Available Exclusively to AT&T Subscribers
OTTAWA, Sept. 11 /CNW Telbec/ - Magmic Games, today announced The New
York Times Crosswords, the first fully-featured crosswords mobile application
for BlackBerry(R) smartphones from Research In Motion (RIM) (Nasdaq: RIMM;
TSX; RIM). The game will launch on Oct. 2, available exclusively to AT&T
BlackBerry smartphone subscribers via AT&T's MEdia Mall mobile and web-based
storefronts through Jan. 1, 2009. After that time, the product will be
available across most U.S. and Canadian carriers, as well as offered through
Bplay.com, Magmic's direct-to-consumer shopping portal for BlackBerry
smartphone entertainment products.
Officially licensed by The New York Times, the application brings the
world standard of crossword puzzles into the hands of BlackBerry smartphone
users. It is designed to closely mirror the print publication experience, with
a simple, elegant user interface and three different puzzle views available.
An interactive tutorial acquaints new customers with the features of the game,
while a dynamic news feed imports daily news headlines from NYTimes.com.
The game is available for purchase in two packages. The first, a one-time
purchase version that retails for $7.99, includes 30 classic puzzles. A
second, a subscription version ($2.99 per month), is also available that
includes access to the same daily puzzles published in the print publication,
along with archive of over 4,000 puzzles.
BlackBerry smartphone users who are not AT&T subscribers may register
their e-mail address with Bplay.com for notification when the product is
available worldwide via Bplay's online shopping portal. The email registration
page may be found at www.bplay.com/nytemail.
"Magmic Games and Bplay are thrilled to bring one of the most popular and
respected media brands to the world of smartphone gaming," said Nicholas
Reichenbach, executive vice president of publishing for Magmic Games. "We've
succeeded in replicating the already famous crosswords gameplay into a highly
engaging mobile experience."
Owned and operated by Magmic Games, Bplay is the premier shopping
destination for the world's top entertainment products for BlackBerry users.
Bplay's online and mobile portals offer games, themes, music, wallpapers,
lifestyle applications and other products for people on the go, with the
ability to quickly and easily download products directly to device. For more
information on Bplay, visit www.bplay.com.
About Magmic Games
Magmic is a world leading developer and publisher of mobile entertainment
with over 100 titles in action, sports, casino, puzzle retro and multiplayer
genres across a variety of mobile platforms. Magmic publishes a full range of
content, from original IP to partnering with top entertainment publishers
including THQ Wireless, Glu Mobile, Hands-On Mobile, PopCap Games and Konami.
Magmic houses some of the biggest titles in mobile gaming, with names such as
Guitar Hero, Texas Hold'em King, Phase 10, Frogger(R), Call of Duty(R),
Chuzzle, Miner 2049er, Breeders' Cup World Championships, World Poker Tour(R)
and the NBA. For more information on Magmic, visit www.magmic.com.
The New York Times Company (NYSE: NYT), a leading media company with 2007
revenues of $3.2 billion, includes The New York Times, the International
Herald Tribune, The Boston Globe, 16 other daily newspapers, WQXR-FM and more
than 50 Web sites, including NYTimes.com, Boston.com and About.com. The
Company's core purpose is to enhance society by creating, collecting and
distributing high-quality news, information and entertainment.
The BlackBerry and RIM families of related marks, images and symbols are
the exclusive properties and trademarks of Research In Motion Limited.
For further information:
For further information: Nicholas Reichenbach, Magmic Inc., (613)