Las Colinas, TX - December 22, 2008– Smartphone users now have access to more popular games than ever as Handango Inc. (Handango), the leading retailer of smartphone apps globally, announced partnerships with top mobile game publishers Digital Chocolate and I-play. Through these deals, Handango added a vast array of top entertainment content for Blackberry and Windows Mobile devices.
Digital Chocolate titles include 3D Brick Breaker Revolution, Mini Golf 99-Holes and Shopping Madness and games from I-play include Deal or No Deal, Million Dollar Mission, Jenga, Jewel Quest 2, Mercenaries 2, and Fast and The Furious: Tokyo Drift and more.
“With the‘Games’ category now coming in at second place behind‘Entertainment’ for the first time in Handango’s history, we are excited to expand our content offerings through partnerships with some of the leading mobile game publishers in the industry,” states Alex Bloom, VP of Content, Handango.“Digital Chocolate and I-play have created an incredible array of games for the exploding smartphone marketplace.”
"Digital Chocolate is well known for award-winning, high-quality games, and we are excited to be partnering with Handango to bring our content to smartphone users," states Jason Loia, COO, Digital Chocolate.
“At I-play, we pride ourselves on our portfolio of award-winning and top-selling casual games”, says Anders Evju, General Manager, Americas, I-play.“Partnering with Handango is a great way to reach a new generation of gamers. This deal not only continues our commitment to distribute our games on every screen, but also provides us with the opportunity to work with the world’s leading retailer of smartphone applications.”
Previously this year, Handango announced distribution deals with EA Mobile and Capcom as part of its ongoing effort to increase entertainment and gaming options for smartphone users.
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About Digital Chocolate
Digital Chocolate is the world's most efficient producer of high quality, original games across mass-market casual platforms. With offices in San Mateo, Helsinki, Bangalore, and Barcelona, the company offers more than 60 award-winning games, including Tower Bloxx and AvaPeeps, with a focus on casual, social, and mobile play that is offered globally over both wired and wireless networks. Digital Chocolate was founded in 2003 by CEO Trip Hawkins, who was also the founder and CEO of Electronic Arts. In addition to leading the industry in awards for its mobile games, the company known as "DChoc" has itself won more than 10 awards in the last two years including Best Game Developer of the Year awards from both IGN.com and Mobile Entertainment and inclusion in The Red Herring Global 100. For more information, please visit www.digitalchocolate.com.
I-play, the publishing division of Oberon Media, Inc., is the world’s leading multi-platform casual games publisher. With powerful franchises and massive distribution across the three most popular entertainment screens-online, mobile, and interactive television-I-play content reaches global consumers, and delivers fun, entertaining, accessible content to casual gamers of all ages. I-play’s PC publishing division, formerly Oberon Games, is based in Seattle and created the hit Dream Day Series, as well as the first casual games for bestselling author James Patterson and legendary mystery author Agatha Christie, including the Causal Connect 2008 Game of the Year, Agatha Christie: Death on the Nile. I-play’s mobile division has delivered some of the biggest selling franchises in the mobile space, including the world’s #1 best-selling racing franchise, The Fast&the Furious, based on the blockbuster movies. I-play’s interactive television group, formerly PixelPlay, creates and distributes games featuring top brands including Centipede™, Missile Command®, Asteroids™, Monopoly®, Scrabble®, Boggle®, and Yahtzee™. I-play is headquartered in New York City, with offices in Seattle, San Mateo, London, and Dunfermline, Scotland.
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