and ChinaByte recently announced the official launch of its first and exclusive tournament based mobile gaming community portal "MOSTAR" in China.
MOSTAR runs on FunlogiX, the proprietary Tournament Based Mobile Gaming Community (TOMOGIC) platform developed by Ozura which provides telcos and partners with a platform to build and manage mobile gaming community. FunlogiX also provides full-fledged suites of gaming services which are customizable to each telecommunication company's commercial and marketing requirement.
In contrast with Ozura
's previous deployments with major telcos such as Maxis, Indosat, XL and AIS, MOSTAR differs by being the first community incorporated with virtual currency charging system. MOSTAR uses its own virtual currency called "M coin" which is served as the prepaid credit for users to download their desired mobile games over the community portal. In the next phase of MOSTAR, "M coin" can also be purchased via scratch cards, IVR (Interactive Voice Response), credit cards as well as bank cards.
MOSTAR offers users with a wide range of mobile games including tournament, multiplayer and standalone games. The first selected tournament game is Spot Check. This game's storyline is based on the Gempak gang's reaction to a random spot check, a random and sudden search for items that are deemed illegal by the school systems. The Spot Check game is pre-destined to be a hit title among casual gamers and fans of the comic alike.
In addition to the launch of Spot Check, a multiplayer game The Duel Online is also presented in MOSTAR
. The Duel Online, a highly colorful turn-based strategy game, is playable in both solo and multiplayer modes with the latter boasting great interactive features including but not limited to uploading of scores, an integrated lobby area, chatting and a buddy list. The gameplay is simplistic but strategy is needed to truly get a feel for the game and its inherent challenge.