New Orleans - CTIA - May 10, 2012, Advanced Mobile Applications Ltd (AMA) is pleased to announce it is working with Barnes & Noble, the leading retailer of content, digital media and educational products, to make AMA’s titles available on the award-winning NOOK Tablet ™ and NOOK Color ™. Piano Man and Animal Tycoon 2 are the first two AMA games to become available as NOOK Apps ™ in the NOOK Store ™ ( www.nook.com) beginning this week, followed by others in the coming months. These popular and highly successful video games will allow NOOK ™ customers to reveal their musical talent with Piano Man or become a zoo manager with Animal Tycoon 2.
“AMA is dedicated to offering new gaming experiences to everyone. We’re excited to bring a large portfolio of titles to the NOOK platform, and solidify our position as an innovative game publisher,” said Christian Guillemot, AMA’s CEO.
Piano Man, developed by Yudo , includes forty famous pieces of classical music written by the world's greatest composers such as Mozart, Beethoven, Chopin and many others. The different levels of play will introduce neophytes to classical music and will also captivate the most experienced players.
Animal Tycoon 2, developed by Softgames, challenges everyone to build the best zoo and satisfy the visitors and the animals to make money. Every detail will increase the zoo attractiveness like the type of animals, decorations or buildings and services offered.
Piano Man and Animal Tycoon 2, along with thousands of high-quality, popular NOOK Apps, are available on NOOK Tablet, Barnes & Noble’s fastest, lightest tablet, and the highly acclaimed NOOK Color. With the quality collection of NOOK Apps, NOOK customers can choose from a selection of only the best apps available, and enjoy a simple, organized way to discover and purchase apps – right alongside their favorite books, periodicals and more. Barnes & Noble’s tablets bring to life all types of content– from video games, popular movies and TV shows, to over 2.5 million books, full-color magazines, comics, children’s books, and more – all at incredibly low prices starting at $149 for NOOK Color, for a limited time only, through May 12, 2012.
Founded in 2004 by the Guillemot Brothers, Advanced Mobile Applications Ltd is an international game and application developer and publisher specializing in content for mobile devices, tablets and Kinect. AMA, sister company of Ubisoft and Gameloft, is present on all the current mobile OS - including iOS, Android, QnX, Windows Phone 7, J2ME and Brew. AMA Ltd partners with a selection of the best development studios worldwide to stay at the cutting edge of video game technologies.
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About Barnes & Noble, Inc.
Barnes & Noble, Inc. (NYSE:BKS), the world's largest bookseller and a Fortune 500 company, operates 691 bookstores in 50 states. Barnes & Noble College Booksellers, LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Barnes & Noble, also operates 641 college bookstores serving over 4.6 million students and faculty members at colleges and universities across the United States. Barnes & Noble conducts its online business through BN.com ( www.bn.com), one of the Web's largest e-commerce sites, which also features more than two million titles in its NOOK Bookstore™ ( www.bn.com/ebooks). Through Barnes & Noble’s NOOK™ eReading product offering, customers can buy and read digital books and content on the widest range of platforms, including NOOK devices, partner company products, and the most popular mobile and computing devices using free NOOK software. Barnes & Noble is proud to be named a J.D. Power and Associated 2012 Customer Service Champion and is only one of 50 U.S. companies so named.
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About NOOK ® from Barnes & Noble
Barnes & Noble's NOOK brand of eReading products makes it easy to read what you love, anywhere you like™ with a fun, easy-to-use and immersive digital reading experience. With NOOK, customers gain access to Barnes & Noble's expansive NOOK Store ™ of more than 2.5 million digital titles, and the ability to enjoy content across a wide array of popular devices. NOOK Tablet ™ is Barnes & Noble’s fastest, lightest tablet with the best in entertainment from top services and everything you want in a tablet at a great value ($199 for NOOK Tablet – 8GB, and $249 for NOOK Tablet – 16GB). Both NOOK Tablet and the award-winning NOOK Color ™ ($169) feature a stunning 7-inch VividView ™ Color Touchscreen to read all of the content you love, shop popular apps, connect via email, browse the Web and more. NOOK Simple Touch ™ ($99) is the fastest, easiest to use reader with the world’s best reading screen and the longest battery life and NOOK Simple Touch with GlowLight™ ($139) features patent-pending lighting technology that makes it perfect for reading at bedtime and on the beach. Barnes & Noble offers NOOK owners Always Free NOOK Support in any of its nearly 700 bookstores, as well as free Wi-Fi ® connectivity to enjoy the Read In Store ™ feature to read NOOK Books ™ for free, and the More In Store ™ program, which offers free, exclusive content and special promotions. Barnes & Noble was the first company to offer digital lending for a wide selection of books through its LendMe ® technology, available through NOOK eReading products. Find NOOK devices in Barnes & Noble stores and online at www.nook.com, as well as at Best Buy, Walmart, Staples, Target, Radio Shack, Books-A-Million, OfficeMax, Fred Meyer, P.C. Richard & Son stores, Office Depot, Fry’s Electronics, Kmart, hhgregg, Sears and Systemax Inc. retailers.
In addition to NOOK devices, Barnes & Noble makes it easy for customers to enjoy any book, anytime, anywhere with its free NOOK Reading Apps ™, available at www.nook.com/freenookapps. Customers can use Barnes & Noble's free eReading software to access and read books from their personal Barnes & Noble digital library on devices including iPad ™, iPhone ®, iPod touch ®, Android ™ smartphones and tablets, PC and Mac ®. Lifetime Library™ helps ensure that Barnes & Noble customers will always be able to access their digital libraries on NOOK products and software-enabled devices and BN.com. Barnes & Noble also offers NOOK Study ™ ( www.nookstudy.com), an innovative study platform and software solution for higher education, NOOK Kids™ ( www.nookkids.com), a collection of digital picture and chapter books for children, and NOOK Books en español ™ ( http://www.barnesandnoble.com/ebooksenespanol), the first-ever Spanish language digital bookstore in the United States.
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