Mobile Gaming Gets a Boost from GameTanium™
Exent's World-Leading Games on Demand Service now available on Mobile Devices
NEW YORK, July 18, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the leader in powering Games on Demand offerings, Exent today launched its new distribution platform for Android, GameTanium™ Mobile, the first and only all–you-can-eat subscription service for mobile devices offering unlimited game play of the hottest games on Android, including Farm Frenzy, Speedx 3D, and The Secret of Grisly Manor. Available now to consumers through a free trial at www.gametanium.com/mobile, the service draws on Exent's experience and success in merchandising and monetizing games.
Exent is the PC games on demand provider to many of the world's leading operators, including Verizon, Mediacom, and T-Mobile. With the launch of GameTanium Mobile, operators can extend their brand, games offering and subscriber engagement to new screens, increasing average revenue per user (ARPU) and strengthening brand loyalty and retention. Since the advent of smartphones, mobile game play has grown dramatically each year, but the open nature of the Android market has limited the role of the operator or carrier. GameTanium Mobile was built specifically with carriers in mind, leveraging Exent's content and programming expertise along with carrier channels and billing to increase conversion exponentially and provide a healthier ecosystem for monetization on Android. As with all Exent products and services, GameTanium Mobile accommodates carrier needs with customizable elements ranging from a brandable UI to pricing and packaging. The service also comes with Exent's strategic guidance and sound advice based on years of games and operator experience, as well as from valuable business intelligence collected through user testing and optimization of Exent's own GameTanium Mobile.
"Exent has successfully powered Verizon Games with its Built with GameTanium offering since 2005," noted Jason Henderson, Games & Music Services Product Manager at Verizon. "We look forward to its mobile counterpart to bring the benefits of the Verizon Games subscription to our users wherever they want to play."
"GameTanium Mobile is a win all around," says Christina Kuzma, Chief Marketing Officer at Exent. "For carriers, it bolsters their value added services and supports their multiscreen programming strategies. Game developers will benefit from a positive impact on conversion with integrated billing options and increased discovery due to the apps rapid-browse UI and advanced programming. For consumers the value is clear, with unlimited access to over 75 great games at launch with new games added weekly."
The service is currently available for a low monthly fee of only $4.99 and is expected to grow to over 200 premium Android games by year's end. With thousands of Android games offered in the Google Android Market but close to 99 percent comprised of demos, spam, broken apps or just boring games, the service was designed to showcase only the best apps optimized for the Android platform.
"The success of Farm Frenzy, Treasures of Montezuma, and our other game franchises on Exent's PC platform has us eager to repeat that success on GameTanium Mobile. The Android platform has its challenges, but we believe that our cooperation with Exent will greatly increase the number of people playing our Android games," said Daria Yurashanskaya, Alawar Director of Partner Relations.
GameTanium Mobile is now available for Android smartphones, with compatibility for other mobile platforms and devices including tablets coming soon. Visit www.gametanium.com/mobile or from your Android device at mobile.gametanium.com to download a free trial.
Android publishers and developers can learn more about adding their apps to the service by visiting Exent at Casual Connect Seattle from July 19-21, 2011 at Benaroya Hall, Booth b17.
Exent is the leading global market solutions provider for monetization of PC and mobile video games. Exent delivers technologies and products for various markets, including video game publishers, broadband service providers, consumer portals, consumer electronic manufacturers, media companies, ad agencies, brand owners, retailers and others.
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