Artificial Life, Inc. was founded in 1994. The Company is a full-service mobile phone application software provider and a pioneer in broadband mobile technology, mobile games, interactive mobile TV, mobile business applications, and m-commerce platforms. The Company's current core business is to develop, market, distribute, and sell mobile applications and technologies for the latest 3rd and 4th generation (3G and 4G) wireless telecommunications devices and mobile (smart-) phones. Most of its products are based on a newly developed m-commerce platform called OPUS-M and its own proprietary ALife-SmartEngine technology and its SmartEngine Mobile Platform (SEMP), which is a server-side middle ware used to develop and deploy its mobile applications. OPUS-M is a newly released, m-commerce platform and an extension and improvement of its former MobileBooster product, which now is a component of OPUS-M. The Company's interactive TV technology platform MoPA-TV and special interactive TV show formats are sold to TV stations and TV format and content producers. The Core of OPUS-M provides a framework upon which modules and applications are built. The Core is part of OPUS-M for all clients. It produces and sells mobile games, especially for broadband networks and high-level mobile phones. These games usually have advanced features such as live streaming video, multiplayer functions, real time 3D animations, and live social network connections. Currently, it sells 32 mobile Java games and 24 iPhone games. Even though most of its games are designed for 3G phones, it also builds versions of its games to cater to lower-grade phones such as 2G and 2.5G phones and networks. Some of the competitors are Bandai Networks Co., Ltd.; BANPRESTO Co., Ltd.; Capcom Co., Ltd; Chillingo, Ltd.; Com2uS Corp.; CYBIRD Co., Ltd.; Digby; Digital Chocolate, Inc.; Eidos Interactive Ltd. (under SCi Entertainment Group); Electronic Arts, Inc.; Entaz Co., Ltd.; Gameloft GAMEVIL, Inc.; Glu Mobile; G-mode Co., Ltd.; and Hands-On Mobile.
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