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Jamtris wins MobileRated competition

Jamos Games takes home prize

Free mobile games download site MobileRated.com has announced the winner of its developers' competition.

The contest ran from October last year until the end of March, during which time the most downloaded game was Jamtris. As a result, developer Jamos Games picked up the prize of CAD 500.

MobileRated said that many professional game companies took part in the contest, but the fact that an open-source game won proves "yet again the power of the open-source movement" - which "enables developers to share source code and ideas".

Jamtris creator Tomas Larsson commented, "Compared to regular open source computer software, writing an open source mobile phone game has proved to generate very little feedback.

"Therefore, getting feedback from MobileRated.com users and receiving recognition for my creation - in the form of this award - is highly valuable to me and has really motivated me to continue development of the new versions of the Jamtris game."

MobileRated attributed Jamtris' success to "a combination of game appeal, recognition factor, wide handset support and suitability for the mobile platform". The game is said to have been well received by both male and female gamers of all ages.

Other popular titles included Bomber, Doom 3D, Underground Racer and 5ud0ku.

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