Swedish game developer Jadestone has announced that its innovative one-button multiplayer mobile game, Kodo, has been nominated for a prestigious mobile gaming award.
A simple single or multiplayer mobile puzzle game, Kodo enables up to eight simultaneous players (and on certain handsets, up to fourteen) to enjoy the game on a single handset, each using just one button to control their virtual life form. The ideal social game for mobile phones, Kodo's premise is strikingly simple - eat the other players, before you're eaten yourself.
Already accredited with the Jury Award at the 2005 Expressen Game Awards for its e-sports series, Jadestone is wowing the judges again, as Kodo receives a nomination for the Best Independent Game of the Year. The 2006 Expressen Game Awards will take place on March 9th, in Stockholm.
Kodo designer Tommy Palm commented: "It's wonderful to get this kind of recognition here in Sweden. When we designed Kodo one of the pillars was to find the right feeling - that coveted "I-just-need-to-have-one-more-go" effect. That the game now obviously is appreciated here as well as, say, in Japan is surely a sign that we've succeeded."
Jadestone is a privately owned and funded creator and developer of mobile and online multiplayer games. The company develops both proprietary IP and games based on leading external IPs in partnership with leading international media companies and publishers. More information on Kodo can be found by visiting www.mykodo.com, or heading directly to the Jadestone company website.