Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.
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.


More information: http://guns.mikoishi.com/gunsSingTel/index.ht...




comments powered by Disqus


Trending now »

Hot discussions in our forums right now:

2018 Census Q&A
Created by freitasm, last reply by chevrolux on 13-Dec-2017 20:32 (48 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


Vodafone and my terrible experience
Created by Rudster, last reply by dejadeadnz on 11-Dec-2017 22:25 (20 replies)
Pages... 2


Kindle integration w/Auckland public libraries - advice sought
Created by Eurochild, last reply by PhantomNVD on 13-Dec-2017 23:14 (19 replies)
Pages... 2


Courier woes - what to do?
Created by redeye52, last reply by blakamin on 13-Dec-2017 19:23 (37 replies)
Pages... 2 3


Emergency water purification for family - alternates to lifestraw
Created by timmmay, last reply by Rikkitic on 13-Dec-2017 16:13 (17 replies)
Pages... 2


BBQ Tips and Tricks
Created by Goosey, last reply by Paul1977 on 13-Dec-2017 08:49 (47 replies)
Pages... 2 3 4


MacBook Pro - Graphics card failure - consumer law
Created by am289, last reply by Lias on 11-Dec-2017 14:14 (13 replies)

Does anyone know what is on top of this light?
Created by Starscream122, last reply by Aredwood on 13-Dec-2017 22:57 (22 replies)
Pages... 2