The compelling arcade puzzle game Zum-Zum from developers HeroCraft today picked up App of the Year on the Nokia Platform at the GSMA Global Mobile Awards held at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. The GSMA Global Mobile Awards has been honoring excellence and innovation in mobile communications and highlighting the most innovative mobile solutions and initiatives from around the world since 1996.
“We were delighted to be shortlisted for this award and even more delighted when it was announced that we’d won App of the Year on the Nokia Platform” said HeroCraft’s Sales and Marketing Director Alexey Sazonov as he picked up the award in Barcelona. “We’ve always been strong backers of the Nokia Ovi platform and our hard work and diligence has paid off with strong download figures and now recognition from within the industry”.
This last 12 months has seen a huge rise in interest in apps for mobile devices and this is the first year that games have had to fight for awards against a whole host of apps offering countless utilities to the smartphone user. “This makes our success all the more sweet” said Pavel Prokonich, CEO of HeroCraft,“being able to beat the likes of Skype for Symbian which is a modern day giant in the world of telecommunications. It shows that a cleverly conceived and well executed game can be a success on the smallest of screens, our customers love the game and so it seems do our compatriots in this industry.”
The full list of winners and categories is here: http://www.globalmobileawards.com/awards/winners_2011.htm#cat_id4
Zum-Zum's webpage is here:
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The GSMA represents the interests of the worldwide mobile communications industry. Spanning 219 countries, the GSMA unites nearly 800 of the world's mobile operators, as well as more than 200 companies in the broader mobile ecosystem, including handset makers, software companies, equipment providers, Internet companies, and media and entertainment organizations. The GSMA is focused on innovating, incubating and creating new opportunities for its membership, all with the end goal of driving the growth of the mobile communications industry. More information is available at www.gsmworld.com.
HeroCraft ( www.herocraft.com) is a leading developer and publisher of games and applications for mobile phones and smart devices, specialising in the porting of high profile PC brands. A top 10 publisher on Android Marketplace and Nokia Ovi Store with titles such as Farm Frenzy, Yumsters and Majesty. Headquartered in Kalinigrad, Russia, HeroCraft was founded in 2001 and employs 70+ staff in offices across Europe. HeroCraft is currently distributing in 15 languages in over 100 countries worldwide.