CyberCash plans pay-for-play 'Net games

Rohit Khare (
Wed, 14 Feb 96 15:48:30 -0500

It's news to me that CyberCash is defining Micro- as 95 cents on $10
accounts. Oh well, what's two orders of magnitude in a press release -- at
least they're doing *something* to galvanize user interest. Now, where's that
First Virtual micro system...?

Rohit Khare


CyberCash plans pay-for-play 'Net games

Teaming with high-end computer game maker Rocket Science, CyberCash Inc. ,
Reston, Va., said today it will develop technology to enable game enthusiasts
to make micro payments to play games over the Internet.

Micro payments are electronic transactions of less than $10.

CyberCash, on the Web at , develops systems for
secure financial transactions over the Internet. The firm's chief product is
"CyberCash Wallet," a 3-D graphical representation of a wallet that enables
consumers to shop over the Internet with the credit card of their choice.

Using the CyberCash technology, Rocket Science is aiming to build a "Virtual
Arcade," for release later this year. The Internet equivalent of the
ubiquitous mall arcade will allow gamers making cyberpayments of as little as
95 cents. For a fee, players will be able to download game characters, virtual
environments, weapons or props, utilizing the Rocket Science V3 Internet game

Rocket Science's Web address is .

-- Gary Brickman