BEDFORD, MASS.– July 28th, 2008— Zeemote®, Inc. ( http://www.zeemote.com), the makers of intelligent wireless controllers for mobile devices, today announced that top mobile games publisher, Gameloft is developing titles for the forthcoming Zeemote™ JS1 Controller. One of the largest names in the industry, Gameloft is among the most recent publishers to realize the potential of creating games for Zeemote’s award-winning JS1 Controller, which connects via Bluetooth® wireless technology to many of the mass market handsets.
In order to ensure a consistent quality consumer experience with the Zeemote JS1 Controller, the company has also launched the Zeemote Ready™ developer program. The new certification process includes a set of standards and simple testing procedures that make it easier for publishers to bring Zeemote JS1 Controller compatible games to market. Once approved, the titles will be branded Zeemote Ready so mobile gamers can easily see all the games that work with the controller.
“The zeemote JS1 Controller brings an intuitive and innovative experience to players" said Gonzague de Vallois, senior Vice President at Gameloft. "We believe the Zeemote controller, combined with high quality Gameloft games is a perfect match for customers who will have a strong motivation to download and enjoy more and more mobile games."
“The industry support has been overwhelming and we are very proud of the fact that nearly every one of the top 15 mobile games publishers has committed to creating games compatible with the Zeemote JS1 Controller,” said Beth Marcus, CEO, Zeemote.“As we prepare for commercial launch, first in Europe then followed by North America and Asia in 2009, we have not only content creators, but also operators, handset manufacturers and OEMs– all backing our product.”
Zeemote Ready kits have shipped to participating developers and include testing criteria documents for Zeemote Ready applications, a style guide and submission forms. Interested publishers and developers can join the Zeemote Ready program by visiting http://zeemote.com/developers.html.
Zeemote®, Inc. makes intelligent wireless controllers for mobile devices. The company’s debut product, the patented Zeemote JS1 controller, is the first and only wireless controller for mobile gaming. Small, fast, ergonomic and wireless, the Zeemote controller creates a near console game playing experience with true analogue thumbstick control. Recognizing the large market potential, major game developers and publishers including Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Digital Chocolate, Eidos, Finblade, FISHLABS, iPlay, Gamelion Inc., HandyGames™, IUGO, JUMPGames, Oasys Mobile, Orange Pixel, Player One, Player X, Reaxion Corp, SEGA® of America, Super Happy Fun Fun, Capricom Mobile and Tag Games have already adapted popular games including Ferrari World Championship, Gangstar, Brick Breaker Revolution, Tilt-A-World, Helistrike 3D and Sonic the Hedgehog to become“Zeemote Ready.” Zeemote was founded in 2005 by Beth Marcus, Ph.D., one of the creators of the first force feedback joystick for PC games, and is based in Bedford, Mass.
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