Indiagames Launches NBC's The Office Series of Mobile Phone Games based on the Hit Comedy
Nationwide Rollout begins August 1
on Verizon, Cingular & Sprint Networks
Universal City, Calif. -- August 1, 2006 -- NBC Universal continues its push into the lucrative mobile games market with this week's launch of NBC's The Office Games mobile game. Developed and produced by Indiagames, the series of six mini-games is scheduled for soft release beginning July 31st. The game will be available on all cellular devices and providers by September. The Office currently airs Thursdays, 9:30-10:00 p.m. ET, and will move to 8:30-9:00 p.m. ET in September.
"Indiagames has really stepped up to the plate on this one," said Jeremy Laws, senior vice president Universal Mobile Entertainment. "I think The Office Games is quintessential made-for-mobile entertainment."
NBC's The Office Games features the well-loved 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 � everything Michael Scott would not approve of.
Indiagames developed these user-friendly games to be played at your office or at home. With shorter play times, the array of games is easy to navigate and simple to play--perfect for a break, after a stressful meeting, or on an awkward phone call.
"We'd like to see America's workplaces fraught with the tension of intense competition at chair races and wasteketball! And, we wanted to give our consumers a game that is fun and provides value for your money. We think we've accomplished both of these goals with the launch of NBC's The Office Games," said Vishal Gondal, CEO of Indiagames.
About The Office
Recently nominated for Outstanding Comedy Series by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences, "The Office" takes a painfully funny look at the interactions of the desk jockeys at Dunder Mifflin paper-supply company in Scranton, Pennsylvania. Golden Globe winner and Emmy nominee Steve Carell ("The 40-Year-Old Virgin" -- whom E! Online said, "might be the funniest man alive,") stars as unctuous regional manager Michael Scott who hosts the documentary crew on a tour of the workplace. Jenna Fischer ("Slither"), John Krasinski ("Jarhead," "Kinsey"), Rainn Wilson ("Six Feet Under"), and B.J. Novak ("Punk'd") star as the employees who tolerate Michael's inappropriate behavior only because he signs their paychecks. Also starring are Melora Hardin as Jan Levinson, David Denman as Roy, Leslie David Baker as Stanley Hudson, Brian Baumgartner as Kevin Malone, Kate Flannery as Meredith Palmer, Angela Kinsey as Angela Martin, Oscar Nu�ez as Oscar Martinez and Phyllis Smith as Phyllis Lapin. "The Office" is executive-produced by Ben Silverman, Greg Daniels, who developed the series for American television, Ricky Gervais, Stephen Merchant and Howard Klein.
About Universal Mobile Entertainment
Universal Mobile Entertainment (UME) generates revenues and enhances brand awareness for NBC Universal's motion picture and television properties through licensing agreements with top-tier publishers. UME oversees the creation of high-quality mobile application services that include games, ringtones, wallpapers, MMS, SMS services and audiovisual services, and ensures ubiquitous distribution through mobile operators and portals worldwide. With offices in Los Angeles, London and Tokyo the team has been aggressive in the mobile content market since 2000 and currently has hundreds of mobile products that are available to consumers in every major territory of the world.
About NBC Universal
Formed in May 2004 through the combining of NBC and Vivendi Universal Entertainment, NBC Universal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBC Universal is 80% owned by General Electric and 20% owned by Vivendi.
About Indiagames Ltd.
Indiagames Ltd. is one of the leading global mobile content publishers. Indiagames is engaged in publishing and developing games across various platforms like Internet, PC, broadband, mobile phones, PDAs, handheld gaming devices and consoles. Indiagames products are published across leading platforms like Java TM, BREW TM, I-Mode TM, Flash Lite TM and Symbian TM. Indiagames has its distribution partnerships across the globe with major mobile operators.
Indiagames' key investors includes TOM Online Inc. (NASDAQ: TOMO; HK GEM stock code: 8282), which is a leading wireless Internet company in China providing value-added multimedia products and services, Adobe Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: ADBE), and Cisco Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ: CSCO).