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IN-FUSIO Expands Mobile Gaming Services to U.S. Market, Opens Los Angeles Office.

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LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 28, 2004

IN-FUSIO, the leading mobile game publisher and pioneer in the concept of downloadable games for wireless phones, today announced it has furthered its position in the U.S. mobile market and has opened an office in Los Angeles. The company, which has the largest share of the mobile games market in Europe and is one of the leaders in China, now provides titles and value added service to carriers worldwide, including Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Vodafone, Orange, SFR, Telefonica Moviles and China Mobile.

"The U.S. market has quickly matured, presenting tremendous opportunities for wireless carriers to take advantage of IN-FUSIO's offerings and managed services," said Gilles Raymond, co-CEO and founder of IN-FUSIO. "With our experience and success in launching mobile gaming in Europe and China, IN-FUSIO will give our U.S. based customers the advantage of a tried and true business model and the most compelling content available today."

IN-FUSIO has already established North American distribution and has entered into major licensing agreements with a number of companies, including Microsoft, Universal Studios and Comedy Central. The acquisition of Chicago-based mobile game developer Cybiko in late 2003 also added expanded in-house capabilities, compelling licensed content and established channels through many of the leading U.S. wireless carriers.

With a portfolio of 65 diverse mobile games, IN-FUSIO is focused on offering the most brands and the highest level of player interactivity. The company's games support all major wireless development platforms including JAVA(TM), BREW(TM), ExEn(TM), Symbian and iMode, giving carriers and game developers the widest audience possible, and users the best gaming experience available.

IN-FUSIO's games include original properties and licensed content from Microsoft Game Studios (exclusive worldwide deal for six games including Age of Empires(R) 2 Gold Edition, Midtown Madness(R) 3, Zoo Tycoon(TM), Comedy Central (South Park(R)), Canal Studio Image (The Terminator(TM)), Universal Studios (Jurassic Park III(C)), Golden Tee(TM), Rollerblade(TM) and Charmed(TM).

About IN-FUSIO

With the largest market share of mobile games in Europe and China, IN-FUSIO has entered the U.S. market to offer its diverse portfolio of original games entertainment and value added services to wireless carriers. At present, IN-FUSIO's portfolio of 65 mobile titles have been enjoyed by more than 9 million players worldwide. From stand-alone Java(TM), BREW and i-mode (Doja) games to a fully managed and integrated games service, (ExEn, ExEn Gaming Extensions EGE for MIPD 2.0) IN-FUSIO has unparalleled industry experience. As a games publisher and game service provider, IN-FUSIO provides a clear entry point for brands and game developers to effortlessly enter the mobile games market. IN-FUSIO currently works with a number of global game developers and has recently acquired the Chicago based game studio Cybiko.

IN-FUSIO customers include Verizon, Sprint, AT&T, Vodafone D2, Orange France, SFR, Orange UK, Vodafone Omnitel, Telefonica Moviles and China Mobile. IN-FUSIO games are available on a wide range of handsets including, Nokia, Motorola, LG, Siemens, Toshiba, Sagem, Panasonic, Sharp, Alcatel, Philips, Mitsubishi, Bird and Vitelcom.

For more information, please visit the IN-FUSIO website at www.in-fusio.com.
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