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Cross-Platform Mobile Games Launched

An interactive game portal that enables wireless and desktop users to play against each was launched Monday by Scandinavian vendor UDS.

One of the games available at the site is called e.g., which the vendor claims is the first game in which users of Wireless Application Protocol (WAP)-enabled devices can play against desktop browser users.

The site was developed and is being run by UDS' GlobalFun subsidiary. Currently, the portal is under evaluation and will be officially launched at the end of the current quarter, the company said in a statement.

The company said the underlying platform eventually will support other technologies such as interactive television.

"One of the problems with WAP has been that there have been too few users for it to be interesting for players," said Bertil Krumnack, GlobalFun's managing director. "This is no longer a problem."