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Zapak Goes Mobile With Zapak.mobi; Turn Based Games

Reliance Entertainment company Zapak is in the process of setting up a mobile site - Zapak.mobi . The GPRS based mobile gaming site allows users to play against others, play single player games, chat with their opponents, and there's an inbox on offer too. Some details here. Zapak appears to have tied up with Cotopia for the service, as well as the games. A few points: The Product The games require MIDP2 support. I downloaded three games - Chess, Reversi and Connect4, and the downloads were fairly small - 70kb, 58kb and 64kb respectively, though it did take 3-4 minutes for the download to begin and the game to be installed. Interestingly, each game is accessible separately in the menu, instead of, as a part of a single application, like in case of the Boonty tie-up. I wonder if Zapak will have more than Cotopia's apparent bouquet of 7 games. Hovr also has GPRS based games, and powers Indiatimes' mobile gaming service; there was also a deal between Greystripe and the Anand Bazar Patrika group for a portal called Mjoy4free, but the site isn't loading anymore and I wonder if that the end of that. Do let me know if you're able to access - Mjoy4free. The Games What's interesting is that Zapak has continued its multi-player focus - their multiplayer rooms online are quite crowded, and player-vs-player has always been more fun than player-vs-computer.  It's important to note that these are turn based games, and unlike racing, do not…

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