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Paris - Jan 12, 2007 - Vivendi Games Mobile (VGM), a division of Vivendi Games, today announced that its hit simulation mobile game, Caesar, was awarded Best Mobile Game of the Year in the "Strategic" category by readers of the German mobile game Web site Airgamer ( http://www.airgamer.de). More than 2,600 fans participated in the online survey to select the best mobile game in each category.
"In a market where strategy games are so popular, and so many good ones are published, it is a great achievement for Vivendi Games Mobile to receive the Mobile Game of the Year award for the category for Caesar," said Paul Maglione, President of Vivendi Games Mobile. "Awards based on user participation are always the most pleasing to win, so I would like to thank the many Caesar fans who voted for the title for their support. "
Caesar features isometric city-building action, and the mobile version manages to stay true to the pedigree of the best-selling Caesar PC franchise (now in its fourth edition). Players take on the role of an aspiring provincial governor within Caesar's empire and build and manage a Roman city, the main goal being to grow the city and eventually become Caesar himself. Players design the layout each city, creating the activities, commerce and services needed to support a growing population and achieve political goals. Challenges include the need to protect the city against disease, natural disasters and invasion attempts.
Key Features of Caesar:Design and build a Roman city, creating the activities, commerce and services needed to support a growing population and achieve political aims Protect the city against disease, natural disasters and neighbouring enemies. Conquer nearby cities and provinces to increase power. Control the gold supply, allowing you to build out your city with gold build a city Build trade routes and grow your economy, raising further gold resources Choose from among 15 styles of buildings, each with its own important function The Caesar mobile games is available on more than 600 types of mobile phones throughout Europe and the Americas from most wireless network carriers as well as from many web portals. Mobile users should check with their carrier for availability.
About Vivendi Games Mobile
Vivendi Games Mobile, a division of Vivendi Games, is dedicated to publishing quality titles for the worldwide mobile games market. The division has a global presence, with its headquarters, operations and an internal development team in Paris and a US-based team in Los Angeles. Following the acquisition of the award-winning mobile games publisher Centerscore in September 2006, Vivendi Games Mobile also has an internal development studio in San Mateo, California. The company publishes a diverse portfolio of action, strategy, casual and arcade games based on original IP, high-profile entertainment licenses and classic Sierra IP, distributed by more than 90 operators and dozens of Web portals in 60 countries around the world. Top-selling titles include: Black Hawk Down ®, Crash Bandicoot® Tag Team Racing, Empire Earth®, Eragon®, Leisure Suit Larry® Magna Cum Laude, Spyro the Dragon®, Surviving High School and SWAT® Force. For further information, visit www.vgmobile.com.
Vivendi Games is a global developer, publisher and distributor of multi-platform interactive entertainment. The company is the leader in the subscription-based massively multi-player online (MMO) games category and holds leading positions in the PC, casual online, console, handheld and mobile games markets. Vivendi Games' two principal studios and publishing labels include Blizzard Entertainment, headquartered in Irvine, CA, and Sierra Entertainment, headquartered in Los Angeles, which includes Radical Entertainment, Swordfish Studios, High Moon Studios and Massive Entertainment. Vivendi Games is also home to Sierra Online, dedicated to publishing casual games for online play and distribution on all platforms. Vivendi Games maintains strategic relationships with industry leading content partners, including Universal Music Group, NBC Universal, Twentieth Century Fox, and Ludlum Entertainment. The company has 16 offices around the world conducting business in 75 countries.