SN#10252 NHL Wireless Hockey Game Coming to Java[TM] Technology Powered Phones

SN#10252 NHL Wireless Hockey Game Coming to Java[TM] Technology Powered Phones

Post by John J. McLaughli » Wed, 02 Jul 2003 22:59:08



SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 4 2003-06-23  Article 10252 from section "Java Technology"

     Game Market and Demand for High-end, Color Mobile Phones Increasing

        Tira Wireless, a full service publisher of wireless Java[TM]
        platform-based applications for mobile phones, and the National Hockey
        League (NHL) have teamed up to deliver NHL PowerShot Hockey, the first
        North American major sports league branded wireless application for Java
        technology-enabled mobile phones.

        NHL PowerShot Hockey is a fast-paced, no-rules, 2-on-2 hockey game in
        which users can choose their favorite NHL teams and pick skating speed
        and offense and defense abilities. Users control skating and shooting
        and deliver body checks or a super-charged power shot. Users can also
        select from three levels of difficulty and electronically keep track of
        scores.

        "We are honored to be the NHL's publisher of choice for the first
        Java[TM] 2 Platform, Micro Edition (J2ME[TM]) technology-based
        application to bear its globally recognized brand," said Tony Davis,
        founder and CEO of Tira Wireless. "Our relationship with the NHL clearly
        reinforces Tira's ability to deliver high-caliber applications for the
        new wave of Java platform-enabled handsets that are flooding the
        market."

        The market for games on mobile phones is increasing and presenting
        opportunities for handset manufacturers, wireless Java technology
        developers and mobile network operators. Games such as NHL PowerShot
        Hockey are increasing demand for high-end, color mobile phones.

        "While the market for the J2ME platform continues to grow, it is
        applications such as NHL PowerShot Hockey that will set a new benchmark
        for quality J2ME (platform) development," said Greg Wolff, group
        marketing manager, Consumer and Mobile Systems at Sun.

Details at http://sun.systemnews.com/64/4/ja/index.shtml#10252

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1. SN#10041 New Game Technologies Group at Sun to Advance Java[TM] Technology in Online Gaming

SYSTEM NEWS FOR SUN USERS
Vol 64 Issue 1 2003-06-02  Article 10041 from section "News"

     Easing Complexity of Bringing Games Online, Across Different Devices

        Sun's new Game Technologies Group plans to develop next-generation
        technologies to allow game developers to do more with Java[TM]
        technology. The new group will be headed by Chris Melissinos. The group
        will work on developing and delivering Java technology-based solutions
        to the video games industry across client and server.

        "As the online video game market expands, so do the hurdles and
        complexities of building online services," said Chris Melissinos, chief
        gaming officer, Sun. "Sun is in a unique position as we've been
        developing massively connected environments for years, and we plan to
        use that knowledge to further the capabilities of the gaming community."

        Sun plans to work with the open source community to build Java client
        technologies that leverage industry standards and allow those devices to
        communicate directly with Sun's game server architecture.

        An update to Javagaming.org will be announced at the JavaOne[SM]
        Conference 2003. There will be a new Video Game Summit at the conference
        which will offer developer insight and game demos of Java technology.
        Other gaming events include the keynote by Dr. Kevin Bradshaw, an
        overview of MIDP 2.0, case studies, Sun game demos and a developer panel
        discussion.

Details at http://sun.systemnews.com/64/1/news/index.shtml#10041

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