New York - Gameloft®, a leading publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones, today announced that two of their top-selling mobile games for 2007 have been nominated across several categories for Spike TV’s 2007 Video Game Awards. Gameloft’s Assassin’s Creed was nominated in three categories– the most by a mobile game this year– including‘Mobile Game of the Year’,‘Best Mobile Action Game’, and‘Best Mobile Visual Design’, while Heroes: The Official Mobile Game, based on the hit NBC primetime show, also earned a nomination as‘Best Action Game’.
“The Spike TV‘Video Game Awards are the premier awards show for interactive entertainment and we are pleased to be recognized with four nominations,” said Gonzague de Vallois, senior vice president of Publishing, Gameloft.“We are proud to be selected in several highly competitive categories as it acknowledges our commitment to creating quality entertainment for the mobile platform.”
The largest mainstream video game awards show, Spike TV 2007 Video Game Award’s honors every aspect of interactive entertainment, including the mobile platform with awards for‘Mobile Game of the Year’,‘Best Action Game’,‘Best Casual Game’,‘Best Multiplayer Game’,‘Best Visual Design’ and a special award for‘Innovation in Mobile Gaming.’
The winners will be announced on December 7 during the taping of the award show, which will air on December 9 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT).
Assassin’s Creed and Heroes: The Mobile Game is available for download now across most U.S. carriers.
Gameloft is a leading international publisher and developer of video games for mobile phones. Founded 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 mobile handsets with this technology is expected to exceed two billion units in 2008 (ARC GROUP).
Thanks to partnership agreements with leading licensors and personalities such as Ubisoft Entertainment, Universal Pictures, Touchstone Television, Viacom, Sony Pictures, FifPro, Paris Hilton Ent., Lamborghini, Derek Jeter, Reggie Bush, Vijay Singh, Andrei Schevchenko, and Djibril Cissé, Gameloft has formed strong relationships with international brands. In addition to the partnerships, Gameloft owns and operates such brands as Block Breaker Deluxe, Asphalt: Urban GT and New York Nights.
As a result of agreements with telecom carriers, handset manufacturers, specialized distributors and its online store, Gameloft now boasts a distribution network covering 75 countries.
Gameloft has worldwide offices in New York, San Francisco, Montreal, Mexico, Buenos Aires, Paris, London, Düsseldorf, Milan, Madrid, New Delhi, Seoul, Hong Kong, Beijing, and Tokyo. Gameloft is listed on the Euronext Paris Stock Exchange (ISIN: FR0000079600, Bloomberg: GFT FP, Reuters: GLFT.PA)
For more information, visit www.gameloft.com.