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UEI Announces Third Party Allocation of Shares With D2 Communications Expansion to Benefit “enchant.js,” “9leap,” and Other Smartphone Development

UEI is pleased to announce that on February 9 D2 Communications (Minato Word, Tokyo; Takayuki Hoshuyama, President) will underwrite a third party allocation of shares, reaching a new total of 20 million yen. This brings UEI’s capital stock to 305 million yen (284 million yen in capital reserve).

This new capital will allow UEI to further develop its successful social and smartphone games, to launch a worldwide promotion of its multiplatform JavaScript development engines enchant.js and enchant PRO, and expansion in web services and mobile advertising.

■About enchant.js
enchant.js is an open source HTML5 game engine released by UEI on April 17, 2011. It is distributed with a dual MIT/GPL license and is cross platform, functioning on PC, Mac, Android, iPhone, and more. In addition to the main program, free images and sounds are also provided to enhance game development. Developed for the 9leap contest (http://9leap.net/), as of March 2012 enchant.is is the world’s most-used HTML5 game engine. URL: http://enchantjs.com/

“enchant PRO” is a native app development environment for Android and iPhone, based on the enchant.js engine. It allows Android and iPhone development with the same ease-of-use as enchant.js, while also enabling access to device features like cameras and gyros. Once prohibitively difficult tasks like AR games and non-game development are now within your grasp. Corporate licenses are available for commercial use, and already numerous companies are developing games based on enchant PRO.

URL: http://enchantjs.com/ja/pro.html

■About 9leap
9leap is an original game development contest cosponsored by UEI and D2 Communications to encourage the development of the next generation of talented game developers. The first round of the contest was held from May 1 to December 31, 2011, and had more than 600 games submitted.

Winners of each round of the contest win the latest MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models, while the three grand prize winners earn an all-expenses-paid trip to the Game Developers Conference and a chance to speak at IGDA Japan.

9leap is proud to be among the biggest HTML5-based smartphone game sites in the world.

URL: http://9leap.net/

■About Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc.
Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc. aims to use the latest iPhone, iPad, smartphone, mobile, PC, and other technology to create a new kind of lifestyle for its customers. With the Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry’s Information-technology Promotion Agency Unexplored Software Creation Project’s high-speed technology at its base, UEI creates new tools to enhance all aspects of human life. From “iAvatar” and other early i-mode games, to the smartphone and social game release “Kessen! Sengoku VS Sangokushi,” it boasts numerous examples of successful game development. It has further honed its unique sensibilities in creations such as an ATM locator for Mizuho Bank, the Zeptopad FOLIO stationery app for dual screen Android tablets, and the HTML5 game development enchant.js.URL: http://www.uei.co.jp/

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■For more information
Ubiquitous Entertainment Inc.
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TEL: +81-03-5812-6507
FAX: 03-5812-6509
E-MAIL: info@uei.co.jp