HAMBURG, 25. October 2007 - FISHLABS, one of the leading studios for premium 3D mobile phone games, was given top marks for its fantasy RPG Blades & Magic by the respected on-line magazine for mobile games Pocketgamer and received a Gold Award. This was the fourth award for Blades & Magic. In addition, the lavishly produced mobile phone game has earned top evaluations from the magazines Airgamer, Mobilegamesfaqs, and Midlet-Review.
Blades & Magic has impressed the industry press with an all around successful package. That includes, above all, the impressive 3D visuals and the fabulous story, which is steadily advanced by atmospheric 3D cut-scenes. The depth and atmosphere of the game, which are outstanding for a mobile game, have been especially praised. Pocketgamer awarded Blades & Magic nine out of ten possible points.
Gametester Chris Pickering from Pocketgamer resumes: "Stunning RPG that demands to be played. It's got everything to create the kind of mobile gaming experience you'll remember in years to come."
Michael Schade, CEO and Co-Founder of FISHLABS, says, "We are very pleased with the numerous awards from the industry press. They validate our work and motivate us for future projects. Blades & Magic impressively demonstrates that mobile phones are definitely a platform for sophisticated games that can also provide high-quality entertainment over longer periods of time."
Blades & Magic is distributed by "Player X" in EMEA, APAC und South America, and by "Wireless Developer Agency" in North America.
FISHLABS, based in Hamburg, Germany, is one of the true leading developers of premium 3D mobile games for Java and BREW handsets. Thanks to the high-performance, platform-independent games engine ABYSS®, FISHLABS' titles offer outstanding mobile game experience on a broad range of handsets.
FISHLABS' line-up of 15 multiple top award-winning 3D titles, including AAA brands, such as V-Rally® 3D or Star Wars - Imperial Ace 3D, is marketed worldwide by top industry players like Gamevil, Glu, I-play, Player X, Superscape, THQ Wireless, WDA and arvato mobile. FISHLABS is, moreover, one of the very few studios that sells its games directly through Sony Ericsson Fun & Downloads service worldwide.
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