US mobile entertainment
firm to launch mobile gaming studio in India
(27 December 2004 4:00
MUMBAI: New York-headquartered venture finance company
Zeboo Corporation, focused on mobile entertainment, has announced
its plans to establish a mobile game studio in India.
The studio, the first one by an US company in India, will be launched
in the first quarter of 2005 at Hyderabad.
The company has also announced a mobile game developers
contest to identify developers and domestic studios for strategic
partnerships. The games will be judged on criteria such as rich graphics,
intuitive game play, code stability and efficiency.
Contestants can build on established game concepts
or build new games from scratch. Contestant can be an individual or
a team or a company. All games must be built with Sun's Java 2 Mobile
"India has the richest talent pool of Java developers,"
sys VP, development V. Krishna Polinen in an official release. "Developing
world-class games requires assembling a team that not only has the
skills but has a deep passion for games. As mobile phone capacities
accelerate in terms of chip speeds and memory, the promise of truly
mobile entertainment becomes more viable."