FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
SAN MATEO, Calif.– October 24, 2008– Glu Mobile Inc. (NASDAQ: GLUU), a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced the launch of two Glu titles, Bonsai Blast and Brain Genius Deluxe, on Android, the first complete, open, and free mobile platform. Both Glu titles are now available only in the Android Market and are free to T-Mobile consumers with G1 devices.
“Our work with Google along with the Open Handset Alliance has allowed us to develop Bonsai Blast and Brain Genius Deluxe using the full capabilities of the platform,” said Alex Galvagni, senior vice president of global production and chief technology officer, Glu.“Through our relationship with the Open Handset Alliance, we have had the ability to become one of the first mobile games developers to explore the device and exploit its technology to create truly engaging games that T-Mobile G1 consumers can enjoy.”
Glu is one of the first mobile games publishers to develop and launch games for the Android platform. Both Brain Genius Deluxe and Bonsai Blast are original titles conceived of and developed in Glu’s studios.
About Brain Genius Deluxe:
Building on Glu’s popular and acclaimed Brain Genius series, Brain Genius Deluxe takes players through a daily dose of fun and teasing brain exercises. Brain Genius Deluxe challenges players with 24 intuitive touch or motion-controlled games as well as bonus puzzles including Sudoku and Jigsaws. Features include:
• More brain exercises than before with 24 exercises and four types of bonus games
• Gameplay that incorporates touchscreen and accelerometer for motion-controlled brain exercises
• Enhanced graphics and audio; HVGA resolution with improved animations and high quality sound
• Advanced statistics to compare your performance over time and compare to other device users
About Bonsai Blast:
Bonsai Blast is an addictive action-puzzle game that challenges players to shoot and match colored balls to clear more than 20 Zen levels of rich, detailed environments. Bonsai Blast advances the match-three marble popping category with unique features such as:
• High-paced match three gameplay taken to a new level with variations via ricochets, tunnelled chains, and swappable shooter locations
• Fast-paced action controlled by the touch-screen and accelerometer
• More than 20 levels themed with Water, Fire, Earth and Wind with gorgeous, detailed graphics which showcase the power of the Android platform
• Multiple music compositions and 30+ frames per second take full advantage of the device’s capabilities
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.
Cautions Regarding Forward-Looking Statements
This news release contains forward-looking statements, including statements related to the anticipated release of Bonsai Blast and Brain Genius Deluxe for Android. 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: the risk that Bonsai Blast or Brain Genius Deluxe for Android may not be released; the risk that the games may not be accepted by consumers as anticipated; and other 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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