CURRENT LICENSES Mobile Games -- Trivial Pursuit(R) -- Starwave Mobile will enter the hot trivia game genre with the granddaddy of trivia brands. Games will be based on the ever popular Trivial Pursuit board games. For more than twenty years, Trivial Pursuit has been a wildly successful board game testing game players' wits to the limit. A variety of editions including Trivial Pursuit 90's edition and Trivial Pursuit Pop Culture DVD game have been introduced to date. -- Hudson Entertainment -- Starwave will distribute Hudson Entertainment's well-known properties, including classic titles Burger Time and Bomberman, to J2ME carriers. Hudson Entertainment, the U.S. subsidiary of Hudson Soft, is a leading developer of game and entertainment software. The group has developed a number of popular titles across a variety of platforms. -- Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair -- A mobile version of this legendary arcade adventure is currently in development. Don Bluth's Dragon's Lair is one of the world's most successful coin-operated arcade games of all time. It follows Dirk the Daring, a courageous but goofy knight, on his mission to rescue the kidnapped Princess Daphne. Dragon's Lair graphics will be added to the catalog later. Mobile Entertainment Services -- Homies -- Mobile graphics and games based on the popular Homies brand of characters are currently in development. Homies, created by David Gonzales, is a brand of toy figurines and other products that has permeated urban pop culture. "Homies" revolves around a group of tightly knit Latino buddies. -- Pucca Love -- Voted Korea's best character, Pucca is a popular character franchise created by a multi-media production agency, Vooz. Her "tomboy" antics appeal to young women providing warmth, cheer, and good humor. Pucca Love offers rich dynamic mobile content including animated movie shorts, games, ringtones and screensavers, greeting mail, fortune telling and more. This service will be available on major Japanese mobile portals.
"These licenses are great examples of our new strategy to expand into key demographics, beyond what we typically reach with Disney Mobile, through a varied line-up of strongly branded licenses," said Larry Shapiro, executive vice president and general manager, North American mobile, Walt Disney Internet Group. "We're just getting started and response has been great. There is a need for a swift path to consumer handsets and by leveraging WDIG's existing infrastructure, that is a role Starwave can play."
The Starwave team also plans to publish original game properties created by an in-house development team.
About Starwave Mobile
Starwave Mobile is the unit of the Walt Disney Internet Group that licenses and publishes content from third-party companies and non-Disney brands from within The Walt Disney Company. It also develops original, non-Disney branded properties. The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) provides strategic leadership and operational management for The Walt Disney Company's Internet properties including category leaders Disney.com, ESPN.com and ABCNEWS.com. Through relationships with some of the world's largest wireless carriers, WDIG also distributes content and services to wireless users under the Disney brand.