TORONTO, Jan. 24 /CNW/ - SilverBirch Studios Inc., a member of the
SilverBirch (TSX-V: SVB) group of companies, and G4Box Inc. have signed a deal
with cell phone payment service provider OneBip that will expand the
commercial opportunities for Metin2. OneBip is an easy, secure and reliable
mobile phone payment processing solution that currently provides its services
in the United States and various European markets.
The deal makes it possible for gamers to instantly purchase items for
Metin2 and future games from SilverBirch and G4Box, via their cell phones.
Players can make payments online without using a credit card or bank account.
"This venture highlights the synergies of SilverBirch's interests in both
the mobile and video game spaces," said Derek van der Plaat, CEO of
SilverBirch. "Next steps will include mobile alerts and promotions and,
eventually, integrated mobile game play."
Metin2, a 3-D fantasy game involving a medieval battle of empires, is a
leading title in the MMORPG genre, one of the fastest-growing segments of the
on-line game market. It was recently voted one of the top 10 MMORPG's of 2007.
About SilverBirch Studios Inc.
SilverBirch Studios is a leading video game developer and publisher
specializing in premium handheld, mobile and online games. The Company focuses
on end-to-end game development with leading publishers for projects based on
its own proprietary IP as well as that of its many partners. SilverBirch
Studios Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of SilverBirch Inc., a publicly
traded digital media company based in Toronto. For more information visit
About G4Box Inc.
G4Box was founded in September 2004 in Markham, Ont. Its primary business
is in the distribution of MMORPG games. The company is a wholly-owned
subsidiary of 568 Network Inc., a Markham based developer, publisher and
distributor of games that also partners with CryptoLogic Inc. in online casino
and poker games for the Chinese market. For more information on G4Box, please
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