- More Than 15 Games are Already Available, Eventually All Games Will be
Mobile World Congress, BARCELONA, Feb. 11 /CNW/ - Gameloft(R), the world
leading mobile gaming company, remains at the forefront of technology by
announcing the launch of games designed especially for touch screen mobile
handsets. Gameloft is the first publisher to cater to this new generation of
Using the company's expertise from developing stylus-based games for the
Nintendo DS, Gameloft sought out ways to best utilize the touch screens, which
transform gameplay into a more intuitive experience and remove the limitation
of small keyboards.
"The hype for 2008 will focus on the emergence of these new handsets and
Gameloft has already gotten a head start," said Michel Guillemot, President
and CEO of Gameloft. "This is a new step in terms of development, one that
leads us to rethink how we approach our game controls so that players can
interact directly with the screen and get a greater gaming experience. Touch
screen games are perfect examples of how modern technology can advance the
Gameloft already has more than 15 touch screen games in its catalogue,
including Block Breaker Deluxe, Brain Challenge and Brain Challenge 2, Bubble
Bash, Platinum Solitaire, Chessmaster, Miami Nights: Single in the City, Paris
Hilton's Diamond Quest, Sexy Poker Manga, Catchphrase, Deal or No Deal, Shrek
the Third, Real Football: Manager Edition, and CSI Miami. These games were
developed for the first touch screen mobile phones available on the market,
including the LG Viewty, LG KS20, the HTC touch screen line, and the Samsung
SGH-F700. Gameloft's touch screen games were initially developed in Java,
though some will also be developed on the Windows Mobile platform.
The creation of touch screen games is part of Gameloft's overall effort
to make all of its games accessible to every commercially-available phone
model on the market, which today stands at 1,200 different models for 180
carriers throughout 80 countries.
You can test touch screen games at Gameloft's kiosk: 2B114 Hall 2.
Gameloft's videos are available on:
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video
games for mobile phones. Established in 1999, it has emerged as one of the top
innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile handsets
equipped with Java, Brew or Symbian technology. The total number of
games-enabled handsets is anticipated to exceed two billion units(1) in 2008.
((1) - Source: Arc Group)
Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities
such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, ABC, Touchstone Television,
DreamWorks Animations SKG, Endemol, 20th Century Fox, Viacom, Sony Pictures,
Warner Bros., Paris Hilton Ent., FifPro, Lamborghini, Lleyton Hewitt, Gus
Hansen, Kobe Bryant, Robinho, Patrick Vierra, Christophe Dominici, and Jonny
Wilkinson allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international
brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles
such as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.
Through agreements with major telephone wireless carriers, handset
manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft has a
distribution network in 80 countries.
Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle,
Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Cologne, Copenhagen, Milan,
Madrid, Warsaw, New Delhi, Beijing, Tokyo, Hong Kong, Seoul, and Sydney.
Gameloft is ranked in Compartment B of Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600,
Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
For more information, visit http://www.gameloft.com.
For further information:
For further information: Gameloft, Aude Fouquier, PR Manager,
firstname.lastname@example.org, Tel : +33(0)1-58-16-20-40, +33(0)6-29-02-61-24