Dynamo Games Wins BAFTA
Championship Manager Creators Win Interactive Award
Dundee, Scotland, November 19th, 2007. Mobile gaming experts Dynamo Games walked away with a prestigious BAFTA trophy last night, after their mobile phone version of Championship Manager was voted the best interactive title at the Scottish BAFTAs.
The company's mobile version of the best-selling football management simulator has been picking up critical acclaim, excellent review and awards from the media since it was launched in October this year.
"We could not be happier," said Brian McNiccoll, the managing director of Dynamo. "Championship Manager has been very well received across the board, but we were up against some very tough competition, including Crackdown which is an Xbox 360 game, so we didn't imagine for a minute that we'd win against such a sophisticated console game."
Championship Manager has been universally praised for it's depth and playability on the tight confines of mobile phone handsets. Championship Manager 2008 is the [fourth] game in the series which Dynamo has created.
Dynamo is also moving outside the simulation area and creating a number of titles based on cult TV quiz shows. Earlier this year the company launched a mobile version of Channel 4 favourite Countdown. Dynamo is put the finishing touches to it's latest title - The Crystal Maze, for a release in early 2008.
The BAFTA Scotland award rounds off a fantastic year for Dynamo Games, alongside the critical acclaim for their games, the company has garnered nominations in a number of other competitions including two nominations in the International Mobile Games Awards - the only UK company in the competition and one of only two companies worldwide to receive multiple nominations.
"The Interactive Scottish BAFTA trophy is a great honour," says McNicoll. "Unlike the mobile specific awards, this competition is open to all areas of the Interactive world. To be voted the best Interactive title from a Scottish company, given the range and quality of content which has been on the market this year is just staggering. We'll make sure this award takes pride of place in our boardroom."
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About Dynamo Games
Dynamo Games Ltd was established in 2004 as a development studio working specifically within the emerging mobile content market. To date Dynamo has worked on a number of different applications for Java enabled mobile phone handsets, as well as creating a number of successful mobile games titles.
Dynamo is a young company with expertise in number of areas, including the enormously popular sports management games genre. The company first title - a football management game, was released 2005 by Eidos Interactive under the world famous Championship Manager brand. The mobile series has already won several key industry awards over the last two years and each title has scored exceptional review scores throughout the media. The company's passion and enthusiasm for sports games and mobile phone development in general is key to its success.
Dynamo is now turning its success with Championship Manager to a number of new titles, based upon classic and cult television programmes. The company released a mobile version of the popular Channel 4 game show Countdown in Q3 2007. Dynamo is now working on the mobile version of The Crystal Maze for release in early 2008.
In addition, Dynamo is also the creator of the 'Mobi' series of guides. Mobile applications giving users helpful tips and answers to everyday situations such as motoring, medical emergencies, etc. The Mobi series is one of the first sets of applications offering practical and useful advice to mobile owners worldwide.
Dynamo has the capability, project management experience and tools to develop and complete multi-language, multi-handset J2ME applications for publishers and carriers all over the world. The company's expertise with sports management titles is unique within the mobile sector.
Dynamo Games are constantly looking for new challenges and interesting new projects within the mobile sector. Any company wishing to create a new, innovative and exciting game, application or service for mobile phone handsets, should contact Dynamo directly.
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