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Telcogames Acquires Multiplayer Company

Viva La Mobile joins the Telcogames family

London, UK 30th August 2007 - Telcogames, a global publisher, developer and distributor of mobile games has acquired Viva La Mobile a leader in real-time multiplayer games for mobile devices. Viva La Mobile has been live with their proprietary Redstar multiplayer platform for the past 3 years with great success. So far 3 Australia; 3 Austria; 3 Hong Kong; Smartone Vodafone Hong Kong; PCCW Sunday Hong Kong and Telstra are all live carriers cumulatively generating over 1.4 million paid for multiplayer game sessions.

In addition to real-time multiplayer, the Viva La Mobile Redstar platform allows payment flexibility with pay per play billing, free play and subscription models. It also offers chat, high scores, international leader-boards and tournaments under its mobile games championship(MGC) brand with carrier grade servers hosted in several locations worldwide reducing the integration required for carriers and eliminating any cost on behalf of carriers.

Orange Israel will be Telcogames' first customer to launch Viva's multiplayer games in September. Launch titles will be Super Puzzle Bobble multiplayer from Taito and Viva's own critically acclaimed Badlands multiplayer game. Other single and multiplayer titles Viva has created include Rubiks Cubed, Aqua Dig and Fire Frenzy amongst others.

Jamie Conyngham, CEO Telcogames said "The Viva acquisition allows us to continue offering our clients the latest advances in mobile games. Gamers in many European countries have yet to see branded real-time multi-player games such as Taito's Super Puzzle Bobble and we intend to change to make this part of our offering to our global distribution base".

David Kainer, MD Viva La Mobile stated "Telcogames global distribution will allow us to get people playing our games around the world and to enjoy the great experiences we have built into our games. We will also be able to take our technology to the next stage with the full backing of Telcogames, a global player ".

About Telcogames;

Telcogames is a global publisher, developer and distributor of high quality games for all mobile devices. The company develops and publishes games for high end smartphone devices from its internal studios and licences products for its extensive catalogue of Java games from developers and publishers around the world. Telcogames distributes&publishes its products globally from its various offices in London, Liverpool, Seoul, Norrkoping, Helsinki, Tel Aviv and Sydney. The company is headquartered in London and is privately owned. For further information visit www.telcogames.com

About Viva La Mobile;

Viva La Mobile is an Australian based mobile games developer and the operator of a cross-carrier multiplayer service - RedStar. This service brings together mobile game players from around the globe in real-time competition.

Founded in January 2003, Viva La Mobile has taken on the challenge of providing real-time multiplayer games on mobile networks and handsets. It has built the multiplayer Platform AND games that use it and has in-depth knowledge of what makes multiplayer games compelling.

Viva La Mobile works directly with carriers to create a multiplayer community. It sees a persistent, growing community of mobile gamers playing, interacting andcompeting for prizes across global borders through the RedStar platform. In 2006 this began with players in Australia, Italy and Hong Kong already meeting in RedStar's virtual rooms.



Enda Carey

MD, Publishing

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