THE MIDLANDS, UK – February 19th, 2007 – Astraware is excited to announce their first steps toward support of an additional mobile platform for their range of PDA and Smartphone games. The company has been working on updates to its own core technology library to enable its games to run on Linux® based mobile platforms, and the first fruits of this labor, running under an early SDK and hardware, have recently been demonstrated by ACCESS Co, Ltd at 3GSM in Barcelona, Spain.
Astraware also announced it has joined the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem (ACE) Global Partner Program as a charter member. ACCESS’ recently announced ACE partner program is designed to create an ecosystem of world-class partners that will unleash the potential of the digital life generation by driving development and adoption of new mobile and converged technologies and solutions.
“Extending our platform support is a key part of our strategy.” said Howard Tomlinson, CEO of Astraware. “We see mobile Linux as being an extremely important part of the industry over the coming year, and we’re aiming Astraware to be the games provider of choice for this platform. As a charter member of the ACE program, we’re taking a lead in the growth of the mobile Linux community.”
“We are delighted to be able to continue our long-standing partnership with Astraware,” said Larry Berkin, Senior Director, Developer Ecosystem & Technology Acquisition for ACCESS. “Astraware’s games are incredibly popular and are an excellent addition to any mobile device. We are pleased that they have been able to assist us in these early stages of the platform development, so that we are confident a range of great quality software will be ready when the platform launches. We are also pleased to welcome them as charter members of the ACCESS Connect Ecosystem global partner program.”
“Astraware’s CTL system and cross-platform game development methodology allows us to target a wide range of mobile device platforms,” said David Oakley, CTO of Astraware. “We are very excited to be working with ACCESS to extend our technology on to the ALP platform. ALP provides a rich set of functionality to third-party developers such as ourselves enabling us to deliver a compelling experience to consumers.”
Astraware is continuing to develop its core technologies to function with the various flavors of Linux for mobile devices and intends to have a range of games fully compatible when device manufacturers are ready to launch. These will include Astraware Sudoku, Astraware Solitaire and other titles from the company’s own IP alongside key titles from its range of licensors.