Hong Kong based mobile technology provider Artificial Life announced today a licensing deal with CBS Digital Media to develop a series of mobile games. Under the terms of the partnership, Artificial Life has acquired the rights to develop several mobile 2.5G, 2.75G and 3G games over a license period of 2 years, and to sell and distribute them in the USA and global markets.
The games will be developed and published by Artificial Life and jointly sold and distributed with CBS Digital Media through off-deck channels via online storefronts. Artificial Life is also responsible for distribution through on-deck channels with operators, handset pre-installments and online direct sales.
Founded in Boston in 1993 by CEO Eberhard Schoeneburg Artificial Life, Inc. is a public US corporation with global headquarters in Hong Kong and a European office in Amsterdam. Its past output has included the 'V-' line - Virtual Boyfriend, Virtual Girlfriend, Virtual Penguins, Virtual Disco
- and ToonMates
, a MMO community game based on interactive cartoons.
"This license agreement with CBS Digital Media opens up a new and promising business opportunity and partnership with some of the best content brands out there. The licensed properties are very well known throughout many countries in the world so we expect high interest from our clients as well as from resellers and operators. We will develop some very innovative and cool new mobile games with features so far unseen in this field. The first product will be released already very soon," said Eberhard Schoeneburg, CEO of Artificial Life, Inc.