Winners of the Pocket Gamer Awards 2011 revealed

London, UK– 1 st March 2011– Forget the Academy Awards and focus instead on the fact Pocket Gamer has unveiled the winners of the site’s 2011 awards at a special event at GDC in San Francisco.

Judged by the PG team, the awards cover a number of key categories across the iPhone&iPod touch, Android, WP7, Java, iPad, DS and PSP formats, and reflect the very best of portable gaming to have emerged last year.

The winners were picked– after much arguing and a gruelling round of jousting– from the list of finalists revealed last week ( http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Various/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/feature.asp?c=27752) and their overall quality showcases what an excellent year for portable gaming 2010 turned out to be.

As you might expect, deciding on the eventual winners from such an illustrious selection pushed the PG crew to the very edge of sanity but, remarkably, the majority of team members survived to fulfill their destiny. The resulting selection spans a broad range of titles, from seasoned gamer favourites such as DoDonPachi Resurrection, Chaos Rings and GoW: Ghost of Sparta to accessible, all-encompassing hits such as Cut the Rope, Osmos and ilomilo.

Yet it’s not just games. Developers and publishers also get recognition, with Hemisphere Games, Hexage, Gameloft and EA Mobile also going home with a shiny glass trophy.

You’ll find the full list of winners here: http://www.pocketgamer.co.uk/r/Various/Pocket+Gamer+Awards/feature.asp?c=27888

CONTACT

For more information, contact Joao Diniz Sanches ( joao@pocketgamer.co.uk)

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Notes to editors

About the Pocket Gamer network

PocketGamer.co.uk is the UK’s most popular destination website for mobile and handheld gaming news, previews and reviews. The site was established by Steel Media in March 2006 and now reaches an audience of over 650K readers per month, generating over 2.2 million page views online, plus an additional audience via our wap and iPhone editions. www.pocketgamer.co.uk

Steel Media also publishes a bi-monthly Pocket Gamer mobile games magazine in association with leading mobile operators in the UK which is distributed in-store and online with a readership of c.200K.

In addition, Pocket Gamer reviews and content appear on the wap portals of leading UK operators and handset manufacturers, providing a total estimated audience in excess of 4 million each month.

Launched in July 2008, sister site PocketGamer.biz is the UK’s mobile game industry-focused site from the highly experienced team behind PocketGamer.co.uk. It aims to cover the issues affecting the sector by providing the insightful news, features and opinion that it deserves, while working to help push this multi-billion industry forward. www.pocketgamer.biz

About Steel Media

Steel Media is a leading mobile consumer technology publisher based in the UK. With a team boasting over 50 years of experience in consumer and contract publishing, the company currently publishes Europe’s biggest mobile and handheld gaming website PocketGamer.co.uk, the leading mobile games industry portal PocketGamer.biz and consumer friendly mobile entertainment site PocketPicks.co.uk. Steel Media also runs iPhone Quality Index, as well as the iPhone Alliance and Smartphone Alliance advertising networks, syndicates content to mobile operators and handset manufacturers, and provides a range of editorial, design and other contract publishing services to a number of leading blue chip brands.

For further information the Pocket Gamer network or Steel Media, contact Chris James: chris@pocketgamer.co.uk

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