In brief: this week's mobile gaming news
Sega to bring Football Manager and Total War to handsets
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 announcements.
Glu Mobile has extended it's deal with Sega to publish games based on a range of gaming franchises. Adding to an already healthy portfolio of titles will be new outings for Football Manager Quiz, Total War and Wonderboy.
Hudson Entertainment continues to release games from the TurboGrafx catalogue. The latest release is Chew Man Fu, redesigned for mobile and due for release in March.
Motorola is launching a game design competition in conjunction with I-Play. Two winning games will be chosen and published by I-Play before the end of the year.
Veteran games designer Rick Marazzani has opened a new development studio. IQ212 will produce casual games for PC and mobile markets.
The International Mobile Gaming Awards were held last week, honouring Netherlands research group TNO for the title Triangler. The company won US $15,000, along with the Grand Prix and Most Innovative Game awards.
Microsoft is promising to ease the problems of fragmented technology and payment methods in mobile entertainment through its PlayReady solution. A number of major companies are backing the initiative, including PacketVideo, O2, Verizon Wireless and Bouygues Telecom.