|Flipside and RealNetworks Internet media delivery, today announced an exclusive distribution agreement. Effective immediately, RealOne Arcade users will have instant access to Flipside's cash competition tournaments featuring some of the hottest puzzle, arcade and strategy games available on the Internet. |
Cash Competitions are a relatively new but growing segment of online gaming allowing consumers to wager small amounts of real money when playing online games of skill, including Collapse, Gravity, and Bounce Out.
RealOne Arcade will be the sole provider of downloadable games for the Flipside Network, offering games in every category -- puzzle, logic, arcade games, and more.
'Our relationship with Real, the number one multimedia property on the Internet, is a significant milestone in our strategy to aggressively capture the leadership position in skill-based online gaming,' said Jeff Strief, President and CEO, Flipside. 'The RealOne Arcade product demonstrates RealNetworks' dedication to delivering a great games experience to a mainstream audience. Their wide selection of high-quality downloadable games in all genres is sure to be greatly enjoyed by Flipside customers.'
'By joining our efforts with Flipside, a top online games network with more than 20 million active members, we are dramatically increasing our reach to consumers,' said Andrew Wright, General Manager, Games Division, RealNetworks, Inc. 'Delivering access to Flipside's cash competition tournaments provides a new revenue stream for us while offering a new area of games for our customers to enjoy.'