9th September. Mobile game specialist IOMO has been awarded the title Best Mobile Games Studio for the second year running by industry magazine Develop at their annual award ceremony, held in London on Wednesday 1st September.
The Develop Awards are an important landmark in the videogames industry recognising excellence and innovation within the game development community, which is an increasingly important part of Great Britain's creative industries.
2004 has been a landmark year for IOMO and established the company as one of the major players in the increasingly sophisticated mobile games market. In the past nine months, the company has released a number of titles, which have gone on to achieve enormous success worldwide. Branded titles such as Steve Davis Snooker and the several new titles in the Tomb Raider franchise have been joined by a number of original titles such as Pub Pool and Pub Darts which have soared to the top of the mobile games charts on mobile network operators all over the world.
John Chasey, the managing director of IOMO, said, "We are delighted to have been awarded the title of best mobile games studio and would like to thank Develop magazine and the judges who picked IOMO from a very strong list of nominees. IOMO has tried, from the very beginning, to create games for mobile phones where gameplay, accessibility and fun are matched by very high production values. Mobile phones may have very tight hardware constraints, but it is entirely possible to develop games that have a great deal of depth and gameplay that even console games players will recognise. We are already working on a range of new titles for release over the coming months and are looking forward to an even stronger 2005."
IOMO is an award winning, independent developer of entertainment content for mobile devices, based in the south of England.
Since the company was founded in April 2000, over sixty titles have been developed which include high profile projects such as the BAFTA nominated Scooby Doo, Tomb Raider, Tiger Woods PGA Tour Golf, Stuntman, Monopoly, Thunderbirds, TxtDating and Wentworth Golf.
Clients come from all areas of the mobile industry worldwide including manufacturers, operators, portals, wireless publishers/aggregators and traditional game publishers. They include Nokia, Eidos,Aspiro, Empire, Vodafone, Digital Bridges, iFone, Airbourne and In-Fusio.
IOMO were awarded the Best Mobile Development Studio at the Development Industry Excellence awards in 2003 and 2004.
IOMO are founding members of TIGA (The Independent Game Developers Association). www.tiga.org
For further information, please contact:
John Chasey, Managing Director, IOMO ltd
tel: +44 (0)23 8065 3301
M: +44 (0) 7747 792247