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NBC gives the game of 'The Office' a Flash make-over

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MUMBAI: Mobile games are closing the gap to traditional computer games with the launch of a new technology that enables richer mobile experience.

US broadcaster NBC has announced that The Office Games has produced a flash-enhanced game for its series of six mini-games, based on Verizon Wireless' new Flash Lite for Brew technology.

NBC says that the new The Office Games feature cleaner graphics, enhanced sound and quicker relay times and can be played on select Get It Now-enabled phones. As had been reported earlier by Indiantelevision.com, Indiagames had developed NBC's The Office Games to be played at the office or at home.

With shorter play times, Verizon Wireless says that its customers will find the intuitive array of games easy to navigate and simple to play -- which is good for a break, after a stressful meeting or on an awkward phone call. The games feature the characters from the television series participating in a selection of cubical game-play including Wasteketball, Paper-Football (Hateball), Table-Top Golf, Office Paper War, Chair-Racing and more.

Indiagames VP US Sean Malatesta says, "We are proud to bring the comedy of The Office to Verizon Wireless using the incredible Flash Lite technology. It truly has been a great partnership indeed. These games are so addictive -- and the new graphics make them even more fun!" .

Indiagames is striving to bring high-quality CG games to mobile. With increased mobile phone screen sizes, Indiagames has begun to rollout a series of graphically driven games, similar to desktop games, but made for mobile. The new high-resolution graphics for NBC's The Office Games are closer to those seen in traditional video games -- with clean transitions during score updates and between games. Similarly, the maneuverability has been enhanced to capitalize on player reaction times.

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