If only we could play WoW from our cell phones.
The MMOG experience is about to take a step in a brand new direction. Anakama Games, developers of the hugely popular game Dofus, have announced that they will be porting the title to cell phone by June 2008. Here's the official press release:
is proud to announce the upcoming release of DOFUSPocket which is being
developed by its subsidiary Kalmeo. DOFUSPocket will delight DOFUS fans
who will soon be able to play on their mobile phones as well!
wish to offer our DOFUS players new content and additional features
that will add to the original online game. We do not wish to simply
make a shorter version of DOFUS for mobiles.” says Mr.
CEO and co-founder of ANKAMA. “It seems to be the logical
our development which is centered on innovating cross-media solutions
as well as our will to have a total control over our
few days ago, DOFUS community members were offered the chance to join
the DOFUSPocket beta test to help validate the technical solutions
chosen for the mobile application. This application was designed by
Kalmeo, the most recent subsidiary of the ANKAMA Group, which has been
based in Lyon since the end of 2007 and is directed by Mr. Boris
Beaulant, former R&D developer on DOFUS: “This 1st
phase is mainly
about validating the software platform that we’ve developed
identifying the residual compatibility issues”.
contents and features available, they will be integrated progressively
during the test period and after the official release. Users will have
different features at their disposal, from simple information
consultation to data exchange with game servers through “user
applications between mobiles or SMS alerts for in-game events! Mr.
Bahon, Director of the Ankama Games Products, declares: “We
have several ideas about the content we want to add and how we will
distribute it. We also wish to make use of the latest
potential to the full including the diffusion of videos produced by
Ankama Animations, or even the use of 2D barcodes. Unlike our
competitors, we do have within our walls all the necessary resources to
develop all the features and content we want to offer our users, even
though it’s no longer within the video-game
started today with restricted access, and they will become open to all
users within a few weeks. The official release of DOFUSPocket is
scheduled for this summer.
Official Release of
DOFUSPocket: June 2008
If you're interested in learning more about Dofus, head over to our game overview page
to get all the important facts!