SAN DIEGO, April 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Zeebo, Inc. today announced that Stockholm-based Polarbit, a noted developer of high-end games for mobile and handheld platforms, will release four action-packed titles for the Zeebo 3G-connected digital gaming, entertainment and education platform later this year. The initial line-up of Polarbit games for Zeebo includes the acclaimed street racer Raging Thunder 2, the arcade flight simulation Armageddon Squadron, the strategy game Iron Sight and the top-down dirt racer Deliverace.
"There have been millions of downloads of Polarbit games, and soon consumers in Brazil and Mexico will have the opportunity to play these excellent titles on the Zeebo system," said Mike Yuen, senior vice president of global content and services, Zeebo, Inc. "We are excited that talented developers like Polarbit recognize the great potential Zeebo provides for securely delivering compelling content directly into the living rooms of families in emerging markets around the world."
"We are thrilled to provide our technology and portfolio of original IP games to the Zeebo system," said Mitri Bautista-Wiberg, founder, Polarbit. "As an independent Swedish developer, we look forward to making the most of the company's innovative 3G wireless digital distribution model and its unique ability to provide us access to consumers in emerging markets we normally wouldn't be able to reach."
Content delivery and user interface software updates for the Zeebo system occur over the ZeeboNet Wireless Network and are completely transparent to Zeebo customers. Customers can purchase and download content quickly and easily from their living rooms, without having to purchase any software disks or other hardware. Connectivity is provided pre-activated for the system, and users do not have to sign up for any additional service plan or contract. Zeebo takes only minutes to set up. Users simply plug the Zeebo into a television set, and the system automatically connects to the ZeeboNet Wireless Network.
For more information on the Zeebo entertainment and education platform, please visit www.zeeboinc.com.
Zeebo, Inc., a closely held company based in San Diego, California, has developed the Zeebo, a wireless platform to deliver digital gaming, entertainment and education content to the next billion consumers in emerging global markets. The system's 3G wireless connectivity allows for rapid, easy delivery of games and other content, free from the risk of piracy. Consumers can buy inexpensive titles, download them directly to the Zeebo and access the Internet, all from the comfort of home. The Zeebo is available throughout Brazil and Mexico, with future rollouts planned in other regions.
ABOUT POLARBIT AB
Polarbit is a leading developer of high-end 3D games and middleware for the mobile and handheld markets worldwide. They have developed acclaimed licensed IP for mobile platforms including Krazy Kart Racing, FIFA 10, Crash Bandicoot Nitro Kart 3D, Spore, Indy 500, Tiger Woods 07 and SSX. Polarbit also develops original games including Raging Thunder, ToonWarz, Armageddon Squadron, Iron Sight and others. Their proprietary Fuse middleware platform is used by mobile developers around the world looking for high-end 3D graphics, online excellence and cross-platform compatibility. Founded in 2005 and based in Sweden, Polarbit is a private company.
Fuse is Polarbit's proprietary middleware solution for cross-platform development on smartphones and handheld devices; a highly optimized framework comprised of an SDK, toolset and game engines supporting all major mobile platforms including iPhone/iPod Touch, Android, Symbian, BREW, Nintendo DS, WIPI and Windows Mobile.
SOURCE Zeebo, Inc.