Big Fish, Z2Live Add Voice Chat to Games

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Seattle-based Big Fish Games, a leading casual game developer and distributor, has teamed up with Z2Live to add new voice chat and multiplayer capabilities to Big Fish’s iPhone and iPad “Big City Adventure: San Francisco” applications. Z2Live, a social mobile gaming startup, first unveiled its multiplayer voice chat feature, which will allow players to talk to each other while playing a mobile game on devices like the iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad, before the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco back in March. However, Big Fish’s hidden object game is the first to actually use the feature, which also enables players to send push notification and e-mail invites to friends. Seattle-based Z2Live raised $3 million in funding from Madrona Venture Group last August.

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