HandyGames™ to preinstall two GestureTek® controlled games on Sony Ericsson Yari™

Press Release– free for immediate release

Giebelstadt, 3rd of February 2010

Giebelstadt/Germany, 3rd of February 2010. HandyGames™, the leading German publisher for mobile games, proudly announces the development partnership with Sony Ericsson to pre-install two innovative games on the Sony Ericsson Yari™ handset. Both titles– Snowboard Rush and Hamster Hustle– are controlled solely by using GestureTek® technology. In both applications the player controls the virtual characters with body motions in front of the mobile camera.

"Our creative team is happy to release titles with such innovative game controls on the Sony Ericsson Yari™." says Markus Kassulke, CEO and head of production at HandyGames™. "We have proven that there is a dimension of mobile game play other than using old fashioned navigation keys and touch controls. It is an entirely new experience and a lot of fun to play a mobile game by crouching, jumping or twisting in front of your mobile phone camera."

"HandyGames™ as a technology leader and with its passion for mobile games is the perfect partner for Sony Ericsson to bring unique and innovative applications to our future mobile phones." says Sara Ponnert, Partner Manager Games at Sony Ericsson.

Snowboard Rush and Hamster Hustle are available on the new Yari™ devices from Sony Ericsson or in the PlayNow™ Arena for free.

Snowboard Rush

Get on your virtual snowboard and move like a real snowboarder in front of your Yari mobile cam! Control your snowboard and perform jumps by moving your body!

Hamster Hustle

Take on the role of a cute hamster and control him with real body motions in front of your Yari cam! Feed him tasty nuts and get his hamster wheel burning!

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About HandyGames™:

HandyGames™ is one of the leading independent developers and publishers of mobile games. The company has offices in Giebelstadt, Germany and in Bucharest, Romania and has its very own international distribution network. The company was founded in 2000 by Markus Kassulke, Christopher Kassulke and Udo Bausewein, has more than 35 employees and plans to expand further.

The huge and diverse variety of products, which all excel by high quality, consists of downloadable and pre-installed games, as well as applications and games for the mobile Internet. The games support platforms like J2ME, Blackberry, Android and iPhone / iPod touch. HandyGames™ has developed top sellers such as Anno– Create a New World, Silent Hunter, Aces of the Luftwaffe, the Townsmen series, Dynamite Fishing and Devils and Demons.. The company’s long time success is reflected in close co-operations with producers of mobile phones and network operators, as well as in the many international awards it has won.

More information at: www.handy-games.com

Press Contact:

Nathalie Depix

www.handy-games.com GmbH

i_Park Klingholz 13

97232 Giebelstadt


Tel.: +49 (0) 9334 9757 - 48

Fax: +49 (0) 9334 9757 - 19


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