|[December 05, 2012]
Rabcat Selects Odobo as HTML5 Game Development Platform
GIBRALTAR --(Business Wire)--
Rabcat, one of Europe's most experienced production houses announces
partnership with Odobo, the new HTML5 game development platform and
marketplace for the regulated gambling industry.
Rabcat is a highly-accredited development studio that specialises in
high-end art and animation production for the international videogame
industry and the manufacture of premium applications for the global
The developer's client base is a testament to its pedigree and includes
Microsoft (News - Alert) Games Studios, bwin, Rockstar Games, Atari, Disney
Interactive, and the Austrian Lotteries. The company is already a
leading supplier of games to the regulated gambling industry and is
praised for its focus on creating premium gambling productions favoured
by casino operators and players alike.
Previously publishing its games in Flash, Rabcat had not yet found an
avenue to bring them to a wider market through HTML5.
Florian Schmid, head of production at Rabcat, said: "Joining the Odobo
Game Developer Program (GDP) and being able to leverage its Game
Development Kit (GDK) has allowed us to create dynamic HTML5 games for a
great experience on any device."
The company's first production on the Odobo platform will be the award
winning The Legend of Olympus, a game awarded the title of "2011 Game of
the Year" by the Austrian Lottery, operator of Win2day. It will appear
as one of the first of many games for the Odobo marketplace, a B2B 'app
store' innovation from Odobo to simplify the procurement of games
content by licensed online casino operators.
Odobo CEO, Ashley Lang, commented: "The team at Rabcat was quick to
recognise the migration of players from desktops to mobile devices for
their entertainment and that HTML5 was key to reaching the widest
segment of the gaming market. It has been a pleasure to work with Rabcat
to bring The Legend of Olympus to market in HTML5 on Odobo."
Schmid dded: "We are very excited to be working with Odobo to introduce
The Legend of Olympus to more players, in more markets. We aim to have
many more Odobo-ready games in the New Year, including the epic Castle
Builder and Forsaken Kingdom."
In early 2013, Odobo will launch Odobo Play, the consumer-facing side of
the marketplace, which will bring together the greatest games, the
developers that produce them and the licensed and regulated online
casinos that support their play in a discovery-friendly format for
The Odobo developer program is accepting applications from game studios,
producers and developers wishing to leverage the multi-million pound
technology behind the Odobo GDK to produce new HTML5 gambling games.
Ashley Lang concluded: "Since launching Odobo last week, the response
and interest from developers and casino operators has exceeded our
expectations. Expect additional partnership announcements in the coming
To see a video demonstration of The Legend of Olympus HTML5 production
working across desktop, tablet and smartphone, please visit http://odobo.tumblr.com.
For more information on the Odobo game development program and content
marketplace visit www.odobo.com.
NOTES TO EDITORS
Odobo is a new HTML5 games development program and platform for the
regulated online gambling industry, launched on November 27 2012.
The Odobo platform, GDK and marketplace are the result of over 18 months
of development by a team of over 40 industry engineers, architects,
designers, and developers. Odobo has invested millions into building a
sophisticated, high-volume platform that supports a vast number of
players. The company is based in Gibraltar, a globally-recognised
regulatory jurisdiction and the home of the largest online casino
HTML5 is a term that is typically used to describe a collection of
technologies that allows developers to create powerful websites and
applications. Content built using HTML5 can reach a much broader
audience because HTML5 is supported by modern browsers on desktops,
tablets, and smart phones without requiring any plug-ins.
At its core, HTML5 features three primary technologies: HTML, which
dictates structure, Cascading Style Sheets (CSS (News - Alert)), which handles
Popular modern browsers that support HTML5 include the latest versions
of Internet Explorer (Windows mobile and desktop), Firefox, Chrome,
Safari (iOS and desktop), the Android (News - Alert) Browser, and the Blackberry
For more information on HTML5 visit: www.html5rocks.com
The Legend of Olympus is a registered trade mark of Rabcat Computer
Odobo is a registered trade mark of Odobo Ltd.
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