Information  X 
Enter a valid email address

Warthog PLC (WHOG)

  Print   

Tuesday 08 January, 2002

Warthog PLC

Re Contract

Warthog PLC
8 January 2002

For immediate release

8th January 2002

                                PRESS RELEASE

                                 WARTHOG PLC

                          ('Warthog' or 'the Group')


      WARTHOG SIGNS DEAL WITH CASH-U FOR DEVELOPING MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT
                                 APPLICATIONS

Warthog plc has today announced its continuing efforts to break new ground in
the wireless gaming market with a new contract with Israeli company Cash-U.
Under this agreement Warthog will be using Cash-U's 'Pistachio' Software
Development Kit (SDK) for the development of mobile entertainment
applications.

The first two games, Scott Adams' Ghost Town for WAP and an original IP, 
'Charm' for SMS, will be plugged and played on Cash-U's Pecan platform, which
is already commercially installed with leading operators throughout Europe.
The games will form the centrepiece of marketing initiatives for Cash-U who
have been pioneering wireless entertainment since January 2000.

Scott Adams' Ghost Town drops people into a mysterious Wild Western setting
and challenges them to locate hidden treasures. Conundrums and riddles must be
solved along the way but the player is aided by graphical depictions of the
game environments.

SMS messaging is consistently growing with 750 million SMS messages sent every
day worldwide, according to the GSM Association, a wireless industry group. At
10p per message this is a £75 M per day market, and phone operators are
looking for entertainment content to further fuel this growth. Charm is an
original text-based game developed by Warthog. It is a co-operative survival
game involving innovative gaming structures and is designed specifically for
playing over SMS.

Tim Coupe, VP of Mobile and Internet Applications at Warthog commented:

'These new contracts expand our wireless portfolio considerably. We are
looking forward to working with Cash-U in order to extend our global wireless
game brand throughout Europe.'

ENDS

Enquiries

Andrew Gething                                            0161 608 1200

Corporate Development - Warthog plc

David Simonson and Clare Maciocia                         0207 606 1244

Merlin Financial Communications



Notes to Editors

About Cash-U Mobile Technologies  (www.cash-u.com)

Cash-U mobile Technologies was founded in January 2000. The company has a
product line that enables carriers and wireless ASPs to deliver mobile
applications to the end user in a scalable and cost effective manner. Cash-U's
main product, the Pecan platform, is an open execution and hosting platform
for single or multi-user interactive applications. The Cash-U product suite
also includes 'Pistachio', a software development kit (SDK) that provides
developers with the ability to create 'plug & play' applications on its
platform, and 'Peanut Butter', an applications bundle offered by members of
Cash-U's Global Developer Community.

Cash-U's platform is commercially installed with some of Europe's leading
operators, and more than 50 application developers are using the Pistachio kit
to develop mobile entertainment applications. Cash-U has more than 75
employees based in Israel, Europe and Asia, and is backed by Greylock,
Fidelity Ventures, Pitango Venture Capital, JPMorgan Partners, Intel Capital
and Argoquest

Warthog

Warthog plc is one of Europe's leading independent software games developers.
The Company, based in Manchester, UK was established in 1997 and has been
profitable since creation. Warthog prides itself on its highly experienced 170
strong development team, whose combined experience covers more than 100 games
titles across all major platforms and most games genres.

At present, the Company is working with numerous high profile licensees to
develop video game versions of such entities as Tiny Toon Adventures,
Animaniacs and X-Men as well as its own game creation Bounty Hunter, for
Microsoft's X-Box. Further to developing games across all platforms, Warthog
retains strong relationships with major international publishers across the
industry, including Microsoft, THQ, Electronic Arts, Activision, Crave, Sci
and Infogrames. Warthog has successfully entered the Mobile gaming market with
its first mobile game being published in 2001.

Warthog plc successfully floated on the Alternative Investment Market on the
1st February 2001.




                                                                                
                           

a d v e r t i s e m e n t