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Telcogames Acquires Fathammer, Sells X-Forge

Officials from mobile games publisher and developer Telcogames have announced that the company has acquired Finnish mobile games developer Fathammer, and that Fathammer’s X-Forge middleware solution has been sold to an unnamed third party

David Jenkins, Blogger

June 6, 2006

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Officials from mobile games publisher and developer Telcogames have announced that the company has acquired Finnish mobile games developer Fathammer. Fathammer will now operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Telcogames. The developer's current employees will continue with Telcogames in Helsinki and Seoul, South Korea but Fathammer’s X-Forge middleware solution has been sold to an unnamed third party. Founded in 2000, Fathammer is noted for its technologically advanced 3D mobile phone games, as well as being an early supporter of the Gizmondo portable. Fathammer's titles will immediately start to be distributed by Telcogames via carriers, off-portal and retail channels. The acquisition also gives Telcogames access to markets in Finland and Korea. Telcogames had previously begun distributing games in Korea and China via Fathammer Asia contracts with SKT, KTF and Digital Red. "Combined with our Magic Productions acquisition, this deal positions Telcogames as a world leader in publishing, development and distribution of native and advanced mobile games. Fathammer immediately adds 24 exclusive 3D titles to our portfolio, most of which have not been distributed yet. Fathammer will continue producing superb 3D games for third parties, such as Disney's Narnia and Eidos' Tomb Raider, as well as their own original IP", said Jamie Conyngham, CEO of Telcogames. "Fathammer has six years of experience in developing mobile 3D games, which makes our development team the pioneers in this field. Our talented game development studio is a perfect complement to the unparalleled distribution channels of Telcogames", said Annariikka Lönnberg, managing director of Fathammer.

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David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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