LOS ANGELES– August 6, 2007– Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, today confirmed its inclusion as one of the Top 10 U.S. mobile games publishers list according to results from the second quarter report published yesterday by mobile entertainment market research firm Telephia*. Telephia is the world's largest provider of syndicated consumer research to the telecom and mobile media markets.
Key titles contributing to Vivendi Games Mobile’s outstanding performance in the second quarter of 2007 were Black Hawk Down® which received an Editor’s Award from Wireless Gaming World and a Gold Award from Mobilegamefaqs.com; Surviving High School™’07 which was awarded the Editor’s Award from Wireless Gaming World; and The Legend of Spyro™: A New Beginning which was awarded a Gold Award from Mobilegamefaqs.com.
“We’re committed to being one of the leading publishers of mobile games worldwide and our rapid ascension in the U.S. market is a significant indication of our progress,” said Maria Pacheco, vice president of Marketing– Americas, for Vivendi Games Mobile.“Using viral video, social networking and user-generated content we are creating compelling, cutting edge marketing campaigns that help differentiate our products and drive downloads.”
“We’re excited about the partnerships we’ve forged with wireless carriers in the Americas, and throughout the world, as their support has been critical on our path to becoming a top 10 mobile publisher,” said Lou Fasulo, vice president of Distribution– Americas, Vivendi Games Mobile.“We will continue bringing carriers truly exceptional titles that break the boundaries for mobile games. With episodic content providing weekly refreshed storylines in games like Surviving Hollywood or user-generated features like those in People’s Choice Hangman, we’re providing mobile subscribers with real value and a reason to come back for more.”
A strong slate of titles launching in the second half of 2007 is expected to continue the momentum for Vivendi Games Mobile in Q3 and Q4. Following its recent launch, Surviving Hollywood™, an extension of the best-selling Surviving High School franchise was honored with Wireless Gaming World’s Editor’s Award. Other upcoming titles include Crash® of the Titans, Delta Force®, Leisure Suit Larry®: Love for Sail, Shock Blocks™, Slide N’ Loop™, Surviving High School’08, The Incredible Machine®, The Legend of Spyro™: Eternal Night and Urban Attack.
More information on Vivendi Games Mobile and its games can be found at www.vgmobile.com.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile ( www.vgmobile.com), a division of Vivendi Games, creates and publishes quality titles for the mobile games market. The division runs a global business, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris, a US-based team in Los Angeles and its Centerscore studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes games based on original IP, popular entertainment licenses and classic Sierra Entertainment IP, which are distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world.
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*Ranking at the 75% confidence level of statistical significance, based on sampling and analysis of consumer mobile bills from the top four US mobile carriers.
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