Telcogames Acquires Fathammer

Telcogames announced that it has acquired Fathammer, the Helsinki based developer of advanced mobile games

June 5, 2006

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LONDON -- Telcogames, a global publisher, developer and distributor of mobile games, today announced that it has acquired Fathammer, the Helsinki based developer of advanced mobile games. The acquisition establishes Telcogames as the global market leader in mobile smartphone games, and expands the reach of Fathammer’s games portfolio further globally.

“Combined with our Magic Productions acquisition, this deal positions Telcogames as a world leader in publishing, development and distribution of native and advanced mobile games. Fathammer immediately adds 24 exclusive 3D titles to our portfolio, most of which have not been distributed yet. Fathammer will continue producing superb 3D games for 3rd parties, such as Disney’s Narnia and Eidos’ Tomb Raider, as well as their own original IP”, says Jamie Conyngham, CEO of Telcogames.

“Fathammer has six years of experience in developing mobile 3D games, which makes our development team the pioneers in this field. Our talented game development studio is a perfect complement to the unparalleled distribution channels of Telcogames”, says Annariikka Lönnberg, Managing Director of Fathammer.

The deal is positive for the mobile game end-customer, and helps move the sector forward by setting the quality bar higher. Fathammer’s High End native games will immediately start to be distributed by Telcogames to consumers via carriers, off-portal and retail channels. The games are true 3D games taking advantage of carriers’ faster data networks. Currently mobile games tend to be around 40K-200K in file size; Fathammer’s new portfolio of titles range from 100K – 16MB, with the majority of the games ranging from 1 – 5 MB. Consumers will get a deep, high quality 3D mobile gaming experience.

“We see the combination of Telcogames and Fathammer as a natural next step in the development, forming a company, which is better positioned to capitalize on market opportunity. Telcogames management team has clear vision and proven execution capability, key criteria for us, when considering the transaction”, says Kimmo Korpela, Director of 3i.

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