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SingTel to launch Asia’s first location-based multiplayer mobile game
Posted on 6-Mar-2004 19:29. | Tags Filed under: News.

SingTel to launch Asia’s first location-based multiplayer mobile game
SingTel will launch Asia’s first location-based mass multiplayer mobile game on 8 March 2004. Gunslingers is a mobile ‘shoot’em-up’ game where players can locate nearby opponents for a challenge.

SingTel’s postpaid mobile customers can download the game by dialing *480. They can then play either an SMS or Java version of the game using selected Java-enabled mobile phones. Players can earn virtual cash to exchange for ‘armours’ and ‘weapons’ by completing missions. Points from winning against other players can be exchanged for prizes such as mobile handsets.

Mr Hui Weng Cheong, SingTel’s Vice-President (Consumer Products), said: “By using SingTel’s location positioning technology, gamers can turn Singapore into a virtual game arena, allowing them to compete against others in their vicinity by using their mobile phones. This adds a new and exciting dimension to the current mobile gaming experience. We also hope that this location-based service will contribute to the growth of the nascent mobile gaming market in Singapore.”

Mr Hui said: “We expect such location-based games titles to pick up in popularity in the near future. This is in keeping with the performance of our Java games downloads, which runs into the thousands every month.”

Gunslingers is developed by Mikoishi, a Singapore entertainment software company which produces mass multiplayer mobile games, and lifestyle and messaging products for mobile networks and handsets.

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