London, UK May 13, 2008, Zeemote®, Inc. ( http://www.zeemote.com), the creator of intuitive user interface technologies, today celebrates being crowned winners of the inaugural‘Quality of Experience Award’ and the‘Technology Innovation Award’ at the Mobile Entertainment Forum’s (MEF) fifth annual Meffy awards.
“Being recognised for these awards is a huge compliment to the entire Zeemote development team as well as the game developers who have thoroughly embraced our interface,” said Beth Marcus CEO Zeemote“The JS1 is a major leap in the world of mobile gaming and we’re delighted that the MEF judges have recognised the true technological innovation .”
The JS1 controller won the first ever“Quality of Experience Award”, voted for by a broad panel of consumers, for bringing a near console gaming experience to mobile games. Through its ease-of-use, ergonomic design and simple set up via Bluetooth, the JS1 provides user-friendly, intuitive and engaging game play for consumers.
Winning the Technology Innovation Award demonstrates that the JS1 controller directly enhances the uptake and enjoyment of mobile gaming by removing the limitations associated with a directional keypad. This award underscores the JS1’s ability to aid consumers, developers and operators alike in efficiently overcoming barriers surrounding mobile content consumption.
“With over 40 Zeemote ready games available, the game developer community is rapidly embracing the Zeemote JS1 controller. Over the coming months, the industry can look forward to major partnership announcements and the launch of the first handset and controller bundle.” concluded Marcus.
Rimma Perelmuter, MEF Executive Director said“Zeemote created an innovative tool to help drive the casual games market by overcoming the limitations of screen size and interface. It received the most enthusiastic response from the consumer panel, irrespective of age or demographic, due to its ease of use.”
Zeemote®, Inc. makes intelligent wireless controllers for mobile devices. Our first product, the patented Zeemote JS1 controller, is the first and only wireless controller for mobile gaming. Small, fast, ergonomic and wireless, the Zeemote controller creates a near console game playing experience with true analogue thumbstick control. Recognizing the large market potential, major game developers and publishers including, Digital Chocolate, Eidos, Finblade, Fishlabs, Gamelion , Gameloft, Glu Mobile, Handy Games, Jump Games, Oasys Mobile, Player One, Player X, Reaxion, SEGA® of America, Super Happy Fun Fun, and Tag Games have already adapted popular games such as Lara Croft Tomb Raider, Helistrike 3D and Sonic the Hedgehog to be“Zeemote Ready”. Zeemote was founded in 2005 by the team that created the first force feedback joystick for PC games. Zeemote is based in Bedford, MA. US.
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