N-Gage Titles Continue To Succeed – Pathway To Glory Wins MEF Mobile Games Award 2005
Espoo, Finland, June 21, 2005 - Nokia continues to reap major awards in the mobile gaming world. The critically acclaimed N-Gage title, Pathway to Glory, won this year's MEF Mobile Games Award. The game, exclusive to the N-Gage platform, was presented with the coveted title at the Mobile Entertainment Forum Awards held in London on 15 June, 2005.
The judging panel of journalists and industry experts praised the game's innovation and determination to push the boundaries of mobile gaming. "The MEF Awards salute the creativity, dynamism and growth of the mobile entertainment industry over the last year," said Patrick Parodi, Chairman of the Mobile Entertainment Forum. "Pathway to Glory's winning status recognises Nokia's commitment to helping drive the mobile games industry forward and acknowledges the profound impact the project is set on the future of mobile gaming."
Gregg Sauter, Director, Games Publishing, Nokia commented on the award: "As one of the first Nokia developed titles, Pathway to Glory is a true showcase of the N-Gage platform's capabilities It's great to receive recognition for the hard work of the whole team involved in the project, especially when that recognition comes from our colleagues in the mobile entertainment industry."
Pathway to Glory features innovative and unique ways for gamers around the globe to connect, compete, cooperate and communicate in the online multiplayer game mode through the N-Gage Arena. It is a hybrid game of both real-time and turn-based mobile multiplayer strategy that marks a new era in mobile gaming. Packed with innovative features, the game includes the world's first mobile in-game voice communication with the Field Radio feature. This feature enables gamers to send voice messages to each other during the game, creating the effect of a field radio.
Media support for the game has been unanimous with high scoring reviews featuring in key publications around the world.
A follow-up to the award-winning Pathway to Glory game was announced at this year's E3. Pathway to Glory Ikusa Islands is an enhanced continuation of the original game and is expected to be in the stores for the Christmas market.
The N-Gage game deck is an innovative mobile device that is creating an entirely new market for the games industry. Built for active gamers, the N-Gage platform is the first mobile and connected game deck to feature online high-quality 3D multiplayer gameplay over Bluetooth wireless technology and GPRS. The N-Gage device also offers unique online games services as well as a comprehensive and growing games catalogue from the leading game publishers. Nokia is the world leader in mobile communications. Nokia and N-Gage are trademarks or registered trademarks of Nokia Corporation.
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