REACH OUT AND TOUCH BODE - BODE MILLER MOBILE GAME NOW AVAILABLE
NEW YORK - Feb. 14, 2006-Satisfying the inner-competitor in all of us, Abandon Mobile, in an exclusive partnership with NBC Sports, announced today the release of two new NBC Sports wireless game titles including Bode Miller Alpine Racing and Abandon's additional release, NBC Sports Figure Skating. Both titles are available for download now for more than 110 mobile handsets to customers on the Cingular Wireless, Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless networks.
Bode Miller Alpine Racing incorporates the World Cup Champion's likeness as well as his advice and input on gameplay including pacing, rhythm and controls. In the game, would-be racers try to master the challenging slalom, Super-G and downhill courses.
"Bode has made a name for himself by being an edgy, outspoken member of the U.S. Ski Team, and we really worked to capture the spark and excitement that is Bode Miller and feed that into the game," said Jamie Ottilie, chief operating officer, Abandon Mobile. "Now everyone with a mobile phone gets to hit the slopes in the game with Bode while cheering him on through his upcoming competitions."
The two titles mark the flagship offerings under the Abandon Mobile brand. They will be branded and supported by NBC Sports including promotion of the games on air during NBC Sports broadcasts.
Additional NBC Sports-branded mobile games to be released later in 2006 include NBC Sports Heads-Up Poker and NBC Sports Real Golf mobile games.
To receive instructions on how to download the games, Cingular Wireless, Sprint PCS and Verizon Wireless customers can text the message "NBC" to the number 32852. More information about Bode Miller Alpine Racing and NBC Sports Figure Skating can also be found at http://www.abandonmobile.com.
About Bode Miller
Bode Miller is the reigning No. 1 alpine ski racer in the world, the first time a U.S. skier has held such a distinction since 1983. Miller's 19 World Cup victories are second all-time for a U.S. ski racer. Miller's 2004-05 season was arguably one of the best the sport has ever seen. In addition to his overall title, Miller became one of only five men to win each of alpine ski racing's five disciplines in a career (Downhill, Super G, Giant Slalom, Slalom and Combined) and also became only the second man in the sport's history to win the four major disciplines in a single season. On top of those feats, in 2005 Bode won the Super G World Cup title and Downhill and Super G Gold at the World Championships. Miller boasts three other World Championship medals (2 Golds and 1 Silver in 2003), two Olympic medals (2 Silvers in 2002) along with one other World Cup Globe (2004 Giant Slalom). Bode was a 2005 ESPY nominee for "Best Male Athlete" and won the 2002 Superstars competiti!
on. Bode enters the 2006 Torino Olympics as a legitimate threat to win five individual Olympic gold medals, which has only been achieved once in Olympic history. Winning four medals would make Bode the most decorated U.S. Winter Olympian of all time (tie). Bode is an avid golfer, tennis and soccer player and spends his free time at home in New Hampshire where he grew up and where his family runs Tamarack Tennis camp and where he serves as the Director of Skiing at the Bretton Woods Mountain Resort.
About Abandon Mobile
Abandon Mobile is a mobile game developer and publisher formed by Abandon Entertainment, Inc. and GF Capital Management and Advisors, LLC. Recently, Abandon acquired Lucky Chicken Games, a Malibu, Calif.-based game developer whose management team has over 50 years combined game development experience. In August 2005, Abandon Mobile entered into an exclusive worldwide partnership with NBC Sports to bring NBC Sports Branded games to mobile phones. In addition, Abandon invested into massively multiplayer role playing game developer and publisher, Mythic Entertainment and co-published the bestselling Dark Age of Camelot and co-founded Collision Entertainment, a film development company, with producer Scott Faye.