NEW YORK, September 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games on mobile phones and consoles, today announced plans to develop 10 plus games for Android, an open source mobile platform. Bubble Bash will be the first title scheduled for launch in Q1 2009.
NEW YORK, September 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ — Gameloft, a leading developer and publisher of video games on mobile phones and consoles, today announced plans to develop 10 plus games for Android, an open source mobile platform. Bubble Bash will be the first title scheduled for launch in Q1 2009.
Android is an open mobile platform that incorporates extensive multimedia features and supports handsets that allow an enhanced gaming experience thanks to optimized graphics, touch screen and accelerometer. Gameloft's development team has created a strong line-up for the platform, with several of its flagship titles available at the launch of Android's paid application offerings.
"The momentum and excitement for the Android has been building for some time," said Michel Guillemot, president and CEO, Gameloft. "We plan to fully support this platform since it provides another great outlet for an enhanced gaming experience for consumers."
In addition to Bubble Bash, Gameloft has several diverse offerings lined up in 2009 for the Android platform. The company has been developing mass market games for casual audiences and continues its commitment with its offerings for Android.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones and consoles. 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 four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare and DS, Microsoft's Xbox LIVE Arcade, Apple's iPod, iTouch and iPhones, and PCs.
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, Ferrari, Paris Hilton, Gus Hansen, Kobe Bryant, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Chuck Norris, 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, Bogota, Sao Paulo, Santiago Paris, London, Cologne, Milan, Madrid, Lisbon, Copenhagen, Warsaw, Helsinki, Vienna, Bucharest, New Delhi, Seoul, Kuala Lumpur, Jakarta, Beijing, Hong Kong, Singapore, Tokyo and Sydney. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)