March 08, 2010 06:30 ET

Z2Live Announces In-Game Voice Chat for iPhone OS

First Voice Chat Enabled Multiplayer Games Coming

SEATTLE, WA--(Marketwire - March 8, 2010) - Z2Live, the first true multiplayer game platform for mobile announced the availability of voice chat for Apple's iPhone, iPod touch and iPad devices. "Mobile gamers can now play with and talk to their friends at the same time" said David Bluhm, president and CEO of Z2Live. "For gamers, it's a lot more fun and for publishers, it helps sell more games." The Z2Live SDK also includes the ability to send push notification invites and email invitations to assist gamers with finding, connecting and playing with friends. The SDK is immediately available at

Z2Live further announced that third party publishers will make titles available in the AppStore within the next 30 days. The games will include head-to-head multiplayer, Z2Live's patent pending push notification invites as well as the ability to voice chat with friends while playing.

Z2Live's voice chat solution leverages Global IP Solutions' best-of-breed family of Voice Engines and offers developers and their games with multiple solutions that optimize for bit rate, CPU load and error correction. Depending on the application's overall performance requirements, Z2Live supports voice chat over WiFi, Bluetooth, 3G and EDGE network connections.

About Z2Live

Z2Live's multiplayer platform offers mobile game developers a highly reliable multiplayer platform for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad without the expense of maintaining dedicated servers. The company also offers a full set of community services to implement multiplayer and social experiences for a wide variety of games, including: turn-based casual games, racing games, role-playing games, and even the most sophisticated first-person shooter games. Z2Live offers game developers its SDK free of charge and participates in revenues from the sale of multiplayer, voice chat and game community services.

Contact Information

  • Z2Live, Inc.
    419 Occidental Avenue, Suite 608
    Seattle, WA 98104

    Twitter: @Z2Live

    David Bluhm
    Rikki Johnson