Visiware Launches New Version of its ITV Games Portal on Numericable

--Launches Games for Apple iPhone and iPod touch

Paris-based interactive TV games company, Visiware, recently contacted [itvt] to let us know that it has launched a new version of its Playin'TV games portal on the networks of French cable operator, Numericable. According to the company, the portal--which is offered on Numericable channels 58 and 180 for a monthly fee of 5 Euros--now features a "more appealing" design, that can be adapted for occasions such as Christmas or Valentine's Day; a simpler and more intuitive navigation system that lists games in various categories; a selection of 35 games each week; and optimized download times.

In other Visiware news:

  • The company has announced the international launch of its games on Apple's iPhone and iPod touch devices. Its "Babel Words" game is now available for purchase from the iTunes store, and the company says that a game called "A Tweezle Lab" will be available in the near future, followed by two additional games before July, 2009. Visiware describes "Babel Words" as "a word game based upon the anagram principle--with a difference, as it includes brand new features, including a scenario-based storyline and many hidden surprises." It is available in English, Spanish and French, and includes an integrated, Web-based leaderboard. "We are delighted to launch our games on iPhone and iPod touch with user interfaces and functionalities that offer users new experiences," Pascal-Hippolyte Besson, Visiware's SVP of technology and development, said in a prepared statement. "This launch reinforces our strategy to make our popular games accessible on all types of screens: TV, mobile, Internet and of course portable media players, as well as enabling us to expand worldwide."
  • The company is providing a selection of its online games to Livewire, an online community that aims to improve social and emotional wellbeing for chronically ill children in Australia.