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Telcogames Establishes Japanese Subsidiary

Posted Saturday, September 18, 2004

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Telcogames Limited, a global distributor and publisher of mobile games, has created a new subsidiary company, Telcogames Japan. Telcogames Japan will service the advanced Japanese mobile entertainment market. Two highly experienced traditional games sector executives to take charge.

Telcogames Japan will be based in Tokyo to extend the ambitious company's global distribution coverage into the hugely popular Japanese mobile entertainment market.

Telcogames has appointed Mr Takeshi Shimizu as Managing Director of Telcogames Japan and Mr Kazutoshi Miyake as a Director of the company and Board Member.

Takeshi Shimizu has over twenty years experience in the consumer electronics, television and videogames industries. Most recently Mr Shimizu was a board executive and producer at Opus Corporation, responsible for development of titles such as US smash hit "UFC Thrown Down", "Fighter's Destiny" and "Wave Rally" across all major videogames consoles and mobile phone handsets, as well as the development of software for the Sony Aibo.

Kazutoshi Miyake is a high profile figure in the global videogames business. Mr Miyake is the current Chief Executive Officer of Atari Japan, he has also worked extensively with videogame giant Sega from 1993 - 2001, with Executive Sales and Marketing roles in Japan and as Chief Executive Officer of Sega Europe from 1994- 2001. Mr Miyake was also a Non-Executive Board Member of Andromeda Entertainment, a leading distributor and provider of videogames to the retail sector.

Mr Miyake, said, "I am delighted to be working with Telcogames in such a dynamic and rapidly evolving industry. From the earliest days of mobile gaming and entertainment, Japan has been an innovator and a global leader. As the global market has grown, Japan has remained at the forefront of the industry in terms of penetration and technology. I look forward to helping Telcogames Japan establish a dedicated and effective presence in a very important market."

Jamie Conyngham, the Chief Executive Officer of Telcogames, said, "We are honored to have Mr Miyake and Mr Shimizu join the Telcogames Group. Having local presence in Tokyo means that Telcogames is uniquely positioned to bring mobile games into the Japanese market from our developers globally as well as distributing Japanese games to our sales channels worldwide. Additionally, much value will be obtained by working closely with traditional Japanese Games Publishers on a local basis."


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