Jump Games launches the Official Ashes Mobile Game

Celebrate England’s Ashes win with Ashes Cricket the game– now available on major mobile platforms. Based on Codemasters’ award-winning Ashes Cricket games for home consoles, the official Ashes mobile game was developed by Jump Games, a leading International developer and publisher of mobile entertainment content.

Ashes Cricket mobile lets you experience the thrill of the Ashes series first-hand on your mobile device. Available across all leading mobile technologies and platforms like iOS (for iPhone, iPod Touch), Android OS, Blackberry OS, J2ME and BREW, the game is available across all leading mobile carriers.

Ashes Cricket is now on the iTunes Apstore for iPhone and iPod users here: http://itunes.apple.com/in/app/ashes-cricket/id406317113?mt=8

You can play as either England or Australia in the ultimate sporting contest. The official mobile game of the Ashes series, Ashes Cricket features the actual names and likenesses of both the English and Australian players.

Following are the key features of the Ashes game:

    <*>3 different game modes: Ashes Test, One Day and 20 Over Internationals
·         Official English and Australian player names and likenesses

·         Special 'Action Cam' view to give a real life experience of  enhanced batting, bowling and fielding controls and different game modes that make this game‘easy to pick up but hard to put down’

·         Enhanced fielding, bowling and batting game play

·         Hawkeye integration

On the launch of the Ashes Cricket mobile game, Mr. Salil Bhargava, CEO, Jump Games, said,“Cricket games on mobile have been extremely popular with gamers and have received a phenomenal response over the years. The Ashes Series is international cricket's most celebrated rivalry and dates back to 1882. With this offering Jump Games brings The Ashes closer to cricket lovers with easy access through mobile. This launch reiterates our commitment to providing great games across all available mobile platforms”

The game was recently reviewed by Pocket Gamer ( http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk), a renowned destination for everything related to mobile gaming and won the coveted Pocket Gamer Silver Award getting a rating of 8/10. The review is available here: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Mobile/Ashes+Cricket/review.asp?c=26115

Jump Games worked with Codemasters, a leading publisher of console video games including the market-leading cricket game Ashes Cricket, to develop the mobile game.

Barry Jafrato, Senior VP, Brand, at Codemasters commented,“As the original creator and licence holder of official cricket video games based on the Ashes, Codemasters welcomes Jump Games’ release of the mobile edition. Thanks to the partnership between Codemasters and Jump Games, the mobile edition features official Ashes content, including in-game models and graphics, originally created by Codemasters for the home console video games. Both Codemasters and Jump Games are part of Reliance Big Entertainment and that has driven this relationship and demonstrates the potential for future cooperative ventures in our respective gaming entertainment sectors.”

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ABOUT JUMP GAMES

Jump Games is part of Reliance Big Entertainment, which is part of the multi-national conglomerate Reliance ADA Group. The company has exclusive global licenses to create and distribute games/applications for world’s leading brands like Putt-Putt, Ishant Sharma, Playboy, Cartoon Network, VVC Productions (3 idiots), etc.

Reliance ADA Group is among India’s top three private sector business houses on all major financial parameters, with a market capitalization of over $81 billion (USD). The interests of Reliance ADA Group range from communications (Reliance Communications) and financial services (Reliance Capital Ltd), to generation, transmission, distribution of power and infrastructure development (Reliance Infrastructure Ltd) and entertainment. Reliance Big Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. (RBEL) is the flagship media and entertainment company of Reliance Anil Dhirubhai Ambani Group.

Jump Games is a leading publisher and developer of mobile games. Distributed across the United States, Europe, South Africa, Australia, the Middle East and Asia, its games can be accessed and played on leading networks in more than 40 countries worldwide. For more information on Jump Games, log on to www.jumpgames.com.

ABOUT CODEMASTERS

Codemasters, the award winning games developer and publisher, has a 24-year heritage and annual revenues in excess of US$ 150 Million. The company’s dominant brands include Ashes/International Cricket, Colin McRae DiRT, Race Driver GRID, Cricket and Operation Flashpoint; the company retains the exclusive worldwide video game rights to FORMULA ONE. Codemasters operates three UK development studios– one at its Warwickshire HQ with further sites at Guildford and Birmingham. An additional art studio is based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. In 2009 Codemasters won the coveted Grand Prix Award at the 2009 Develop Industry Excellence Awards, an award bestowed on the company felt by Develop to have contributed the most to the games medium in recent times. Across the group, Codemasters employs over 450 people. In March 2010, Reliance Big Entertainment Ltd. (RBEL), a part of India’s Reliance ADA group, acquired a 50 per cent shareholding in the company, alongside existing investor, Balderton Capital, the leading European venture capital firm that first invested in Codemasters in 2005. For more information on Codemasters’ product portfolio, please visit www.codemasters.com

For further information please contact:

Bratin Roy

Hanmer MS&L– Publicis Groupe

09833868621

bratin@hanmermsl.com

 


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