BEDMINSTER, NJ and SAN MATEO, CA — Kayak Interactive, a global mobile entertainment publisher and Verizon Wireless, the nation's leading wireless service provider, announced today that Poker Superstars is now available to Verizon Wireless Get It Now® customers. Poker Superstars brings Fox Sports Net (FSN) celebrity poker kingpins to life and delivers the thrill of bluffing and calling opponents for all the chips.
Poker Superstars provides players with the ultimate all-star Texas Hold 'Em experience where card sharks can sit at virtual tables alongside pros such as Johnny Chan and Doyle Brunson. Players begin by creating their own profile then pull a seat up to the table along with seven other opponents to be dealt into a game. Verizon Wireless poker fans can hone their skills by playing against 12 avatars with varying levels of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and personalities, observing and adopting strategies and tips from the pros or by throwing down with friends all playing together via up to eight connected mobile phones.
"Poker Superstars is a fantastic way to keep your poker club alive," said Keith McCurdy, president and CEO of Kayak Interactive. "Whether you want to test your mettle against the pros or your friends, Poker Superstars offers Verizon Wireless Get It Now customers the ability to engage in friendly or cut-throat competition."
Poker Superstars also delivers a variety of personalization and community features that make the experience highly realistic and engaging such as Auto Buddy Match; In-Game Chat; Hall of Fame; Rankings; Ratings; public and private rooms; and a customizable profile.
Poker fans can purchase and download Poker Superstars from the getGAMES shopping aisle of the Verizon Wireless Get It Now virtual store for $3.99 a month. Download charges for Get It Now applications vary and airtime charges apply when browsing, downloading and using certain applications. Customers need a Get It Now-enabled handset and Verizon Wireless digital service to access the Get It Now virtual store. Poker Superstars is available for download on a variety of different Verizon Wireless Get It Now-enabled phones including the UTStarcom CDM 8940, Kyocera KX2, LG 8000, Motorola V710, and the Samsung n330.
Kayak Interactive will run television advertising for its Poker Superstars mobile game this fall during FSN's Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament show series.
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About Get It NowGet It Now from Verizon Wireless puts a virtual software store inside a wireless phone and lets customers download applications over the air and purchase them directly from their phones. Virtual shopping aisles, including getGAMES, getTONES, getGOING, getPIX, getFUN and getMESSAGING, are organized to help customers find what they want, when they want it.
About Kayak InteractiveKayak Interactive is a leading global mobile entertainment publisher. The company has worldwide distribution with more than 60 carriers and partners in Europe, North America, and Asia. Based in San Mateo, California, and with European offices in Stockholm, Sweden, Kayak Interactive publishes an extensive portfolio of mobile entertainment content including mass market games utilizing community features with connected game play as well as cutting-edge high performance experiences for the avid gamer. Kayak Interactive has raised significant financing from top tier Venture Capital funds including VantagePoint Venture Partners, TL Ventures, and EnerTech Capital. More information can be found at www.kayakinteractive.com.####