December 24, 2014
Company: Worker Bee Inc.
Yuji Kato, CEO
Worker Bee Inc. started to provide localized overseas apps
through “App Pass” service in Japan
Tokyo, Japan – December 24, 2014 – Worker Bee Inc. (hereafter “WKB”) announced that they have begun providing the six apps (“BADLAND”, “Einstein™ Brain Trainer”, “R-TYPE”, “R-TYPE II”, “Raiden Regacy” and “Double Dragon Trilogy”) to the “App Pass”, a monthly subscription based service operated by Japanese mega-carrier SoftBank Mobile Corp.
WKB started the delivery of 6 titles in collaboration with their overseas game developers including Frogmind Oy/Finland, BBG Entertainment GmbH/Germany and DotEmu SAS/France on Softbank App Pass service. This allows more Japanese users to enjoy high-quality apps from abroad.
WKB aims to continue localizing and providing such apps to the Japanese marketplace.
More information about the release is available at http://www.softbank.jp/en/mobile/service/app-pass/.
Frogmind (Finland) http://frogmindgames.com/
BBG Entertainment (Germany) http://www.bbg-entertainment.com/
Einstein Brain Trainer
(C) 2009-2012 BBG Entertainment GmbH
Localization support by Worker Bee Inc.
ALBERT EINSTEIN or EINSTEIN and related rights TM/c of The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, used under license. Represented exclusively by GreenLight
DotEmu (France) http://corporate.dotemu.com/
About App Pass: http://www.softbank.jp/en/mobile/service/app-pass/
“App Pass” is a subscription service launched by SoftBank Mobile Corp. on August 29, 2014 that allows customers to access freely highly-selected Android applications of various genres, including games, entertainment and business for 370 Japanese Yen (tax excluded) per month.
DotEmu is a french video game company specialized in modern releases of beloved retro games. The company has the mission to bring the best old video games on today’s markets: PC/Mac, Mobile (iOS,Android, etc.) console & more. DotEmu has been working with some of the most prestigious actors of the video game industry like Square enix, SNK or Ubisoft. Its team of passionate people has worked on several projects including Street Fighter II – Champion Edition (Flash), R-Type I & II (iOS/Android), X-MEN (iOS), Another World (iOS/Android), Double Dragon Trilogy (iOS/Android), Raiden Legacy (Mobile, PC) & many more. Created in 2007, DotEmu provides products and technologies to customers all around the world with the mission to give players the best retro-gaming experience.
About Worker Bee Inc.:
WKB is a developer and publisher of mobile contents located in Tokyo, Japan.
Since 2005, WKB has been implementing some culturized assets and providing high-quality game contents from overseas toward Japanese market which is difficult to access for foreign companies. WKB offers overall services from development, testing with existing devices and upcoming devices, user support after release and marketing. Currently, WKB focuses on promoting indie games into the Japanese market.
More information about WKB is available at http://www.wkb.jp/en/.
WKB has an intense need for business cooperation with game developers. Please feel free to contact us if you are interested in the Japanese market.