November 23rd. Mobile game developer IOMO has racked up another major achievement in 2004 having created FIVE games out of the recent Top Ten on mobile operator Orange in the UK.
Pub Fruity (published by IOMO) hit the number one spot, with Colin McRae Rally 2005 (published by Codemasters/DBi) at number two. Monopoly (published by iFone) was at number four, Golf Club (published by IOMO) reached number six and Pub Darts (published by IOMO) slipped into the number nine position.
While this is a remarkable result, it is by no means unique. This is the second time IOMO has been responsible for fully half of the games appearing simultaneously on a major network's Top Ten list. In January 2004 the company had five titles in the Vodafone UK charts. Having completed over 23 titles in 2004 for many of the major mobile games publishers and based on some of the world's biggest brands and licenses, IOMO are leading the world in the design and creation of games for the latest generation of mobile phone handsets.
"2004 has been a fantastic year," said John Chasey, the managing director of IOMO. "Not only for IOMO, but for the mobile games and entertainment sector as a whole. People have phone handsets which can play games, operators are making games more accessible than ever and the quality of games on the market is growing rapidly. We've been stunned at how quickly the market has grown this year and have been delighted with IOMO's success to date. Our strategy of focusing entirely on the downloadable mobile sector and designing games specifically to be played on mobile handsets is proving very successful as the market continues to flourish. The company has made a number of moves to provide us with more resources as we move into 2005 and we are looking forward to a great new year."
Notes To Editors:
IOMO is an award winning, independent developer of entertainment content for mobile devices, based in the south of England.
Since the company was founded in April 2000, over sixty titles have been developed which include high profile projects such as the BAFTA nominated Scooby Doo, Tomb Raider, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, Stuntman, Monopoly, Thunderbirds, TxtDating and Wentworth Golf.
Clients come from all areas of the mobile industry worldwide including manufacturers, operators, portals, wireless publishers/aggregators and traditional game publishers. They include Nokia, Eidos,Aspiro, Empire, Vodafone, Digital Bridges, iFone, Airborne and In-Fusio.
IOMO were awarded the Best Mobile Development Studio at the Development Industry Excellence awards in 2003 and 2004.
IOMO are founding members of TIGA (The Independent Game Developers Association). www.tiga.org
For further information, please contact:
John Chasey, Managing Director, IOMO ltd
tel: +44 (0)23 8065 3301
M: +44 (0) 7747 792247
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