MUMBAI: The Walt Disney Internet Group (WDIG) has signed an agreement with Macrovision to digitally distribute Disney-branded casual games in Europe and Australia.
The first set of Disney games currently available on Macrovision’s games network include Pirates of the Caribbean Pinball, The Little Mermaid Pinball, The Lion King Grubalicious, Aladdin Pinball and Stitch’s Blazing Lasers.
The games are available in multiple languages, including English, German, French, Italian and Spanish and are distributed by portals, retailers and peer-to-peer groups that are part of Macrovision’s game network.
“The casual gaming market in Europe is projected to reach approximately $400 million by 2009, with usage extending beyond serious game enthusiasts to include more mainstream, casual gaming audiences. Disney Game Downloads is a good example of our continued success in leveraging new technologies such as broadband to deliver unique interactive entertainment experiences for kids and families around the world,” says Walt Disney Internet Group, Europe vice president technology and operations Myles MacBean.
Each Disney game can be previewed on a trial basis and then purchased via download through Macrovision’s games network distribution partners. Once purchased, games can be shared as trials on an unlimited basis.