Glu's Stranded Wins 'Most Innovative Mobile Game' at Gameshadow Innovation Awards 2006
Glu Original Game Earns Only Award Given to a Mobile Title
SAN MATEO, Calif. and LONDON - February 20, 2006 - Glu Mobile, a leading global publisher of mobile games, today announced its original title, Stranded, has won the Most Innovative Mobile Game Award at Gameshadow Innovation Awards 2006. Stranded was chosen as the winner from eight mobile games nominated and was recognized as the "most enjoyable and innovative mobile game of the last 18 months" according to GameShadow's judges.
"It is an honor to have our hard work and passion for creating great mobile games recognized by Gameshadow," said Greg Ballard, president and CEO, Glu Mobile. "This award is a testament to the strength and creativity of our development team in making compelling original titles."
Stranded was released August 2006 to critical acclaim including Best Adventure Game of 2006 from IGN.com, a 9/10 and a GoldAward from Pocket Gamer and a 4/5 and Editor's Choice Award from WGWorld.com.
Gameshadow said Stranded is "ambitious in scope, with a narrative thread unseen before in a mobile game This is a game that in storyline and premise is strong enough to work on any platform; on mobile, it's superbly executed to stretching the platform while playing to its strengths. This is one island I was reluctant to leave."
"We're pleased to have received this award for Stranded," commented Kim Daniel Arthur, executive producer, EMEA, Glu Mobile. "We set out to create a game that takes advantage of the mobile phone as a gaming platform and creates an innovative, expansive gaming experience, and most of all, a game that people love to play. We feel we've accomplished that with Stranded, and this award recognizes the hard work that went into creating the title."
Stranded gives gamers a unique interactive storyline that incorporates a 24-hour clock that applies the actual time of day to the time in the game in order to reveal an array of surprises in different environments. As the story unravels, pieces of the puzzle emerge and players soon discover that not everyone can be trusted.
· Changing tides, animals and vegetation enables gamers to discover the best time of the day to fish, hunt or grow food
· 40 different species of animals to discover; players can hunt for the rarest to complete their collection
· Upgradeable weapons and tools to help hunt, fish and explore the island
· Players can grow their own plants, vegetables and fruit, which they can eat to survive or trade with others
· A vast island with many hidden areas including caves, mountains, beaches, forests, cliffs and more.
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Glu is a leading global publisher of mobile games. Its portfolio of top-rated games includes original titles Super K.O. Boxing!, Stranded and the Ancient Empires franchise, and titles based on major brands from Atari, Harrah's, Hasbro, Microsoft, PlayFirst, PopCap Games, SEGA and Sony. Founded in 2001, Glu is based in San Mateo, California and has offices in London, Hong Kong, France, Germany and Brazil. Consumers can find high quality, fresh entertainment created exclusively for their mobile phones wherever they see the 'g' character logo or at www.glu.com.
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