Wednesday 16 th February, 2011— Hilversum, the Netherlands— Spil Games, the global online gaming leader, today revealed January’s three winning submissions in its HTML5 mobile-coding competition. The three games are now live on the publisher’s mobile-gaming platforms, bringing the total number of free-to-play mobile games offered to 35.
The impressive‘Biolab Disaster,’ delivering fast-paced frenetic arcade action, was January’s first-place winner. An impressive action-adventurer in any format, this riveting platform game will keep mobile gamers entranced for hours.
Second place went to‘Where is the Red?’—a visual observation game that is more addictive than it has any right to be based on its relative simplicity. In this game, players must follow the movements of a red counter hidden under a cup that is mixed in with two other cups. Beautifully rendered in HTML5, this is sure to prove a sleeper hit across the mobile sites.
‘Wordbreak’ was the third-place winner this month. A single-player spelling game in which players must construct lattices of words from randomly selected letter tiles,‘Wordbreak’ marries programming excellence with a comprehensive word database to offer a challenge to those who like their games more cerebral.
“These three games, offering arcade, observational, and intellectual gaming, could not be more different. What they do have in common, though, is they demonstrate the flexibility and potential quality HTML5 programming offers,” says Robbert van Os, Spil Games’ HTML5 Evangelist.
Spil Games’ HTML5-coding contest has been designed to drive the adoption of HTML5 development and gaming, with the winning coders receiving cash prizes and the prestige of having their games played by the largest casual-gaming audience in the world. The contest is running for six months, and offers a total prize pot of $50,000.
Each of the 35 groundbreaking free-to-play games of Spil Games’ mobile platforms (accessed via Games.co.uk in the UK) is optimized for mobile phones. Top titles include‘Aqua Labyrinth,’‘Farm Challenge,’ and‘Wizard Wars.’ Each is developed in HTML5 to ensure the widest possible compatibility with handsets worldwide, making these gaming sites the most accessible in the world.
To learn more about Spil Games’ commitment to HTML5 and belief that HTML5 is the future of mobile gaming, please visit: http://www.spilgames.com/presscenter/releases/spilgames_html5_us.php
About Spil Games
Spil Games’ mission is to unite the world in play through a localized global network of online social-gaming platforms tailored to girls (GirlsgoGames.co.uk), teens (Agame.com), and families (Games.co.uk). These platforms, offered in up to 19 languages, entertain 130 million unique visitors from around the world each month. In its current portfolio, Spil Games has a collection of more than 4,000 online games, which have been developed both in house and through partnerships with top-tier game developers. These casual, social games encourage players to connect and challenge themselves and each other while sharing their creativity. Additionally, Spil Games is present on the world's leading social networks through its game application, Zapapa, and on mobile devices through browser-based versions of the company’s three social-gaming platforms. For more information, please visit www.spilgames.com.