|LONDON, England - FUN Technologies plc ('FUN'), a leading provider of person-to-person skill gaming, exchange-betting technology and online sports information, announced today that its skill-gaming subsidiary, SkillJam Technologies Corporation ('SkillJam'), has entered into a licensing agreement with Denmark-based game developer Certus A/S ('Certus') to operate and distribute Certus' multi-player games throughout the SkillJam network. |
Certus' expertise is developing multi-player gaming solutions based on its proprietary technology, 'SYMFONI'. It specializes in classic Java multi-player games, and has established partnerships with leading content providers across Europe. Since Certus' 1998 launch of a game site for the Danish television station 'TV2', the company has expanded its game suite from three games (Hearts, Backgammon and Connect 4) to include a total of 30 Java web games and nine 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.
Lorne Abony, Chief Executive Officer of FUN, commented, 'We are extremely pleased to announce this partnership, which represents a new element in the SkillJam gaming experience. 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.'
For more information, contact:
Tracey Irwin, Director of Communications
+1 416 840 0450
Alex Mackey, Catullus Consulting
+44 (0)207 736 2938
Morten Kolle Christensen, Managing Director
+45 63 11 00 20
About FUN Technologies plc
FUN Technologies plc (formerly 'CES Software plc' or 'CES') is a leading provider of person-to-person skill gaming, exchange-betting technology and online sports information. FUN's strategy is to provide its cutting-edge, person-to-person gaming systems to top, licensed distribution artners in regulated markets around the world. FUN is a public company, incorporated in England and Wales, and is listed on both the Toronto Stock Exchange and the Alternative Investment Market (AIM) of the London Stock Exchange under the Symbol 'FUN'.
Certus is a dynamic and innovative game development company dedicated to online multi-player gaming. Certus specializes in creating sustainable gaming communities based on its multi-player gaming platform SYMFONI. SYMFONI is leading in the industry with its cutting-edge technologies and user-friendly features, as well as one of the broadest ranges of web and mobile multi-player games. Certus' customers include media companies and operators worldwide. For
further information please visit www.certus.dk.