Monday, January 29, 2007

Vodafone Live Deck viewed on N70 230107

Juan Montes joins DD

Juan and Nigel kept this quiet Thursday evening - good for both sides.
More details on
Maybe Nigel will make a for Infospaces IOMO Studio - now that would be interesting.

O2 Java game Top 10 for weekending January25th

I have added games categories to the listing to give some insight to popular game types (3 puzzle, 2 Sim, 2 Sport, 1 x  TV, Racing, Management)


1. Deal or No Deal (Publisher: Gameloft, Category: TV)

2. The Sims 2 Pets (Publisher: EA Mobile, Category: Sim)

3. Lumines (Publisher: Gameloft, Category: Puzzle)

4. Phil Taylor Power Darts (Publisher: Player One, Category: Sport)

5. LMA Manager 2007 (Publisher: Codemasters, Category: Management)

6. Flexis (Publisher: Telcogames, Category: Puzzle)

7. Ms Pac-Man (Publisher: Namco, Category: Puzzle)

8. FIFA Street 2 (Publisher: EA Mobile, Category: Sport)

9. Monopoly Tycoon 2007 (Publisher: Hands-On Mobile, Category: Sim)

10. Need for Speed Carbon (Publisher: EA Mobile, Category: Racing)

Friday, January 26, 2007

Mobile Meetup - Indiagames rumoured to be buying Infospace's IOMO Studio

The Mobile Meetup at the Pitcher & Piano was interesting last night - the Best Rumour of the Evening had to go to Indiagames Buying Infospace studio, IOMO. This breaking news dominated conversations of the evening.


Pity then when later in the evening Affinity Studio’s Brian Rodway announced he had started the rumour and there was no truth in it – What goes around, comes around Brian :-D

Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Infospace Games to be split

Mobile news sites are reporting that Infospace has sold its US games group to Twistbox. This means that Infospace games are being broken up in to their geographical groups with the UK group (IOMO) yet to announce a buyer.


The deal is interesting as it suggests that Infospace was unable to find a buyer for the whole games group and needed to split the units in order to make them attractive to buyers.

Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Kuju move out of Mobile are running an article on Kuju's Ian Baverstock conformation that they are moving out of mobile. Not a surprise to anyone in the industry, especially since they previously had sold off their mobile development arm.
Kuju have never had a substantial presence in the mobile market either as a developer or publisher and in the market of 2007 you need to have one of these at least to survuive:
- Great tech
- Extremely low base
- Broad effective distribution WW

I'm not sure Kuju had any of these! but I am sad to see another Brit soft company depart mobile non the less

Monday, January 22, 2007

Infospace woes increase is reporting that EMI are suing Infospace for $100M. The pressure is on Infospace are who acquired UK mobile game developer IOMO which is now reported to be for sale again. EMI's claims look serious and could spell serious trouble for the group.