|FUN Technologies, a leading provider of person-to-person skill gaming, exchange-betting technology and online sports information, announced today that its skill-gaming subsidiary, SkillJam, has entered into a licensing agreement with Denmark-based game developer Certus to operate and distribute Certus’ multi-player games throughout the SkillJam network.|
Certus, a game development company dedicated to online multi-player gaming.
Certus’ specializes in classic Java multi-player games, and has established partnerships with leading content providers across Europe. Since the launch of a game site for the Danish television station ‘TV2’ in 1998, Certus has expanded its game suite from three games (Hearts, Backgammon and Connect 4) to include a total of 30 Java web games and 9 mobile games.
SkillJam’s agreement with Certus will bolster its current suite of online skill games with increasingly popular multi-player options, including card games such as Hearts, Whist, Spades, Thirty-One and Euchre, as well as a variety of board games like Backgammon, Battleship, Checkers, Chess and Reversi (Othello). It also further extends SkillJam’s expansion into the European market.
‘We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership, which represents a new element in the SkillJam gaming experience,’ said Lorne Abony, Chief Executive Officer of FUN, ‘The addition of any new games to our portfolio is clearly a benefit to our customers in terms of variety, but popular head-to-head challenges such as Euchre and Backgammon will offer our customers a whole new level of competition and excitement.’
Certus’ Managing Director, Morten Kolle Christensen, added, ‘Our multi-player games are a natural fit for the SkillJam offering, and we’re very excited by the significant exposure that this relationship will bring to our company and our games.’