apuri

    • Bomberman

    • AquaZone

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Panasonic- どこでもフィシング

simulation | Japan | n players | BREW + GPS |

  • Location based fishing game.

    • The phone’s GPS is used in this game to send info to server

    • You compete against other people in your area

    • Bundled with the C3003P as a Brew app

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Handfun / Softnyx / CCR

Action | Korea| n players | BREW |

  • Fortress Tournament

    • One of the biggest games in korea’s PC bangs now on Brew

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Hardware accessories

That defy categorization!

Handy karaoke

NaviGety

http://www.navigety.tv/

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It’s a wireless world!

Defies categorization!

BowLingual

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Dave “DC” Collier

www.gamelet.com

[email protected]

+81 (0)90 5343 4586

Matthew Bellows

www.wirelessgamingreview.com

[email protected]

+1 617 628 1210

The Official Magazine of Verizon Wireless Mobile Entertainment


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