17th July, 2004
:)SMILIE ADVANCES INTO DOWNLOAD GAMES WITH YORKSHIRE FORWARD
After more than 3 months of negotiations, :)Smilie have secured Yorkshire
Forward funding to enable a tie-up with a Doncaster-based publisher
and digital rights management company.
The initial funding, secured from Yorkshire Forward with the assistance
of the Game Republic games industry organisation, will help smooth
the transition of management systems and various websites, as well
as providing invaluable support with the adaption of existing intellectual
properties and tailoring new games specifically for the online download
It is still early days but we are certainly very excited at :)Smilie.
We have created a superb opportunity to go head-to-head with the established
US and International publishers in the vibrant, rapid growth arena
of download games. :)Smilie's experience in the market, gained in
developing download games such as the #1 hits Cubis and Word Mojo,
combined with the publisher's huge catalogue of PC games, ensures
that all parties are confident of a fruitful, long-term partnership.
Further announcements regarding this significant move into download
games will be made soon.