LONDON, UK—APRIL 1, 2008—Hands-On Mobile™, the world's leading developer of connected games and applications, today announces a new agreement with Future, the special-interest media group to bring its popular movie brand, Total Film to mobile phones, in the new Total Film Quiz game. Developed by independent UK studio FinBlade, Total Film Quiz is scheduled to be released in May and will allow mobile users to enjoy Total Film's challenging quiz in the palm of their hand wherever and whenever they like.
Future's best-selling UK magazine, Total Film, was launched in April 1997, and has an average readership of over 490,000 (source NRS Jan to Dec 07) dedicated film fans every issue. The launch of the Total Film Quiz will be supported by Future across multiple channels including print and online.
"This launch is part of the continued expansion plan for Total Film through this year and it's great to be working with an established and respected partner," said Simon Maxwell, Group Publisher of Future's Film&TV portfolio. "The Total Film quiz is incredibly popular among our readers and this is a natural extension for us and we are delighted that more people will now be able to engage with Total Film and test their film knowledge through their mobile phones."
The Total Film Quiz will offer film lovers thousands of unique questions, with multiple choice answers, about hundreds of films from a variety of genres– all in Total Film's unique and irreverent style. Players can choose between two modes, Total Film Buff mode where they earn points for each correct answer or, for the truly knowledgeable, Survival Mode where players receive a battery of questions until they give an incorrect answer.
"Total Film is a magazine with a great reputation among film buffs and critics alike," said Greg Robinson, President and General Manager of Hands-On Mobile EMEA. "Future will be supporting this title with a number of promotions across its considerable portfolio of magazines and websites, so this game will be launched with much anticipation. We are also delighted to be working with a developer as inventive as FinBlade on this release."
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About Hands-On Mobile
Hands-On Mobile, Inc. is a leading global publisher of mobile entertainment products. Established in 2001, with operations on four continents, Hands-On Mobile develops and distributes mobile content to more than 200 of the world's leading operators in 60 countries. Hands-On Mobile provides operators and their customers with the world's best entertainment brands and content. The company's diverse catalogue includes games, applications and personalisation suites from top brands such as Activision, Billboard, CBS, LEGO, NBA, Marvel, NBC Universal, Paramount Pictures, and World Poker Tour. The Hands-On Mobile Developer Network (HDN) brings mobile development to the masses enabling developers to create and distribute mobile applications through Hands-On Mobile's core platform and ecosystem. Hands-On Mobile is a U.S. corporation with headquarters in San Francisco and offices in San Diego, California; London and Manchester, England; Krakow, Poland; Sao Paulo, Brazil; Shanghai and Beijing, China; and Seoul, Korea. For more information about Hands-On Mobile please visit www.HandsOn.com. Hands-On Mobile is a trademark of Hands-On Mobile, Inc. All other product or company names are trademarks of their respective owners.
Future plc is an international special-interest media group with offices in the UK and US. Founded in 1985 with one magazine, today it creates over 180 special-interest publications, websites and events, with strong portfolios in the games, technology, music, film and active sectors including sports, automotive and crafts. Future exports, syndicates or licenses its publications to 90 countries internationally. The Company employs more than 1,200 people and is listed on the London Stock Exchange (symbol FUTR).
For more information
Will Guyatt, Future UK Media Relations Manager, 01225 822517
Based in the south of England, FinBlade is an independent mobile developer, created by the people behind the respected BAFTA-nominated IOMO Studio. As a development team they have won a number of awards, most recently winning the "Best Mobile Game" category at the 2007 TIGA Awards with "Tomb Raider Anniversary".
For more information please visit www.finblade.com