Upstart Games & G-mode form global publishing partnership

Upstart Games, the Dublin based mobile entertainment publisher, has secured a multiple title publishing agreement with Japan?s leading mobile game provider G-mode to manage the global launch of a number of major titles. The highly acclaimed game Topolon, plus puzzle favorite Sudoku will be the first titles launched by Upstart Games, with a range of additional titles being prepared for release during 2006.

G-mode?s Topolon is an action puzzle where speed and logic are required to eliminate viruses from a virtual computer circuit. Topolon was the winner of Gamespot?s prestigious Game of the Year and Best Puzzle awards at the 2005 Mobies event and was described by Gamespot as ?one of the most addictive and intellectually involving puzzle games ever devised, for any platform.? More information is available at Topolon is currently available to Sprint Nextel subscribers and will roll out across other carriers over Q1.

G-mode?s Sudoku title has been reengineered by Upstart as Vodafone Sudoku and is the first title to be released as part of Upstart?s recently signed global reseller agreement with Vodafone. The Vodafone branded Sudoku title features hand-created puzzles provided by Japan?s Nikoli, the company that updated and popularized Sudoku in 1984.

Upstart is well known for its work with Japanese games developers such as Sony Computer Entertainment, Konami, Capcom, From Software, G-mode and others for bringing their mobile content to international markets, and with U.S. and European developers seeking distribution opportunities in Japan and Asia via its recently launched Best of West service ? the first multi-carrier service dedicated to providing more than 35 million Japanese consumers with access to popular US and European games.

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