From College Dorms to Cell Phones: Sorrent Launches Foosball for Mobile; Everyone’s Favorite Game Wins IGN.com’s Editor’s Choice Award; Proves a Perfect Fit for Mobile
SAN MATEO, CA -- Dec. 20, 2004 -- Rise up if you consider Foosball more than a sports bar pastime. Whether you played the game growing up in the local community center, your college dorm room, frat house or in the local pub, Foosball is firmly established as one of the most popular international games of skill, timing and touch. Sorrent, Inc., a leading creator and global publisher of mobile entertainment, today announced the launch of a mobile version of Foosball that will satisfy even the most ardent fans of the table sport.
Sorrent’s seventh consecutive winner of IGN.com’s Editor’s Choice Award, Foosball is easy to pick-up and play, but also delivers surprising depth -- not remarkable considering it was developed by a team of soccer fanatics. The goal is simple; gamers try to score more points than their opponent before the time runs out. Gamers move the ball into the attack zone by passing from player-to-player, both forward and laterally.
“Foosball is a classic that translates beautifully for mobile,” said Robert Nashak, vice president of production, Sorrent. “Anyone can pick up this game and immediately enjoy themselves, but it also has surprising depth that will keep people engaged over time.”
Foosball features teams based on more than 240 international soccer teams from European leagues and US cities. Each Foosball player has a set skill level that is based on the player’s real-life statistical data.
Foosball is now available from major wireless carriers around the world. For more information on Foosball or other games from Sorrent, please visit www.sorrent.com.
About Sorrent, Inc.
Sorrent is a leading creator and global publisher of wireless entertainment. Sorrent delivers graphically rich, fast-paced games and entertainment based on original and licensed properties including Atari(TM), Viacom, Cartoon Network and FOX Sports(TM). Sorrent also develops and publishes mobile entertainment under the Macrospace brand and offers complete end-to-end mobile gaming solutions including ProvisionX(TM), the most widely deployed Java download service worldwide. Founded in 2001, Sorrent has attracted top tier venture capital firms including NEA, BA Venture Partners, Sienna Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners. Sorrent is based in San Mateo, California and has offices in London and Singapore. The company’s extensive distribution network reaches 800 million mobile subscribers via 90 wireless carriers worldwide. For more information, visit www.sorrent.com.
Sorrent, Inc. is a trademark of Sorrent, Inc.
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