Hamburg, Germany and Espoo, Finland - Nokia and FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH, a leading developer and publisher of high-quality 3D mobile games, today announced an agreement to bring games to the N-Gage service.
Titles scheduled for release in 2009 include, Powerboat Challenge TM , Rally Master Pro TM , and Snowboard Hero TM followed by Galaxy on Fire TM and Blades&Magic TM in early 2010. All titles will be significantly improved in terms of graphics and sound quality and will be enhanced with additional features. With the powerful multimedia capabilities of N-Gage compatible mobile phones, FISHLABS can now offer an even better gaming experience.
"The N-Gage cooperation with Nokia is one of the most important milestones for FISHLABS since its founding," says Michael Schade, CEO of FISHLABS Entertainment GmbH. "Being able to market games on millions of devices with the marketing power of the world's largest mobile phone manufacturer is a major success for us. Our strategy of relying exclusively on high-quality, innovative mobile games fits perfectly with that of Nokia to sell only the best products on N-Gage."
"The outstanding quality of FISHLABS mobile games is almost legendary, and we are pleased to have gained one of the best developers for N-Gage with FISHLABS," adds Gregg Sauter, Director, Third Party Games Publishing, Nokia. "FISHLABS' portfolio of multiple award-winning games is especially popular with core gamers and, thanks to the superior performance of the N-Gage platform; Nokia will be able to win over many fans of FISHLABS as well as new gamers for N-Gage."
FISHLABS is one of the leading developers and publishers of high quality mobile 3D games. Founded in 2004, FISHLABS is responsible for the development of more than 20 high-end mobile games and employs a team of 30 people at the company's headquarters in Hamburg, Germany. FISHLABS' portfolio of mobile games includes numerous award-winning original IPs, such as Galaxy on Fire TM , DEEP TM , Blades&Magic TM , Rally Master Pro TM or Snowboard Hero TM as well as AAA brands for well-known business partners, such as V-Rally® 3D for Glu, Star Wars TM - Imperial Ace 3D for THQ or Tony Hawk's Downhill Jam TM for Infospace (Activison license) and most recently Gladiator TM . The high quality of FISHLABS' 3D mobile games is demonstrated by numerous awards, such as Best Mobile Game 2008 (Rally Master Pro TM ) and third-best mobile game 2008 (Snowboard Hero TM ) according to Pocket Gamer Analysis. FISHLABS is also the Best Mobile Game Developer 2008 according to MobileGamesDB.
Thanks to the high-performance, platform-independent games engine ABYSS® which supports about 300 different Java TM and BREW TM devices and the iPhone TM , FISHLABS' titles are able to offer a quality never before attained in the sphere of mobile gaming. FISHLABS 3D mobile games are distributed worldwide over more than 160 well known network providers such as T-Mobile, Vodafone, O2, Orange, 3, Telefonica, Cingular, Sprint and Verizon as well as directly over www.fishlabs.net.
Since July of 2008, the company has offered the mobile phone game community myFISHLABS, where users can benefit from features such as price advantages, easier payment, additional features, credit kick-backs, upgrades, and the exchange of information about their favourite mobile games with other community members.
For more information visit www.fishlabs.net.
N-Gage is a connected mobile games service by Nokia, making it easy to find, try, buy, and play high-quality mobile games on the latest mobile devices. N-Gage offers a broad portfolio of games by Nokia Games Publishing and the world's leading publishers. N-Gage Arena is a community that enables people around the world to connect and play games with others. www.n-gage.com
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