Metrowerks Guides Game Developers to Partners in a Wireless World

3/7/2003 - Metrowerks, the leader in wireless development tools and services, will present game developers with a powerful array of tools, services, partnerships and business opportunities at the Game Developers Conference.

CodeWarriorTM has long been the tool of choice for developers creating games for Sony PlayStation® 2, NINTENDO GAMECUBETM, and SEGA DreamcastTM, establishing a trusted relationship between the leading consumer electronics game console manufacturers and Metrowerks. Metrowerks presents games developers with the opportunity to enter the wireless space and leverage a tremendous opportunity by partnering with the world’s leading wireless companies. Metrowerks offers customized programs to present games developers with real business opportunities to monetize their applications.

Metrowerks and Sony Ericsson Mobile Communications have partnered to have a joint presence at GDC 2003. The Metrowerks/Sony Ericsson booth will feature presentations every hour on relevant topics that range from optimizing PlayStation 2 applications to an overview of the Mophun gaming engine. Developers will be able to learn about Metrowerks leading CodeWarrior development and optimization tools and for game console development, as well as CodeWarrior tools for wireless application development. CodeWarrior tools are available for programmers targeting J2ME, Personal Java, Symbian OS, Palm OS, Mophun and Linux.

Sony Ericsson will be presenting developers with its latest portfolio of phones that give developers true gaming platforms leveraging the heritage of Sony, the world's leader in consumer entertainment, and the unrivaled expertise of a communications pioneer, Ericsson. Sony Ericsson phones presented at GDC include unique features that make them perfectly suited for wireless games, such as joystick-input; bright, color screens; polyphonic sounds; multi-key input and others.

Metrowerks will also be present at the Motorola booth, demonstrating CodeWarrior Wireless Studio 7, the ultimate development tool for J2ME applications and recent winner of the Game Developer Magazine FrontLine Award. CodeWarrior Wireless Studio 7 is being offered at no cost, for a limited time, to all members of the MOTOCODERS developer program. Developers will be able to work with business development staff from Metrowerks to get their entertainment applications distributed worldwide through Motorola's recently launched Motofolio application catalog.

Nokia and Metrowerks will be demonstrating a new version of CodeWarrior for Symbian OS Professional edition which allows professional developers to create C and C++ applications for both UIQ and Series-60 based Symbian OS phones such as the Nokia 3650 and the recently announced Nokia N-Gage. Metrowerks customized developer kits include tools, a Nokia 3650 phone, cables, converters, SDKs, and everything a developer needs to begin creating applications.

Metrowerks will present a technical session "Overview and Opportunities of Wireless Gaming Platforms," at the show on Friday, March 7, at noon in room A8 of the San Jose Convention Center. The presentation is designed to give developers a technical overview of the wireless gaming platforms available today, including Symbian OS, Palm, J2ME and Mophun.

“As a leading developer of entertainment content for wireless devices, NuvoStudios values what Metrowerks offers to help improve the quality of our products,” said Dale Crowley, CEO, NuvoStudios, Inc. “Collaboration on the development of mobile applications will heighten industry expectations and hopefully increase wireless adoption rates around the world,” added Scott Jensen, President, NuvoStudios, Inc.

Metrowerks offers Managed Developer Program (MDP) outsourced services to assist device manufacturers and wireless operators to provide support for a community of wireless developers by providing customized access to tools, services, resources, expertise and market opportunities. The program leverages Metrowerks’ many years of experience supporting software developers with a broad range of tools and services and its ability to extend the adoption of leading platforms. The goal of Metrowerks MDP is to provide a "path to profit" for the global wireless developer community, and to provide a turnkey, cost effective solution for OEMs, carriers, and developers to integrate software applications into their revenue streams. Current customers include Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and one of the world's largest wireless operators.

About Metrowerks
Metrowerks creates CodeWarrior software and hardware products and services for developers, with a particular focus on the following industries: consumer electronics; transportation; wireless; and networking and communications. The CodeWarrior product line includes development tools and middleware that enable customers to decrease their time to market. The company also offers services, including training, developer programs, and custom software engineering. Founded in 1985, Metrowerks is today an independently operating subsidiary of Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT). Metrowerks corporate headquarters are in Austin, Texas; Metrowerks Europe is headquartered in Basel, Switzerland; and Metrowerks Japan is headquartered in Tokyo. For more information, please visit

About Motorola
As the world's #1 producer of embedded processors, Motorola’s Semiconductor Products Sector creates DigitalDNATM system-on-chip solutions for a connected world. Our strong focus on wireless communications and networking enables customers to develop smarter, simpler, faster and synchronized products for the person, work team, home and automobile. Motorola's worldwide semiconductor sales were $4.9 billion (USD) in 2001. Motorola, Inc. (NYSE:MOT) is a global leader in providing integrated communications and embedded electronic solutions. Sales in 2001 were $30 billion.

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