Shockwave.com announced today that it has launched a new category of cellphone games called Shockwave Minis, built using Adobe Flash Lite, and available exclusively on Verizon Wireless.
Consumers can gain access to all 30 games for a monthly subscription fee of $3.49, or through downloadable packs of three, five or ten at prices beginning at $3.99 for a three-pack. Titles available through this service inlcude SpongeBob SquarePants
and MTV's Pimp My Ride with new games slated to be added to the service every month.
"Shockwave Minis bring a new category of impulsive and easy to play mobile games to the mass market consumer just as Shockwave.com and AddictingGames.com have done with online casual games," said Dave Williams, GM of Shockwave.com. "Teaming with Verizon Wireless give us the unique opportunity to work with a leader to jointly increase mobile game penetration in the United States."
Shockwave Minis mark the first multi-game mobile subscription service and the first U.S. gaming service to take advantage of Adobe's Flash Lite technology. Shockwave.com's announcement noted that the new mobile implementation of Flash technology "has the potential to lower cost and increase speed to market of mobile entertainment content."