Gameloft Beats Competition in the 1st Annual Wave Awards Hosted by the Academy of Wireless Arts, Video and Entertainment
Thursday, 10th January 2008 at 9:24 am
CSI: Miami Selected as the 2007 Favorite Mobile Strategy Game and Heroes: The Mobile Game Recognized as the 2007 Favorite Mobile Action Game
New York - Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones, announced today that two of its most popular, television-based titles are the recipients of the 1st Annual Wave Awards presented by the Academy of Wireless Arts, Video and Entertainment. Gameloft’s Heroes: The Mobile Game won for Favorite Mobile Action Game and CSI: Miami won for Favorite Mobile Strategy Game.
The Academy of Wireless Arts, Video and Entertainment recognizes the best in mobile entertainment and communications, as voted on by the retail public. The Academy allows consumers to vote on titles based on value, quality and entertainment.
“The Wave Awards selects the best mobile games available and we are proud to have two of our titles win this esteemed recognition,” explains Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of publishing, Gameloft.“This honored distinction demonstrates the success licensed mobile titles can achieve with innovative production, in-depth storylines and stellar gameplay, all of which allows fans to feel even more immersed with their favorite hit-television series.”
Several additional Gameloft titles were nominated for Wave Award categories including, American Pop Star: Road to Celebrity, Rise of the Lost Empires and Derek Jeter Pro Baseball 2007.
The 1st Annual Wave Awards will honor winners in private ceremonies in New York and Los Angeles throughout January. For more details about the award or to view the complete list of 2007 Wave Award winners, visit www.thewaveawards.org.
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 in 2008.
Partnership agreements with leading licensors and sports personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, ABC, Dreamworks Animations SKG, Endemol, 20th Century Fox, Viacom, Sony Pictures, Touchtone Television, Warner Bros., FifPro, Lamborghini, Paris Hilton, Gus Hansen, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Llewton Hewitt, Jonny Wilkinson or Robinho 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 shop, Gameloft has a distribution network in over 80 plus countries.
Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Cologne, Milan, Madrid, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Warsaw, New Delhi, Seoul, Beijing, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Sydney. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
For more information visit www.gameloft.com
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