Mobile phones have an antenna, why not use it? Single player games, like
in home consoles are funny, but what could convince people to play on
mobile phones is the opportunity to play against someone else!
Anfy Mobile developed a client/server system working on both HTTP and
TCP Sockets, depending on handset capabilities and network
It consists of a Java server, portable and easy to install
in any kind of system (Linux,
Windows, Solaris, HP, IBM).
The system provide chat rooms and turn-based
Poker, BlackJack, BattleShips, Four, Cannons games support,
with instant messaging available during gameplay.
The system is commercially available from
Screenshots above are taken from Four on a Nokia 7650.
Games such as Four, Poker, Cannons have a gameplay
that is good for turn-based user against user matches.