Representatives from Santa Monica-based console game publisher Conspiracy Entertainment have announced that the company intends to enter the mobile download market, and has already entered into discussions with potential licensors to provide games, as well as ringtones and screen savers for mobile devices.
Conspiracy are best known importing niche Japanese titles such as Treasure’s Bangai-O
and Stretch Panic
(aka Freak Out
) to NOrth America, as well as Western games such as Starbreeze’s Enclave
. The company has not fielded any significant releases of late, though, and in fact ceded the Sega Ages
series of budget-priced releases back to Sega. Therefore, this new annoucement marks a significant change in focus and platforms.
"Over the past several years we have developed the expertise and business relationships required to succeed in this market," said Sirus Ahmadi, president and CEO of Conspiracy Entertainment. "We believe that 2005 is the year where all of the critical market factors will come together to make this a high growth opportunity."
To demonstrate this the company has quoted research from Piper Jaffery, Frost and Sullivan which estimates that the wireless personalization market will reach $1 billion by 2006, with the number of download capable phones in the U.S. set to reach 100 million by the end of this year.
"The primary demographic for mobile downloads matches up well with our customer base," said Keith Tanaka, CFO of Conspiracy Entertainment. "By leveraging our core competencies, we are in a solid position to take advantage of this growing market opportunity."