why havent you done the game for brew phones? my understanding is that
many verizon phones have GPS api...
deck placement? brew model has no way to get on-menu without spending
much time/money on QC/NSTL etc? your french heritage p-)
kddi commitment to selling java handsets seems to wane by the day and
the users on that network for some reason dont seem to pull down/buy as
much downloadable content (weird, as they are younger than docomo, and
the carrier is growing quickly and other services like chaku-uta have
good meeting you at GDC btw. I never knew you moonlighted handing out
flyers in roppongi, it all adds up now :)
from [ "Mathieu Castelli" <mathieu_at_newtgames.com> ] on [ Wed, 7 Apr 2004 14:54:25 -0700 ]
> > Funny that this was developed by a french company.
> > So Europeans are innovating the JP market?
> :) At least trying to. But there's natural reasons for this being so (I know
> you were ironical, but I don't get to talk about what we do so often):
> - It was natural to go to KDDI as soon as they announced GPS phones. They
> still are the carrier with the highest percentage of GPS phones as far as I
> - Only VCs could fund this kind of project & I feel that the VC -startup
> ecosystem is even weaker in Japan than in France, so chances of young game
> designer getting funds to do something like this...
> - Even in 2001, Japan felt too mature for a small company to hope make a
> dent with anything else than something unique.
> - I thought of this game&company as I was handing flyers at roppongi
> crossing, watching people walk with their bent on their mobile screens. So
> it's still partly japanese origin !
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