Digital Chocolate Launches Mobile League Gaming in Europe

Dynamic Mobile Community Allows Gamers to Compete with Tournaments and Leaderboards

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Helsinki, Finland (PRWEB) July 14, 2005 -- Mobile League is extended gameplay functionality for specific Digital Chocolate games that allows mobile gamers to compete by means of leaderboards, and operator-specific contests and sweepstakes. In addition to launching Johnny Crash Stuntman Does Texas, 3 Sweden has launched a month-long contest and sweepstakes available to all customers who purchase the game and post their scores to the Mobile League. Johnny Crash Stuntman Does Texas will be available through 3 Sweden.

"Mobile League adds a new dimension of community and competition to mobile games. The opportunity to compete with thousands of other players around the world or within one?s country extends the user experience far beyond gameplay. Our Mobile League games have proven to be hugely popular in the U.S., and we are excited to offer this capability in Europe as well," said Trip Hawkins, CEO and founder of Digital Chocolate.

"3 and Digital Chocolate share the vision of attracting new users to mobile services by offering entertaining, high-quality games that are attractive to a wide audience. We are happy to partner with Digital Chocolate to bring the pioneering Mobile League concept to our customers," said Andreas Johnsson, Business Developer for 3 Sweden.

Johnny Crash Stuntman Does Texas is an entertaining arcade title in which players control stuntman Johnny Crash through 12 levels of increasingly crazy stunts. A replay and scrapbook feature allows players to relive Johnny's "greatest hits", while a hot-seat multiplayer mode lets gamers to go head-to-head with up to three friends. Players can also challenge friends via SMS.

Digital Chocolate's full Mobile League range currently includes over a dozen titles covering puzzle, action and arcade games.

About Digital Chocolate

Digital Chocolate, Inc. is a developer and publisher of mobile games, founded by PC gaming pioneer Trip Hawkins. In 1982, Mr. Hawkins founded Electronic Arts, which became the world's leading game publisher. Digital Chocolate is backed by Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Sequoia Capital, as well as angel investors including Bob Pittman, former COO of AOL/Time-Warner and founder of MTV. Of Digital Chocolate's board members, Michael Moritz is also a board member of Google. In June 2004, Digital Chocolate acquired Finnish mobile gaming company Sumea Interactive Ltd. The majority of Digital Chocolate's game development is carried out at Sumea Studio in Finland. Digital Chocolate has secured relationships with more than 100 carriers and partners, including Vodafone, O2, T-Mobile, Orange, AT&T, Cingular, TeliaSonera, China Mobile, CSL in Hong Kong and Singtel in Singapore. For further information, please visit www.digitalchocolate.com and www.sumea.com.
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