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In brief: mobile gaming news

Gameloft signs Heroes, ports new titles to BlackBerry

Our sister site, MobileIndustry.biz, covers all the latest news in the growing mobile gaming sector. Here, we present a round-up of this week's latest announcements.

Gameloft has revealed it has a number of titles in development for BlackBerry smartphones. The publisher has also snapped up the rights to develop games based on the NBC series Heroes.

I-Play has revealed the latest in it's award-winning The Fast and the Furious franchise. The Fast and the Furious: Fugitive is due within the next couple of months and joins Pillowfight and Metal Slug Mobile 3 in the publishers 2007 line-up.

Capcom Interactive has declared itself the fastest-growing mobile publisher, rising from 62nd to ninth in Telephia's latest rankings. The company has reported revenue growth of 340 per cent during the last six months.

Mobile advertising specialist AdMob has secured a further USD 15 million in investment. The company served 1 billion adverts in the last six months of 2006 and currently works with over 1200 publishers in 160 countries.

Greystripe's GameJump service has signed a further 12 content providers including developers Rovio and United Fun Traders. All titles are funded by advertising and free for consumers.

RealArcade is to release a game based on animated show South Park. The developer has just inked a deal with Comedy Central and has scheduled South Park 10: The Game to launch early next month.

Mobile publisher, developer and distributor Telcogames has been listed as the UK's eighth fastest growing digital media business in the Media Momentum Top 50. According to MM figures, Telcogames enjoyed revenue growth of 1408 per cent between 2003 and 2005.

The week's main feature on MobileIndustry.biz is a guest editorial from PlayPhone's VP of business development, David Bell. He discusses how direct-to-consumer delivery is beneficial to the mobile gaming industry, and why there are still problems that need to be addressed. It can be read here

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