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Game Developers Conference, San Francisco– March 23, 2009– Zeemote™ Inc. ( http://www.zeemote.com), the recognised leader in designing, manufacturing, marketing and licensing wireless controller technology and products for mobile devices, has announced the Zeemote Ready™ Developers Contest 2009, turning the spotlight on the revolution in mobile gaming that leverages the Zeemote™ JS1 Bluetooth Mobile Gaming Controller. Beginning today and running through July 15, 2009, established and independent publishers and developers are encouraged to submit Zeemote Ready™ mobile game titles to win cash prizes in total of $10,000 as well as the opportunity to have their games delivered to customers around the world via leading handset manufacturer and operator partners that are offering the Zeemote JS1.
To qualify for the contest, developers-publishers can use the Zeemote Ready™ SDK to create a new game or modify an existing game title to feature either full Analogue Joystick Game Control or Simultaneous Multiplayer Gaming, Both are unique features offered by the Zeemote JS1 Controller. Developers can find additional contest details at www.zeemote.com/contest
The Zeemote Ready™ Developers Contest is designed to further support and reward the growing Zeemote developer community, which has been instrumental in helping establish the Zeemote JS1 Controller. The contest is being launched on the heels of a breakout year that saw Zeemote establish partnerships with handset manufacturers Nokia, Sony Ericsson and RIM, game publishers including EA, Gameloft, Glu, and network operators, T-Mobile, Orange, Telcel, Vodafone, and Telefonica Movil. Building on the Zeemote JS1’s availability in Europe and Latin America, Zeemote is continuing its momentum in 2009 with product rollouts globally planned in markets such as the UK, South America, Asia, the United States, Asia and additional geographies in Europe.
“2008 was an extremely successful year for Zeemote and we have lots of people to thank for such fantastic growth, especially our developer partners who created many innovative Zeemote Ready™ game titles to deliver the World’s Best Mobile Gaming Experience,” said Ernie Cormier, CEO, Zeemote.“Our goal in 2009 is to continue to advance the revolution in mobile gaming by delivering even more Zeemote Ready™ titles to gamers. This contest empowers our developers to take Zeemote Ready™ Games to the next level by taking full advantage of the Zeemote JS1’s unique capabilities such as analogue controls or the ability for simultaneous multiplayer gaming.”
A panel of industry veterans and members of the media will judge the contest, and the winners will be announced on August 17th, 2009. The winners will be selected and awarded:
• Grand Prize: $7,500 Cash Prize and a shot at game distribution
• 2nd Prize: $2,500 Cash Prize and a shot at game distribution
• Finalists will have their games introduced to partners for a shot at game distribution
Zeemote will kick off the Zeemote Ready™ Game Developers contest at GDC 2009 with a partner celebration to express gratitude to developer and publishers that have supported Zeemote over the past year.
Zeemote will also be actively involved at GDC 2009 (March 23-27) in San Francisco as a Silver Sponsor for GDC Mobile. During GDC Mobile, the company will release their newest version of SDK for Blackberry and host hands-on demos of the JS1 Controller with a range of Nokia, BlackBerry and Sony Ericsson handsets in the Exhibition Area. Once the full show begins on Wednesday, March 25, Zeemote will be co-located with Nokia at booth #5605 in the North Hall.
Please also visit Zeemote’s new website at http://www.Zeemote.com for further information, to check out the existing Zeemote Ready titles, or to become a developer-publisher partner.
About Zeemote Inc.
Zeemote Inc. is the recognized leader in designing, manufacturing, marketing and licensing wireless controller technology and products for mobile devices.
About Zeemote JS1 Controller
The company's debut product is the Zeemote JS1 Controller, which creates the world's best mobile gaming experience.
The award-winning Bluetooth gaming controller is marketed and sold globally through partnerships with top handset manufacturers and mobile operators. The world's leading mobile game developers and publishers are actively creating Zeemote Ready titles to take advantage of the exciting and immersive game play delivered by the JS1 Controller.
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