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The game «$tolen in $ixty $econds» by HeroCraft company wins the contest of Samsung Electronics.

June 5, 2007, Kaliningrad, RF - the game «$tolen in $ixty $econds» by leading Russian mobile game developer - HeroCraft company in cooperation with V&V company wins the gold prize in annual «Game Development Contest», ran by Samsung Electronics corporation. This achievement once again proves the high professional level of HeroCraft developers, who create the products of excellent quality which successfully concure on the world market.

The contest organized is one of the most prestigious international contests in Java-game development.

The top ten list of finalists included two games by HeroCraft: gangster crew simulator «$tolen in $ixty $econds» and arcade «Governator-2». As a result, «$tolen in $ixty $econds» game became a winner.

Commenting the contest results, HeroCraft's CEO Pavel Prokonich said: «Undoubtedly, it's a delight for us to see that the professionals of Samsung company appreciated our product. Although, I should add that the result was not unexpected - once after the release, this game has got the highest ball on the leading mobile games review site - Midlet-Review. This success is a result of our strategy, aimed towards the creation of the games, actual not only for Russia but for the world market».

«$tolen in $ixty $econds» is a unique game: a strategical simulator of bandit team with role-playing elements. The player's arsenal consists of the thieves armed to teeth with various instruments (from hammer to notebook); the goal is to plan the robbery of some object (shop, bank, exposition center or private house) and then embody this scheme. The game offers twenty levels with acsending difficulty - more than decent puzzle for any gamer.

On the world market, Russian game «$tolen in $ixty $econds» is represented by UFT alliance, which is formed by HeroCraft company, leading Russian content provider i-Free company and FounDreams company which specializes in multimedia content creation.

«We do not doubt that such an excellent product as «$tolen in $ixty $econds» will be strongly needed on the international market. I'm sure that even in the nearest future HeroCraft company should expect the very high sales rate», - noted Eugene Kosolapov, CEO of UFT alliance.


HeroCraft is a dynamically expanding company which works on development and publishing of games and other program products for mobile phones. The company was found in 2001. At the current moment, HeroCraft is on the list of Russian and world leaders in mobile game development.

HeroCraft company bases in Kaliningrad and also has its representations in other cities of Russia and Ukraine - St.-Petersburg, Yaroslavl, Donetsk. The company employs the leading developer teams from different cities of Russia. Amongst the partners of company there are Russian and foreign content providers.

Together with i-Free and FounDreams companies HeroCraft forms UFT (United Fun Traders) alliance, which represents the products of Russian content-creators and mobile service developers on the world content-service market.

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