San Mateo, Calif.– October 29, 2008– Glu Mobile Inc. (Nasdaq: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced that it will develop and publish a mobile game based on Family Guy, the top-rated TV comedy among teens and males 18-49. Glu’s Family Guy mobile game will launch in 2009 through Glu’s agreement with Fox Mobile Entertainment.
“We’re delighted to bring the humor and characters of Family Guy, known and loved by millions around the world, to the mobile arena,” said Jill Braff, senior vice president of global publishing, Glu.“Family Guy is among the most popular animated comedies on television today and we look forward to translating the show’s hilarity and excitement within a fun, interactive, and engaging mobile experience.”
Family Guy is the hit animated series from Executive Producer/Creator Seth MacFarlane. The show airs weekly during primetime on FOX, and is syndicated on TBS and Adult Swim. Family Guy is currently in its seventh season.
“Glu’s extensive experience developing successful licensed titles for the mobile platform makes them the ideal partner to bring the engaging and humorous characters of Family Guy to mobile consumers,” said Andrew Stalbow, senior vice president, Fox Mobile Entertainment.“We are excited to once again partner with Glu to deliver an authentic experience and a new way for our audience to interact with the Griffin family.”
For more information, visit www.glu.com.
Glu (NASDAQ:GLUU) is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and Brain Genius, and titles based on major brands from partners including Atari, Activision, Konami, Harrah's, Hasbro, Warner Bros., Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, Calif. and has offices in London, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, Sweden, Poland, Russia, China, Brazil, Chile, Canada and Mexico. Consumers can find high-quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
ABOUT FOX MOBILE ENTERTAINMENT:
Fox Mobile Entertainment (FME) is a leading content provider for the mobile entertainment industry, including wireless carriers and handset manufacturers. FME provides mobile content from top FOX TV shows such as 24, Prison Break, and Family Guy, and from such recent films as Juno, The X-Files: I Want to Believe, and Ice Age: The Meltdown. An industry leader with strong domestic and international distribution, FME created American Idol's text-message voting system and the now-pervasive term Mobisodes® Series, defining short episodic programming designed for a mobile audience. Additionally, the Company runs video channels on all major U.S. carriers.
Fox Mobile Entertainment, along with the Jamster/Jamba companies, headquartered in Los Angeles, Calif. and Berlin, Germany, makes up the industry's largest vertically integrated mobile entertainment company.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including the statement that the Family Guy mobile game will launch in 2009. These forward-looking statements are subject to material risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements. Investors should consider important risk factors, which include risks detailed under the caption“Risk Factors” in Glu’s most recent report on Form 10-Q filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission on August 14, 2008. Glu is under no obligation, and expressly disclaims any obligation, to update or alter its forward-looking statements whether as a result of new information, future events or otherwise.
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