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China Mobile: 9 Mobile Games Pass Testing

Donews, 9/01/08

China Mobile (NYSE: CHL; 0941.HK) has released a list detailing the first batch of mobile games that are allowed to charge usage fees. According to a source, a total of 9 mobile games have passed open beta testing, among which, 3 will start charging usage fees starting from September 10. The companies and mobile games are as follows:

Kongzhong (Nasdaq: KONG) - Tian Jie Online (Reincarnation)

Mtone Wireless - The Legend of the Three Realms

PearlinPalm - Huanxiang i Shidai ("Age of Fantasy i")

A further 6 companies will start charging usage fees from September 25. The companies and their games are:

Xintai - Qingzuo Tanke (Constellation Tank)

3GUU - The War of Civilization Online

Yonglian Xintong (Phoenix Television) - Legend of Song Dynasty

Digifun - Myth of the Guiguan Sanguo (Myth of the Three Kingdoms Ghost)

Ocean Blue Mobile - Doudizhu (Landlord Fighting) from the OBM Qipai Leyuan (Chess and Card Leisure Community) series

Yidong Wuxian - Yi Sanguo Online (Three Kingdoms Online)

The 3 mobile games that failed the tests will have the chance to participate in the next round of testing, along with other applicants:

Moloon - Moloon Empire

MIG - Love Forever

Sina (Nasdaq: SINA) - Zhenren Duizhan (Real People Playing) from the Sina Lianliankan (Paired Game) series

Editor's Note: These mobile games began open beta testing in June. For more background on this topic, please see "China Mobile Approves 13 Mobile Games for Open Beta", MD 7/08/08 issue.

In the original Chinese source of article, no mention was made of the 13th game, Moloon Dating.

Keywords: KONG Legend of the Three Realms Huanxiang I Shidai Huanxiang I Shidai Xintai Qingzuo Tanke The War of Civilization Online Legend of Song Dynasty Myth of the Guiguan Sanguo MIG Love Forever Zhenren Duizhan 0941.HK 3GUU China Mobile CHL Digifun Doudizhu Kongzhong Moloon Moloon Dating Moloon Empire Mtone Ocean Blue Mobile open beta PearlinPalm Reincarnation Sina testing Yidong Wuxian mobile gaming

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