Digital Jesters, the rapidly-growing Britsoft publisher, has signed an agreement with Buongiorno-Vitaminic S.p.A., the leading European multimedia content company, which will see a diverse range of its PC titles converted to mobile phone.
The first title to appear under this new agreement will be a conversion of the popular Chaos League from French developers Cyanide Studio. Developed by the team at Buongiorno â€“ who have worked on licensed content from companies as diverse as Sony Pictures, MTV Networks International, MGM, and the major record labels â€“ these mobile versions will offer similar gaming experiences to their home computer counterparts. The care and attention lavished on these portable DJ titles will make them ideal for those fans who want to carry on playing when away from their PC.
"This is an exciting new area both for Digital Jesters and for fans of our games" says Graham Chambers, Sales Director, Digital Jesters. "Mobile games are increasing in sophistication all the time, and it's only now that we feel phone versions are able to do our titles justice. Buongiorno has an amazing track record of turning diverse properties into fantastic, standalone mobile games and we'll be working closely with them to ensure the same high quality gaming experience we strive for on PC is there on phone."
Chaos League Mobile is the first in a series of 12 Digital Jesters titles proposed under the new deal, and will be available worldwide from summer 2005 for a wide range of different handsets and service providers.
Buongiorno is one of the world leading producer and supplier of multimedia games for mobile phones. In year 2004, Buongiorno launched 276 new titles coming from 86 different brands, managing directly the localization in 8 languages (English, French, German, Italian, Spanish, Catalan, Chinese and Turkish), the commercial adaptation and technical control of the Java games produced by the leading international software houses. For additional details see http://www.buongiorno.com
About Digital Jesters
Founded in 2003, Digital Jesters is a British-based publisher of computer and video games. Set up by the duo responsible for launching and establishing the Sudden Strike and Cossacks series of games in the UK, the firm's remit is simple: to source and publish the best games available. The company's commitment to originality resulting in it snapping up the original TrackMania game from French developer Nadeo and DJ's ethos of community development strategy resulted in the game becoming one of the sleeper hits of the year. A tie-in with record-breaking yachtswoman Ellen Macarthur for the firm's second release Virtual Skipper 3 ensured the game received widespread attention among the elusive non-gamer, and firmly placed the publisher on the map. The firm has enjoyed four top 10 PC hits, three of which are from the developers Cyanide, creators of Pro Rugby Manager and now DJ is expanding its operation to cover additional territories. It has also published its own comic book to widespread critical acclaim.
For additional information on Digital Jesters, please visit www.digitaljesters.com