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Fri, Nov 20, 2009 | 19:28 GMT
GameStop has acquired a majority stake in free-to-play publisher Jolt Online Gaming, according to a report on Edge.
“Acquiring Jolt is significant building block in our digital business strategy. This is further evidence of our commitment to building a world-class digital business platform,” said GameStop general manager Chris Petrovic through a Game Informer subsidiary before the report was pulled.
“Combining Jolt’s expertise as a successful publisher, developer and aggregator of browser based games with GameStop’s vast multi-channel resources will enable us to shape and grow new market opportunities within the videogame entertainment industry.
“Going forward, our vision for Jolt is that it will continue its focus on working with our game publisher partners to create online games for game titles and brands that aren’t currently being exploited by the publishers themselves and then leveraging our global retail footprint to offer those games to GameStop’s customers.”
According to The Sunday Business Post, GameStop will invest between €15 -€20 million in Jolt over the next few years.
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Sat, May 09, 2009 | 16:45 BST
Jolt Online Gaming as announced a browser-based casual MMO called Playboy Manager.
Yes, it sounds exactly as it seems. Facepalm.
Centered around trading card and turn-based gaming, it features exclusive content from Playboy, including videos and photos of the models.
Your character plays a “crack talent agent” that manages the career of up-and-coming Playboy models, with the goal being to take your models straight to the bottom, er um, top.
Basically living the life of Hef without the perks.
Those who pre-register for it here could win a lifetime subscription to the art pamphlet.
Thu, Jan 15, 2009 | 11:45 GMT
Dublin-based devs Jolt Online Gaming are set to bring back Zork in a new browser MMO.
“As a complete Zork geek, I’m very proud to be releasing this title,” said Jolt boss Dylan Collins.
“Anyone who plays MMOs will definitely like to spend some time with Legends of Zork while they’re taking a break or browsing around the web. It’s very addictive.”
Zork was one of the first text adventures and an early descendant of Colossal Cave Adventure. The first version of Zork was written in 1977–1979.
By Mike Bowden