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Gameloft’s ‘Hero of Sparta’ on iPhone / iPod Touch

Gameloft(R), a leading publisher and developer of downloadable video games, today announced that Hero of Sparta on iPhone/iPod Touch has been recognized by the GSMA as Asia’s “Best Mobile Game” for 2009. For the third consecutive year, Gameloft is rewarded with this prestigious award, showing once again its dedication to innovation and gaming development excellence. Hero of Sparta offers a top notch gaming experience on iPhone/iPod Touch, as well as on regular mobile phones, pleasing millions of customers around the world.
GSMA is a global trade association representing over 700 GSM mobile phone operators across 218 countries, and created the Asia Mobile Awards 2009 as a platform to showcase leadership and diversity of mobile content, products and services throughout Asia. Since its release at the end of 2008, Gameloft’s Hero of Sparta on iPhone/iPod Touch has received wide acclaim by consumers and the mobile gaming media.
“This distinction confirms Gameloft’s standing as the best mobile games developer in the world. Our developers put all of their hard work into making & creating, especially for the Apple platform, with Hero of Sparta being the first spectacular and most popular action game, thanks to its accessibility, designs and graphics,” said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of publishing, Gameloft.
Hero of Sparta is one of Gameloft’s original franchises, which has been successful over the past year. In addition to receiving several awards and mentions, Hero of Sparta ranked number 1 on the AppStore at its launch and stayed in the Top 5 for a few weeks.
The Asia Mobile Awards saw more than 50 nominees vying for just eleven coveted awards in five categories, judged by independent journalists, analysts and academics. The categories ranged from Best Mobile Entertainment Services for mobile games, music, TV/Video and advertising services to Best Mobile Services for mobile enterprise, money and Internet applications, in addition to the highly sought after Green Mobile and Best Mobile Handset awards.
All winners have now been automatically short listed for the Global Mobile Awards 2010, which will be presented in Barcelona at the Mobile World Congress next February.
About Gameloft
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of downloadable video games. For 10 years, Gameloft has been established as one of the top innovators in its field. The company creates games for mobile phones, smartphones, iPhone and iPod touch. The total number of game-enabled devices is anticipated to exceed four billion units by 2012. Gameloft games are also available to players on WiiWare, DSiWare, Microsoft Xbox LIVE Arcade and PlayStation(R)Network.
Partnership agreements with leading licenses such as UNO(TM), Ferrari, Shrek, CSI, Spider-Man and Brothers in Arms allow Gameloft to form strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates titles such as Real Football, Asphalt and Brain Challenge.
Gameloft is present on all the continents with its own production studios, employing over 3,500 developers, and distributes its games in over 100 countries. Gameloft is listed on Euronext Paris (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
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