Michael El Baki, CEO of Bit Rabbit, and winner of the overall gd.ie person/company of the year award 2008, has informed us that he is moving back to France with his family. While we are sorry to hear he will be a less frequent attendee at our gd.ie events apparently Bit Rabbit, his company will remain in Ireland.

In other news, Bit Rabbit has signed at deal with DotEmu, a Paris based mobile games developer. DotEmu will use Bit Rabbit’s RabbitFactory middleware to port their classic arcade games to mobiles.

Romain Tisserand, CTO of DotEmu said “While looking for a mobile OS porting solution, RabbitFactory appeared to be the most flexible, professional and easy to use middleware. It really enables us fast track porting of classic games, and to focus on our core business”.

Michael El Baki, CEO of BitRabbit said “Emulation of retro games is one of the most intensive and difficult process, and porting such technology to Smartphones is a real challenge. Our multiplatform and highly optimized APIs offer DotEmu the robustness and performance needed for that task. By combining our two technologies, mobile gamers will be able to enjoy lots of classic games”.

For more see http://www.gamesindustry.biz/articles/dotemu-rabbitfactory-deal-deal-struck-to-bring-retro-games-to-mobiles-and-pc